The BEST Episodes of Friends With Benefits
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2021
Ben and Sara are best friends who turn to each other for moral and physical support as they each search for the perfect mate. Ben and Sarah's friends are consumed by their own dating trials and tribulations.
#1 - The Benefit of Mardi Gras
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 26, 2011
After fighting with her sister, Sara wants to skip a trip to visit her family; Aaron gets drunk and loses his friends.
#2 - The Benefit of Friends
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 9, 2011
Ben realizes he misses the relationship he had with Sarah; Sarah lies to her boyfriend; Riley falls for a guy she just met.
#3 - The Benefit of Being Shallow
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 2, 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
#4 - The Benefit of Keeping Your Ego in Check
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 19, 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.
#5 - The Benefit of the Right Track
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 19, 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.
#6 - The Benefit of Forgetting
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 12, 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.
#7 - The Benefit of Mentors
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 26, 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.
#8 - The Benefit of Avoiding the Mindbanger
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 2, 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.
#9 - The Benefit of the Unspoken Dynamic
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 12, 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.
#10 - The Benefit of the Mute Button
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 5, 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.
#11 - The Benefit of Putting in the Work
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 9, 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.
#12 - The Benefit of Full Disclosure
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 16, 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.
#13 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 5, 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.