Friends

The One With Rachel's Going Away Party

Season 10, Ep 16, Aired 4/29/04
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  • Episode Description
  • With Rachel leaving tomorrow, the gang throws her a small going away party. She says goodbye to each of her friends individually, except for Ross. He gets mad and the two of them end up in a passionate kiss after she explains that she was putting it off because of how hard saying goodbye to him would be. Meanwhile, Erica is in town until the baby arrives and she ends up going into labor at the party.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jennifer Aniston

    Rachel Green

  • Courteney Cox

    Monica Geller-Bing

  • Lisa Kudrow

    Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan

  • Matt LeBlanc

    Joey Tribbiani

  • Matthew Perry

    Chandler Bing

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Gfffddd gggg gig hajj

    By SShane, Jan 14, 2013

  • I'm glad they got this taken care of.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 24, 2009

  • Rachels Gonna Leave :(

    By HarmlessAngel, Aug 09, 2008

  • Very moving... *sniff*

    By harryathouse, Apr 10, 2008

  • were having a baby

    By simpfan90210, May 07, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Joey: (About Rachel) You know, I had a chance to stop her too. Ross: Yeah? Joey: Who loses fifty seven coin tosses in a row? Head she wins, tails I lose. (Pause) Wait a minute... Chandler: Yes, Joe? Joey: I forgot to pick up my dry cleaning!

    • Rachel: None of the amazing things that have happened to me in the last ten years, would have happened if it wasn't for you. No one has been more like a sister to me... Monica: I know what you mean. You're like a sister to me, too.

    • Chandler: Let me just say something... Because once we get into this, I'm gonna get all uncomfortable and probably make some stupid joke... I just want to say that I... I love you... And I'm gonna miss you. And I'm so sad that you're leaving. Rachel: Oh, you know what? Let's not say anything else. I love you.

    • Ross: Unbelievable. She says goodbye to everyone but me. Monica: Well, maybe she thought that with all of your history it could be, you know, implicit. Ross: Well, it needs to be plicit!

    • Rachel: You really think I didn't say goodbye to you because I don't care? Ross: That's what it seemed like. Rachel: I cannot believe that after ten years, you do not know one thing about me. Ross: Fine, then why didn't you say something? Rachel: Because it is too damn hard, Ross. I can't even begin to explain to you how much I'm gonna miss you. When I think about not seeing you every day, it makes me not want to go... Okay, so if you think that I didn't say goodbye to you because you don't mean as much to me as everybody else, you're wrong. It's because you mean more to me. So there, all right, there's your goodbye... (She starts to walk away) Ross: Rach! Rachel: What? Ross: You keep, you keep... You can't... Rachel: What? (He walks over to her and kisses her)

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    Notes (5)

    • Alternate Title: The One Where Rachel Goes To Paris International Episode Title: France: Celui qui n'avait pas droit aux adieux (The One Who Didn't Get A Goodbye)

    • Courteney Cox-Arquette was pregnant during the filming of this episode. It is visible, especially in her face, that she gained weight from her real-life pregnancy. She also wears larger clothes to try to disguise this. On June 13th, 2004 Courteney and her husband David Arquette welcomed the birth of their daughter Coco Riley Arquette.

    • This episode runs 23:44 on DVD (a typical sitcom runs about 22:00).

    • This is the last episode with Rachel's name in the title of the episode.

    • Chandler says in the episode, "It's like when Melrose Place got canceled." Actually, before Matthew Perry was cast as Chandler, he auditioned for the role of Billy Cambell on Melrose Place.

    Trivia (5)

    • Goof: Erica is supposedly over eight months pregnant with twins, and considering the twins size when they were born, she would be much bigger than she is in is episode.

    • Goof: Erica told Monica and Ross that she was going to finish packing. However, seconds later Joey and Chandler were packing in the guest room, since Monica and Chandler were moving out. However, the guest room belonged to Erica during her stay in the apartment.

    • Continuity: Phoebe says, "In six months the statute of limitations runs out and I can travel internationally again." Since we haven't seen her commit any crimes that would bar her from international travel, it must have happened a long time ago. There are two problems with this. A couple of seasons ago she was disappointed that being pregnant meant she couldn't go to London for Ross and Emily's wedding. Earlier this season she was in Barbados. The statute would have still been in effect for those two events.

    • Goof: When Ross fears that Rachel is going to talk with him, the volume and the color of his beer changes between shots.

    • Continuity: In this episode Chandler finds furry black handcuffs, and everybody says that they have never seen them before. How is that possible considering all the people that have moved in and out of that room? How come nobody noticed them when the room and closet were painted green after being pink?

    Allusions (1)

    • Chandler: Its like when Melrose Place got canceled! Melrose Place is a hit show created by Darren Star. It follows the lives and loves of a small group of people living in a California apartment complex.

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