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Friends With Benefits: The Benefit of Friends

Sarah's dedication to her new boyfriend leaves Ben alone and wanting her back, leaving him in a slump of his own regarding personal relationships. Riley meets someone special, but their future is uncertain due to his cryptic revelation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 1ASP12
Airdate: Friday September 09th, 2011
Special Airtime: 08:30 pm

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Nov 06, 2012

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Patrick Heusinger
As Austin
Scott M. Foster
As Daniel (as Scott Michael Foster)

Co-Guest Stars
Lauriane Gill
As Cecile (as Lauriane Gillieron)
Emily Happe
As Rebecca
Jordan Dunn
As Amish man
Dan Wynands
As Amish saw guy #1
Jim Sharp
As Amish saw guy #2
Oakley Lehman
As Amish 2x4 guy #1
Scott Workman
As Amish 2x4 guy #2
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 the friends hanging out with Sara and Austin, her new boyfriend. Ben is unimpressed with his stories of his job as a journalist. Ben thinks to himself and imagines that he and Austin had a dance off. Austin asks how things are going for Ben and he lies and says that things are going great even though in reality his truck got towed. Sara sticks up for him and Austin says that he has to go to the bathroom. A man gets Riley’s attention and asks her for another shot. She tells that he is cut off and he says that she is only cutting him off because she knows that he can drink her under the table. She accepts the challenge. Ben tells Sara that he hasn’t seen her for a while and Austin has Sara come with him. Ben gets a ride with Aaron on his Vespa sitting on Fitz’s lap. He says that he is in a slump and Fitz tells that he needs a “slumpbuster” to get his confidence up. Fitz tells that a 5/10 is perfect...

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