Friends: Season 1, Episode 24

The One Where Rachel Finds Out (18 May 1995)

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As Ross leaves for China, Chandler accidentally reveals his feelings for Rachel. Joey takes part in a fertility study.

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Joey is taking part in a fertility study and he really likes his girlfriend Melanie but can't have sex during the study which lasts another week. The friends are having a barbecue for Rachel's birthday but without Ross because he has to go to China for the museum. Rachel unwraps the gift from Ross and its an antique pin exactly like the one her grandma used to have. Chandler lets it slip that Ross is in love with Rachel. Rachel goes to the airport to speak to Ross but he's already gone. Rachel decides to give her and Ross a chance and goes to pick him up at the airport. Written by Anonymous

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The Scrabble board game that Chandler bought as a birthday gift for Rachel is the "Deluxe Travel Edition". See more »

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When Rachel is about to leave for the airport and Phoebe is holding up the picture, you can see what appears to be set lights in the corner of the room near the ceiling. See more »

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Chandler: [Rachel is opening presents on her birthday]
[pointing out a gift]
Chandler: OK, this one right here is from me.
Rachel: [picks it up] OK... ah, it's light...
[shakes it]
Rachel: ... it rattles... it's...
[opens it]
Rachel: Travel Scrabble! Oooohhh, thank you!
[she gives it back to him]
Rachel: [Chandler looks dejected. Rachel picks up another gift] This one's from Joey... feels like a book. Thinks it's a book... feels like a book. And...
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References Sweet Charity (1969) See more »

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Written by Madonna and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
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The One Where Rachel Finds Out
22 October 2007 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is the last episode of the Friend's first season, and also one of the coolest and most exciting! Joey gets a job in a fertility study as a sperm donor. The work is obviously peaceful and without any big worries, but he is forbidden to have intercourse with any women until the study ends.

It's Rachel's birthday and Monica is doing a barbecue to celebrate her birthday, but Ross needs to go to China for the museum. (And he is going to stay 1 week there)

When Rachel is opening her birthday gifts, Chandler accidentally tells Rachel that Ross is in love with her. Rachel stays worried and wants to talk with Ross, but it is already late.

The episode ends with Rachel thinking about Ross and decided to try to have something with him. She is in the airport waiting for him, but he is with an unknown Asian girl.


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