Rachel waits patiently at the airport for Ross, not knowing he is returning with a new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Phoebe is persuaded to cut Monica's hair and Chandler has an unpleasant experience with Joey's tailor.
Ross is grossed out by Carol's breast milk and Rachel is uncomfortable with Monica's growing friendship with Julie. Meanwhile, Joey competes with a fellow cologne spritzer..
After Mr. Heckles dies, Chandler discovers eerie similarities between the man and his own life. Ross and Phoebe argue over the progression of evolution.
The gang is amazed to learn that Phoebe married a gay Canadian ice dancer to help him get his green card. Ross seeks relationship advice from Rachel.
Income issues divide the friends: the well-off Ross, Chandler and Monica versus the not-so-well-off Phoebe, Rachel and Joey.
Chandler and Joey baby-sit Ben when Ross has an allergic reaction and has to go to the hospital. Phoebe loses her Central Perk singing gig to a professional singer.
A drunken Rachel calls Ross and reveals her feelings for him on his answering machine. Meanwhile, Monica finds work as Chandler's personal trainer and Phoebe has a hard time trying to get her boyfriend to sleep with her.
Ross must choose between Rachel and Julie and enlists Joey and Chandler's help in making a pros and cons list. Meanwhile, Monica gets a job making food with a synthetic chocolate substitute.
Phoebe tracks down her real father. Chandler and Joey wait too late to shop for presents and Monica tips people using home-baked cookies.
Monica gets back together with 'Fun Bobby.' Rachel starts dating a guy named Russ who bears an uncanny resemblance to Ross.
Rachel's mom comes to visit with big news. Monica caters Carol and Susan's wedding. Phoebe becomes 'possessed' by the spirit of a recently deceased client.
Ross goes to visit Marcel while on a trip to California. Joey gets his first fan letter from an attractive but unstable woman. Phoebe is asked to sing for the children at the library.
Ross finds Marcel on the set of a new movie, where Chandler bumps into a former schoolmate. Meanwhile, Rachel and Monica compete for the affections of Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The gang watches a home video from the night of Monica and Rachel's prom. Joey gives Chandler a hideous bracelet.
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 decides to move out. Rachel and Phoebe decide to get tattoos. Monica worries about her parents finding out that she is dating Richard.
Phoebe is discovered by a record producer who wants to make "Smelly Cat" into a music video. Ross's new relationship with Rachel makes Monica feel like she's living with her brother again. Chandler gets a new roommate.
Joey's faces consequences 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.
Creeped out by his bizarre new roommate, Chandler demands he move out. Joey has trouble coming to terms with the change in his lifestyle. A new book on empowerment for women inspires the girls.
Phoebe's world view is shattered when she learns how "Old Yeller" really ends. Monica becomes jealous when Richard begins hanging out with Joey and Chandler. 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.
The gang plans a surprise party for Rachel, but the real surprise is when both of her estranged parents show up for the same party.
Phoebe catches chicken pox just as an old flame arrives in town on leave from the Navy. Joey gets a job at Chandler's office. Monica is upset that Richard doesn't have any quirks.
Rachel agrees to be maid of honor at her ex-fiancé's wedding. To get a role in Warren Beatty's new movie, Joey needs to practice kissing guys. Monica ponders her future with Richard.