42 Seconds of Happiness is a multi-protagonist, nonlinear story. This playlist traces Ben’s storyline through all its first season chapters. The short version: Ben is a student veteran. He enrolled in the army in July 2001, when he was 17. Three months later 9/11 happened. He is now a graduate student of Alis’, his studies being paid by the army, and he adores her — in his head she is the only one who has ever been nice to him. Till he meets Cybil.