The fifth and final season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, an American television series created by Brenda Hampton, debuted on the ABC Family television network on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
During its fourth season's hiatus, ABC Family announced on February 2, 2012, that the show would be renewed for a fifth season. The fifth season premiered on June 11, 2012, one week after the season 4 finale. On October 10, 2012 the network announced this will be the series' final season.
⁕Shailene Woodley as Amy Juergens
⁕Daren Kagasoff as Richard 'Ricky' Underwood
⁕Kenny Baumann as Benjamin 'Ben' Boykewich
⁕Francia Raisa as Adrian Lee
⁕Greg Finley as Jack Pappas
⁕Megan Park as Grace Bowman
⁕Steve Schirripa as Leo Boykewich
⁕Molly Ringwald as Anne Juergens
⁕Danica McKellar as Herself
Ricky and Amy take off, possibly to elope.
Grace continues to shun Adrian, while Amy and Ricky return from eloping.
Amy is asked to mentor a new student.
Everybody has their own ideas on what kind of wedding should be thrown.
At Ricky's first day of college he runs into an old friend.
Grace convinces almost everyone to go to church.
Amy encourages Kathy to make new friends.
Amy is jealous of Ricky's new life at college.
Ethan butts in when he meets the adoptive parents for Kathy’s baby and Margaret punishes him for his behavior.
Omar and Adrian discuss moving in together.
Jack is still in the hospital, and Ricky confides in George.
It's Christmas Eve and Ricky and Amy are celebrating their first holiday together as a family. Ricky talks about an old tradition he had as a kid of sneaking into a toy shop with his fellow foster care friends every Christmas Eve. Ricky, Amy & John decide to continue the tradition and sneak their way into Hedy's and are amazed by the holiday fun inside. Ethan, dressed as Santa to surprise John, brings a very pregnant Kathy with him to join in on the fun. Meanwhile, Grace stays by Jack's side at the hospital hoping for a miracle while he's still in a coma since the beating. But, everyone is in for a holiday surprise when Kathy suddenly goes into labor.
Not everyone likes the wedding dress Amy found.
Ben is in a euphoric mood, while driving Ethan to the airport he has an epiphany that Amy may not have been his first love. Omar leaves his student teaching job and proposes to Adrian. Ethan pleads with Kathy's parents to let her return home with him. Ricky confides in Dr. Fields about Amy's lack of enthusiasm towards their marriage - and Amy confides in Dr. Fields that she has other hopes and dreams. Meanwhile, Jack is restless with his injuries and enlists Grace's help. And, George meets with David to discuss Robie's paternity.
Anne is furious with George for lying about Robie's paternity and calls off Amy and Ricky's wedding, inadvertently revealing the truth about their non-marriage. Jack refuses to get help as he struggles to come to terms with everything he's been through. Nora encourages George to work things out with Anne. Meanwhile, Ethan is not happy when Kathy and Chloe become friends.
Amy and Ricky's relationship grows increasingly strained when Amy decides she wants to tour a college in New York. Leo questions Ricky about his friendship with Clementine. Jack goes to extreme lengths to protect himself with potentially devastating consequences. Adrian is not happy when Omar goes on a business trip without her, especially when she learns that Amy is on the same flight. George's need to distance himself from Anne leads him down a new career path. Meanwhile, Cierra offers to tutor Ethan in math but his pride keeps him from accepting her help.
George and Reverend Stone insist that Jack see a therapist, but it's Adrian's advice that ultimately persuades him to go. Ricky feels Amy's absence as he juggles taking care of John with his work and school responsibilities. Cathy is stunned when she learns that her ex-boyfriend wants to see their baby. Amy realizes that she doesn't want to lose Ricky. Meanwhile, Leo secures an important business account.
Ricky tries to find a way to support Amy's dream of going to Hudson University, despite everyone's reservations about their relationship. Amy worries about her future when her meeting with the college counselor doesn't go quite like she'd expected. Adrian is furious when Omar asks her to move to New York. Jack considers suing the university for failing to prevent his attack. Meanwhile, Ethan is determined to learn the real reason Don is in town.
Ethan is convinced no adult actually uses algebra, but a chance meeting with Danica McKellar helps him look at math in a different light. Amy's frantic search for her missing wedding bands leads her to Ben, who advises her to break-up with Ricky before it's too late. George and Kathleen's romantic dinner is interrupted by an uninvited guest. Meanwhile, Mrs. Stone confronts Grace about her relationship with Jack.
Amy and Ricky announce they will get married the day after Amy graduates from high school, but everyone is skeptical that the wedding will actually happen. Grace and Jack announce their engagement, but it's soon clear that Grace is having second thoughts about her decision. George and Kathleen are distracted from their secret plans when their mothers arrive for unexpected visits, but they eventually include their families in a special surprise. Meanwhile, Ethan is jealous when Kathy agrees to help Brian prepare for the spelling bee.
Amy, Adrian and Grace struggle to reconcile their pending marriages with their individual dreams. Anne begins to feel like an outsider in her own family but soon finds an unexpected ally in Kathleen. Kathy and Ethan get into a fight after Ethan questions the status of their relationship. Leo worries about Ben's obsession with Amy. Meanwhile, Chloe reconnects with someone from her past.
Adrian is devastated by Omar's decision and takes her pain out on Ricky and Jack. Ben refuses to give up on his dream of reuniting with Amy and makes a shocking confession to Alice. Ethan and Margaret have an honest conversation about his relationship with Kathy. Meanwhile, Clementine returns to town and pays Ricky a visit.
Ricky suspects that Amy is hiding something and confronts her about their future. Everyone gives Ethan some much-needed advice about his love life. Amy is furious when she learns the lengths Ben will go to in order to win her back. Jack's commitment to Grace is tested, and Henry makes an important decision about his future. Meanwhile, Chloe finally puts her past demons to rest.
A look back on all of the main characters over 5 seasons (Amy, Ricky, Ben, Adrian, Grace and Jack) and their lives up until now, graduation day. Grace and Jack break up and go their separate ways. Adrian and Omar get back together and Adrian decides to move to NYC to go to school. Alice and Henry get back together. Ben plans on going to Hudson University where he’ll wait for Amy to be ready to be with him. Amy and Ricky are supposed to get married the day after graduation, but Amy breaks off the wedding and decides to go to Hudson college in New York and leave John with Ricky for the summer. Amy still loves Ricky but they are not in love with each other and she thinks they should be madly in love with the person they marry. George and Anne drive Amy to the airport and Anne let’s her know she’ll be a happier person because of her decision. Ricky reads John a story and lets him know they will live happily ever after.