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The Bedford Diaries: Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

The topic of the week is abstinence, but the students have have anything but that on their minds. Lee has a tough time abstaining from both sex and gambling and is forced to go to Richard for a loan to pay back his gambling debt. Zoe is hired as the school's sex columnist. Owen and Natalie re-evaluate their relationship when Natalie refuses to let Owen stay with her for a few days. Owen's response to her decision and the rift it causes between them makes Natalie reconsider getting back together with Richard. Meanwhile, Sarah almost agrees to give her former lover another chance, but changes her mind when she finds out that he's still sleeping with other students.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 2T7257
Airdate: Wednesday May 10th, 2006

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Guest Stars
Aaron Yoo
As James Fong
Aasif Mandvi
As Kamil Sharif
Paul Fitzgerald
As Professor Sean Dixon
Liza Colon-Zayas
As Dr. Stern

Co-Guest Stars
Darien Sills-Evans
As Aaron Evans
Emma Bell
As Rachel Fein
Jason Jurman
As Peter Wortman
Kristin Rohde
As Annie Callahan
Pepper Binkley
As April Jensen
Peter Scanavino
As Gunther Halstead
Reynaldo Valentin
As Chris Hernandez
Tom Mardirosian
As Thaddeus Cole
Glenna Neece
As Cynthia Parker
Molly Pearson
As Molly Dalembert
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Gwen StefaniHollaback Girl 
Rock 'n' Roll SoldiersFunny Little Feeling 
TraptDisconnected (Out of Touch) 

Cultural References
Episode Title: Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

The episode title is a play on the common expression "absence makes the heart grow fonder".

Warning: The Bedford Diaries season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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