Dr. Craig Benton

Representation: Dylan Bruce
On Series Since: 2009 - Present
Full Name: Dr. Craig Benton
Profession: Doctor, Twin Peaks General Hospital
Martial Status: Single
Past Relationships: Ex-Boyfriend, Andy Spinnes; Ex-Boyfriend, Reese Wilkins; Ex-Boyfriend, Lukas Richardson; Sex, Donovan Moretti; Sex, Chip
Family Ties: None



Craig is a doctor at Twin Peaks and he has helped various members of the community through different circumstances. He is a respected doctor at TPGH.

On New Year's Eve 2011, he appeared out of the hospital and on a date with Reese.

Craig and Reese continued to casually date each other despite the fact that Reese had an affair with Andy last November. Craig soon grew tired of Reese's constant interaction with Andy and dumped him. Craig later asked Andy out, claiming he was always more interested in him and Reese. Andy, who was recently single, agreed to go out with Craig. On New Years, Reese saw the two together and was livid.

Craig and Andy continued to see each other. Craig soon became jealous of Andy's growing friendship with Donovan as he was plagued with memories of Andy cheating on JC in his last relationship. Andy tried to convince Craig that nothing was going on between him and Donovan. Listening to Andy's words, Craig asked his lover to move in with him. Andy agreed and they moved into Craig's condo. Craig, however, couldn't stop being jealous of Andy's growing friendship with Donovan, despite the two being just friends.

Craig continued to feel jealous of Andy's relationship with Andy despite the fact that it was just a friendship. This jealousy grew when Andy supported Donovan after he was arrested for murder. Andy told Craig that he couldn't let his friend go to jail for a crime he didn't commit. Craig tried to put his jealousy out of his mind but after Donovan was found guilty, he saw the look on Andy's face. Devastated that Andy cared for Donovan, Craig went out and saw a drunk Reese. The two ended up in bed; in the aftermath, Craig realized it was a mistake and he made Reese promise not to say anything. Shortly after, however, Andy found the condom wrapper in the bedroom he shares with Craig. Craig covered with his lover and tried to put the affair behind him. Reese, meanwhile, suffered from guilt and confessed all to Andy. Andy was stunned and walked out on Craig. Craig tried to get back together with him, but Andy refused to listen. On New Year's Eve, Donovan told Craig that Andy and Reese will probably get back together. At the same time, Andy and Reese shared a kiss.

Craig continued to get over Andy in the new year. He asked Donovan out on a date but he said no. The two, however, continued to be put in situations together and they started to grow a little bit closer. Craig was unawre of Donovan's past, which involved a heartbreak. The two were paired together while planning the hospital gala and continued to flirt, despite Craig announcing that he had a boyfriend. Donovan asked Craig who is boyfriend was but Craig kept mum. On the night of the gala, Donovan was shocked to see Craig's new boyfriend: Lukas, who is the same man that Donovan was dating in Europe!

Craig continued to ask Lukas about his previous relationship with Donovan. Lukas finally revealed to him that they broke up because Frederick doesn't know that Lukas is gay. Craig encouraged him to come out, but Lukas refused. Frustrated, Craig lashed out at Donovan but soon apologized. Lukas admitted to Donovan that he finds it hard being with a closeted boyfriend. Craig was upset when he found out, from a third party, that Lukas and Donovan were together during the summer storm. He finally confronted Lukas, who admitted that he still has feelings for Donovan. Craig told him that he had to choose because he didn't want to be anyone's second choice. Lukas admitted to Craig and Donovan that he does love them both. Craig told him that was unacceptable. Craig then kissed Donovan on New Year's Eve.

Craig told Donovan he was tired of waiting for Lukas to make up his mind. Donovan and Andy both told Craig that everything would be better once Lukas came out of the closet. Craig lost hope that Lukas would do that, or make up his mind, so he decided to move on from Lukas altogether. Craig made a pass at Donovan, who was still waiting for Lukas' decision. After Lukas left town, Craig kissed Donovan and told him that nothing was holding them back anymore. After Lukas left town, Craig asked Donovan out on a date. To his surprise, Donovan accepted. They had a good time and ended up in bed. Andy was happy for his friends that they were a new couple. Craig and Donovan then went to Santa Barbara for the double weddings; there, they saw Lukas! Lukas explained he often goes to his childhood home to get away. Craig urged his ex to come out to Frederick, but Lukas said he couldn't. Craig was miffed at Donovan when he took Lukas' side. Back in Twin Peaks, Lukas returned surprising everyone. He admitted that he was ready to out to Frederick, only he didn't take it well. Craig confronted Lukas' father over his actions on the night he was shot and was later questioned by the police. Craig continued to tell Donovan that they could be happy together, but he saw Lukas and Donovan together on New Year's Eve.

Craig was put in a difficult position when Donovan asked him not to reveal to Lukas that they were sexual when they dated. Craig told him that Lukas should figure it out, but he agreed to keep quiet. Then, Craig was questioned by Simona Lopez regarding Frederick's death. Craig and Donovan each had the same story: they were having sex the night Frederick was shot last November. Having an alibi, Craig was off the suspect list. Craig told Andy that he hated lying, but he went along with it. Craig was then the doctor on duty to handle Jacob's lung infection. He had to give Shane and Natasha the bad news that unless Jacob got a lung transplant, the boy would die. Craig was at the hospital during the ice storm. He, along with Victoria, then performed the transplant surgery that took a braindead Blake's lungs and gave them to Jacob. In the aftermath, Jacob started to rebound. Craig, meanwhile, was called to testify at Lukas' trial, after he was arrested for killing Frederick. Craig backed up Donovan's admission that they were in bed together the night Frederick was shot. Craig hated that Lukas learned the way that he did. Craig was then shocked when Lukas was found guilty. Jacob, meanwhile, started to do better at the hospital. Craig told Shane and Natasha that Jacob should be transferred to a rehab center in New York City. At first, Natasha was worried about travelling with Jacob so soon after the surgery, but she agreed to it. Craig kissed Donovan, but was told that Donovan still loved Lukas, despite him being in jail. Shortly after, Lukas was released from jail and Craig was surprised when Lukas broke things off with Donovan as he was upset that Donovan confessed being lovers with Craig on the witness stand of the trial. Craig told Lukas to grow up, but Lukas stood firm. Craig kissed Donovan again, but Donovan told him he was still in love with Lukas. Shortly after, however, Andy confessed to Craig that Lukas had kissed him and he enjoyed it. Craig revealed this to Donovan, and they ended up in bed together.

Craig woke up next to Donovan on New Year's Day and assumed that they were going to be together going forward, only Donovan still had feelings for Lukas and told Craig that their sex was a mistake. Soon after, Craig saw Andy and Lukas together and assumed that they were a couple, so he told this to Donovan. Shortly after, however, Andy arranged a date for Donovan and Lukas and they reunited. They told Craig, who lashed out at them, unaware Victoria heard. Wanting an escape from Donovan and Lukas, Craig went to Las Vegas with some friends and partied hard. He woke up in his hotel room naked with a stranger and he realized that he had unprotected sex. Upon returning to Twin Peaks, he met with Donovan and agreed to put the past behind them. Then, Chip, Craig's Vegas lover, showed up in Twin Peaks and revealed that he discovered he was HIV positive after their one night stand. Craig realized that he had to get tested and went to see Victoria, unaware her multiple personality, Brandy, had taken over. Craig went to Victoria, who was under Brandy's control, to get tested after Chip revealed to him that he was HIV positive. Brandy told Craig that he was positive, which left Craig shocked and devastated. Brandy started treating him immediately and Craig started feeling very ill. Donovan, Lukas and Andy rallied around his friend. Craig continued to feel ill; Brandy gave him different drugs to try to make him feel better. Shane, meanwhile, was worried that Craig was so sick so quickly. He offered to look at Craig's medical file as a second opinion, which Craig agreed too. Lukas and Craig, meanwhile, grew closer in the wake of his illness. Shane reviewed his file and realized that he wasn't HIV positive at all; Shane wondered why Victoria would misdiagnosis Craig. Craig then took a turn for the worse and was placed on an IV drip.

Craig was left reeling when he discovered that he didn't have HIV after all. He wanted Victoria to lose her medical license for the hell he put her through. Lukas was supporting Craig during this time and they grew closer. Soon, however, Craig had a change of heart when he realized that Victoria's alter egos were actually responsible. He and Lukas continued to grow closer, however.

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