Friends: Season 3, Episode 15

The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (13 Feb. 1997)

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After a bitter fight with Rachel, Ross ends up sleeping with another woman. Phoebe dates a Diplomat who needs an interpretor to speak with her.

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Phoebe dates an East European UN diplomat Sergei and asks Monica to join them at a restaurant to keep his translator company as Sergei cannot speak Enlgish. When Ross brings a picnic to Rachel's office, Rachel becomes fed up with Ross's neediness and suggests they take a break. Ross seeks comfort in the bar where Joey and Chandler are trying to impress Chloe, the copy-girl they both have a crush on. Ross and Rachel are trying to make up on the phone when Ross hears Mark, who insisted he come over. Mark, knowing Rachel is on the phone with Ross, makes his voice audible to him so Ross assumes the worst and hangs up on Rachel. He then has one too many beers and sleeps with Chloe. Written by Marshall

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In the heat of her argument with Ross, Rachel defends the long hours she has been putting in at her job by saying "do you know that this is the first time in my life I'm doing something I'm actually good at?!" Oddly enough, almost all of Rachel's work situations we had seen up to that point could be described as a disaster. Case in point: "I think I just shipped 3,000 bras to personnel!" See more »

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Chandler Bing: I thought tonight was your big anniversary dinner.
Ross Geller: Yeah, there's been a little change of plans. We're breaking up instead.
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Douglas this is for you...
9 February 2014 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

I think this is a great episode, it is something that often happens to couples. So it's good to see everyones favourite show enlighten us on it. In this case Ross and Rachel have another huge argument and agree to just take a break. However both misinterpret what it actually means. Ross goes out to party and ends up feeling almost single and this he clearly states to his close friends. Rachel wouldn't and doesn't do the same as to her a break means still being together. Which I think is a ridiculous concept. However I understand that if you were truly single you'd have broken up. Which is why nothing happened between us that night.

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