Erica gives birth, but there's one small added surprise. Ross realizes that he still loves Rachel.
The friends throw Rachel a small going away party and she proceeds to say goodbye to each of her friends individually.
Ross tries to get Rachel rehired at Ralph Lauren. Phoebe discovers that Joey's agent Estelle has died, but doesn't want to tell him. Chandler and Monica run into Janice.
Monica and Chandler bring Joey on a visit to their house. Phoebe learns that she can change her name to whatever she wants. Rachel has an interview, but it doesn't go as planned.
Phoebe tries to teach Joey to speak French for an audition. Ross and Rachel head out to Long Island after her dad has a heart attack.
Phoebe asks Joey to give her away at her wedding. Monica's the wedding planner and she's driving Phoebe nuts. Chandler and Ross discover at the rehearsal dinner that neither of them has a part in the wedding. However, Mike needs to replace a groomsman, so he lets Phoebe choose one of them, although she gives the job to Rachel. Joey takes his role as the bride's dad way too seriously. Phoebe fires Monica. The day of the wedding, New York is hit with the worst snowstorm its seen in 20 years. Phoebe rehires Monica, and the wedding ends up taking place in the street outside of Central Perk. When the priest can't make it, Joey steps in for him, and Chandler gives the bride away, while groomsman Ross is stuck taking care of Mike's old dog. MORE -LESS
Phoebe's bachelorette party features a rather unexpected surprise when the stripper shows up. Joey is on ""Pyramid."" Chandler and Ross flash back to 1987 to reflect on a pact they made when they were in college.
Phoebe and Rachel catch Chandler getting into a car with a blonde woman and think he's having an affair. It turns out that the woman was Monica and Chandler's realtor, and the two are buying a house in Westchester. The friends reminisce about their good times in the apartment.
Monica and Chandler travel to Ohio to meet a potential mother for their child, but they're put in an uncomfortable situation when the mom-to-be thinks they're a reverend and doctor. Joey's date picks food off his plate. Rachel picks out an outfit for Ross to wear on a date, but accidentally gives him the bag with her purchases instead.
After Monica announces that she's not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, Phoebe talks her back into it. Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey are all late to the dinner, thanks to a baby beauty contest and a Rangers game, so Monica and Chandler lock them out. The gang is united again when Monica gets a phone call informing her that a pregnant girl from Ohio has selected her to adopt her unborn baby. MORE -LESS
Phoebe and Mike struggle over their decision to donate their wedding fund to charity. Ross discovers Rachel's irrational fear of swings. The adoption worker in charge of deciding the fate of Monica and Chandler's adoption hopes had a one-night-stand with Joey where he never called her back. Monica and Chandler are approved for adoption.
Rachel and Monica fight over who will receive an ugly painting from Phoebe's apartment when Mike wants her to get rid of it. Chandler gets on Joey's bad side when he lies about watching Joey's audition tape. Ross is up for a big grant, although Charlie's ex-boyfriend is in charge of who gets it. Dr. Hobart tries to trade--Ross breaks up with Charlie and he'll get the grant. Eventually, Charlie and Dr. Hobart reconcile after he reveals his feelings for her. MORE -LESS
Monica and Chandler solicit Joey to write a letter to the adoption agency on their behalf. Joey discovers the thesaurus. Rachel's sister Amy visits and moves in with Rachel and Joey. She babysits Emma and gets the little girl's ears pierced. On their first anniversary, Phoebe spoils Mike's plans to propose, so she proposes to him. That doesn't go well, but the two get engaged anyway. MORE -LESS
It's baby Emma's first birthday and Rachel won't let the party start until Emma wakes from her nap. However, everybody has places to be: Monica and Chandler want to leave for a weekend getaway in Vermont, Phoebe has a massage client, and Joey has an audition.
Joey and Rachel's first date goes well, until they return to their apartment and discover that everything's awkward. They decide that they make better friends than lovers and call off their relationship. Monica and Phoebe try to avoid their annoying friend Amanda, who has returned from living in London with a fake British accent. Ross gets a spray-on tan. MORE -LESS
Ross puts on a convincing front and invites Joey and Rachel to dine on fajitas with him and Charlie. He quickly gets drunk and embarrasses everyone. After Rachel and Charlie leave, Joey spends the night and the two talk in the morning. Ross tells Joey he'll work on getting used to him and Rachel. Meanwhile, Frank Jr. visits with his kids and tries to talk Phoebe into taking one of the triplets. Also, Chandler and Monica visit some friends of Phoebe's to learn about adoption. However, Chandler accidentally tells their son something he didn't know - that he's adopted. MORE -LESS
Monica, Chandler and Phoebe discover that they can eavesdrop on Ross & Charlie and Joey & Rachel through the walls of the hotel. Both new couples decide to wait before proceeding with their relationships, until the men can talk to each other. Ross tells Joey on the plane ride back to New York, but Joey can't quite yet. Later, Ross walks in on Joey and Rachel kissing. Meanwhile, Monica combats her poofy hair by getting corn rows put in, and Phoebe discovers that Mike has a girlfriend. MORE -LESS