A drunken Rachel calls Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. Meanwhile, Monica keeps busy by being Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe constantly wonders why her current boyfriend won't sleep with her.
With help from Chandler and Joey, Ross makes a list of pros and cons to decide whether to be with Julie or Rachel. Meanwhile, Monica gets a job making dessert with a disgusting synthetic chocolate substitute.
Ross goes to visit Marcel whilst on a trip to California and discovers he is working in commercials. Joey receives a fan letter from an attractive but unstable woman. Phoebe is asked to sing for children at a library.
Monica becomes infatuated with a friend of her parents when she caters a party for him. Ross and Rachel go on their first date. Joey and Chandler refuse to move when they get a new TV and two armchairs.
Joey and Chandler's friendship is jeopardized when Joey decides to move out. Monica worries about her parents finding out about her relationship with Richard when they attend a party together. Rachel and Phoebe go to get tattoos.
Joey's soap opera character is killed off after he brags in an interview that he writes his own lines. Chandler is unnerved by Eddie's strange behavior, while Ross and Rachel compare their past lovers as do Richard and Monica.
Chandler demands that Eddie move out, however he doesn't seem to get the message. Meanwhile, a book on empowerment for women inspires the girls. In order to pay his bills, Ross convinces Joey to audition for a role he doesn't want.
Phoebe's world view is shattered when she learns how Old Yeller really ends. Monica becomes jealous when Richard starts hanging out with Chandler and Joey. Rachel panics when she learns that Ross has planned their whole life together.
Chandler and Ross run into two bullies at Central Perk. Monica tries her luck at the stock market to avoid taking a job at a 1950s themed diner. Phoebe drives upstate for a second time to meet her father while Joey and Rachel accompany her.
Rachel reluctantly agrees to be maid of honor at her ex-fiancé Barry's wedding. Monica ponders her future with Richard. Joey has to practice kissing guys to get a role in Warren Beatty's new movie but Ross and Chandler are unwilling to help him.