Season 6 Episode 2

The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 1999 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Monica and Chandler decide to move in together, leading Rachel to believe that all three of them will be roommates, and Monica doesn't want to tell her the truth. Meanwhile, Ross tries to keep Rachel from learning that their marriage hasn't been annuled.

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  • Ross loves Rachel... again.

    I don't like how they repeat some scenes from the last episode, it just takes p time. Ross was so stupid by telling Phoebe he didn't get the marriage annulled. Who knows what kid of antics Phoebe is going to pull now. Ross (you can see it in his face) loves Rachel again, after the intense hug at the end. Everyone thinks Monica is pregnant, but really Monica & Chandler are telling everyone that they are moving in together. Poor Rachel, having to move out after over five years. It's tragic really. It's the end of an era. I like how Phoebe can tell the future, on what's going to happen. Cool episode.moreless
  • Monica and Chandler decide to move into together. Ross doesn't want Rachel to know that their marriage isn't finale and he tell Phoebe.

    Good episode. At the end I so loved Phoebe's imagination and how she talked about killing Ross and marrying Chandler for the money. I just loved when Joey said so do you think we should hook up like Ross and Rachel and Chandler and Monica did? I wish they would be then the show would of been so cool with all 6 friends as 3 couples. Phoebe and Joey would be a good couple because they are both weird in a good way. Everyone thinks Monica is pregnant just because she says she has good news. Chandler was like freaked out because first he was like NO to Joey then he was like no?! to Monica and she said no and Chandler said NO back to Joey. That was great!moreless
  • One of the best episodes of season six

    Monica and Chandler decide to move in together, leading Rachel to believe that all three of them will be roommates, and Monica doesn't want to tell her the truth. Meanwhile, Ross tries to keep Rachel from learning that their marriage hasn't been annuled. Ross and Phoebe in this one are hilarious especially with the coffee house judging panel. Rachel thinking Chandler and Monica are going to be her new roommates is so funny but when she finds out she's crushed. One of the best episodes of season six because it shows Monica and Chandler's relationship is progressing. WELL DONE!moreless
  • Great!

    Ross hugs Rachel, and that causes Phoebe to believe that Ross is still in love with her, Ross tries everything he can to annul the divorce but he needs Rachel for that and he is unable to tell her about it, and when he hugs her again he discovers that he is still in love with her. Meanwhile, Monica tells Rachel that Chandler is moving in, but Rachel does not hears exactly and believes that at the end she will change her mind, unfortunately she does not. Is a really cool episode!moreless
  • Monica and Chandler announce they are moving in together.

    Chandler has a hard time telling Joey that he will be moving out. There's a brief sad moment when you see Joey's reaction but he quickly seems to get over it. Monica eventually tells Rachel the truth after misleading her accidently and Rachel does not seem bothered at all. In the end it is revealed that Rachel didn't believe that Monica and Chandler would actually live together, but when she does realise she gets just as upset as Joey. Phoebe keeps Ross's secret but isn't happy about it.

    This episode is more emotional than usual but still hilarious, particularly Phoebe and her panel of single women to judge Ross. Average for Friends standards which is still a lot better than a lot of other shows best episodes.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Continuity: Rachel spits the cookie Monica gives her into a tissue as if it tastes terrible. This is highly inconsistent with our knowledge of Monica. She has flaws (like all the friends) but cooking is definitely her strength--she even convinced her mother of that in "The One with the Cuffs"--and her mother is her worst critic. In "The One with Rachel's Crush" she lures everyone across the hall with the smell of her freshly-baked cookies.

    • Goof: When Phoebe hails a taxi, and puts Rachel in it to send her down the street to the movie theater, it clearly says on the marquee on top of the taxi that it is "off duty".

    • Goof: In the scene where Monica and Chandler tell Rachel that they are moving in together Rachel's skirt changes from a long flat-front gray skirt to a shorter gray pleated skirt. However, later in the episode which appears to be later the same day; Rachel's skirt is back to a long flat-front gray skirt.

    • Continuity: At the end of "The One After Vegas" when Ross came in and told Rachel he had gotten the annulment and she asked if he wanted to go to a movie she also asked Phoebe who said no. In the exact same scene in this episode, Rachel did not ask Phoebe if she wanted to go to the movie.

    • Continuity: In this episode Chandler says that Joey is surprisingly strict about sweets. Bit in "The One with the Kips" Joey leaves Rolos everywhere.

    • Continuity: Throughout this episode Monica and Rachel keep saying that they've lived together for six years. However since this is the start of the sixth season, they have only lived together for the previous five years.

    • Continuity: Chandler and Joey only have one microwave again. The one that was above the sink is replaced with a paper towel holder.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Monica: You know what? The next time we see them, we're just gonna tell them. That's it!
      Chandler: Oh, is that how this is gonna work now? You're just gonna order me around all the time?
      Monica: Pretty much.
      Chandler: Alright.

    • Joey: This sucks.
      Chandler: Look, I'm just gonna be right across the hall and I promise you the minute Monica and I break up I'm moving right back in with you.
      Monica: Maybe that's now.
      Joey: Okay, okay. Look, look, if you're going to be moving in with him, I feel that it's my responsibility to tell you the truth about him, okay? He is a terrible roommate. Terrible! He forgets to, um... Oh! Always-- Always, uh... Who am I kidding? He's the best roommate ever! (hugs Chandler).

    • Ross: See, once you know the stories, it's not that bad. First marriage, wife's hidden sexuality, not my fault. Second marriage, said the wrong name at the alter, a little my fault. Third marriage, well, they really shouldn't let you get married when you're that drunk and have writing all over your face. Nevada's fault.

    • Monica: So, I told Rachel that it's just gonna be the two of us.
      Chandler: Oh, yeah? How'd she take it?
      Monica: Really well. Surprisingly well. Yeah, she didn't cry, she wasn't angry or sad.
      Chandler: And you're upset because you didn't make your best friend cry?
      Monica: I mean, all I'm asking for is a little emotion, is that too much to ask after six years? I mean, what are Rachel and I not as close as you guys? I mean, do we not have as much fun? I mean, don't I deserve a few tears? I mean, when you told Joey he cried his eyes out.

    • (Monica gives Rachel a plate to take when Rachel moves out)
      Monica: Something to remember me by.
      Rachel: Mon, honey, you're not dying. I'm just moving out. We're gonna see each other all the time.
      Monica: But still, it's a big change. The end of an era, you might say.
      Rachel: Are you okay? You're not blinking.
      Monica: I'm fine. I'm just thinking about how it's the end of an era.
      Rachel: Oh, alright. But I gotta say, I don't think six years counts as an era.
      Monica: An era counts as a significant period of time. It was significant to me, maybe it wasn't significant to you!
      Rachel: What's the matter with you?
      Monica: What's the matter with you? Aren't you gonna be sad? I mean, aren't you gonna miss me at all?

    • Rachel: I mean, it's you guys. You do this kind of stuff. I mean, you were gonna get married in Vegas then you backed out. I guess I'm not upset because I don't see you actually going through with it. I'm sorry.
      Monica: Rachel, it's going to happen. Chandler is going to move in here.
      Rachel: But, I--
      Monica: I know. Just let me finish, okay? This isn't something that we just impulsively decided to do in Vegas. This is something that we both really want. And it is going to happen.
      Rachel: It is? Really?
      Monica: Yeah, sweetie.
      Rachel (getting upset): You mean, we're not going to live together anymore?
      Monica: No.
      Rachel: Oh, my God. I'm going to miss you so much.
      Monica: I'm going to miss you!
      Rachel: It's the end of an era.
      Monica: I know!

    • Monica: (After telling Rachel that she and Chandler are moving in together and getting no reaction from her) Don't you want a cookie?
      Rachel: Sure.
      (Monica gives Rachel a cookie)
      Monica: And maybe... do you need a tissue?
      Rachel: (nodding) Mmmhmm. (She spits the cookie into the tissue.) Monica, where did you get these?
      Monica: I made them.
      Rachel: (Sucking the cookie back into her mouth) Oh. God, they're so yummy.

    • Ross: You wanna hear something weird?
      Phoebe: Always.
      Ross: I didn't get the annulment.
      Phoebe: What?!
      Ross: We're still married! Don't tell Rachel. See you later.

    • Phoebe: Here's an article about people who marry people and don't tell them.
      Ross: Really?
      Phoebe: Yeah. I'm reading Ross Geller Magazine.

    • Phoebe: Did you get the annulment?
      Ross: I couldn't.
      Phoebe: I knew it! Because you love Rachel.
      Ross: It's not that OK? Annulments are more complicated than I--
      Phoebe: Yeah, complicated because of the love.
      Ross: I, I do, I do not love Rachel. I'm going tell her right now about the whole thing so we can get this marriage annulled as fast as possible. Okay? Would I do that if I loved her?
      Phoebe: I've never been more convinced of your love for her.

    • Chandler: Look, I'm just going to be across the hall, we can still do all the same stuff.
      Joey: Yeah but we won't be able to like get up in the middle of the night and have those long talks about our feelings and the future.
      Chandler: Not once did we do that.

    • Phoebe: Well, I thought you loved her when you married her.
      Ross: We were drunk! I would've married Joey with that amount of alcohol!
      Phoebe: (Angrily) Hey! You could do a lot worse than Joey Tribbiani!

    • Monica: Have you figured out a way to tell him you're moving out?
      Chandler: No, I keep trying, you know? I can get out, "Joey, I have to..." But then I lose my nerve and I always finish with "go to the bathroom." He may think I'm sick.

    • Chandler: Hey.
      Monica: Ugh, I thought you were Rachel.
      Chandler: What gave me away?

    • Ross: What's up?
      Monica: Well, um ... Chandler and I are moving in together.
      Ross: Oh, my God. Oh, my little sister and my best friend shacking up.

    • Chandler: You know, when we move in together, can I get a gumball machine?
      Monica: Of course. Joey wouldn't let you have one?
      Chandler: No. When it comes to sweets, he's surprisingly strict.

    • Meg: (About Ross) Well, I don't care about the divorces either, but I wouldn't date him. It's just that he's obviously still in love with this Rachel girl.
      Ross: What?!
      Phoebe: She said, "He's obviously still in love with this Rachel girl."
      Ross: This is crazy. I mean, yes Rachel is my good friend and I have loved her in the past, but now, she is just my wife.

    • Ross: I'll be at the bottom of the dating barrel now. The only guys below me will be four-divorce guy and murderer guy and geologists.

    • Monica: I just couldn't do that to her; Rachel's my best friend.
      Chandler: Well, Joey's my best friend.
      Monica: I'm not your best friend?
      Chandler: You just said! (Pause) Of course you're my best friend.

    • Joey: Come on! It's like the end of an era! No more J-man and Channy!
      Chandler: Okay, I gotta ask. Who calls us that?

    • Ross: Look, I just don't want my tombstone to read, "Ross Geller, Three Divorces."
      Phoebe: Don't be worried about that! Your tombstone can say whatever you want it to say! It could say, "Ross Geller, Good at Marriage!" You know? Mine's gonna say, "Phoebe Buffay, Buried Alive."

    • Phoebe: First Chandler and Monica will get married, and be filthy rich by the way, but it won't work out.
      Joey: Wow.
      Phoebe: I know. Then I'm gonna marry Chandler for the money, and you'll marry Rachel and have the beautiful kids.
      Joey: Great.
      Phoebe: But then we ditch those two and that's when we get married. We'll have Chandler's money and Rachel's kids, and getting custody will be easy because of Rachel's drinking problem.
      Joey: What about Ross?
      Phoebe: I don't wanna go into the whole thing. We have words and I kill him.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Rachel: (Singing) Come and knock on our door!
      Monica: (Singing) We'll be waiting for you.

      After Rachel believes that Chandler will be moving in with her and Monica, she begins to sing the theme song to Three's Company, a 1970s sitcom about one man and two women who lived together.