Joey would like to become reacquainted with an old girlfriend, but since she's now going with a guy, he enlists Monica's help in breaking them up. As a way of spending time with her, Ross arranges to do laundry with Rachel. Chandler has the unenviable task of breaking up with his girlfriend Janice, so Phoebe helps out.moreless
Commander Benjamin Sisko takes command of the Bajoran space station Deep Space Nine, formerly Terok Nor, recently abandoned by the Cardassian Empire. The discovery of the first stable wormhole, controlled by time-independent aliens, worshipped by the Bajorans as gods (called Prophets), gives Sisko religious significance as the aliens' Emissary.