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Ep15 That's Enough of That

01/26/09 Season 1 TV-14 D

Adrian and Ricky are having one of their typical after-sex conversations (you know, he wants to leave and she's asking him to stay), except this time, Ricky reveals to Adrian his deepest secret: His dad used to sexually abuse him when he was younger. A shocked Adrian calls her own father on the phone, demanding that he put Ricky's dad back in prison. But before Ruben can do that, he needs to catch Bob doing something illegal.

At the Juergens and Boykewich households, it's a big day for both Amy and Ben. She's about to learn the sex of the baby (she's hoping for a girl), and he's looking forward to going with. He's even got his camera for the big moment! But at her locker, Amy proves Leo right: She doesn't want Ben there. "It's kinda personal." He's stunned. Will she let him be there when the baby's born?

George, meanwhile, starts plotting the death of Bob Underwood after he finds out from Ricky's foster father, Dr. Shakur, that Bob's looking for money for Amy's baby. Unfortunately, neither Shakur nor Anne nor Kathleen supports George's hotheaded plan. But Anne does call Bob for a meeting, where she warns him (pretty intensely!) to stay far away from Amy and the baby.

Ricky visits Marshall and Kathleen to say he can't see Grace anymore because of his father issues. He doesn't want to endanger her. (So why does he agree to see Adrian later that night?) At school, a tearful Grace confronts him in the hallway and tells him she loves him and wants him back. But we all know Ricky, right? He doesn't love anyone. Did Grace really think she'd be the exception? Later, Marshall goes to see Ricky and reveals that his own brother was sexually abused and killed himself as a result. Hey, Ricky: You're not so exceptional ... but you will heal.

With all this drama going on, Ashley's finding time to do things on her own. Turns out that a "new friend" she's visiting is none other than Reverend Stone, who she hopes can put a stop to evil Bob (she wants the Rev to put in a good word with Jesus). But an unexpected job opportunity turns up at the church when a cocktail waitress offers Ashley work at the restaurant. Too bad the high-paying gig only lasts 'til George shows up at the place and busts Ashley's lie that she's 21.

Speaking of George, he's still getting no support for his kill-Bob campaign -- not from Leo Boykewich, and not from Ruben either. But then Jack catches Bob buying drugs (did we mention Jack started his mentoring job? And that the kid he's mentoring, Duncan, has a super-hot sister?), which is enough to put bad dad back behind bars. A grateful Ricky finds out when he shows up at Adrian's for a little late-night lovin'. And it's about time, because we've only seen Ricky cry once on screen, and that was earlier in the day when Bob threatened him again about selling the baby.

Over at the doctor's office, someone else is getting good news: Amy finds out the baby's a boy. And Ben kind of gets what he wanted after all: He gets to videotape her first message to her future son. Could it be that, for once in the world, everything's OK? Well, for now, at least.

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