Friends

Season 6 Episode 16

The One That Could Have Been (2)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2000 on NBC
9.0
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Carol and Ross decide to have a threesome to spice up their marriage. Rachel goes to Joey's and kisses him. Chandler and Monica have sex and end up together anyway. Susan meets Carol. Rachel catches Barry cheating.

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  • One of the best FRIENDS episodes *ever*!

    10
    How in the world Courtney Cox did not get an Emmy Award (let alone the nomination) for these two episodes is beyond me. Fat Monica is just brilliant! It's like Courtney loses herself in the character. It's wonderful to watch!



    It also must be said that the rest of the cast members are really spectacular in these two episodes. Kudos to the writers for conceiving this idea and executing it *so* exquisitely! To change just ONE thing about each character (Phoebe's is pretty ingenious) and present such wonderful back stories. Seriously, I can't rave enough about this show, but these two episodes... PURE GOLD!moreless
  • The continuation of the previous...

    10
    Friends Season 6 Episode 15 The One That Could Have Been, Part 1

    The friends continue imaginning the alternate reality: now, Chandler and Monica sleep together, Rachel almost has an affair with Joey, Ross has a threesome with Carol and Susan and discovers Susan's a lesbian, Phoebe has a heart attack and is fired from her job.



    One of season six's best. This episode was amazing, I just couldnt believe the writers could come up with such a great idea. The first time I saw it and saw the plot on Wiki I thought it would suck, but after seeing it I have to say: wow! This ep is great!moreless
  • Didn't seem complete... but still great.

    9.0
    It didn't seem complete because, we don't know what happens to Rachel & Joey. And we also don't see what happens after Ross realizing Carol being a lesbian. Barry cheats on Rachel of course. But I guess the real question was answered, everyone would still be hanging out. Everyone sort of ended up at the same place. Except without the R&R history. You see all of them at the coffeehouse sitting together. Monica & ends up with Chandler. Phoebe goes back to being a guitarist at the coffeehouse. And finally I'm sure Ross divorced Carol. Everything was the same, except Joey still had his job. But he eventually probably might of gotten fired. I think there should of been another part to this. But still great.moreless
  • When Rachel finds out that Barry and Mindy are getting a divorce, the rest of the gang starts wondering what would have happened if they'd made different choices in their lives.moreless

    9.3
    This is one of my favorite episodes ever. You can really tell that Courteney Cox enjoys playing fat Monica and the rest of the cast seemed to get a kick out of playing a somewhat different character.

    I also really like that in the end, they all end up more or less where they are in reality. Ross still realizes Carol is a lesbian. Rachel catches Barry cheating on her. Chandler and Monica end up together. Phoebe ends up singing at Central Perk. And Joey has all of his fun stuff (the dog, raining window, etc.) Ultimately, we see that even if they haven't all followed their dreams, they've ended up in more or less the same place.

    Great episode, nice change of pace from other episodes.moreless
  • Brill!

    9.4
    I love flash backs or episodes like this that deter from the plot of the series. It is also a very funny episode, especially when Rachel wants to spend the night with Joey and says why her and Barry couldnt just go on a break, haha. The best was Chandler and Monica getting together, very sweet.
Pat Finn

Pat Finn

Dr. Roger

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Paul Gleason

Paul Gleason

Jack

Guest Star

Larry Cox

Larry Cox

Arthur

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Jane Sibbett

Jane Sibbett

Carol Geller [Willick]

Recurring Role

Jessica Hecht

Jessica Hecht

Susan Bunch

Recurring Role

Mitchell Whitfield

Mitchell Whitfield

Barry Farber

Recurring Role

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