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Friends is a sit com about three guys and three girls living in New York who become best friends. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey deal with life's adversities together. NBC 1994-2004

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Episode 2 - TOW the Sonogram At The End

29 March 2012

Synopsis: Ross discovers his ex-wife Carol is pregnant with his baby. He has to tell his parents who don’t yet know that he is divorced. He then has to go to the OB-GYN with Carol and her new partner Susan. Meanwhile Rachel has to return her engagement ring to her ex-fiancée Barry.

The Good: A very well plotted episode as Ross and Rachel face similar (but quite different) emotional confrontations. Ross is excellent as he goes through the transition of first hearing the shocking news, to telling other people, to finally becoming a part of a new family. He manages to easily convey all these emotions including his bitterness toward Susan and inject humour into all of it. Monica is great as well, her relationship with her parents is nicely portrayed and her affectionate moments with Ross add a layer of realism to her troubles. Rachel is fine as she whines about going to meet Barry, then realises he has moved on. That scene is very clever as the presence of Barry’s young patient being present keeps things light. The range of emotions the characters portray while still keeping things funny is impressive. The other three friends all have their moments as well adding laughs to what is a serious episode.

The Bad: Nothing really. You could critique the lack of big comedy moments but that is not what this is about.

Best Line:
(Ro – to parents) “Carol’s a lesbian. She’s living with a woman named Susan. She’s pregnant with my child. And she and Susan are going to raise the baby.”
(Judy Gellar – to M) “And you knew about this?”

Best Friend: Ross

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