The gang go on a trip inspired by Annie's childhood trip she went on when she was Sophie's age. This trip sparked many interesting conversations.
Jack has come to the realisation that he's interested in Annie. Meanwhile, Annie goes out with her college Spanish teacher.
Annie takes classes at the local college to prove to Sophie that good grades are important and the dads must help the girls finish a project.
Annie is reluctant to let Sophie go out on a date, when she learns that the guy is an older teen and has a kid. Meanwhile, Nikki and Mackenzie give Jack a new look.moreless
Nikki tries to be less embarrassing for Mackenzie's cotillion. Meanwhile, Matt tries to become a better father to Sophie.
Annie's Family Night, doesn't go as planned, when her ex-husband shows up with a girlfriend.
Annie and Nikki have to choice between punishing their daughter's bad behavior, or letting them go to their first high school dance.
Ross and Rachel have slept together and both agree that it was wonderful, but when Rachel says that it was the perfect way to say goodbye, Ross is crestfallen. Joey gets another chick and duck as housewarming presents for Monica and Chandler. When Erica finally gives birth, it is to twins, a boy and a girl. They name the girl "Erica" after her birth mother and the boy "Jack" after Monica and Ross's dad. Gunther finally confesses his love to Rachel, and while she lets him down easy, it discourages Ross from confessing his own feelings for her. Inspired by the twins, Mike tells Phoebe he wants a family. Rachel says her heartfelt goodbyes and heads for the airport. Ross realizes soon after that he doesn't want to let her go. Phoebe drives him to the airport so he catch her in time and tell her how he feels.moreless
With Rachel leaving for Paris the next day, the gang throws her a small going away party. She says goodbye to each of her friends individually, but not to Ross. When he confronts her about it, she explains that it would have been too difficult to say goodbye to him after all they've meant to each other. They ultimately end up saying their goodbyes in a much more intimate way. Meanwhile, Erica is in town to deliver Chandler and Monica's baby and goes into labor at the party.moreless
Ross is not at all happy about the idea of Rachel moving to Paris, so goes out of his way to get her rehired at Ralph Lauren. When he succeeds, she is both relieved and disappointed, since the job in Paris would have been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Realizing this, Ross tells her that she should pursue her dream. Phoebe reads in the obituaries that Estelle Leonard, Joey's agent, has died. When Joey's about to phone her and fire her for being a lousy agent, rather than upset him, Phoebe pretends to be Estelle and calls him. Monica and Chandler visit their house again, and for the heck of it, check out the house next door which is also for sale. It turns out that Janice is there to bid on the house. As a way of preventing the "Janices" from being their neighbors, Chandler pretends he'd like to have an affair and scares her off.moreless
Monica and Chandler head for Westchester to check out their new house and bring Joey. Joey tries talking them out of buying the place, but a little girl who lives there convinces him he should care about their happiness and not interfere. Phoebe is about to change her last name to "Hannigan", but when she discovers she can change it to anything she wants, she chooses "Princess Consuela Bananahammock". Ross gets tenure at the University. Meanwhile, Rachel meets a man from Gucci to interview for a possible job. Unfortunately, her boss from Ralph Lauren catches her doing it and fires her. Later, she runs into her old friend Mark from Bloomingdale's who gets her a job in Paris.moreless
Joey is up for a part in which he must speak French, a language in which he is fluent--according to his inflated résumé. Much to her frustration, he enlists Phoebe to help him learn the language. Erica, the mother of Monica and Chandler's baby is visiting New York. They lay out the red carpet for her but are disturbed to discover that the father of their baby may have been a shovel-wielding killer. Rachel's father has had a heart attack, so Ross accompanies her to Long Island to be of support. When Rachel invites him to be supportive in a more intimate way, much to her humiliation, he declines. They end up debating his decision and Ross makes it simple: they will never have sex again. Rachel says that for the two of them, sex is never off the table.moreless
Phoebe asks Joey to give her away at her wedding. Monica's the wedding planner and she's driving Phoebe nuts. Chandler and Ross discover at the rehearsal dinner that neither of them has a part in the wedding, however, Mike needs to replace a groomsman, so lets Phoebe choose between Ross and Chandler to fill the vacancy. Phoebe passes the unpleasant task on to Rachel. Joey takes his role as father-of-the-bride way too seriously. Phoebe fires Monica for being too controlling. The day of the wedding, New York is hit with the worst snowstorm it's seen in 20 years. Phoebe rehires Monica, and the wedding ends up taking place on the snow-laden street outside of Central Perk. When the priest can't make it, Joey steps in as officiant and Chandler gets to give the bride away. Groomsman Ross is stuck taking care of Mike's old dog.moreless
The girls are throwing Phoebe a bachelorette party but assume she would find a male stripper tacky. When it turns out she was expecting one, they go to the yellow pages and pick one at random. The guy they pick turns out to be in advancing years and not exactly a hunk. Joey appears as a guest celebrity on Pyramid with Donny Osmond. Ross and Chandler attend a college reunion and reflect on a dating pact they had made. In flashback, we learn that Monica and Rachel attended a mixer at the time, and Ross and Chandler's competitive natures resulted in some surprising associations.moreless
Phoebe and Rachel spot Chandler getting into a car with a blond woman and assume he's having an affair. They follow them in a taxi to Westchester where the two spend time in a house together. When they tell Monica of Chandler's indiscretion, it comes out that the woman is Monica and Chandler's real estate agent and that they're thinking of buying the house they visited. The gang is upset about the thought of Chandler and Monica moving out of the apartment. As they discuss it, we are shown clips from past episodes of all the good times they had there.moreless
Ross is dating a fashion-conscious woman who works for Hugo Boss, so enlists Rachel's help in picking out some suitable clothes. As it happens, Ross gets Rachel's bag by mistake and ends up wearing the same sweater as his date. Monica and Chandler travel to Ohio to meet the potential mother of their child. When being introduced to the girl, it comes out that the adoption people made a mistake, listing Monica and Chandler as a doctor and a minister. Monica, desperate to get the baby, goes along with the misconception. The girl ultimately accepts them, but Chandler can't let her give up her child based on a lie. He decides to be honest with her, hoping that she'll pick them anyway. Phoebe sets Joey up on a date with one of her girlfriends, but problems arise for him when the woman picks food off his plate at dinner.moreless
Monica announces to the gang that she doesn't feel like hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. Phoebe gets her to change her mind by suggesting she would be in competition with herself to do even better than the previous year--as it turns out, Monica's favorite kind of competition. The guys go to a Rangers' game, certain that they'll be back in time for dinner. Rachel and Phoebe enter Emma in a beautiful baby competition, also certain they'll be back in time. As it turns out, they're all late and Monica and Chandler lock them out of the apartment. After a lot of arguing and pleading, Chandler and Monica finally agree to feed them. It ends up being the best Thanksgiving ever when the adoption agency calls Monica to tell her that a pregnant girl in Ohio has chosen her and Chandler as parents for her unborn baby.moreless
Phoebe and Mike decide to donate their wedding fund to a children's charity and have a simple wedding. Later, Phoebe checks herself out wearing Monica's wedding veil and likes what she sees. She decides she wants a big wedding after all. Rachel and Ross argue over whose irrational fear is worse: Rachel's fear of swings or Ross's fear of spiders. Monica and Chandler's suitability to be parents is to be assessed by a woman from their adoption agency. She seems impressed with them except for one potential flaw: they are friends with Joey Tribbiani who once dated, then dumped her.moreless
Mike doesn't care for a rather ugly painting of Phoebe's, so she decides to give it to Monica. Rachel, feeling safe in doing so, pretends to be jealous of the gift. Ultimately, a battle ensues to see which of them gets stuck with it. Joey would like get a part in a commercial being produced by Chandler's advertising agency and despite Chandler's resistance, gives him an audition tape to show them. Chandler pretends to have watched it, but Joey knows he didn't--with good reason. Ross is up for a research grant being administered by Charlie's ex-boyfriend, Benjamin Hobart. Hobart tries to get Ross to break up with Charlie in exchange for the grant. Ross brings Charlie with him to force Hobart to admit to his extortion attempt, but loses out completely when Charlie and her ex get back together.moreless
At Joey's pleading, Monica and Chandler allow him to write a letter of recommendation to their adoption agency. Joey wants it to sound "smart", however, so Ross introduces him to the built-in thesaurus on Chandler's computer. Rachel's sister Amy is going to marry a much older man--mostly because he has a killer apartment on 5th Avenue. Rachel talks her out of it, but now Amy needs a place to live. Rachel and Joey reluctantly agree to let her stay with them. Amy pays Rachel back by offering to babysit Emma--and improve her looks in the process by having the little girl's ears pierced. Meanwhile, Mike's plans to propose to Phoebe in conventionally corny ways go awry. Ultimately, he just asks her straight out and she joyfully accepts.moreless
It's Emma's first birthday and Rachel won't let the party start until Emma wakes from her nap. However, everybody has places to be: Monica and Chandler want to leave for a weekend getaway in Vermont, Phoebe has a massage client, and Joey has an audition. Emma's grandparents, Jack and Judy Geller also attend. Ross has everyone record a time-capsule video for Emma to see on her 18th birthday--with mixed results. The bakery from which Rachel ordered Emma's birthday cake, apparently also does erotic-themed cakes, as Emma's cake ends up being one. Ross and Rachel attempt to exchange it while the rest of the gang tries to decide who will babysit Emma while the others pursue their original plans.moreless
Joey and Rachel finally get to go on their first official date. It all goes well until they return to their apartment and discover that getting into the love-making part of their relationship feels awkward due to their long friendship. Monica and Phoebe try to avoid their annoying friend Amanda who has returned from living in London with a fake British accent and a personality to match. Ross admires Monica's spray-on tan so decides to get one himself. Thanks to his unique way of counting, however, he gets just a bit too tanned.moreless