Friends: Season 8, Episode 16

The One Where Joey Tells Rachel (28 Feb. 2002)

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Ross freaks out when Joey tells him that he is in love with Rachel because Ross is afraid that they will get married and raise his kid together. Phoebe dates a guy called Don, who she ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Terence Paul Winter ...
The Waiter #2 (as Terence Winter)


Ross freaks out when Joey tells him that he is in love with Rachel because Ross is afraid that they will get married and raise his kid together. Phoebe dates a guy called Don, who she thinks is Monica's soul-mate and introduces Don to Monica to see what will happen. Monica and Don get along perfectly. Ross goes to tell Joey that he doesn't hate him and Joey promises to never act on his feelings for Rachel because he won't jeopardize his friendship to Ross. But when Ross realizes that Joey really is in love for the first time he tells Joey to tell Rachel. When Joey tells Rachel it is clear that she doesn't feel the same way about Joey and they both start crying. Written by Anonymous

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When Ross is looking at Joey's head shot he says "I didn't know Joey was on JAG." Harry Van Gorkum who guest stars as Don, also guest starred on JAG (1995). See more »


The secondary storyline is that Phoebe is dating a guy who she thinks could be Monica's soul mate, and when Chandler discusses the possibility of soul mates with Monica, she states that she doesn't believe in soul mates. But at the end of Season 7 during their wedding Monica refers to Chandler as her soul mate in her wedding vows. See more »


[In the Central Perk, Joey told Ross he likes Rachel]
Ross: I don't... Rachel?
Joey: Ross...
Ross: Rachel?
[Ross leaves; Joey turns around and finds Gunther right behind him]
Gunther: RACHEL?
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Not the funniest
2 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This episode has two story lines: one light and one heavy.

The "lighter" storyline involves Phoebe believing, to Chandler's dismay, that she has found Monica's soul-mate. This is a fun idea, with some solid laughs, but not an abundance.

The "heavier" storyline involves Joey first telling Ross that he's in love with Rachel. This then leads into a heavy scene with Ross and Joey discussing this, with a weak running joke about this weird green drink they are having. Then Joey tells Rachel how he feels, more heaviness, few laughs.

One of the least funny episodes.

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