Post Mortems
Baby Daddy Recap

Baby Daddy EP Hints at Tucker's Secret, Defends Ben's 'Noble Act' and More

Well, that was an Elle of a way to kick off the sixth season of Baby Daddy.

Picking up shortly after the events of the Season 5 finale, Monday’s opener found Danny and Riley arguing experiencing life as parents-to-be, Ben hunting for the elusive “Elle,” and Tucker guarding the secret of why he really returned to New York.

Below, series creator Dan Berendsen teases what to expect from each character as we move deeper into the season, which concludes with the 100th episode:

BEN | Before you go and accuse Ben of being immature for sleeping with two of Elle’s friends, Berendsen reminds us that the character’s growing-up process has always been “incremental,” further explaining that “the Ben we used to know would have stopped at that first girl. When he said he’d sleep with 100 girls if that’s what it took to find Elle, in his mind, that’s a noble act.” Once content with random hookups, Ben now believes that Elle’s existence is “the universe’s way of telling him that he and Emma need someone else in their lives.”

Baby Daddy RecapRILEY | Spoiler alert: Despite the doctor’s warnings, Riley “doesn’t get ripped in half” when she gives birth, Berendsen assures us, adding that Chelsea Kane “really enjoyed” her pretend pregnancy. “It’s something she’s never gotten to do as an actress … and she still managed to be adorable, even with those heavy silicon [bellies] she had to wear.” (Bonus tease: “Riley’s still a professional, so we’ll go to work with her and see what it’s really like being pregnant in the workplace.”)

DANNY | “One of the things I love about Danny is that when he really wants something, he goes for it,” Berendsen says. “He’ll have his ups and downs, but there’s no second-guessing this. Being married to Riley and raising a family with her is what he’s always wanted, so he’s really living his dream, even more so than being a professional hockey player.”

Baby Daddy RecapTUCKER | After spending the past few seasons “riding high,” Season 6 picks up with Tucker having “lost it all.” According to Berendsen, Tucker is in “rebuilding mode this season. He’s pursuing a career and he’s looking for love … and by the end of the season, I believe he will have found both.” (As for what exactly caused Tucker to leave “Hell-A,” Berendsen’s lips are sealed. For now.

BONNIE | Though “Bonnie and Brad will probably never end up being in the same room together for too long,” Berendsen promises us they’ll have “a few misadventures” as a couple. (As long as one of those adventures isn’t a trip to divorce court, we’re happy!)

Your thoughts on Monday’s premiere? Hopes for the rest of Season 6? Grade the episode below, then drop a comment with the rest of your thoughts.

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22 Comments
  1. Nick says:

    Really great season opener. Excited for the next few episodes!!

  2. Stacy says:

    It sounds like they’re planning for this to be the finale season. I really like Brad’s comedic timing; he was a good addition to the show.

  3. Billy says:

    does anyone know if Peter Porte (Brad) is gay IRL?

  4. Robert45 says:

    Why did they bring this back so early? I always watched it during the summer. Didn’t know it was back….bummer.

  5. mariah says:

    Does this mean Young & Hungry was/is back tonight as well….how come nobody told me??

  6. Drew says:

    I enjoyed the episode but for some reason was really distracted by Ben’s and Riley’s haircuts, and went off on a Google image-search tangent looking at their old hair cuts. If this show needs to do a filler episode I’m sure they could waste 2 minutes recapping all of the hair styles the cast has worn. Riley has changed the most often but surprisingly Ben has changed his a lot as well. This is such a weird comment. LOL

  7. skimpole says:

    When people do an autopsy on this series, they will conclude that its great flaw was that Berendsen hated the protagonist and treated him like garbage. Ben simply was not this callous with women in the first four seasons. Clearly, the season is going to screw him over again.and someone thought up the bright idea that if they were going to do so they better make him look as unsympathetic as possible. “One of the things I love about Danny is that when he really wants something, he goes for it,” Are you kidding me? This is a man who spent ten years sleeping with other women rather than tell Riley he loved her, When they broke up last season he did virtually nothing to try to get her back. The whole history of his relationship consists of lucky things happening to him, usually unlucky things happening to his brother.

    • Hannah says:

      Except Ben was always pretty callous with women, which we saw from the very first episode – he needed Tucker to help him fill in the blanks with Emma’s mom from the get-go. He also cycled through a lot of random women in the first few seasons. He was kind of painted as a womanizer from the start.
      And Danny’s hesitance in telling Riley about his feelings seemed to always stem from his not wanting to ruin their friendship and his not wanting to upset his brother. While I don’t agree that his character always goes straight for what he wants in life, I don’t think he has actually shown genuine restraint outside of his pursuing Riley, so it could be argued that this was an exception.

    • Katherine215 says:

      Being a womanizer has always been Ben’s schtick. Do you seriously not remember the parade of girls he’s gone through over the years? He’s not exactly overflowing with maturity.

    • Pedro says:

      Riley was being completely unreasonable last season and Danny did try to get her back.

  8. Joey Padron says:

    Good season premiere episode. Happy the show is back. Excited to see what happens for the characters in the new season.

  9. Isaac says:

    Haven’t watched it yet but I know Tucker doesn’t disappoint

  10. abz says:

    I know it’s not supposed to be realistic and they did it to create the conflict for the comedy, but do TV writers have no idea of the concept of doctor-patient confidentiality?

  11. Keisha says:

    This show is the awesome I hope it continues on for a very very long time good job everyone keep it up.😁👍🏾