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The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel 

Monica and Chandler try to tell Rachel and Joey that they're moving in together. Phoebe thinks that Ross didn't get the annulment because he still loves Rachel.



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Episode cast overview:
Monica Geller (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)
Janelle Paradee ...


Chandler and Monica tell everyone they're going to move in together. Rachel is happy because she thinks the three of them will live together. Ross decides to get the annulment because people think he is still in love with Rachel and that's why he doesn't want to get divorced, but he needs Rachel to annul it and thus has to tell her they're still married. Monica tells Rachel that she and Chandler want to live together on their own. Monica is surprised that Rachel doesn't seem upset at all. Rachel isn't upset because she doesn't think they're gonna go through with it but Monica tells her it really is gonna happen and Rachel cries her eyes out. Ross is about to tell Rachel about their marriage, but she is upset and he just hugs Rachel to comfort her instead. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance


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30 September 1999 (USA)  »

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There's no way that Monica would have tolerated Rachel painting her toenails with her feet ON the big white couch. Conceivably she may have been so preoccupied with eliciting an emotion from Rachel about her and Chandler moving in together that she ignored it, but in general terms that's a transgression that's so severe it's doubtful Rachel would have attempted it in the first place. Remember that when Phoebe was Monica's room-mate, she couldn't sleep because she got an ink dot on one of the couch cushions. See more »


Joey: So, Ross and Rachel got married, Monica and Chandler almost got married, do you think you and I should hook up?
Phoebe Buffay: Oh we do, but not just yet.
Joey: Really? Well, when?
Phoebe Buffay: Okay umm, well, first Chandler and Monica will get married and be filthy rich by the way. Yeah. But it won't work out.
Joey: Wow.
Phoebe Buffay: I know. Then, I'm gonna marry Chandler for the money and you'll marry Rachel and have the beautiful kids.
Joey: Great!
Phoebe Buffay: But then we ditch those two and that's when we get married. We'll have Chandler's money and Rachel's ...
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Monica and Chandler are going to live together!
29 May 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Phoebe insists that Ross loves Rachel, and Ross tells Phoebe that he didn't ask the annulment of his and Rachel's marriage. Phoebe doesn't agree with the situation, but Ross makes her promise to keep this secret for a while.

Ross' lawyer advices him to do therapy because of his divorce issues and tells Ross that Rachel needs to be present for the annulment,making Ross stays in a terrible situation, since he told Rachel that he asked the annulment.

Chandler and Monica are nervous to tell Joey and Rachel about Chandler moving to Monica's house. Joey stays upset when Chandler tells him that he is going to live with Monica, but Rachel thinks that they three will live in Monica's house. When Monica tells Rachel that only Monica and Chandler are going to live in the house, Rachel accepts without any problem, making Monica think that Rachel doesn't care about their friendship(Specially because Joey stayed very upset to know that Chandler will move).

Rachel tells Monica that she doesn't cry because she doesn't believe that Chandler and Monica are in fact going to live together, but Monica tells her that it is going to happen for real.

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