, when Bender first saw Leela, he extended his eyes:
Fry: Oh no, it's the cyclops!
[Bender turns around he sees Leela]
Fry: Don't look, don't look!
Bender: I'm not looking!
[Bender, still looking, extends his eyes]
, Leela was upset that Fry let the mob kick Bender out of the apartment. She was also worried when she saw Bender hadn't been drinking.
Bender: [In the employee lounge, he groans and falls onto the couch. Leela follows him in] Leave me alone!
Leela: Look at that five o'clock rust. you've been up all night not drinking, haven't you?
Bender: Hey, what I don't do is none of your business.
Leela: Please Bender, have some malt liquor. If not for yourself but for the people who love you.
when Bender made a collect call to Leela to save Fry, she said she likes Bender and he seemed happy about it.
Bender: I don't like you, and you don't like me.
Leela: I like you.
Bender: You do?!
Leela, as opposed to Fry, was excited to save Bender.
[Fry and Leela are singing]
Fry: I don't feel well.
Leela: It's up to us to rescue him.
Fry: Maybe he likes it here in hell.
Leela: It's us who tempted him to sin.
Fry: Maybe he's back at the motel.
, Leela saved Bender from being made into Slurm cans, but one can managed to be made from his metal. In "Raging Bender" (2ACV08)
, Leela helped Bender become a pro-wrester.
Bender: Woah! I'm not risking me being killed! I love me. Count me out. [From memory]
Leela: No, you've got to do it.
, Bender actually wanted to defend Leela.
, Bender became a werecar so there was, or there was supposed to be, one night where Bender runs over his dearest friend which may have been the night he tried to run over Leela.
Bender: Fry! I'm so glad you're alive, did I hurt you? [From memory]
Fry: Not physically, but why don't you ask your new best friend LEELA!
Bender [to Leela]: I tried to run you over?
Leela: It was very sweet of you Bender.
, when Fry was going tell Leela he loves her, she was thinking about Bender.
Leela: What is it about Bender?
Fry: No! It's about you and me!
Leela: And Bender?/
, Leela is seen laying down next to Bender and hugging him.