Bent follows Alex (Amanda Peet) and Pete (David Walton), two couples who find themselves attracted to each others traits that would normally derail them from moving forward. Alex is a divorcee who works as a lawyer. She and her 8-year-old daughter Charlie (Joey King) live together trying to save money by moving into a smaller home. When she hires Pete as a contractor to remodel her kitchen,they share a connection that is attractive to both of them. Alex takes his recovering gambling addict and unapologetic womanizer things as a way of helping whereas he is not afraid to call out her flaws either.
While on a romantic getaway to Napa with her boyfriend Ben, Alex experiences a romantic dream involving Pete that causes her to question her true feelings. Meanwhile, Alex's new neighbor Dan, fed up with the crew's antics and destructive behavior, threatens legal action. Elsewhere, Walt prepares for opening night of his latest theatre production and Gary professes his feelings for Screwsie.