The Secret Life of the American Teenager Review: "Mirrors"

Just as it seems Ricky and Amy are headed down a good path together, a huge wrench get thrown their way. At the end of last week's episode, Ricky's mother Nora got out of jail and showed up at his door. In "Mirrors" we see just how much her presence really affects Ricky and what kind of stress it's bound to bring to everyone around him.

In just the first few minutes of the episode we see how much Ricky has matured and how his priorities have shifted. With his birth mother out of jail, he immediately sought the help of a lawyer to make sure he wouldn't risk his custody arrangement with Amy. As much as Ricky may have made peace with his birth mother, he has evolved beyond that part of his life and John is now his focus. I found it touching when he went to talk to his adoptive parents and told them they were his real mom and dad since they raised him. In a show that's all about growing pains, it's important to show that the most important family you have isn't always the one you're born to, but rather the one whose support surrounds you. Read More...


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