Fitz: Aaron, we got to get my mama some ass. Call every middle-aged lesbian you know.
Aaron: Wow. What circles do you think I run in?
The lines should be funny just when you read them. But what makes them even funnier is Andre Holland's single-mindedness as Fitz and Zach Cregger's serious discomfort as Aaron. For that episode, Fitz' mother arrives and seems sad to Fitz who thinks she needs to be in another relationship. In other episodes, Fitz and Aaron will celebrate their roomaversary -- roomate anniversary only to see Fitz explode over Aaron's attempt to big dog him. "We always fight on the holidays," Aaron will explain. But they're best friends and the always make up as well.
Danneel Harris plays their friend Sara, Jessica Lucas plays their friend Riley and Ryan Hansen plays their friend Ben. It's the story of five friends, two of whom are sleeping together and keeping it from the rest of the group.
That would be Sara and Ben. Sara's supposed to be the closest thing to the normal person on the show. She's a doctor, she's forever trying to find a guy worthy of a relationship track so she can get her life on schedule, etc. And if that ever happened, she might be boring as hell. Fortunately, in addition to sleeping with Ben, she's also fretting over her performance in bed (with guys other than Ben) and, when she and Riley try to get to know each other outside the group, she spends a pot-induced evening making out on a couch with a hobo.
She's not the wet blanket, she's part of the comedy. And there's a lot of comedy. For example, she finds Riley trying on bras.
Sara: What are we doing here?
Riley: I have a date with this hot eco-guy.
Sara: You're doing fine up there, why are you stressing about this?
Riley: Well I really like Derek and he's a hardcore breast man.
Sara: God, it must be nice to find a guy who knows what to do with them. Most of them are just squeezing them like they're produce or --
Riley: Batting them like they're cat toys.
Sara: Or the old classic, tuning in Toyko.
Riley: Well Derek's not like that. He treats them with incredible respect. Like they're religious artificats.
But she's not that lucky. Derek, played by the always hilarious Mikey Day, isn't just interested in her breasts, he's interested in all breasts. And goes into slack-jawed awe when they observe a mother nursing in the park.
Riley's attitude is that everyone has a kink and she just needs to know what the kink is. She explains that to the group of friends when she has Aaron utilize his computer access (a CIA program) to find out more about Derek. He's into La Leche League. Sara points out that's a good thing, breast feeding is normal, though there aren't a lot of single men without children who are strong supporters of breast feeding. Aaron tries to explain what he thinks is going on and no one understands so he has to just spit it out.
Aaron: He posts a lot on breast feeding boards. And his handle is The Great PUMPkin.
Aaron: I think this guy's a lactater.
Aaron: He's a feeder.
Aaron: I don't want to describe this anymore. He wants to latch onto your boobs and make milk come out of them.
Riley, Ben and Sara (in unison): What?
Aaron: Come on, that was clear!
It's a bit more of a kink than Riley was planning on but she decides she should at least try it before ending things with the otherwise perfect Derek. She goes over to his place to tell him and he's very excited. What do they need, she wonders? Derek informs her, "We could use a pump to induce lacation and then we could feed directly." Then he's off to get the breast pump and Riley begins unbuttoning her blouse. Derek returns with the pump and tells her to stop, that she doesn't need to take off her blouse. Riley's confused as to how they're going to do this. "Just make yourself comfortable," Derek says unbuttoning his own shirt and attaching the breast pump to his right nipple, "and I will see if I can get these puppies going."
That's a lot bigger of a kink than she was expecting and she's out of there.