Season 8 Episode 5

The One with Rachel's Date

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2001 on NBC

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  • Rachel goes on her first date since becoming pregnant with Ross\' baby, Phoebe dates Monica\'s sous chef and Chandler\'s co-worker thinks his name is Toby

    I love this episode. Phoebe is her usual hilarious self and Chandlers middle name is revealed to be Muriel. This is a great little addition to the story line.
    However, we also gain an insight into Ross and Rachels relationship. Ross is not, at this point, in love with Rachel, he says \"I cant force myself to fall in love with her again\" yet at the end it is clear that Rachel is hopeful for something more with Ross, and her hopes are dasked when she sees him with Mona.

    Ross and Rachel are destined to be together, this episode just shows another of the complications on their way.