With a new RV the family plans to spend more time together as Molly gets closer to her mother. Miguel and Lisette discover something about one of Demetrio's teachers.
Dan wants to get in shape and looks for Miguel's help. Things turn weird when Molly and Junior are seen at the doctor's office by Caroline.
Holly's new boyfriend, Paul, invites the guys to an amazing party, but Stuart begins to wonder how close Paul remains with his ex-wife.
The gang heads to London for Ross's wedding. Phoebe can't travel because of her pregnancy and Rachel doesn't go because she can't bear the thought of watching Ross get married. When Ross and Emily discover that the church they were to be married in is being torn down, much to Ross's consternation, Monica suggests to Emily that they postpone the wedding. Phoebe attempts to help Rachel forget about Ross, but it doesn't work. Rachel heads for London to let Ross know that she loves him.moreless
To prove to Joey how sorry he is for kissing Kathy, Chandler agrees to spend Thanksgiving in a shipping crate. The gang decides to do Secret Santa. When Monica is chipping ice, a fragment hits her in the eye. When she reluctantly agrees to go see her old boyfriend and eye doctor Richard to have it dealt with, to her surprise, Richard's son has taken his father's place.moreless
Ross and Rachel's constant bickering over her demanding job hours brings Rachel to suggest that they take a break from their relationship. Ross seeks solace in the arms of another woman. Phoebe dates a diplomat who needs an interpreter around in order to communicate with her. To her regret, she asks Monica to be the interpreter's date. Chandler and Joey "very cautiously" consider a threesome with a hot woman who seems to want them both at the same time.moreless
Monica runs into Richard at the video store and they start seeing each other--and sleeping together--but only as "friends". Rachel agrees to read Joey's favorite book, The Shining, in exchange for his reading her favorite, Little Women. Phoebe's new boyfriend from California insists on wearing shorts all the time. The gang soon becomes aware that his shorts don't provide much "coverage".moreless
The gang plans a surprise party for Rachel, but the real surprise is when her parents, who recently separated, both end up attending. The gang thinks fast and throws two separate parties, but complications inevitably ensue.moreless
Chandler and Ross run into two bullies at the coffee shop, one of whom steals Chandler's hat. Monica, down to her last few dollars of savings, plays the stock market based solely on the ticker symbols. Phoebe makes multiple attempts to go visit her birth father. Monica, now flat broke following her failed stock ventures, is forced to take a demeaning job as a waitress at a 50's-themed diner.moreless
Having been shielded from sad movie endings by her mother, Phoebe's world-view is shattered when she learns how the movie "Old Yeller" actually ends. Monica becomes jealous when Richard begins seeing other people, namely Joey and Chandler. The question of Richard's and Monica's significant age difference comes up. Rachel feels boxed-in when she learns that Ross has planned their entire future together.moreless
In an interview, Joey inaccurately boasts that he contributes dialogue to the Days of Our Lives scripts and the offended writers of the show respond by having his character fall down an elevator shaft. Phoebe helps Chandler bond with his new roommate, Eddie, much to Chandler's horror. The very active sexual history of Monica and Rachel becomes a topic of concern to their relatively inexperienced boyfriends, Richard and Ross.moreless
Now making good money on Days of Our Lives, Joey pays Chandler back the $812 he's borrowed and gives him an embarrassingly gaudy, gold bracelet as a gift. An unemployed Monica is hard up for money and ultimately turns to Ross for a loan. Monica and Rachel's prom video reveals Monica's former girth, Rachel's former nose and the way Ross has always felt about Rachel.moreless
While on a trip to California, Ross goes to visit Marcel at the zoo but discovers that his old pal is now working in television commercials and in the movies. Now a soap star, Joey gets his first stalker and ends up dating her. Phoebe is asked to sing for the children at the library but the frankness of her lyrics ends up shocking their parents.moreless
Ross and the gang go to visit Marcel on the set of his new movie. Rachel and Monica compete for the affections of its star, Jean-Claude Van Damme. While there, Chandler runs into a former schoolmate, now a makeup artist, who seems to have the hots for him. Ross and Marcel go on a whirlwind tour of the city and Joey is excited to get a small part in the Van Damme flick.moreless
Ross's ex and her lesbian lover tie the knot, providing Monica with a job catering the wedding. Phoebe is possessed by the spirit of an eighty-two year-old massage client who died in the middle of a session. Rachel's mom comes to visit and drops a bombshell.moreless
It's almost Christmas and an out-of-work Monica and underpaid Rachel tip Treeger, the paperboy and the mailman with cookies instead of cash--with mixed results. Phoebe learns that the guy in the pictures her grandmother has been showing her of her dad is just a model, which inspires her to track down her real father. Chandler and Joey wait too late to do their Christmas shopping, so end up giving some unusual presents.moreless
Ross must choose between Rachel and Julie, so seeks Joey and Chandler's help in making a list of the pros and cons of each. He ultimately chooses Rachel, but when she accidentally sees a copy of the list, she is hurt and offended and dumps him. Meanwhile, Monica gets a job trying to create tempting recipes for a synthetic chocolate substitute called "Mockolate".moreless
Rachel is upset to learn that Ross and Julie's relationship is escalating when they decide to get a cat together. Monica sets her up on a date to help make her feel better. It doesn't help. Rachel gets drunk and leaves a message on Ross's answering machine revealing her true feelings for him. Meanwhile, Monica, now jobless, gives herself something to do by helping Chandler lose a few extra pounds. Phoebe is concerned when her new boyfriend doesn't seem to want to sleep with her.moreless
When a sexy woman calls the wrong number, Chandler seeks to make the most of the situation. Income issues divide the friends: the well-off Ross, Chandler and Monica versus the not-so-well-off Phoebe, Rachel and Joey. Monica gets a promotion at the restaurant where she works, but it turns to unemployment when she accepts a personal gift of five steaks from a meat supplier.moreless
The gang is shocked to learn that Phoebe married a gay Canadian ice dancer to help him get his green card. Ross seeks relationship advice from Rachel after revealing that he and Julie have not yet slept together. It comes out that Chandler has a third nipple and that Joey once acted in a porno movie.moreless
Mr. Heckles dies and leaves all his belongings to Monica and Rachel. Chandler questions his rejection of women for superficial reasons, then in going through Heckles' personal effects, discovers remarkable similarities between the late eccentric and himself. Ross and Phoebe disagree over the question of evolution.moreless