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Friends With Benefits: The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger

Both Sarah and Ben lose themselves when they reunite with old flames. Aaron shocks Riley by going out of character and using his wealth to impress women.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 1ASP10
Airdate: Friday September 02nd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Oct 23, 2012

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Roshni Shukla
As girl #1
Jenna Finley
As girl #2
Phillip Jeanmarie
As scene guy
Chelsea Gilligan
As scene girl
Sarah Buehler
As nerdy test taker
Pilar Holland
As proctor
Katie Wallack
As angry test taker
Jeff Meacham
As Dennis
Sheldon Coolman
As angry test taker #2
Naomi Peters
As woman
Main Cast
Ryan Hansen
As Ben Lewis
Danneel Harris
As Sara Maxwell
Zach Cregger
As Aaron Greenway
Andre Holland
As Julian 'Fitz' Fitzgerald
Jessica Lucas
As Riley Elliott


The scene opens with Ben going into the gym to talk to Fitz. He is in the middle of teaching a class and Ben tells him that he got a job interview at record company. Fitz says that they have been getting worried of Unemployed Ben and the fact that he has been watching “Intervention” all the time. Ben says that he is indestructible and accidentally kicks a girl in the class. Later at the bar, Ben says that he texted Joe, the friend who got him the job interview, and they are going to meet up. However, he realizes that he texted the wrong Joe and the Joe that comes in is Sara’s “mindbanger”, a person who you can’t think of anything else when you are around them. The friends realize that they all have their “mindbangers” of the past. Sara comes over and says that she and Joe are going to go somewhere to “catch up”. Ben tries to stop her and mentions the pact that they have. However, Sara blows it off and goes off with Joe. ..

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