Friends

Season 2 Episode 7

The One Where Ross Finds Out

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 1995 on NBC
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A drunken Rachel is persuaded to call Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. And when he finds out, he must make the choice between her and Julie. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to have sex with her.moreless

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  • Rachel is jealous of Ross. Joey helps Phoebe with a problem she's having with her boyfriend. Monica helps Chandler to lose weight.

    10
    Rachel finds out that Ross and Julie are getting a cat. She sees this as a big step in ther relationship, and she gets jealous. She goes on a date with another guy, and gets drunk because of how she feels. She calls Ross, gets his machine, and tells him that she is over him. He hears the message, and they end up getting into a huge fight. After the fight Ross feels bad, and comes back to Rachel, and they kiss. This is the best episode in the history of thw show. It was flawless in every single way possible.moreless
  • Awesome.

    10
    A drunken Rachel is persuaded to call Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. When he finds out, he must make the choice between her and Julie. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to have sex with her. Ross and Rachel argue, Ross says that he is with Julie and it's too late for a relationship between them. At the end of the episode, Ross and Rachel have their Emmy Award winning kiss. One of my favourite episodes of this season and maybe of all time. I love the way Monica is trying to get Chandler fit - so funny. I love Rachel and the fact that she gets drunk and rings Ross to tell him that she is over him, then the next morning Ross finds the message and finds out that Rachel fancys him - my favourite moment of Friends I think is when Rachel is on Ross's back. I love the ending - ahhh how I love Ross and Rachel.moreless
  • A great episode

    9.5
    A drunken Rachel is persuaded to call Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. And when he finds out, he must make the choice between her and Julie. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to have sex with her. Ross and Rachel argue, Ross says that he is with Julie and it's too late for them with Rachel. Later he comes back and they kiss. Brilliant episode my second favourite of season two, Chandler and Monica were great in this when they fight outside the coffee house was the best.moreless
  • Probably the best of the season.

    10
    This episode was fantastic. Probably since finally Ross & Rachel finally reveal all their feelings for each other. I like drunk Rachel. She was funny. It was kind of sad how Ross just told her off about Julie. Of course I felt bad for Julie. But Ross & Rachel are meant to be in my opinion. I wish at least they could of got the cat. Phoebe's storyline was funny. She was sort of dumb on the that part. I love the Monica & Chandler plot! Them exercising. And Chandler is not fat. He is like a stick already. The end with Monica was kind of sad for her but funny for us!moreless
  • superb!!!!!!

    10
    tow ross find out is the best one in second season the reaction of ross is amazing its great and chandlar what a great comedian the way he act is very excellent and monica is generous to help others and in this episode joey doesnot go out with somebody that is not obvious. phoebe is very cool no matter what happens everyone were great . there should be more series continued to season 10 . it is the best show ever . Can any one tell me when ross and rachel kissed then which music(guitar) was played in the background?moreless

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: In the opening scene, Chandler is wearing a loose-fitting, heavy sweater to suggest that he's put on weight. Ironically, Matthew Perry who plays Chandler, would have real weight problems later in the series.

    • Trivia: When Rachel says that Ross should have said something about his feelings for her and that he had a year in which to do so, she has a point. Despite her brief relationships with "Italian guys and ex-fiancées", Ross and Rachel really did spend a lot of time together, even alone as we learn in the Season 1 finale "The One Where Rachel Finds Out". Rachel mentions that she and Ross were out walking when she pointed out the brooch in the window that he ultimately bought her for her birthday. Alone together, no Paolo, no Barry, no cat--almost on a date. C'mon Ross!

    • Continuity: Ross wants to pick up Monica's old cat toys. Monica had a cat, but in "The One with the List" she's allergic to cat hair. Also in "The One with the Ball" Monica's allergic to Mrs. Whiskerson, even though this cat doesn't have any hair!

    • Trivia: This is the first episode that you hear Gunther's name. When Rachel is closing up the coffee house, if you listen very close you can hear her say, "Goodnight, Gunther."

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Monica: Chandler. I'm unemployed and in dire need of a project. Wanna work out? I can remake you.
      Chandler: Oh, you know I would, but that might get in the way of my lying around time.
      Monica: Please?
      Everyone: Come on, let her do it!
      Chandler: All right. But if we put on spandex and my boobs are bigger than yours, I'm going home.
      Phoebe: Your boobs are fine. Look, I never should have said anything. Come here. Come here. (pretending he's too fat to hug) Oh, can't make... hands... meet...

    • Monica: (making Chandler do sit-ups) Come on, give me five more. Five more!
      Chandler: (weakly) No.
      Monica: Five more and I'll flash you.
      Chandler: (with difficulty) One... two... two and a half (flops down) Okay, just show me one of them.

    • Chandler: (about Monica's "workouts") She's insane; the woman is insane. It's before work, it's after work, it's during work. She's got me doing butt clenches at my desk. And now, they won't bring me my mail anymore.

    • Phoebe: Why won't he give it up?
      Joey: Maybe he drives his car on the other side of the road, if you know what I mean.
      Phoebe: No. What do you mean? He's not British.

    • Monica: Yo, Bing! Racquetball in twenty minutes.
      Chandler: Joey, be a pal. Lift up my hand and smack her with it.

    • Phoebe: (about Ross kissing Julie outside the window) Ooh, Rachel, don't look.
      Rachel: What? (looks) Come on you guys, I don't care, I have a date tonight.
      Joey: Whoa, you have a date?
      Rachel: Yeah, Monica's setting me up.
      Joey: But, what about, Ross and uh...?
      Rachel: Oh what, my whole insane jealousy thing? Well, you know, as much fun as that was, I've decided to opt for sanity.
      Chandler: So, you're really okay about all this?
      Rachel: Oh yeah, come on. I'm moving on. He can press her up against that window as much as he wants. For all I care, he can throw her through the damn thing.

    • Ross: Oh, Monica, I figured I'd come by tomorrow morning and pick up Fluffy's old cat toys, okay?
      Monica: Only if you say his full name.
      Ross: (reluctantly) Can I come over tomorrow and pick up Fluffy Meowington's... cat toys.

    • Michael: I don't know if Monica told you. but this is the first date I've gone on since my divorce. So, if I seem a little nervous, I am.
      Rachel: (distracted) How long do cats live?
      Michael: (confused) I'm sorry?
      Rachel: Cats, how long do they live figuring you don't... you know, throw them under a bus or something?
      Michael: Um, maybe fifteen, sixteen years.

    • Joey: When I first met you, know what I said to Chandler? I said, "Excellent butt, great rack."
      Phoebe: Really? That's so sweet. I mean, I'm officially offended, but that's... sweet.

    • Rachel: (leaving a message on Ross's answering machine) Ross! Hi, it's Rachel. I'm just calling to say that, um, everything's fine and I'm really happy for you... and your cat... who, by the way, I think you should name Michael (winks at her date, Michael). And, you know, you see there, I'm thinking of names, so obviously, I am over you. I... am over... you. And that, my friend, is what they call "cuh-losure" (dumps cell phone into ice bucket).

    • Chandler: (hearing Monica knock at his door) No, no, no, no, no, no. (opens the door) No. Monica, it's Sunday morning. I'm not running on a Sunday.
      Monica: Why not?
      Chandler: Because it's Sunday! It's God's day.
      Monica: Okay, if you say stop, then we stop.
      Chandler: Okay... Stop!!

    • Ross: How'd your date go?
      Rachel: (hungover) I think there was a restaurant. I know there was wine.

    • Ross: (to Rachel) What? You're over me? When were you... under me?

    • Rachel: Wait, so, you're going?
      Ross: Well, okay, I, uh, I have to. I can't deal with this right now. I mean, I've, you know, got a cab. I've got a girlfriend. I'm gonna go get a cat.

    • Phoebe: (coming into his apartment) Hi, Joey!
      Joey: Hey, Pheebs.
      Phoebe: How come you're watching a rabbi play electric guitar?
      Joey: I can't find the remote.
      (Phoebe walks over to the TV and pokes the off-button)
      Joey: Thank you.

    • Joey: Let me get this straight. He got you to beg to sleep with him, he got you to say he never has to call you again, and he got you thinking this was a great idea?
      Phoebe: Mm-hmm...
      Joey: This man is my god!

    • Ross: I was doing great with Julie before I found out about you.
      Rachel: Hey, I was doing great before I found out about you. You think it's easy for me to see you with Julie?
      Ross: Then you should have said something before I met her.
      Rachel: I didn't know then. And how come you never said anything to me.
      Ross: There was never a good time.
      Rachel: Right, you, you only had a year. We only hung out every night.
      Ross: Not, not, not every night. You know, and... and it's not like I didn't try, Rachel, but things got in the way, y'know? Like, like Italian guys or ex-fiances or, or, or Italian guys.
      Rachel: Hey, there was one Italian guy, okay, and do you even have a point?
      Ross: The point is I... I don't need this right now, okay. It, it's too late, I'm with somebody else, I'm happy. This ship has sailed.
      Rachel: Yeah, what are you saying, you just sort of put away feelings or whatever the hell it was you felt for me?
      Ross: Hey, I've been doing it since the ninth grade, I've gotten pretty damn good at it.

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