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Series 6, Episode 1 The Desert Rose 29 Jul 14 00:40:07

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Forget who gets to keep the ring when a couple splits, the real question is, who gets to keep the friends? Alex (Elisha Cuthbert, 24) and Dave's (Zachary Knighton, FlashForward)
wedding was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, for them and their loyal friends...until Alex leaves groom-to-be Dave at the altar.

Until the unhappy event, perfect couple Alex and Dave were the glue that kept their social circle together: Alex's sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe, Scrubs), a suburban housewife, and her buttoned-up husband, Brad (Damon Wayans, Jr), who are trying to start a family but they're so shocked by what happened they can't maintain their pre-pregnancy no-meat, no alcohol cleanse; Max (Adam Pally), their gay friend, who fears the breakup will have an even more traumatic effect on him than his parents divorce; and Penny (Casey Wilson), who worries about never finding the right guy. After the wedding fiasco, the group rallies around good guy Dave.

Alex returns, alone, and tries to explain why she broke up with Dave. Bo, the guy Dave assumes she left him for, isn't the reason for her running away. She'd been questioning her feelings for Dave for some time (probably his romantic gift of $40 cash for Valentines Day didn't help), but just couldn't bring herself to hurt him. Dave points out that this is the sort of thing you discuss before, not at the wedding.

They strike a truce, but its not going to be easy. Now that they've split, does this group have the stuff to stay together? Or do Max, Brad, Jane and Penny have to choose sides?