Friends

Season 8 Episode 16

The One Where Joey Tells Rachel

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 28, 2002 on NBC
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  • It\'s time for Joey to finally tell Rachel. But what\'s the outcome?

    9.7
    Joey confronts Ross about the situation and an annoyed but empathetic Ross encourages him to go through with it and just tell her.

    Her arranges dinner with her that evening giving himself some time to plan what he is going to say.

    This episode shows just how much care they put into every little detail of Friends, you can actually see the same extra\'s (waitor\'s) in the background of the restaurant as the last time they visited in \'The One Where Joey Dates Rachel\'. Infact, the waitor who has the most line appears in a lot of restaurent episodes.

    Joey tells Rachel which leads to tears and more tears. Rachel doesn\'t know what to do, but knows that their only friends. She comforts Joey and they hug for hours.
  • Joey feels awkward expressing his feelings to Rachel.

    9.0
    This episode, though improbable and unoriginal, was nicely produced.

    There's nothing new about falling in love with someone, where a friendship has progressed so far that a relationship becomes awkward. There's nothing new about an episode where the primary plot is the awkwardness of putting years of friendship at stake by attempting to act on the feelings of love.

    And there's certainly nothing new about a woman attempting to rush a man the first time he approaches her.

    He tells her at a restaurant, at a table with an improbably nosey waiter. The totality of that scene - the high moments and the absurdum alike - results in a highly memorable scene.
  • Joey tells..

    9.0
    Good episode! Joey finally tells Rachel he loves her. Ross sure freaked at the beginning when Joey told him and then Joey turned around to see Gunther behind him and he yells Rachel to. Thats so funny. Sometimes it feels like Chandler and Monica aren't really married. Monica kinda seems a bit weird sometimes by leaving her husband and going to talk to some random British dude. The end was the best. Rachel and Joey hugging for ages and then that waiter thinks one is dying and hope it is the girl because the guy is hot. That was so great!
  • 816

    6.5
    I'll give this episode one thing, it did own up to it's cliffhanger. Ross reacted reasonably for being Ross that Joey had feelings for Rachel. Ross' freak outs are so hilarious, that he actually made this episode worth watching. Now for the moment we've all been waiting for (not really): Joey tells Rachel that he is in love with her, and as expected, Rachel cannot return those feelings, leaving things up in the air, but honestly, I really didn't care for those two, which is probably why I didn't enjoy season eight as much. The thing I did enjoy was Rachel's pregnancy, that was probably the only highlight of this season, probably the only successful story arc as well. Because this Joey/Rachel thing really got tiresome after a while, and I felt like they spent way too much time on the issue. The majority of fans are Ross & Rachel fans anyways, so I'm sure this wasn't good for the ratings. Ugh: A Monica/Chandler plot, Phoebe made it better with her quirkiness. Honestly, I think she is the only one that hasn't completely turned in to a caricature of herself. Average episode, not the best.
  • funny

    10
    Ross has trouble understanding Joey's revelation, as does Gunther which is really funny, poor gunther. However, he (ross) comes to his senses and convinces Joey to tell Rachel how he feels. Joey takes her out to dinner and tells her, as she thinks it's a joke. She doesn't feel the same way, but they pledge to remain friends which hurts loeys feelings alot. Meanwhile, Phoebe meets Monica's soulmate and chandler gets upset and a little bit jealous over him, but monica reconciles him rebelieving that they will always be together as they got married and she doesent believe in soulmates.
  • Joey tell rachel that he love her

    9.6
    This episod is realy comic afater now the person that Joey is in love Ross realy freaks out and starts yealing but the of this situation is that gunter realy freaks out to whith joey afeter ross leves!!!
    After taking whith joey Ross go talk with Monica who defend Joey and say he nerver do nothing without Ross aprove...
    Afeter this it shows Monica and Chandeler in the coffe when Pheobe arive whith her new boyfriend and Monica starts to talk whith him and discover they have a lot of thing in comun.
    Afeter we see ross goes to talk whith Joey and because he sad he is not going to try anything withouth her but he said he is in love with her so Ross fell guity and say that he shoulth talk to her to know if she fell the same or no...
    Monica is still very encantd with Pheobe new boyfriend and discover that they have many points in comun.
    Joey goes talk whith Rachel bu because she can't ion the moment he invite her to dinner.
    Monica and Chandeler talk about what is going one with monica and Pheobe new boyfriend and she explain that is nothing going one and they make up.
    In the dinner Joey is really nervuse when they finaly starts telling Rachel a emploid od the restauresnt inturepd but display that he tell her but in the begining she thinks that he is joking and when she realise he isn't she says that she is sorry but she doesn't love him to so joey prepars to leave but rachel have another pregnet thing and stars cry so joey stars too and in the end of the episod they finish hug and promess for each other they will remain friends
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