IN THIS PIVOTAL FLASHBACK EPISODE, VIEWERS WILL FINALLY SEE HOW AMY AND RICKY FIRST MET THAT NIGHT AT BAND CAMP, ON "THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER," PREMIERING MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 ON ABC FAMILY
Series Guest Star John Schneider Directs This Episode
Burbank, CA (March 3, 2009) � The one question viewers have wondered about since falling for "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" is finally answered: Viewers will learn how Amy and Ricky first met at band camp in this pivotal episode before next week's first season finale episode. In a series of flashbacks that take place as Amy lies in her hospital bed waiting to give birth to their son, she reflects on the events that led her to this unexpected point in her life. "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" episode "One Night at Band Camp" premieres on ABC Family on Monday, March 16 (8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT).
In "One Night at Band Camp," Amy is in the hospital and slides in and out of sleep as she waits to get her epidural during labor. When awake, she's angry and is barking demands at those by her side, but while asleep she dreams about how she got to this point. As Amy dozes, viewers flashback to see Ricky notice his next conquest, Amy, at band camp. Ricky actively pursues Amy by complimenting her and giving her his undivided attention. Through her voiceover, it's clear that Amy is charmed by him and can't believe this new cute guy wants to be with her. But it's not just Amy and Ricky's relationship that viewers learn more about in these flashbacks: They also see the beginning of Jack and Grace's relationship; Ben getting his braces off and looking forward to an awesome freshman year; and Adrian disapproving of her mom getting involved with Mr. Juergens.
Back in real time, Grace's brother, Tom, tries to give her back her promise ring and tells Jack that Grace misses him. While Grace considers getting back together with Jack, Adrian admits she still has feelings for Ricky.
The series cast includes Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, Mark Derwin, India Eisley, Ken Baumann, Daren Kagasoff, Francia Raisa, Megan Park, Greg Finley and Jorge�Luis Pallo. John Schneider, Josie Bissett, Ernie Hudson and Steve Schirripa also guest star as well as, Paola Turbay as Cindy. The series is created and executive-produced by Brenda Hampton ("7th Heaven").
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