Season 2 Episode 8

The One with the List

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 16, 1995 on NBC

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  • Contains one of the best story climaxes in the series, with a very quick denouement

    This episode sticks out so well because of how quickly the storyline peaks and then falls. It was so well written how the innocent (but stupid) list that was made caused such heartbreak. Rachel, of course, was never supposed to see the list, and the way the guys cover it up make it so much harder for the audience to watch because they, for one, know what is written. There is only the hope that Rachel doesn't end up reading the list, but that wouldn't make a good story now, would it? The moment she starts to read the list and when the guys abandon Ross in the apartment, we are only left with "Oh sh*t, what is going to happen next??" The way the episode proceeds from there into how it ends make it a definite classic. We're not sure who to be more heartbroken for - Ross in realizing his stupidity, or Rachel, in realizing that the man she "trusts most in this world" would make such a list.