Season 10 Episode 20

The Last One (2)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 06, 2004 on NBC

Episode Recap

Joey runs to his apartment to get the housewarming presents. One problem: The chick and the duck are missing. After a brief investigation, Chandler and Joey realize the animals are stuck in the foosball table. Since they can't bear to bust it open, they get Monica to do it. She does, and the poultry is saved. Chandler and Joey then decide Joey should keep the animals.Rachel gets a glimpse of the babies before she leaves for the airport. Phoebe screams at Ross to follow her - and drives him to the airport in her cab. They arrive, and discover they're in the wrong airport. Phoebe calls Rachel, who's just boarded her plane. She says she has a feeling something could be wrong with the plane's "left phalange," and Rachel must deplane immediately. Rachel (and all the other passengers) listen to Phoebe. Thankfully, that buys Ross some time to reach the right airport.Finally, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: At the gate, Ross begs Rachel not to get on the plane. "Don't go," he says. "I love you. Do not get on this plane."She hugs him, apologizes and boards the plane.Ross heads back home, rejected and depressed. He turns on his answering machine, and it's Rachel. She repeatedly tells him she loves him; then, mid-sentence, she says she needs to get off the plane. The answering machine stops. Does she get off the plane? Ross panics. Does she get off the plane?
"I got off the plane," someone says. Ross turns around. It's Rachel. They kiss.
"We're done being stupid," he says. "This is it."
"This is it," she says.
"Unless we're on a break!" he says. Rachel glares at him. Ross apologizes for the bad joke.
The episode's final moments take us to the Bings' empty apartment, where our pals are gathered for a group goodbye. Monica and Chandler leave their keys on the counter. The rest of the gang reach into their pockets and sheepishly remove their own keys.
Rachel asks Monica and Chandler if they have to leave so soon. Wouldn't they at least have time for a cup of coffee?
"Where?" Chandler asks.
Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe leave the apartment together, on their way to Central Perk. The door closes. The camera pans across the empty apartment, from the living room to the kitchen, and settles on the door. We see the picture frame around the peephole.
Fade to black. The credits roll.

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