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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Aug 6, 2011
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Pilot Aug 6, 2011 When Ben is confronted with needing a date to his sister's wedding, Sarah begins to worry that their arrangement is becoming too serious. Their friend Aaron Greenway, a successful tech genius, is not quite sure what to make of Ben and Sara's complicated friendship, but he, along with the smooth ladykiller Julian "Fitz" Fitzgerald and the gorgeous, free-spirited Riley Elliott, are all distracted with their own dating trials and tribulations.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Benefit of the Mute Button

S01 E02

Aug 6, 2011
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The Benefit of the Mute Button Aug 6, 2011 Ben and Sarah choose to bring their physical relationship to a halt when Sarah begins dating a co-worker who she thinks might be boyfriend material. Elsewhere, Aaron takes his relationship with Riley more seriously than she does and shows up to meet her for what he believes to be a dinner date, but quickly realizes things aren't what they seem.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Benefit of the Unspoken Dynamic

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Aug 13, 2011
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The Benefit of the Unspoken Dynamic Aug 13, 2011 When Aaron becomes depressed over an ex-girlfriend getting engaged, Ben and Fitz decide to take him out for a night on the town, only to end up arguing over a girl. Meanwhile, Sarah tries to befriend Riley and her wild lifestyle by hesitantly attending a party that makes her question her conservative ways.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Benefit of Forgetting

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Aug 13, 2011
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The Benefit of Forgetting Aug 13, 2011 Ben runs into an ex and reaps the benefits of her short-term memory loss. Meanwhile, Fitz fears his lesbian mother is lonely and tries to find her a girlfriend, but is surprised to find that she is already in a relationship. Elsewhere, Riley dates a man with a breast-feeding fetish.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Benefit of the Right Track

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Aug 20, 2011
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The Benefit of the Right Track Aug 20, 2011 Sarah struggles to get off the "Booty Call Track" and onto the "Relationship Track" with paramedic Evan, while Ben works toward the opposite with a girl he met over the weekend. Back at the loft, Fitz, humiliated by Aaron's extravagant gift on their "Roommate-aversary," tries to take Aaron on a fun, low-cost night out.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Benefit of Keeping Your Ego in Check

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Aug 20, 2011
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The Benefit of Keeping Your Ego in Check Aug 20, 2011 In an attempt to avoid a date with a nerdy co-worker, Sarah asks Aaron to bid on her at a charity bachelorette auction. Meanwhile, Ben accidentally uses a suggestive phrase with a co-worker getting himself accused of sexual harassment. Elsewhere, Fitz thinks he's in the clear to spend one last night partying before becoming monogamous, but when he finds out his girlfriend feels differently, he must scramble to cover up incriminating photos from his wild night.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Benefit of Mardi Gras

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Aug 27, 2011
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The Benefit of Mardi Gras Aug 27, 2011 After fighting with her sister, Sara wants to skip a trip to visit her family; Aaron gets drunk and loses his friends.

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Season 01, Episode 08 The Benefit of Mentors

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Aug 27, 2011
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The Benefit of Mentors Aug 27, 2011 Aaron learns a girl he mentored in junior high has become a porn star; a doctor bribes Sara for help impressing Riley; Fitz and Ben visit a friend at the hospital.

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Season 01, Episode 09 The Benefit of Being Shallow

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Sep 3, 2011
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The Benefit of Being Shallow Sep 3, 2011 Sara misses compliments about her appearance when she starts dating a blind man; Ben dates a girl with an affinity for large hats; Aaron spends time with an older woman

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Season 01, Episode 10 The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger

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Sep 3, 2011
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The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger Sep 3, 2011 Sara and Ben start losing themselves when they fall back into relationships with their exes; Riley is surprised by Aaron's efforts to impress a woman with his money.

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Season 01, Episode 11 The Benefit of Putting in the Work

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Sep 10, 2011
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The Benefit of Putting in the Work Sep 10, 2011 Ben asks Aaron to invest in a new business venture; Sarah encounters some obstacles while dating a cute journalist; Riley tries to help Fitz become Chicago's number one bachelor.

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Season 01, Episode 12 The Benefit of Friends

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Sep 10, 2011
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The Benefit of Friends Sep 10, 2011 Ben realizes he misses the relationship he had with Sarah; Sarah lies to her boyfriend; Riley falls for a guy she just met.

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Season 01, Episode 13 The Benefit of Full Disclosure

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Sep 17, 2011
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The Benefit of Full Disclosure Sep 17, 2011 Ben and Sarah go on their first double date together with another set of friends who show fluctuating interest in them. Elsewhere, Riley's new boyfriend introduces the concept of "full disclosure,” and a reluctant Aaron mediates a "truth off" between Riley and Fitz to see who is better at handling brutal honesty.

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