On the Season 1 "Ben and Kate" episode "The Trip," the central siblings take a camping trip with unexpected consequences.
At the start, Ben (Nat Faxon) is building Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) a new bed, which makes Kate nervous because she worries how safe it will be. Since Maddie is so excited about it, Kate and her boyfriend, Will (Geoff Stults), go bed shopping. When she breaks a $700 lamp, he pays.
Later, as Kate tells Ben, her best friend (BJ played by Lucy Punch), and Ben's best friend (Tommy played by Echo Kellum) about the incident, they wonder how Will can afford the lamp. She reveals that he's inherited money. Immediately, Ben loses respect for him, saying rich people are snooty.
Afterward, BJ tells Tommy to give up his crush on Kate, since he'll never woo Kate away from Will now that he's rich.
Will suggests a romantic camping trip to Kate, who readily agrees. In addition, he buys a new loft bed for Maddie, which upsets Ben who plans to finish building his bed.
In order to get him to stop obsessing about Kate, BJ introduces Tommy to several women, but all have something wrong with them.
Hearing about the camping trip, Ben has gotten Maddie interested in camping, too, although he plans to rough it, while Will and Kate plan to stay in a cabin. Will offers to let Ben and Maddie come along, saying they can pitch a tent on the lawn.
That night, Kate and Will are having a romantic moment in front of the fireplace, while Ben and Maddie are settling down in a tent. When Maddie questions the logic of hanging a bear bag directly over the tent, Ben agrees to move it. Marveling at all the trees, he names them loudly, which makes Kate pause inside. Ben notices a lot of bats in a tree and somehow manages to get attacked (although bats don't normally attack).
A trip to the emergency room later, Kate apologizes to Will for Ben's over-protectiveness. Just then, Tommy and BJ barge in, wanting to check on Ben.
Will tells Kate she has to set boundaries: "Eventually they'll get their lives together and leave you alone." She says she doesn't want that because they were the only ones who helped her when Maddie's dad left. He responds, "I don't want this much crazy in my life," leaving Kate to wonder where they stand.
As Tommy and BJ walk home together, he is dejected over Kate. They run into a girl named Lila walking her dog. It's a typical "meet cute," where Tommy gushes over the dog, not noticing the girl until he falls down and she helps him up.
When Ben checks on Kate, who is trying out Maddie's new loft bed, she tells him she and Will had their first fight. He assumes it's about the money, and she doesn't correct him. Turns out Ben had wanted to build Maddie a loft bed because Kate always wanted a bunk bed. A flashback from Kate's perspective shows she'd wanted a bunk bed so she and Ben could have pillow fights. It seems like, if Kate has to choose between Will and Ben, she's going to choose her brother.
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