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The One with Rachel's Going Away Party 

As Rachel prepares to move to Paris, Monica throws a going-away party for her. Rachel privately talks to everyone during the party except for Ross. Ross gets upset, and tells her that he at... See full summary »



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Monica Geller-Bing (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Joey Tribbiani (as Matt Le Blanc)


As Rachel prepares to move to Paris, Monica throws a going-away party for her. Rachel privately talks to everyone during the party except for Ross. Ross gets upset, and tells her that he at least deserves a goodbye because of their history. Rachel goes over his apartment, and tells him the reason she did not say goodbye was because it was too hard. That he was more important to her than the others. Then they share a romantic kiss. Meanwhile, Joey and Chandler are putting packing around their head, and hitting each other. Chandler finds handcuffs in the guest room, and assumes they are Monica's, Phoebe's, or Rachel's. They turn out to be Monica and Ross's grandma's handcuffs. Written by Anonymous

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29 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Last episode to begin with "The One." See more »


Chandler finds some racy pictures of Monica's grandmother and shows them to Monica. Moments later, Erica comes in and Chandler takes the photos from Monica. The camera changes angles and the photos have now disappeared from Chandler's hands. See more »


Rachel Green: You really think I didn't say "good-bye" because I don't care?
Dr. Ross Geller: That's what it seemed like.
Rachel Green: I cannot believe that after ten years, you do not know *one* thing about me!
Dr. Ross Geller: Fine! That why didn't you say something?
Rachel Green: Because it is too damn hard, Ross! I cannot even begin to explain to you how much I am going to miss you! When I think about not seeing you everyday, it makes me not want to go! Okay? So if you think that, that I didn't say "good-bye" to you because you don't mean as much to me as everyone...
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References Girls Gone Wild on Campus 2 (2003) See more »

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Erica is going to have the babies!
21 May 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Rachel is decided to go to Paris and already packed everything. She wants to say goodbye to all the Friends one by one. Ross stays upset that he is the only one who doesn't receive a personal goodbye, and he confronts Rachel about her attitude. She says that saying goodbye to him is the hardest thing to do, and they end up sleeping together.

Erica comes to New York, since in two weeks she will not be able to travel. Monica and Chandler are packing their things too, since they are moving to their new house very soon. While looking in the closets, Chandler finds handcuffs and stays upset thinking they are from Monica. They all stay thinking to who the handcuffs belongs, but they discover that they were from Monica's grandmother.

Erica starts to feel labor pains. The baby is coming and they run to the hospital.

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