Friends

Season 9 Episode 24

The One in Barbados (2)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 15, 2003 on NBC
8.7
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The One in Barbados (2)
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Charlie and Joey break up, and Rachel finally tells Joey about her crush on him. He decides nothing can happen because Ross is a good friend, but after he sees Ross and Charlie kissing, he heads back up to Rachel's room where the two kiss and shut the door. Meanwhile, Monica and Mike compete at a game of ping pong.moreless

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  • The 9th Season Ends With Mike Proposing Phoebe And She Says Yes. Charlie And Joey Break Up And Rachel Has Feelings For Joey.

    9.0
    This second part of this finale was not as great as the first part, but it still delivered one hell of an episode. There is a great deal of clever dialogues and site gags. The best part of this episode was how a chain of events were triggered. Joey and Charlie broke up. After that, Rachel tells her feelings to Joey. He decides nothing can happen between them but after seeing Ross kissing Charlie, he decides to do the same to Rachel. The sidestory about Monica's and Mike's match of ping-pong was entertaining and it came to a surprise end. I am not a fan of cliffhanger endings. I just believe that they are an old recycled plot device which wore its welcome years ago. However, in a series like "Friends", this cliffhanger was exciting. See you at season 10.moreless
  • The worst episode of the season, which is ashame seeing that this is the finale, and should be one of the best. It's also slightly upsetting because season 9 was so good all the way through. It's still funny at parts though.moreless

    8.0
    What made this episode a bit of a let down?



    They should delayed the proposal to later on in this episode. Putting it in part 1 made it seem not very important, which is was. This would've made it hard for the table-tennis match



    Another thing was that they got our hopes up really high. I watched this and the proposal was at the end of part 1, and I thought, 'If this is at the end of part 1, what happens in part 2?' so the cliffhanger was extremely anti-climatic, but, admittedly, did bring us 3 of the funniest Friends episodes ever for season 10.



    The table-tennis match was funny at some parts, but seemed very cheesy and forced at others. I do appreciate that table-tennis matches are difficult to do and make funny, but I think they could've done another sport, surely?



    I was also expecting Monica to announce her pregnancy in this episode, and she didn't, which I found quite upsetting. It just seemed so right to happen. Monica and Chandler had just both found out they are almost wholly infertile, and it would've been so wonderful is Monica got pregnant against all the odds, but it didn't happen. :(



    I know a lot of people do like this episode for being more like season 1 (probably because there is less going on here that in the other part 2s of finales), but I don't feel like I'm watching a season 1 episode when I watch this.



    So to sum up, very bad for a season 9 episode and a lot of things were disappointing about it, but it wasn't the worst thing I've seen.moreless
  • the Joey rachel relationship is just a load of crap

    1.3
    first off what is up with the joey, Rachel relationship. it just seems like a bunch of fat. i don't know of anyone that wanted to see them together, seriosly they should have just abandoned it. it takes away from the Rachel, and Ross relationship. also they should have holded the Mike or david decision untill the end because the ping pong match was just random, and you feel that you should just stop watching after she decides because thier really isn't any plot line. monica's hair was funny, and probably the only thing fufilling in this episode. this was a huge dissapointment considering it was the season finally, and i expected it to be a lot better, and again what's up with the Joey, Rachel relationship, serioslymoreless
  • An awesome season finale!

    10
    I'm not a big fan of Joey/Rachel but this episode was awesome. I loved how when Rachel confessed that she liked him & Joey was so sweet, he said that he wouldn't do that to Ross then he leaned on the door & Rachel opened it & he fell on the floor. Talk about awkward. I hate Ross in this episode, if it wasn't for him Joey & Rachel wouldn't of been together. I also liked how Joey came back & kissed Rachel. Powerful! I loved the C plot in which Monica & Phoebe's boyfriend compete, what Chandler did at the end was so nice. Great closure!moreless
  • Great!!

    9.2
    Great episode!! Charlie and Joey break up, and Rachel finally tells Joey about her crush on him. He decides nothing can happen because Ross is a good friend, but after he sees Ross and Charlie kissing, he heads back up to Rachel's room where the two kiss and shut the door. Meanwhile, Monica and Mike compete at a game of ping pong.
Joe Everett Michaels

Joe Everett Michaels

Waiter

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John Balma

John Balma

Professor Oberblau

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Alison Shanks

Alison Shanks

Mrs. Oberblau

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Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Charlie Wheeler

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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Mike Hannigan

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Cali Sheldon

Cali Sheldon

Emma Geller-Green [uncredited]

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