THE ONE WITH THE INTERVENTION

A.K.A. TOW The Gratuitous Flashback Script

 

 

Written by:†††††††††††††††††††††† eze93@yahoo.com

& The Authors of:†††††† The Pilot; TOW Rachel Finds Out; TOW Ross Finds Out; TOW The Prom Video; TOW The List; TOW Ross & Rachel Take A Break; TO The Morning After, TOW A Chick. And A Duck; TOW Chandler Canít Cry

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Disclaimer: These characters do not belong to me, but to Bright, Kauffman and Crane Productions and Warner Bros. Their use is not intended for profit, only for entertainment.

 

ROSS & RACHELíS APARTMENT

 

Rachel:Look, weíve sent out the invitations already, itís too late.If Joeyís gonna be gone, heís gonna be gone.Itís not my fault.

 

Ross:I want to postpone the wedding until Joey can make it.Joeyís my friend and itís important to me that heís there to stand by my side.

 

Rachel:Weíre not moving the wedding, end of story.

 

Ross (under his breath):Itíd be hard for you to get married if Iím not there.

 

Rachel:What did you say?

 

Ross:Weíre postponing the wedding for Joey.

 

Rachel (getting very mad):No weíre not!Weíre getting married on the 7th and thatís final!

 

Ross:Well have fun marrying air because I wonít be there!

 

Rachel:What?

 

Ross:You heard me, we move the wedding so Joey can make it or there will be no wedding!

 

Rachel:Are you threatening me?!Youíre gonna call off the wedding?You do this and there will never be another wedding, and oh yeah, weíre through!

 

Ross:Call my bluff.

 

Rachel:Weíre not moving the wedding!

 

Ross:Then there is no wedding.Iím sorry.

 

Rachel:Get out!

 

Ross:Sorry, I left last time.Itís your turn.

 

Rachel:If you let me leave, Iím not coming back this time!

 

Ross (calmly):Rachel, all you have to do is move the wedding.Thatís all I want.We can easily get new invitations at my expense.Iíll call all of the guests on the list and tell them that there was an error and that the wedding is the 14th.Iíll take care of all the other arrangements. If you donít love me enough to do that, then maybe we shouldnít be getting married.

 

Rachel:I guess youíre right, maybe we shouldnít get married.(Rachel, who is crying, leaves Ė Ross sits down and cries)

 

OPENING CREDITS

 

CHANDLER & MONICAíS APARTMENT (Rachel knocks on the door Ė Monica answers)

 

Monica:Rachel, what are you doing here?

 

Rachel (sobbing):The weddingís off, your asshole brother and I are finished and I need a place to stay.Can I crash in the guest room?

 

Monica:Sure.Come on in.Tell me exactly what happened.

 

Rachel:Joey needed us to postpone the wedding because he couldnít make it on the 7th.I told Ross we werenít moving the wedding and he flipped.He told me we were postponing the wedding or there would be no wedding.I called his bluff and now thereís no wedding.Thereís no ďusĒ.Thereís nothing.

 

(Chandler emerges from the bedroom)

 

Chandler:MonÖ.oh hey Rachel, whereís Ross?(Rachel buries her head in Monicaís lap)Apparently thatís not a good question.Whatís going on?

 

Monica:Ross and Rachel had a huge fight and Ross called off the wedding.

 

Chandler:Iíll be back.

 

Monica:Whereíre you going?

 

Chandler:To let Joey and Phoebe know.

 

JOEYíS APARTMENT (The next morning.Joey, Chandler, Phoebe and Monica are present)

 

Phoebe:Whereís Rachel?

 

Monica:She went back to her apartment to get some stuff.

 

Joey:Stuff?

 

Monica:Clothes, toothbrush, blow dryer, you know, stuff.

 

Joey:Oh.

 

Chandler:Look, not to be a pain, but I do have to get to work soon so could we get on with this.

 

Joey: Why are you in such a hurry to get to work?Youíre always late.

 

Chandler:I have things to do, people to see.

 

Monica:Ok, look, we have to do something here.I am not going through another Ross and Rachel break-up.We have to get them back together and quickly.

 

Phoebe:What should we do?

 

Monica:I was thinking that we come up with a plan where they have to talk to one another.

 

Joey:I know, I have got handcuffs in my room.Theyíre Courteneyís but I donít think sheíd mind if we use them.

 

Chandler:What do you guys use handcuffs for?Never mind, I donít wanna know.

 

Phoebe:The roof.

 

Chandler:The roof?What about the roof?

 

Phoebe:We could lure them to the roof and then lock them up there.We wonít let them out until theyíve made up.

 

Joey:Ah Pheebs, thatís false imprisonment.Theyíd have us arrested again.No way, Iím not going to jail.

 

Chandler:I like the roof idea.

 

Monica:And here I thought youíd like the handcuffs better.

 

Phoebe:Ok, the roof it is.Chandler and Joey, you guys are responsible for luring Ross up to the roof.Monica and I will bring Rachel.

 

Monica:Iíll talk to Treeger.We donít want him freaking out and calling the cops.Plus, heíll tell me how we can lock the door to the roof once we get them up there.

 

Joey:When is this all gonna happen?

 

Phoebe:Today.Have Ross on the roof by 5.Weíll have Rachel there by 4:45.And Joey, bring the handcuffs.

 

Joey:Why?

 

Phoebe:†† Weíre gonna handcuff them to each other.That way it would be almost impossible for them to climb down the fire escape.

 

Chandler:Phoebe should have been a career criminal.

 

Monica (to Chandler):Weíve got to get some handcuffs.

 

CENTRAL PERK (Rachel, Monica and Phoebe are present)

 

Phoebe:How are you doing Rach?

 

Rachel:I have been better.I went to work but Kim sent me home because I couldnít concentrate.Why did this happen?

 

Monica:I donít know sweetie.

 

Rachel:I mean it was six weeks before the wedding and all of the sudden he wants to postpone the wedding.I mean, he actually thought Iíd agree to postpone the wedding just for Joey?

 

Phoebe:This probably isnít the best time to tell you this, but Joeyís not doing that movie anymore.

 

Rachel:What?!Itís his stupid fault that this all happened!

 

Monica:Rach, calm down.Why donít you just talk to Ross?

 

Rachel:Iím done talking to Ross.I canít do this anymore, itís too hard.

 

Phoebe:No one ever said relationships were easy.

 

Rachel:What do you know?Youíve never had a relationship last longer than six months.

 

Phoebe:Hey! Donít get pissy with me.I didnít do anything.

 

Rachel:Iím sorry Pheebs.God, we were getting along so great.Weíd never been happier.

 

Monica:Itís not too late.

 

Rachel:Yes.Yes it is.

 

Phoebe:You know what we should do?

 

Monica:What?

 

Phoebe:We should have a BBQ on the roof of Monicaís building.Just us girls.

 

Rachel:Maybe some other time Pheebs.I just wanna be alone.

 

Monica:Come on Rach, itíll be fun.Weíll get some margarita mix, ice, tequila and get totally drunk.Letís forget about relationships for one night and letís party.

 

Rachel:I could use a stiff drink.

 

Phoebe:Come on, itíll be girls night out.

 

Rachel:Alright, alright.Girls night out it is.

 

CHANDLER & MONICAíS APARTMENT (Ross, Chandler and Joey are present)

 

Chandler:Letís go up on the roof and heave water balloons off the building.

 

Joey:Yeah, Iíll get us some beer and we can stinkin drunk.

 

Ross:No. Iím going home and going to bed.

 

Chandler:Itís 4:30 in the afternoon.

 

Ross:Look, I just like to sleep.

 

Joey:Same here.

 

Chandler:Heís talking about sleeping alone.

 

Joey:Oh.I donít like that.

 

Chandler (to Ross):Come on Ross.Youíve got to take your mind off Rachel.Itís over.She chose to leave.

 

Joey:Heís right man.

 

Ross:No heís not.Look, I love Rachel.

 

Joey:Then talk to her.

 

Ross:I canít do that.

 

Chandler:Why not?

 

Ross:ĎCause Iím still mad about the whole thing.She thought her friends were more important than mine.

 

Chandler:She said that?

 

Ross:Yeah.

 

Joey:Oh, by the way Ross, I walked off the set of my movie so if you still want to have the wedding on the 7th, then I can make it.

 

Ross:You walked off the set?

 

Joey:Yeah, it was a porno movie.

 

Ross:I postponed my wedding so you could star in a porno movie!I stood up for you man!

 

Joey:Iím sorry Ross, I didnít know it was a porno movie.

 

Ross:I threw away the best thing that has ever happened to me because you wanted to be the lead in a porno movie!

 

Chandler:Look Ross, thereís nothing we can do now.Letís go up to the roof and have some fun, drink a few beers.

 

Ross:Fine.As long as I donít have to see Rachel, thatís fine with me.

 

Joey:Iíll go get the balloons.Chandler, you grab one of Monicaís bras.

 

THE ROOF (Monica, Rachel and Phoebe are present)

 

Rachel:This was a great idea.Thanks for dragging me up here.

 

Monica:Not a problem, you know us girls have to look out for each other.

 

Phoebe:You might not like us much in a half hour.

 

Rachel (to Phoebe):What did you say?

 

Phoebe:I said weíll all be drunk in a half hour.

 

Rachel:Oh.Iím gonna take a walk around the roof.

 

Monica:Just donít jump, itís not that bad Rach.

 

Rachel:†† I promise I wonít jump.

 

(Joey and Chandler enter)

 

Chandler:Hey ladies, howís it hanging?

 

Monica:Whereís Ross?

 

Joey:Heís right behind us.Heíll be here any minute now.Go hide behind the door and when he comes through, make a break for it.

 

Phoebe:Rachelís walking around the roof.Sheíll be back any minute.

 

Chandler:Donít worry about it.Joey and I will get out of here without Rachel seeing us.

 

(Phoebe and Monica go hide behind the door.After 15 seconds, Ross enters onto the roof.We see Monica and Phoebe quickly making their escape)

 

Ross:You guys donít have the coals ready yet?

 

Chandler:The coals!I knew we forget something.Joey, you forgot to bring the coals.

 

Ross:Whereís the grill?

 

Chandler:Damn it!I was suppose to bring the grill.Look Ross, we did remember the beer so why donít you sit down and have a beer and Joey and I will go get the BBQ stuff.

 

Ross:Are you sure you donít need any help?

 

Joey:Positive.Itís a two man job.

 

Ross:I know, but itís Chandler, he only counts as half a man.

 

Chandler:I see youíve gotten your sense of humor back.

 

Joey:Weíll be right back.

 

Ross:Alright.

 

(Chandler and Joey leave, closing and locking the door to the roof behind them.Ross is peering over the edge of the roof as Rachel returns from her stroll.)

 

Rachel:Mon, I need another drink.(Ross turns around)What are you doing here?

 

Ross:I was supposed to be having a BBQ with the guys.They just went to getÖ. (notices the door is now shut)Oh crapÖ.(tries the door)

 

Rachel:What?Whatís wrong?

 

Ross:Those bastards locked us out!

 

Rachel:No!

 

Ross:Yes!

 

Rachel:This is just great. I come up here to party with the girls and now I have to spend my evening with you!

 

Ross:Hey!I didnít want to spend my evening with you either.

 

Rachel:Come on guys, let us out, this isnít funny.

 

(cut to behind the door to the roof)

 

Monica:Weíll let you out when you guys have worked this stupid thing out.

 

Phoebe:That means you donít get off the roof until youíve agreed to get back together.

 

Chandler (to Phoebe)I think that was implied.

 

Phoebe:Oh.

 

Ross:You might as well let us out now, thereís nothing for us to talk about!

 

Rachel:Yeah!

 

Joey:Think of it as sitting in a box and doing some serious thinking.

 

Rachel:When I get off this roof Iím gonna cut your head off Joey and put it in a box!

 

Monica:Look all we want is for you two to realize how important you guys are to each other.Youíre supposed to be together.If youíd review your past, youíd realize it.

 

Phoebe:Weíll back in a few hours.Have fun!

 

Ross:$%#@!

 

Rachel:Like swearing is going to get us off this stupid roof!

 

Ross:Well Iím gonna sit and drink my beer.Go do whatever you want.

 

Rachel:Maybe we should look back at our past.Thereís got to be a reason why we keep ending up together.

 

Ross:Iím not in the mood.

 

Rachel:Would you stop being so God damned stubborn for once and talk to me!

 

Ross:I talk to you.

 

Rachel:No, when things get tough, you run.Are ďweĒ not important to you?

 

Ross:Youíre the one who left.

 

Rachel: You told me to leave.

 

Ross:Do you remember your first night in the City?

 

Rachel:Yeah.You were so nervous to talk to me.

 

THE BEGINNING

 

MONICA & RACHELíS APARTMENT Ė (The Pilot)

Ross: You know you probably didn't know this, but back in high school, I had a, um, major crush on you.

Rachel: I knew.

Ross: You did! Oh.... I always figured you just thought I was Monica's geeky older brother.

Rachel: I did.

Ross: Oh. Listen, do you think- and try not to let my intense vulnerability become any kind of a factor here- but do you think it would be okay if I asked you out? Sometime? Maybe?

Rachel: Yeah, maybe...

Ross: Okay... okay, maybe I will...

MONICA & RACHELíS APARTMENT (TOW Rachel Finds Out)

 

Rachel:Oh my God. He remembered.

 

Phoebe: Remembered what?

 

Rachel: It was like months ago. We were walking by this antique store, and I saw this pin in the window, and I told him it was just like one my grandmother had when I was a little girl. Oh! I can't believe he remembered!

 

Phoebe: Oh, it's so pretty. This must have cost him a fortune.

 

Monica: I can't believe he did this.

 

Chandler: Come on, Ross? Remember back in college, when he fell in love with Carol and bought her that ridiculously expensive crystal duck?

 

Rachel: What did you just say?

 

Chandler: (panicked) ahem... um... Crystal duck.

 

Rachel: Oh.... my God.

CENTRAL PERK Ė TOW Ross Finds Out

Ross: You had no right to tell me you ever had feelings for me.

Rachel: [hurt] What?

Ross: I was doing great with Julie before I found out about you.

Rachel: Hey, I was doin' great before I found out about you. You think it's easy for me to see you with Julie?

Ross: Then you should have said something before I met her.

Rachel: I didn't know then. And how come you never said anything to me.

Ross: There was never a good time.

Rachel: Right, you, you only had a year. We only hung out every night.

Ross: Not, not, not every night. You know, and... and it's not like I didn't try, Rachel, but things got in the way, y'know? Like, like Italian guys or ex-fiances or, or, or Italian guys.

Rachel: Hey, there was one Italian guy, OK, and do you even have a point?

Ross: The point is I... I don't need this right now, OK. It, it's too late, I'm with somebody else, I'm happy. This ship has sailed.

Rachel: Yeah, what're you saying, you just sort of put away feelings or whatever the hell it was you felt for me?

Ross: Hey, I've been doin' it since the ninth grade, I've gotten pretty damn good at it.

Rachel: Alright, fine, you go ahead and you do that, alright Ross.

Ross: Fine.

Rachel: 'Cause I don't need your stupid ship.

Ross: Good.

Rachel: Good. [Ross leaves]

[Rachel gets up and opens the door, yelling after him.]

Rachel: And ya know what, now I've got closure.

[Rachel slams the door and locks it. She sits down, visibly upset. She puts her head in her hands and begins to cry. Ross comes back and is standing outside the window. When Rachel regroups and gets back up to finish closing, she sees him. She smiles. She goes to open the door and can't get the lock undone.]

Ross: Try the bottom one.

[She opens the door and they kiss.]

THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING (Ross and Rachel are talking and drinking beer)

Ross:Do you remember the day we finally got together?It was the day you told me to accept the fact that weíd never be together.

Rachel:Sometimes I wish that I had been right.

Ross:Seriously?

Rachel:No.I was so touched by your gesture to take me to the prom.How could I resist you?

THE GOOD

MONICA & RACHELíS APARTMENT (TOW The Prom Video)

ROSS: OK, you guys, ya know, I think we've seen enough, let's turn it off.

ALL: No, no, no.

ROSS: OK, fine, well I'm not gonna watch, alright.

MR. GELLER: C'mon kid, let's go.

MRS. GELLER: Ahh, are you handsome.

MR. GELLER: [going downstairs] Rachel, ready or not, here comes your knight in shining. . . oh no. [Chip has shown up and the four are leaving]

RACHEL, MONICA, ROY, and CHIP: Bye.

MONICA: I can't believe you did that.

ROSS: Yeah, well.

[Rachel, seeing what he did for her, gets up, walks across the room, and kisses Ross]

THE MUSEUM Ė (TOW Ross & RachelÖ.You Know)

Ross: Listen, I'm sorry I had to work tonight.

Rachel: Oh it's OK. You were worth the wait, and I don't just mean tonight.

[They kiss and start undressing. As Rachel tries to pull off Ross's tie she catches it in his mouth. Then they roll across the fur rug.]

Rachel: Ah, oh God. Oh, honey, oh that's OK.

Ross: What? Oh no, you just rolled over the juice box.

THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING (Ross and Rachel are talking and looking at the skyline)

 

Rachel:Yeah, when we were first dating, it was great.Of course, that got all ruined when you slept with the Copy Girl.

 

Ross:Iíll never live that one down, will I?

 

Rachel:I donít think so.

 

Ross:But maybe that wouldnít have happened if you hadnít decided that your work was more important than me.

 

Rachel:I realize that now.Thatís why I forgave you.Of course, I had to forgive you for that stupid list you made with Joey and Chandler first.

 

THE BAD

 

MONICA & RACHELíS APARTMENT Ė TOW The List

Ross: Rachel, come on, look, I know how you must feel.

Rachel: [near tears] No, you don't, Ross. Imagine the worst things you think about yourself. Now, how would you feel if the one person that you trusted the most in the world not only thinks them too, but actually uses them as reasons not to be with you.

Ross: No, but, but I wanna be with you in spite of all those things.

Rachel: Oh, well, that's, that's mighty big of you, Ross. [to the others] I said don't go!

Ross: You know what? You know what? If, things were the other way around, there's nothing you could put on a list that would ever make me not want to be with you.

Rachel: Well, then, I guess that's the difference between us. See, I'd never make a list.

MONICA & RACHELíS APARTMENT Ė (TOW Ross & Rachel Take a Break)

 

Ross: Is this about Mark?

Rachel: (shocked) Oh my God.

Ross: Okay, itís not, itís not.

Rachel: Oh my God. I cannot keep having this same fight over and over again, Ross, no, youíre, youíre, youíre making this too hard.

Ross: Oh Iím, Iím making this too hard. Okay, what do you want me to do.

Rachel: I donít know, I donít know. Urrrgh! Look, maybe we should take a break.

Ross: Okay, okay, fine, youíre right. Letís ah, letís take a break, (goes to the door) letís cool off, okay, letís get some frozen yogurt, or something.. (opens the door)

Rachel: No. (Ross is standing in the doorway.) A break from us.

(Ross looks at her, then leaves slamming the door behind him.)

 

MONICA & CHANDLERíS APARTMENT Ė (TO The Morning After)

 

Ross: Look, look, thereís got to be a way we can work past this. Okay, (takes a hold of one of her arms.) I canít imagine, I canít imagine my life without you. (Both of them are starting to cry.) Without, without these arms, and your face, and this heart. Your good heart Rach, (drops to his knees and hugs her around her waist) and, and....

Rachel: (crying) No. I canít, youíre a totally different person to me now. I used to think of you as somebody that would never, ever hurt me, ever. God, and now I just canít stop picturing with her, I canít, (Ross stands up and backs away) it doesnít matter what you say, or what you do, Ross. Itís just changed, everything. Forever.

[We see the rest of them are now crying.]

Ross: (crying) Yeah, but this canít be it, I mean.

(pause)

Rachel: Then how come it is?

 

THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING (Ross and Rachel are on their backs looking at the stars)

 

Rachel:Even after we broke up, you always did find a way to care for me.

 

Ross:I just felt so foolish for cheating on you.I just wanted you back.My heart ached for you.I married Emily because I wanted an escape from you.

 

Rachel:What?

 

Ross:I was hoping that if I married Emily, Iíd forget about how much I still loved you.

 

Rachel:How come you never told me that before?

 

Ross:You never asked.

 

THE MENDING OF HEARTS

MONICA & RACHELíS APARTMENT Ė (TOW The Chick & A Duck)

Rachel: What thing? What is this thing?

Ross: I was kinda, supposed to be on TV tonight for The Discovery Channel.

Rachel: Oh my God!

Ross: Yeah.

Rachel: Ross, why didnít you tell me that?

Ross: Eh, Ďcause I knew that if I told you, youíd make me go, and I knew you needed someone to be with you tonight. Come on. Come on.

Rachel: I cannot believe you.

Ross: What?

Rachel: That is the sweetest thing, I just....

(They both look at each other for a while)

THE BEACH HOUSE Ė (TO At The Beach)

Rachel:Ross, do you think itís easy for me to see you with somebody else?

Ross: Y'know, hey! Youíre the one who ended it, remember?

Rachel: Yeah, because I was mad at you, not because I stopped loving you!

Ross: You still love me?

Rachel: Noo.

Ross: You still love me.

Rachel: Oh, y-yeah, so, you-you love me!

Ross: Noo, nnnnn. What does this mean? What do you, I mean do you wanna, get back together?

Rachel: Noo! Maybe! I, I donít know. Ross, I still canít forgive you for what you did, I canít, I just, but sometimes when Iím with you I just, I feel so...

Ross: What?!

Rachel: I just, I feel, I-I just...

Ross: What?

Rachel: I feel...

(Ross leans in and kisses her. They both look at each other for a moment, and then embrace in a more passionate kiss, only to be interrupted by Joey and Chandler coming outside.)

MONICA & CHANDLERíS APARTMENT - (TOW Chandler Canít Cry)

Ross: (To Rachel) You uh, you may have been right about Jill.

Rachel: Oh! I knew it! What happened?

Ross: Umm, she kissed me.

Rachel: What?! You kissed!

Chandler: (To Monica) Maybe we should give them some privacy.

Monica: (To Chandler) Shhhh!!!

Ross: Look, I uh, I tried not to kiss her, okay?

Rachel: Well, it doesnít sound like it! I mean, itís pretty easy not to kiss someone, you just donít kiss them! See look at us, right now, not kissing!

Ross: Let me finish, okay? She started kissing me and-and I didnít stop it. I guess I-I just wasnít thinkingÖ

Rachel: Yeah thatís right you werenít thinking! Yíknow what? Let me give you something to think about! (She pulls up her sleeves and steps towards him.)

Ross: Oh waitóhold it! But then I started thinking and I stopped the kissing.

Rachel: Oh, well thank you for taking your tongue out of my sisterís mouth long enough to tell me that.

Ross: Look I-I realize if anything were to happen with me and Jill then nothing could ever happen with us!

Rachel: What?!

Ross: No, I mean, look I donít know if anything is going to happen with us, again. Ever. But I donít want to know that it-it never could. So I stopped it and she got mad and broke my projector.

Rachel: Wow. I, I donít even know what to say. Thank you. (Gently kicks him.)

Ross: Youíre welcome. (Gently kicks her back.)

(Chandler starts crying.)

Monica: Oh my God! Are-are you crying?

Chandler: (crying hysterically) I just donít see why those two canít work things out!

THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING (Ross and Rachel are talking and looking at the skyline)

 

Rachel:Do you remember how we got back together?

 

Ross:As I recall you went on a drinking binge.

 

Rachel:Thatís only because you lied to me saying that you didnít love me anymore.

 

Ross:I do think that you planted those stupid dreams in my subconscious.

 

Rachel:Hey, youíre the one who stood up Rebecca at the airport.

 

THE REUNION

 

MONICA & CHANDLERíS APARTMENT Ė The Balcony (TOW Rossís Dreams)

Ross: Why do we keep doing this?

Rachel: Doing what?

Ross: This. Never being able to move on. We stopped dating over three years ago yet we still act like we're dating.

PHOEBE & RACHEL'S APARTMENT (it's 11 pm and Rachel and Phoebe are in their rooms. There is a knock on the door and Rachel emerges to answer the door).

Rachel (speaking to the door): Who is it?

Ross: It's Ross.

(Rachel opens the door)

Rachel: What are you doing here, aren't you suppose to be on a plane to Ecuador?

Ross: Something came up.

Rachel: What?

Ross: You. (Ross takes Rachel in his arms and kisses her)

Rachel (mad): What do you think you're doing? You just don't waltz in here and kiss me like that.

Ross: I love you.

Rachel: And that's suppose to change everything? (pause) What did you say?

Ross: I love you.

Rachel (near tears): Don't play with my heart Ross. One minute you're flying off to Ecuador with some woman and the next you're standing before me telling me that you love me.

Ross: Rachel, I love you. That's why I didn't go to Ecuador. That's why I have been having all of those dreams about you. That's why I can't stand it when I see you with another guy. That's why you're the reason I live. I'm sorry that I denied my feelings for you when you told me that you were still in love with me and wanted to get back together. I was afraid. I couldn't stand losing you if we were to fail again.

ROSS & RACHELíS APARTMENT Ė TOW Rachelís Mistake

Ross: Do you want to know why I am so angry and hurt?

Rachel: Please.

Ross: You destroyed all of my trust in you. I can't believe I'm going to tell you this but, butÖ

Rachel: What?

Ross: Tonight, (long pause) tonight I was going to ask you to marry me.

(Rachel stands stunned and her face is ashen white. She starts to cry again)

Rachel: And you're not going to ask me now?

Ross: What do you think? What would you do in my shoes?

(cut to later)

Rachel: Damn it Ross! I didn't kiss him. He kissed me. I was as surprised as you.

Ross: And yet you told him it was ok and that you'd see him later. You didn't even tell him that you were involved with someone after he kissed you. You let him walk away thinking you really liked him.

Rachel: Yes, I screwed up. I should have told him. Can't you understand? I was caught completely off guard.

Ross: I can't do this anymore. We never have a normal relationship. Something always happens.

Rachel: There are no normal relationships Ross. This is life. Things happen.

Ross: Apparently.

Rachel: Is that all you're going say?

Ross: What do you want me to say?

Rachel: I want you to forgive me and I want you to keep our relationship going. I want to be your wife. I want to grow old with you. If it means quitting my job to show you how much you mean to me, I will, just say the word.

Ross: You'd quit your job?

Rachel: Yes.

(Cut to later. Ross is on one knee and is holding Rachelís.)

Ross: Rachel, I love you more than I have ever loved anyone. Well except maybe my Mom and Monica, but they're family.

Rachel: Ross!

Ross: Rachel, what I am trying to say is thisÖyou are my life. I have loved you since the 9th grade and ever since then I have been preparing for this moment, hoping that someday I could ask you this. Of course I never figured I do this on a day that I caught you kissing another guy- even if it was just a mistake. (Ross reaches into his pocket and pulls out a small black box) Rachel Karen Green, will you marry me?

Rachel: Oh my god, yes. Yes, I'll marry you. (Ross stands up and embraces a crying Rachel)

THE ROOF(The flashbacks are finished.Ross and Rachel are sitting next to one another up against the door)

 

Rachel:It seems like yesterday that you asked me to marry you.

 

Ross:What a mistake that was.

 

Rachel:What?Well #!@$ you too!

 

Ross:Calm down Rach, I was kidding.

 

Rachel:Oh.Did you hear about Joeyís movie?

 

Ross:The porn movie that he walked off the set?

 

Rachel:Yeah, I guess the 7th is open again.

 

Ross:What are you saying?

 

Rachel:Do you still wanna marry me?

 

Ross:I dunno.It still bothers me that you think your friends are more important then mine.

 

Rachel (hurt):†† I never said that.

 

Ross:You implied it though.

 

Rachel:Your friends are my friends Ross, I love Joey and Chandler as much as you do.

 

Ross:Then why wouldnít you postpone the wedding for me?

 

Rachel:ĎCause everything was already planned.It would have required too much work to postpone it.

 

Ross:I told you I wouldíve handled it.

 

Rachel:The point is Ross, I didnít wait any longer than I had to to marry you.

 

Ross:I never looked at it that way.

 

(Long Period of Silence)

 

Rachel:Well?

 

Ross:Well what?

 

Rachel:Do you still love me?

 

Ross:I never stopped.

 

Rachel:So will you marry me on July 7th?

 

Ross:Maybe.

 

Rachel:Ross!

 

Ross:Ok fine, weíll get married on July 7th.But if Joey gets another lead in a porno movie, weíre postponing the wedding.

 

Rachel:Iíll take those odds.

 

(From behind the door)

 

Monica:How are you guys doing?

 

Rachel:The weddingís back on.

 

Ross:Open the friggin door!

 

Chandler (to Joey):Ross is mad.

 

Joey:You think?Heís been stuck on the roof for four hours.

 

Phoebe:Do you guys promise to be nice to us if we open the door?

 

Ross:No!

 

Rachel:Just open the door!

 

Chandler (to Monica):Should we open the door?

 

Monica:Are you guys back together?

 

Rachel:No!Weíre just gonna get married on the 7th for the fun of it!

 

Monica:Letís let them out.(to Ross and Rachel)Just remember, we did this for you guys.You belong together.

 

(Monica opens the door)

 

Rachel (to Phoebe and Monica):Thanks for opening the door.The stuff is still out there, but Iím not bringing it downstairs.You guys get it.

 

Phoebe:Fine.

 

Ross (to Chandler and Joey):The same goes for you two.You guys get the cooler.

 

Joey:Alrighty!

 

(Monica, Phoebe, Chandler and Joey go onto the roof to get their stuff)

 

Ross (shutting the door to the stairwell):Now you find out what itís like to spend four hours on the roof.

 

Rachel:Bye guys, weíll be back later.

 

(Ross shuts the door)

 

Chandler/Joey/Monica:No!

 

Phoebe:Those bastards tricked us!

 

CLOSING CREDITS

 

ROSS & RACHELíS APARTMENT(Ross and Rachel are in bed)

 

Rachel:I love you.

 

Ross:I love you too.

 

Rachel:Oh @#$%!

 

Ross:What?

 

Rachel:We forgot to get the guys off the roof.

 

The End