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The One Where Rachel Is Late 

Rachel becomes extremely irritable when her pregnancy is overdue by eight days, which leads to a bet between Monica and Phoebe. Meanwhile, Joey invites Chander to the screening of his new movie.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
June Gable ...


Rachel is getting tired of being pregnant and is in a bad mood, wanting the baby to arrive. The gang are scared of Rachel's temper, but they show great tolerance to her. Joey's big movie premiere is going to take place that night. Everyone except Rachel wants to go, but Estelle tells Joey that she only has one ticket because she sold the rest on Ebay. Joey picks Chandler because of all the support that he has given to his career. Later, Monica and Phoebe are betting about the date that Rachel's baby will born. Meanwhile, Joey and Chandler are in the movie premiere and towards the end Joey sees that Chandler has fallen asleep. Angry, Joey asks Chandler some questions about the movie. Chandler doesn't answer any of them, and Joey confronts him about falling asleep. Joey is disposed to pay back all the money that Chandler lent to him. him. Later, Rachel and Ross are visiting the doctor and they ask for some home remedies that help to induce labor. The doctor says that there're many, like... Written by Alejandro Frias

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Comedy | Romance


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9 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Ben Shephard: The British television host makes an uncredited cameo appearance as the man with the microphone at Joey's premiere. Shephard was on set to present a behind-the-scenes feature for GMTV. See more »


Rachel becomes pregnant shortly before Monica and Chandler's wedding, which is May 15th (according to 'The One With the Cheap Wedding Dress') - this would put her due date somewhere around December or January. However, as Rachel nears her due date she is dressed for summer weather and talks about it being "100 degrees" outside. See more »


Dr. Ross Geller: Rach, you ready to go?
Rachel Green: [from the bathroom] IN A MINUTE!
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References Sleeping Beauty (1959) See more »

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Rachel is moody because the baby didn't arrive
23 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joey shows the poster from the movie of the first World War that he acted and it's premiere is in the next week. Joey invites all the Friends to go to the Premiere, but Rachel can't go since her labor will be some days before the premiere. Stelle calls Joey and tells him that he will only have one ticket to bring who he wants, so he decides to pick Chandler to go, because of all the Friends, Chandler was the one who always supported him in his career, not only paying many of his courses and photo sessions, but also motivating him.

Rachel is moody that many days already passed and the baby still didn't come . She starts to annoy everybody, and all the Friends are avoiding to make her angry. Monica and Phoebe start a bet for when the baby will born, and Rachel's doctor recommend her to make sex to help her with the contractions. Rachel gives Ross the idea of them making sex to help her relax, but he is against to it, since he thinks it will bring a lot of trouble to their relationship.

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