"It'll be less intensely sad," Bauman tells TVGuide.com. "This year is more fun and the trouble feels more exciting this time around."
When we last saw the students of Grant High, Ricky (Daren Kagasoff) and Amy (Shailene Woodley) got engaged while Ben (Baumann) and his ex Adrian (Francia Raisa) had recovered from the loss of their baby by finding new people to crush on. When the show returns on Monday (8/7c on ABC Family), Ben is getting to know new girl Dylan, while Ricky and Amy begin to plan their wedding — until Amy decides that she may not be ready.
"Characters question their present situations and reach out to past flames," Baumann teases.