TOW The Regrets - Part I
This fanfic takes place at the beginning
of season 5. I didn't like the way they
dealt with R&R story so I've decided
to create a new one. In my
story, Ross flies to Greece with Rachel
and Emily never shows up at the airport.
It starts in the plane.
London International Airport
Rachel entered the plane before Ross because
he went back to get his jacket. Rachel is
sitting on her chair when the fly attendant
Fly Attendant: Can I get you anything, Miss?
Rachel: Oh, yes, I will have a glass of the
Merlot and uh, (points to Ross's seat) he
will have a white wine spritzer.
Fly attendant: Ok (she leaves)
Ross arrives and seats next to Rachel.
Rachel: Ross, I ordered a white wine for you,
is that ok?
Ross: Oh, of course. Thanks Rach. You remembered
it is one of my favorite drinks.
Ross smiles at Rachel and she smiles back,
trying not to show her real feelings.
Rachel: Yeah.... anyway, how are you feeling?
Ross: Well, I guess I'm all right, if I pretend
nothing happened. (looks down)
Rachel looks down too for a moment and then
tries to comfort Ross, who is still looking
down. She puts one of her arms around his
Rachel: Oh, Ross, don't be so hard on yourself.
Ross: Rachel, so hard on myself? That was
all my fault! My fault!
Rachel doesn't know what to say. She has a
sad expression on her face now.
Rachel: Ok, maybe, but it is not worth it
to keep punishing yourself, because that won't
make things better.
Ross (sadly): Yeah, I guess you have a point.
Rachel: Ok, I have an idea. Why don't you
forget about that all for at least for these
Ross looks at her. Rachel is really not sure
about what she will say but she continues
Rachel: ... I mean, um, you can think of other
things, Ross. You can rest your mind and then
when we get back to New York you can deal
all. But not now. Come on, Ross! I can help
you. That is why I came with you in the first
Ross looks at her and smiles weakly. She smiles
Ross: Yes, Rach, you are right. I am sorry.
And thanks for being here with me. I don't
think I would be able to go through this alone.
They now smile at each other.
Rachel: You don't have to thank me, Ross.
I'm your friend and I am sure you would do
the same for me. I just want to see you happy.
Ross now looks a little better and they sit
correctly on their chairs. The fly attendant
arrives with their drinks and hands them to
them. They get
the drinks and she leaves. Rachel sips a little
bit of her Merlot and then turns to Ross.
Rachel: You know what? We can get drunk!!!!
Ross laughs. And Rachel looks happy to see
that he is laughing.
Ross: Only you to make me laugh in a time
Rachel: See? We will have fun. Just leave
all those problems behind. You can deal with
them all later.
Ross: Yeah, after all nothing can be decided
Rachel: Yes. So drink your wine.
They smile at each other and Ross drinks his
wine while Rachel looks tenderly at him.
Cuts to the inside of another plane.
We can see Monica, Chandler and Joey sit together
at those three-chairs thing. Joey is in the
middle. He is sleeping and snoring, by the
Monica and Chandler don't look very happy
with the situation.
Monica (madly): I can't believe we will spend
the whole trip listening to this!
Chandler (madly too and in a loud voice):
Joey suddenly wakes up and looks around.
Monica: Joey, could you stop snoring!!! Damn!
Joey: Snoring? I don't snore! Not anymore!
Chandler (ironically): Yeah, right.
Monica: Joey, believe me. You snore. A LOT!
Joey (sadly and almost crying): I miss Phoebe
Chandler: Oh, God! Would you stop? You will
see Phoebe in some hours.
Joey (happy): The duck too?
Chandler (almost losing his patience): Yeah,
the duck too and the chick too. Now go back
to sleep. It is better having you snoring
Joey closes his eyes.
Chandler (speaking very low): This is a nightmare.
I am so sorry, Monica.
Monica: That is ok. There is nothing we can
do. Anyway, do you think Rachel got a plane
back home? I am worried about her.
Chandler: Oh, yes. I hope so. Poor Rachel.
Having to watch that all. I bet it was really
hard for her.
Monica (sadly): Yeah....
Chandler: Hey, what about Ross? Do you think
he will stay in London?
Monica: Well, he went to the airport to wait
for Emily so they could go to Greece.
Chandler: Yeah, as if she is going to show
Monica: I KNOW!!!
Chandler: Do you think he will go to Greece
Monica: I highly doubt that. He will probably
go back to New York or try to find Emily.
But I guess we will know soon. He might call
They keep talking while Joey snores.
Cuts to Ross and Rachel's plane.
Ross and Rachel are talking.
Rachel: Yeah, Ross, I know that, but don't
you think it would be better if they hadn't
killed Jack? I mean, it was so sad to see
Rose all alone.
Ross: Rachel, of course not. The whole point
of the movie was his death and Rose starting
her life over. That showed how brave she could
was only there to show her the way.
Rachel (still not very convinced): Yeah, I
know, but it is so unfair! I mean, so sad!
They could have lived happily ever after with
no death at all.
Ross: Yes, but then the movie wouldn't be
so inspiring for people in general. Do you
think you would have loved the movie as much
as you did if the
end was different?
Rachel: Well, I don't know about that but
I can tell you that I would have cried a lot
Ross: Rach, you cry a lot already. That wouldn't
make such a difference for you.
He keeps laughing.
Rachel: Ha ha, very funny. And I don't cry
that much anymore.
Ross (doubtful): Really? Since when?
Rachel: Well, I really don't wanna talk about
it. But if you must know, since I've been
through a lot I think I've become stronger.
She is referring to the break-Chloe thing.
Ross gets what she means and looks a little
bit guilty. Rachel notices that and tries
to change the
Rachel: Anyway, I think she should have gotten
that Oscar. She was really great!
Ross is still thinking about what Rachel said
and doesn't get what she is talking about.
Ross: What? Who?
Rachel (ironically): My grandma!
Ross looks at her.
Rachel: Kate Winslet, Ross! Who else? Where
have you been by the way?
Ross: Oh, yeah, you are right. She was great.
And I was just distracted, that is all.
Rachel knows why he was distracted but pretends
Rachel: I am sorry, Ross. I keep talking about
these girly movies. I promise next time we
will talk about macho movies. (laugh)
Ross laughs a little too.
Rachel: What about Die Hard?
Ross laughs and Rachel laughs too.
The scene fades
They are still talking.
Rachel: We are almost there, right?
Ross: I guess so.
Rachel (excited): Gosh! I've never been to
Greece before. They say it is beautiful.
Ross (sadly): Yeah....
Rachel notices it.
Rachel: Oh, Ross, don't be like this. Remember
about our deal, right? (smiles)
Ross: Yes. You're right. (smiles at her too)
The captain says something about Greece and
says that they are almost there.
Rachel: Almost there! (smiling)
Ross: Yes. (smiles weakly)
Rachel: You know what? We will have fun, Ross.
I promise you.
Ross: I hope so.
Rachel: Well, I know so, mister.
They smile to each other.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's apartment in
Phoebe is sitting on the couch reading a book
when suddenly Monica, Chandler and Joey arrive.
Phoebe: YAY! You guys are back! YAY!
Monica/Chandler/Joey: Hi Pheebs!!!!
Monica: Honey, we've missed you so much! How
are the babies?
Monica hugs Phoebe.
Phoebe: Oh, I've missed you guys too! So much.
And the babies are fine. But they keep fighting,
Monica looks at her with a weird expression.
Monica: Do I?
Phoebe: Well, of course not! You have never
been pregnant! (laughs)
Monica looks kind of hurt and Phoebe doesn't
even notice it.
Phoebe (yelling): JOEY!!!!
Joey: Pheebs!!! I missed you so much! These
people were so mean in London. (makes a sad
face and Phoebe hugs him)
Chandler: Hi Pheebs. (kiss her forehead)
Phoebe: Hi Chandler
Chandler: And Joey, cut the crap! Stop being
such a baby!
Monica: Yes, Joey, no one was mean to you.
Joey (all sentimental): See Pheebs? They are
mean here too. They've changed!
Phoebe: Oh my God!!! He is right!!! Something
is different here.
Monica and Chandler get worried, afraid that
they find out about their "fling".
Monica (afraid): What Phoebe?
Phoebe: Chandler, what did you do in London?
Chandler gets all worried and looks at Monica.
Chandler: Me? ... well, nothing.
Phoebe: Yeah, like I suspected. See Joey?
You don't have to worry. Nothing's changed.
Chandler is still....Chandler
Chandler (hurt): Hey!
Monica: Ok, ok, let's stop this already. Because
I need a shower.
Goes walking to the bathroom but turns back
Monica: Oh, before I forget, Phoebe, did Ross
Monica: And Rachel?
Monica gets worried.
Monica: Oh my God!! They should have!
Chandler: Easy, Mon. Rachel is probably flying
back now and Ross is probably looking for
Phoebe: Oh guys, what about Rach? How is she?
Monica looks sad.
Monica: Well, pretty much upset. I mean, he
did say her name out there.
Phoebe: But you think that meant something?
I mean, it is just a stupid name.
Joey looks at her with a weird face
Monica rolls her eyes.
Monica: Of course it meant something. I mean,
it wasn't just a name. It was Rachel's name.
If he had said like Kelly or Victoria I would
you. But he didn't. He said Rachel, honey.
Phoebe: Yes, you are right.
Chandler: Let's wait for him to call us and
see what he will decide. He was not ready
to get married, that I can tell you.
Joey: And hey, who are Kelly and Victoria?
The other three just roll their eyes.
Cuts to Ross and Rachel. They are leaving
Ross gets his and Rachel's hand luggage and
Rachel: Ross, it's ok, I can carry mine.
Ross: NO no. It's heavy for you. I take care
of it, Rach.
Rachel has a "what a gentleman"
look on her face.
Rachel: Thank you.
They leave the plane and get their entire
luggage. Then they start looking for a cab.
Rachel: Ross, do you have the hotel address
Ross: Yes, I do. But they know it here by
the name. They said on the travel agency that
it is a very famous hotel here.
Rachel: Really? WOW! How fancy!
Rachel has a sad look on her face now because
she remembers that he did that all for Emily,
not for her. But she quickly stops thinking
because she is the one who is in there now.
Emily is in London. She is past now.
Rachel: What is the hotel name, Ross?
Ross: The Greece Hilton and Towers, have you
ever heard about it?
Rachel: Well, only about The Hilton's hotels,
so it is probably a great one.
Ross: Yes, it is. I am sure you will like
Rachel smiles at him.
The cab arrives and they get in.
Cuts to The Greece Hilton and Towers.
Imagine this really-really huge and unbelievable
beautiful hotel. Did you? Well, it is even
more beautiful. It has everything that a hotel
A private beach, a lot of polls, tennis square,
gym, restaurants, a small mall, and special
attractions. The hotel is crowed. It seems
that there is a
convention in there or something. Ross and
Rachel enter the hotel. Rachel is amazed and
so is Ross.
Rachel: Wow!!! Ross, this hotel is fantastic.
I love it.
Ross: Yes, it is really beautiful.
They walk towards the reception to check in.
Ross (to some lady who is there): Good morning.
My name is Ross Geller and I would like to
register. I have a reservation.
Lady: Oh, good morning, Mr. Geller. Welcome
to The Greece Hilton and Towers.
Lady: I will just check to see which one is
Lady: Oh, you have the honeymoon suite. That
is great. Congratulation on your wedding.
Ross (sad again): Oh, yes, that's.... um,
you see, there is a slight change of plans.
We will need an extra room.
Rachel looks embarrassed. And the lady looks
Ross: Can you do that for me?
Lady: Oh, Mister, I am really sorry, but all
our rooms are taken for the next two weeks.
We have a huge convention here at the hotel.
Your suite is
the only one available. (you guys saw this
coming, right? lol)
Ross looks at Rachel, who, by the way, is
really uncomfortable with the situation. Ross
Ross (to the lady): That is ok then.
Rachel looks surprised. She looks at Ross
and doesn't say anything.
Lady: Here is your key and have a nice stay
sir, and you too, miss.
Ross looks at Rachel and sees that she is
Ross: Come on, Rach. Let's go upstairs. They
will take our luggage in a minute.
They go to the elevator. There is no one else
in there. There is this awkward silence. Neither
of them says a word. It seems that it is taking
for the elevator to arrive on the 10th floor.
Anyway, it arrives and the door opens. Ross
shows Rachel the way and they walk together
They arrive there and Ross opens the door.
Now we can see a huge, and by huge and mean
HUGE bedroom, with a king size bed and everything
white and blue. Really beautiful. Rachel just
feels really bad. She is uncomfortable, after
all that was supposed to be Ross and Emily's
suite. She is just standing by the door. Ross
notices that and doesn't know what to do.
He knows how weird that must be to Rachel,
because it is
weird to him too. Anyway, he tries to say
something just to break the ice.
Ross: This suite is really big
Ross: Come in, Rachel.
Rachel (embarrassed): Ok.
She slowly enters the room. Now they are both
inside and Ross closes the door. Rachel just
can't believe what is happening. She is on
ex-boyfriend's honeymoon suite and she is
not even the bride. And she is in love with
the ex boyfriend and she is not supposed to
let him notice
Ross: Rachel, I want to talk to you about
Rachel pretends she doesn't know what he is
Rachel: About what, Ross?
Ross: About this room thing, Rach. I know
how weird this must be to you. And it is weird
to me too. I am really sorry.
Rachel sits in the same couch Ross is sitting.
Rachel: You don't have to be sorry, Ross.
It wasn't anyone's fault.
Ross: I know, but I should have though about
the room before.
Rachel: It is ok, Ross. I mean, it is still
weird, but we can just pretend it is not.
What else can we do?
Ross: I guess you are right. But I would rather
be in a regular room, Rach. This is too painful.
Rach: Yeah, I know, honey. But the hotel is
Ross: And besides, I think you will get embarrassed
by staying in the same room with me.
Rachel looks worried and doesn't know what
to say. Ross notices that.
Ross: Well, I know that we have shared the
same room already but now is different.
Rachel is kind of hurt inside but doesn't
let it be showed to Ross.
Rachel: Yeah, you are right.
Rachel: Well, but this room is huge so I guess
it won't be a big problem.
Ross: Yes, it is true.
Rachel: I guess I can stand you for some days.
Ross: Yeah, totally.
They both laugh for a little bit and then
there is the awkward silence again.
Ross: Ok, ok, you can have the bed. I'll sleep
on the couch.
Rachel: Oh, no! No way! This is your room.
I am just a guest. I'll sleep on the couch.
Ross: Ok, since this is MY room I will give
the orders here. I'll sleep on the couch.
He smiles and she smiles back.
Rachel: Ok, you won. But I still don't agree.
Ross: Well, I think I need a shower now.
Rachel: Yeah, I need one too.
Ross: Do you wanna go first?
Rachel: Oh, no, that's ok. You can go. I will
unpack some stuff before. Take your time.
Ross: Are you sure?
Rachel: Yes, yes. 100% sure. (she smiles at
Ross (smiling): Ok.
Ross leaves to the bathroom and shuts the
door. Rachel immediately runs to get the phone.
She starts dialing.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Phoebe is there, sitting on the couch and
Monica is talking a shower. Joey and Chandler
aren't there. The phone starts ringing. Phoebe
Cuts to Rachel
Rachel: Phoebe! Hi! It's me!
Phoebe (surprised): Rachel! Hi! Where are
you? We are all worried about you. Did you
get a flight back home?
Rachel: Oh my God, Phoebe, I have so much
to tell you.
Phoebe (impatiently): What? What's going on?
Rachel: Ok, I will tell you everything but
you've must promise me that you won't freak
out and tell the others, all right?
Phoebe: Rachel, I am freaking out already.
Just tell me!
Rachel: Ok you promise? Don't tell Monica
because she will hate me.
Phoebe: Honey, Monica won't hate you, unless
you throw garbage on her bed.
Rachel: Yes, but you promise?
Phoebe: Ok, I promise.
Rachel: All right. Guess where I am?
Phoebe: Ok, I am not really good at that nowadays.
I think the babies are taking all my guessing
Rachel (all excited): I am in Greece!!!
Phoebe (astonished): WHAT???
Rachel (excited): I am in Greece with Ross,
Phoebe! Can you believe that?
Phoebe (mad): No, I can't! What the hell are
you doing there?
Rachel (mad): You told me you wouldn't freak
Phoebe: Yeah, I know, but you didn't tell
me where you were! Rachel, what's happening?
Rachel: Ok, calm down, honey. You can't get
nervous. Think about the babies and .... also
about me. You are the only one I can tell
this. (with a
Phoebe: Ok, sorry. And don't cry. Tell me
Rachel (with her normal voice again): Ok,
thanks. Well, it all began at the airport.
I was there waiting to catch a fight back
home and I found Ross
there. He was waiting for Emily to show up
so they could go to their honeymoon. He was
so-so devastated, Pheebs.
Rachel: ... and his flight was almost leaving
and he didn't know what to do, because that
bitch just wasn't there!
Phoebe: Oh, she is a bitch!
Rachel: I KNOW! Anyway, I told him he should
go by himself, to rest his mind and relax
and that he could think about that all when
he got back.
And he thought that was a good idea... and....
Rachel: Well, and he suddenly turned to me
and asked me if I didn't want to go with him!
Phoebe (surprised): Oh my God! Really? So
you didn't invite yourself?
Rachel: No, Phoebe! Of course not! I would
never do that.
Phoebe: (doubtful): Yeah, right!
Rachel: Well, not under those circumstances...
and would you let me finish?
Phoebe: Yes, mam!
Rachel: Anyway, he told me that he had two
tickets and that he would really need a friend.
Phoebe (confused): But you don't wanna be
Rachel: I know that! But I don't have to tell
him that now, right?
Phoebe: Right. So what are your plans?
Rachel (in a low voice): Well, I don't have
Phoebe: You have no plans?
Rachel: Well, we have just arrived and I really
don't know what to do. I mean, it was supposed
to be his honeymoon. What could I possibly
here? I don't want to be all insensitive and
just make a move, you know?
Phoebe: Yes, you are absolutely right. The
right thing to do now is just be his friend
and try to make him feel happy.
Rachel: Yes, that is what I will try to do.
Rachel: Oh my God! I didn't tell you the best
Phoebe (curious): What?
Rachel: We are on the same room!
Phoebe (amazed): WHAT?
Rachel: I know, it is crazy, but the hotel
is crowed and there wasn't any room left.
I can tell you it is not all the best part,
because it was really
embarrassed for we both.
Phoebe: Well, but at least there is no surprise
in there, you know?
Rachel: Yes, I do know that. But still, it
is their honeymoon suite. (gets sad)
Phoebe (trying to comfort her): Awww, Rachel,
don't be so sad. You are the one that is there
Rachel (in a weak voice): Yeah...
Phoebe: So try to do the best you can. Just
be his friend. Once you guys get back to New
York you can see if there is hope for you
Rachel: Do you think there is?
Phoebe: Well, I don't know, honey, but he
did say your name out there and he was with
Emily for a month and with you for a long
time. I mean,
you are lobsters!
Rachel (laughing): Yeah, the lobster theory.
Phoebe (mad): Hey, that's true!
Rachel: Sorry, Pheebs. I didn't mean that,
but I am so worried.
Phoebe: Ok, but hey, you asked me not to tell
Monica about this all but Ross will probably
call her and tell her everything.
Rachel (worried): You're right. Oh my God!
She will hate me for that.
Phoebe: Rachel, would you stop that? Why would
Monica hate you?
Rachel: Well, I don't know, but I am afraid
that she won't be very pleased with that.
Phoebe: That's not true.
Rachel: Ok, you can tell her about it then.
But try to make me look good, right?
Phoebe: Ok, I'll see what I can do.
Rachel: And now I have to go, because I think
he is getting out of the bathroom.
Phoebe: Ok, ok, so try to be calm and call
Rachel: Ok, I will. Thanks, honey. Bye!
They hang up the phone. The scene continues
on the hotel suite. Ross is leaving the bathroom
and Rachel pretends she is unpacking some
Ross: You were talking to someone? I heard
Rachel (nervous): What? Me? Oh, no, that was
... umm ... that lady from downstairs. She
wanted to know if everything is ok.
Ross: Oh, ok. These people are so nice!
Rachel: Yes, so nice.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's
Phoebe hangs up the phone as Monica leaves
Monica: Did anyone call me?
Phoebe: No, no one called you.
Monica goes to her room to change. Phoebe
Phoebe (talking to herself): God, the lobster
theory is really true! That's pure fate! I
just have to find a good time to tell Monica
Monica coming out of her room.
Monica: What did you say, Phoebe?
Phoebe: Me, nothing. Just singing for the
babies. They want to sleep.
Monica makes a weird face.
She goes back to her room and Phoebe starts
singing "Smelly Cat"
Cuts to the hotel
Ross and Rachel are in there. Rachel has just
taken a shower and Ross was waiting for her.
They are going downstairs for lunch. Rachel
is in the
bathroom, looking on the mirror and trying
to decide what earring she should wear. Ross
is sitting on the bed, waiting.
Ross: Are you ready?
Rachel: Almost. Sorry, I just don't know which
earring I should wear.
Ross: Oh no. Just pick one, Rachel. You will
look fine anyway.
Rachel smiles. She is happy to hear those
words. She just picks some earrings and leaves
Ross: See? You look great! (he smiles at her)
Rachel (smiling back, a little bit ashamed):
They leave the room.
Cuts to a cute restaurant.
It is inside the hotel and it has a lot of
greek traditional things. Ross and Rachel
are sitting in a table by the window so they
have an ocean view.
Ross: Wow! This view is breath taking.
Rachel: Yes, it is. Greece is really beautiful
and we only got to see a little bit. There
must be a ton of other good stuff to visit.
Ross: Yes, there is. I have this book with
all the good things to visit. They say there
are good plays here too. If you want we can
Rachel: Oh, I would love that.
They smile to each other as the waiter approaches
Waiter: Can I help you?
Ross: We are still deciding but you can bring
us a bottle of wine, please? (turns to Rachel)
Is that ok or you want another drink?
Rachel: Oh, no, that's perfect.
The waiter leaves.
Ross: So, what do you want to eat?
Rachel: I don't know. You decide.
Rachel: Yes, you go.
Ross: Ok, what about the salmon?
Rachel: Great! I love it.
The waiter arrives and brings the wine. He
pours them some wine and Ross orders the salmon.
He leaves again and Ross and Rachel start
Ross: So, are you enjoying the trip so far?
I know I haven't been the best company but
I am really glad you are here, Rach.
He takes her hands and her heart starts beating
Ross: You have no idea how much it means to
me. You are a great person. Not everyone would
do that, you know?
He let go her hand.
Rachel: Well, you really don't have to thank
me for anything, Ross. I am happy I can help
you. And you have been a great company, don't
Ross: Ok, I will pretend that is true.
Rachel: But it is. It really is. You are a
great person to hang up with. I've always
enjoyed your company.
She smiles to him and he smiles back.
Ross: I've always enjoyed your company too,
Rach. And the weirdest thing is that I would
never ever picture us in a situation like
this. Life is crazy,
Rachel is a bit sad but she hides that.
Rachel: Yes, life is really crazy. We never
know what will happen.
There is a silence.
Rachel: ....hum....so, are you feeling better?
Ross: Well, I really thought I would be dead
by now but it turns out that I am not that
bad. And it is weird, actually. I mean, it
is like a have run
away from the world and here is not reality.
You were right, Rachel. It was a good idea
to come here and give me this time to rest
and think things
Rachel smiles to him.
Ross (smiling): Thank you again.
Rachel: Ok, you know what? The next time you
thank me again I will make you buy me something
They both laugh
Ross: Ok, get ready to get a lot of stuff.
Rachel: Ok, I think there is a mall in here,
They laugh again
Ross: You don't change!
Rachel: Is that bad?
Ross (in a sweet voice): No, it is great actually.
Don't ever change, Rachel.
Now we can definitely see some flirting. They
keep looking at each other for some seconds
but then the waiter arrives with the salmon
"wake up". They look a little bit
embarrassed but them start eating.
They have finished lunch and are now talking.
Rachel: The food here is delicious. I am afraid
I will put in some weights. But I don't care.
It is too good to resist.
Ross: Yes, you re right. The food is great.
In fact everything here is great.
They flirt for a moment again, but Rachel
breaks the moment
Rachel: So, let's go?
Ross: Yes, let's go. What do you want to do
Rachel: Well, if you don't mind, Ross, I would
like to take a nap. I am still tired because
of all those flights and I am kind of sleepy.
Ross: Oh, no, you are right. I am tired too.
We can take a nap and them go out tonight.
Ross: God! I've just realized! I haven't called
Monica yet. She must be worried. I will call
her tonight. That can wait. My nap can't.
They smile and go to their room.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Phoebe is still sitting on the couch. She
is too big to do something else. She is watching
TV as Monica walks out of her room.
Monica: Honey, is there anything you want?
I can make you something to eat. Are you hungry?
Phoebe: It is ok, Mon. Thanks, I am fine.
But I have got to tell you something huge.
Monica (worried): Oh my God! What happened?
Phoebe: Ok, but before, you have to promise
me that you won't freak out and be all-judgmental
and Monica about it. Do you promise me?
Monica (doubtful): Ok, I do.
Phoebe: Ok, but remember, you promised.
Monica: Ok, Phoebe, just tell me!
Phoebe: Ok, umm .... ok, ..... Rachel is in
Greece with Ross!
Monica just covers her mouth with one of her
Phoebe: Yes, I know.
Monica is speechless.
Phoebe (worried): Monica? Say something.
Monica: Oh...My...GOD! How did that happen?
Who told you? Are they back together? How
is that possible?
Phoebe: Ok, first of all, breathe. And second
of all, no, they are not together.
Monica: So how is Rachel there instead of
Phoebe (ironically): Ok, weren't you at the
Monica shots Phoebe a look.
Phoebe: Emily never showed up at the airport
and Rachel was there, waiting to catch a plane
Monica interrupts her.
Monica: ...which is probably what she should
Phoebe (mad): Ok, you promised you wouldn't
be judgmental and all Monica about it. And
now I see why Rachel didn't want me to tell
Monica gets hurt.
Monica: What? Why?
Phoebe: Well, she was afraid you wouldn't
understand and be all-mad at her and hate
her for this.
Monica (sad): I could never hate her.
Phoebe (trying to comfort her): I know, honey.
And she loves you, don't worry. She was just
worried, that's all. After all Ross is your
Monica: Yes, but she is my best friend!
Phoebe (hurt): Uh hu!!!!
Monica: Along with you, honey, of course.
Phoebe: That's better. So, can I finish the
Phoebe: Anyway, the british chippy didn't
Phoebe: What? Yes, ok, but she is a bitch.
Phoebe: And Rachel told Ross that he should
go by himself to relax and get some distance.
And suddenly he invited her, telling that
he had two
tickets and that he would really need a friend.
So Rachel just couldn't say no. Do you get
Monica has a sweet expression on her face.
Monica: Awwww... that was really sweet of
Rachel. I guess how hard it must be for her
to be a friend to Ross when she really doesn't
want to be
just a friend.
Phoebe: And they are on Ross and Emily's honeymoon
Monica (surprised): Nooooo!
Phoebe: Yes! The hotel was crowed and they
couldn't get another room.
Monica: Oh my God! I have to talk to Rachel.
And to Ross too. She won't tell him about
her feelings, will she?
Phoebe: No, she won't. She said she would
be just his friend. Just be there for him.
Phoebe: I know.
Monica: She really loves him, Pheebs. I mean,
if that isn't true love....
Phoebe: They're lobsters, Mon. I'm telling
you. I've always been right about it.
Monica smiles at her.
Cuts to the hotel suite.
Ross is sleeping on the couch and Rachel in
the bed. Rachel is sleeping like a log. And
Ross just keeps waking up every time. He can't
sleep. So he
sits on the couch and starts looking at Rachel.
He looks at her in a very sweet way. He just
stays like that for a long time, wondering.
"God, this is so crazy. How come I am
having all this ideas about Rachel, when my
marriage is almost ruined? This is not right.
I should feel worst
about it but I am not. I just don't feel so
sad as I thought I would. Is this because
of Rachel? I don't get it. But the only thing
I know is that I am
so happy she is here. I missed her company
since we broke up. And seeing her now, next
to me again is so good. It just feels right.
But at the
same time it is not. But God we were flirting
this afternoon! What is happening? And why
I am not so worried about my marriage with
He keeps looking at Rachel who is still sleeping.
"She is so beautiful. Sometimes it seems
that we are still together! God! What am I
doing? I am married now. This is all so weird!
What should I
do? And why did I say Rachel's name? Why?
And why is Rachel here with me anyway? This
is so confusing"
Ross lies on the couch again, still thinking.
He couldn't be more confused. Suddenly he
remembers that he has to call Monica. So he
phone and goes to the balcony, so he won't
wake Rachel up.
Cuts to the balcony. Ross is dialing.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
The phone is ringing. Phoebe and Monica are
in there. Monica picks up the phone.
Cuts to Ross
Monica (excited): Oh my God! Ross! Thank God
it is you. I was so worried. How are you?
Ross: I am fine, Mon, Don't worry. I am just
calling you to say that.
Monica: So you are in Greece.
Ross (confused): How did you know?
Monica gets a "what now" face. She
wasn't supposed to let him know that Rachel
Monica (nervous): Well, I didn't. I...guessed!
Ross: Well, I've decided to come here anyway.
I thought it would be better. Actually, Rachel
did. It was her idea and she is here with
Monica acts as if she is surprised.
Monica: Really? Why? Did something happen?
Ross (nervous): Well, nothing happened. I
just needed some friend and Rachel was there
and she is helping me a lot. Like you wouldn't
Monica: I am glad, Ross. But isn't it weird,
you know, because of you guys history and
Ross doesn't speak for a while.
Ross: Ok, Mon, I have to go now. Talk to you
later. Bye and say hi to the others for me.
He hangs up the phone and just stays there,
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Monica hangs up the phone and has a huge smile
on her face. Phoebe notices that.
Phoebe: Are you telling me what he said?
Monica: Oh my God, Phoebe. This is all so
crazy! Ross is totally weird! He told me that
Rachel has been helping him more than I would
when I asked him if it was weird for them
to be there, because of the history and all,
he said he had to hang up.
Phoebe: Is that possible?
Monica: I don't know, but that was really
strange. Ross sounded different and I know
him enough to say that something is bothering
him a lot. And
it is not about Emily, that's for sure.
Phoebe: And I thought Rachel was the only
one with hidden feelings...
Monica: Yes, me too. Let's wait and see if
she will call us again.
Phoebe: This is getting so exciting.
Monica: I KNOW!
The smile to each other.
Phoebe: God, I really need to get out of this
couch. I feel like if they throw some water
on me a Phoebe plant will grow!
Monica laughs. Phoebe gets ups.
Phoebe: I'll go to the guys, ok?
Phoebe leaves and Monica stays there, washing
Cuts to Chandler and Joey's.
Joey and Chandler are there, watching some
TV as Phoebe enters.
Phoebe: Hey you two.
Joey/Chandler: Hi Pheebs.
Joey: What's up?
Phoebe: Nothing, just wanted to get my butt
out of that couch.
Chandler: So Monica is there alone?
Joey and Phoebe look at each other with a
Phoebe (confused): Yeah, why?
Chandler now sees what he did and gets nervous.
Chandler: Well, nothing. Just wondering.
Phoebe (not convinced): Hum, ok.
Joey: Sit down, Pheebs.
Phoebe sits on the couch and they start talking.
Suddenly Chandler gets up.
Chandler: God! I've just realized! I have
to buy a magazine now!
Joey (excited): Sports Illustrated???
Chandler (not sure): Yeah, of course! Yes!
Chandler runs to the door and leaves. Phoebe
and Joey stay there.
Phoebe: That was weird.
Joey (not really worried): Well, whatever.
So, any news?
Phoebe: About what?
Joey: I don't know. Just trying to make a
Phoebe: Well, if you must know there is big
Phoebe: Yes! But I won't tell you.
Joey: Awwwww...please, tell me Pheebs!
Phoebe: Um, ok. But only if you bring me a
Joey runs to the kitchen and gets Phoebe a
Phoebe: YAY! Thanks, Joey!
Joey: Ok, now the news.
Phoebe: What news?
Joey: You told me you were going to tell me
some big news if I got you a candy bar so
Phoebe: Oh, that! Ok. Rachel went to Greece
Joey: Niiiice! But what about Emily?
Phoebe: Well, she is old news. But don't worry,
nothing happened between Ross and Rachel.
She is just there as a friend, because he
asked her to
go with him, so he wouldn't be alone and sad.
Although Rachel wants a little bit more than
Joey: Yeah, we all know that but Ross.
Phoebe: How come he can be so blind? God!
Joey: So enough with that. Wanna play strip
Phoebe (disgusted): Ewww, Joey! No! I am pregnant!
Phoebe rolls her eyes. The scene fades.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Monica is doing some dishes when Chandler
Monica (surprised): Chandler!
Chandler (really not knowing what to do):
Monica: Well, I am doing some dishes and have
you heard about the news?
Chandler: What news?
Monica: Rachel is in Greece with Ross.
Chandler: Really? God!
Monica: Yes, but nothing happened. Wanna know
Chandler (in a sexysay way - that was for
Monica: I can tell you about it in my room.
Chandler smiles. Monica smiles back. They
run to Monica's room and slam the door and
we are out of here. lol
Cuts to the hotel room.
Ross has just hung up the phone. He is still
on the balcony, thinking. So he decides to
go back inside. The room is kind of dark,
because they were
trying to take a nap. Rachel is still asleep
and Ross tries to be really quiet so he won't
wake her up. He sits on the couch and keeps
staring at her.
He stays like that for a long time.
Suddenly Rachel starts moving and opens her
eyes and sees Ross looking at her. She gets
surprised and Ross notices that. He tries
to pretend he is
looking at something else.
Ross: You are awake? Did I wake you up?
Rachel: No, you didn't. I think I slept a
Ross: Yes, you were really tired.
Rachel: Yes ... and sorry. You should have
gone out and have fun.
Ross: Oh, don't worry. It's ok. I was kind
of tired myself.
Rachel smiles. She gets up.
Rachel: Well, I better change and we should
do something. What time is it now?
Ross: Um, almost 7 p.m.
Rachel: What? Already? God, you should have
waked me up!
Ross: It's ok, Rach. It's only the first day.
Rachel smiles back.
Rachel: Yes, I know.
Ross: So, you want to do something tonight?
There is a lot of things to do here, I believe.
Rachel: Well, of course. You decide.
Rachel: Well, you are the boss, remember?
And I am already sleeping on the bed so you
will have to decide all the rest in here.
Ross: Ok, right. I heard there is a special
attraction tonight here at the dinner hall.
Maybe it is fun. It starts at 9:30 p.m.
Rachel: That sounds great. And there is still
time for us to get ready.
Ross: Yes. For me there is always time, but
He laughs. Rachel shoots him a look.
Rachel: Very funny!
Ross keeps laughing and then breaks it.
Ross: Well, I think I will go upstairs for
a while, ok?
Ross: So bye. See you soon.
Rachel: All right. Bye.
Ross leaves. Rachel just stays there staring
at the door. She sits on the bed and keeps
" This is weird. I can swear he was staring
at me while I was sleeping. I can't believe
that! And today during lunch we were flirting!
God! What am
I doing? I am supposed to be his friend for
now. He is all messed up about his failure
marriage and it is not the proper place or
time for that. I will
have to pretend nothing is happening. But
it could be possible that he is having some
thoughts about me too? So why he married that
bitch? I am
so confused. But I am also so happy to be
here with him. It is always good to be near
She lies down on the bed and sighs.
Now we can see some clips of Ross and Rachel
on Greece. It shows them having dinner and
talking. Then it shows a beautiful beach.
Rachel is sun
bathing and Ross is reading a book. He is
going to swim and calls Rachel so she can
come with him. She doesn't want to go so he
drags her and
throws water on her and they laugh. Now they
are all dressed up and it seems they are going
to the theater. In another scene we can see
sleeping and Rachel looking at him and in
some other scene Rachel is the one who is
sleeping and Ross is looking at her. Anyway,
a whole week has
Cuts to a small restaurant.
We can see the sunset and Ross and Rachel
are in there, talking. They are drinking some
drink and eating some food. (lol)
Ross: I can't believe we've been here for
only a week. It seems so much more than that!
We did a lot of things!
Rachel: Yes, you're right. It was fun!
They smiled to each other.
Ross: And Rach, thank you again. I can never
thank you enough for what you are doing for
Rachel: Awww, Ross, it's ok. And now you will
have to buy me something pretty, remember?
They both laugh.
Ross: Ok, I will.
They laugh again.
Ross: And you were so right. It was better
for me to forget about that all in here and
it is really working. It seems that I am in
some other world,
you know? I am feeling good, I really am.
Rachel smiles at him.
Rachel: Oh, Ross, I am so happy to hear that.
You have no idea. I was so worried I couldn't
be able to help you.
Ross: You did help me. More than you think.
They smile at each other and keep looking
into each other's eyes. Suddenly, Ross gets
closer to Rachel and kisses her. Rachel stays
still. The kiss is
soft at the beginning but them it starts getting
really passionate. They are both really into
the kiss. Then, out of the blue, Rachel breaks
She looks at Ross and he looks at her.
Ross (guilty): Oh God, Rachel, I am so sorry.
Rachel doesn't say anything. She is just looking
down. Ross is worried and doesn't know what
to do. Rachel looks at him.
Ross: I'm sorry, Rach. I shouldn't have done
Rachel (sad): It's ok, Ross. It was my fault
Rachel gets up from her seat.
Rachel: I guess I will go to the room now.
See you later.
She leaves. Ross stays there, devastated.
He puts his hands on her forehead and looks
"Why? Why on earth I had to do that??
Everything was so good and I spoiled that.
I am so stupid! And what about Emily? God,
what am I doing?
And why I am having all these feelings for
Rachel again? I can't stop that! I have to
talk to her. I have to. But I don't know how.
I bet she is hurt.
I am such an idiot! And why I am not worried
about my marriage? This is so un-me."
He stays there, thinking. He looks really
confused and lost.
Cuts to the hotel room.
Rachel is entering the room. She is crying
a lot. She is devastated. She just sits on
the bed and starts thinking.
"Oh God! That was so great and so bad
at the same time. I can't believe he apologized
for that. He regrets that! It was just a moment
sure. He so doesn't love me anymore. But that
kiss was so great and so passionate. It doesn't
make any sense! And he is actually married!
don't think I can handle another week here
with him. I would have to pretend too much.
I don't think I can do that. I have to call
Rachel picks up the phone and starts dialing.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Monica and Phoebe are there. They are watching
a movie when the phone rings.
Monica: I'll get it. Hello?
Cuts to the hotel room.
Rachel is still crying a lot. She will talk
with a crying voice for a long time now, ok?
Monica: Rachel? (to Phoebe) It's Rachel.
Monica (worried): Honey, are you crying?
Phoebe gets worried too. She goes to Monica's
room and picks the other phone so she can
Rachel: Yes, Mon, I am crying.
Phoebe: Awwww, Rach, what happened?
Rachel: Ross kissed me.
Monica and Phoebe are all surprised.
Monica: Oh my God!
Rachel: Yeah, and now I don't know what to
do! God, I am such an idiot!
Monica: Honey, tell us what happened and please,
Rachel: Well, we were having a great time
and all. I was just being a friend, although
I sensed some flirting from time to time.
Phoebe: Really? WOW!
Rachel: But like half hour ago we were on
this restaurant and Ross was thanking me for
helping him and all. He told me that he was
good. So I told
him that I was happy I could help him. And
we kept staring at each other and he got closer
to me and kissed me and I couldn't move. I
should have, but I just couldn't. (burst in
Monica: Oh, honey, don't cry. It wasn't your
fault and you shouldn't feel guilty.
Rachel: Yes, but that's not all. We kissed
for a while and then I suddenly broke the
kiss. We kept looking at each other and he
apologized! Can you
believe that? He even said he shouldn't have
done that. God, I felt like crap!
Phoebe: But Rachel, it didn't mean what you
think it did. He apologized because he was
thinking he was rude to kiss you just like
that. He just
thought it wasn't right.
Rachel: I don't know.
Monica: Phoebe is right. Ross was probably
feeling guilty for that. And there is also
the fact that he is married and all. He maybe
shouldn't involve you on that.
Rachel: Oh, don't even tell me about his marriage.
This is all a nightmare. I should've never
come to Greece. And I should have never gone
London in the first place. It is all my fault!
Phoebe: Rachel, that is not true. You went
to Greece because he asked you to and you
did nothing wrong. He was the one who kissed
Monica: And about London, you didn't say anything
about your feelings, hon. He said your name
out there by himself. No one forced him to.
Rachel: I know! I know! But maybe I am not
hiding my feelings so well. And now I will
have to face him again and I just don't know
what to do. I
don't think I can stay here for another week.
It is just too much. It will be too awkward
for both of us, Mon.
Phoebe: Well, maybe, but I think you shouldn't
say anything. Let him start the conversation.
After all, he kissed you.
Monica: Yes, Phoebe is right. Let him do that.
And please, stop crying now.
Rachel tries not to cry anymore.
Rachel (drying her tears): Ok.
Phoebe: And Rachel, that kiss was like a proof
that he still has feeling for you! YAY! Isn't
Rachel: But he is married, Phoebe! Married!
Monica: I don't know for how long though,
Rach. This morning we got this envelope by
mail and it is from Emily. Her lawyer called
me and told me
that those are the annulment papers.
Rachel (surprised): NO!
Monica: Yes! I guess Emily wasn't happy about
the whole "I take thee, Rachel"
Phoebe: Can you blame her?
Rachel: Oh my God! Does Ross know about that?
Monica: No, I didn't tell him yet. I guess
it is better to tell him when he gets back,
Rachel: Yes, you are right. Oh my God! It
is all my fault! I am a marriage destroyer!
Monica: Would you stop that? You know it is
not your fault. And if it is somebody's fault,
then it is Ross's fault! He was the one who
faster than ever and said the wrong name at
Phoebe: Yes, but you guys are skipping the
best part. What about Ross and that kiss?
How was it, Rachel? Tell us?
Rachel (sighing): Oh, Pheebs, it was great.
I missed that kiss so much. It was very intense,
Monica and Phoebe smile and sigh too.
Phoebe: I think he is in love with you all
over again, but he is just afraid to admit
it now, because he has just gotten married.
Rachel is feeling better now. She is kind
Monica: Yes, maybe that's it. I mean, it all
makes perfect sense! Why would he kiss you?
I mean, he wanted a friend in there to help
supposed Phoebe was there instead of you.
He wouldn't have kissed her, I am sure!
Phoebe: How come you are so sure? I can be
They all laugh!
Phoebe: Monica is so right, Rachel!
Monica: I KNOW!
Rachel: You guys really think that? Aren't
you just trying to cheer me up?
Monica: Of course not!
Phoebe: The other day when Ross called, Monica
asked him if it wasn't weird between you two,
because of the history and all. He got so
that he said he had to go. I mean, we are
Rachel (nervous): Oh my God! I don't know
what to do now!
Monica: Ok, just relax and let him talk first.
And then call us to tell what happened!
Phoebe and Monica laugh.
Rachel (smiling): Ok, I will. And now I have
to go. I am afraid he might arrive anytime.
Monica: Ok, bye-bye, honey. And don't be sad.
Rachel: I'll try.
Phoebe: Bye Rach. Good luck!
Rachel: Bye-bye you guys. Thanks for the help.
I love you.
Monica/Phoebe: Love you too.
They hang up the phone.
Monica (excited): Oh my God!
Phoebe: I know!
Monica: That is all so crazy! I mean, they
dated for a long time and they were always
on and off, on and off. Then he starts dating
decides to marry her in a month! And then
he says Rachel's name at the altar and she
goes with him for their honeymoon, instead
of Emily. And
now he is probably in love with Rachel again!
It is really crazy!
Phoebe: Yeah, I know, but Mon? Why are you
telling me that all again? I was right here!
Monica shoots her a look.
Phoebe: Ok, ok.
Cuts to the hotel room.
Rachel has just hung up the phone. She is
still sitting on the bed, thinking. She is
not crying anymore but her really-really red
eyes tell that she has
cried a lot. She is nervous, because she knows
Ross is going to arrive in any minute. Then,
there is a noise and Ross opens the door.
freezes. He slowly enters the room and sees
Rachel. They look at each other as Ross walks
They keep looking at each other, like not
knowing what to say. Ross sits on the foot
of the bed (Rachel is on the head of the bed).
Ross (softly): Are you ok?
Rachel (obviously lying): Yes.
Ross: Really? Because it doesn't look like,
She keeps looking at him and tears roll on
Ross (softly): Rach, I am really sorry. I
didn't want to hurt you. I don't know why
I did that. I am really an idiot! I am so
sorry. Don't cry.
Rachel (in a crying voice): It's ok, Ross.
I am only sad, that's all. And you are not
Ross: Yes, I am. I made you cry and I hate
to see that I hurt you again.
Rachel looks at him.
Ross: You have been so nice to me and I didn't
know how to make it up for you.
Ross has teary eyes now too. And Rachel is
still crying softly.
Ross (serious): Look, don't think that you
don't mean anything to me, because that is
not true. You mean a lot to me, Rachel. You
had. But that kiss was just not right, you
know? I am married and I don't know what will
happen when we get back to New York.
Rachel looks down.
Rachel (really sad): I am not asking you anything
here, Ross. But why did you have to kiss me
and then apologized?
Ross: I don't know, Rach. I guess spending
so much time with you reminded me of how great
we used to be together. And I am so confused
don't know what to think. I can't make any
decision now. It is too difficult to me.
Rachel keeps looking down. She is still crying.
Ross: Rachel, please, don't cry. Look at me.
She looks at him.
Ross: I didn't apologize because I regret
that, but because I thought it wasn't right
to you. To me. To us. Do you understand?
Rachel (softly): Yes.
There is this awkward silence. They just don't
know what to say or do now.
Ross: Things aren't going to be weird between
us, right? Because I really need you, Rach.
I can't lose you now.
Rachel looks at him in a sweet way.
Rachel (trying to be brave): You will never
lose me, Ross. I am here to help you, remember?
Ross: You are really great.
Rachel smiles. Ross takes her hands.
Ross: Do you forgive me, Rach?
Rachel: Yes, I do.
Ross: You do understand that it is just what
I can do for now, right?
Rachel: Yes, Ross, I do. And as I told you,
I am not asking you for anything.
Ross: I know.
He smiles to her. She smiles back.
Ross: I am so confused, Rach.
Rachel: Do you think it would be better to
go back to New York?
Ross: Do you want to?
Rachel (uncertain): Well, I don't know, maybe
it would be better. I don't want things to
go wrong and maybe it is time.
Ross: I don't know. I guess I am afraid to
go back and face that all. But you are right:
maybe it is time.
Ross looks down and Rachel looks worried.
Rachel: But we can stay more if you want to.
I was just wondering.
Ross: No, we should go back home. It's been
a while already. We should go.
Rachel: Ok. When do you want to leave?
Ross: I'm not sure. Maybe the day after tomorrow.
I still have to switch the tickets.
Rachel: Ok then.
Ross takes Rachel's hands again and looks
Ross (sad): I am sorry again.
Rachel smiles sweetly at him.
Rachel: It's ok, Ross. Really. I didn't take
Ross kisses her on her cheek.
Ross: Thank you. You have no idea how much
it means to me.
They smile at each other. Rachel then breaks
the tension. She gets up.
Rachel: I'll go take a shower now.
Rachel leaves. She enters the bathroom and
shuts the door. Ross lies on the bed. He doesn't
look happy with himself.
"Oh God. Have I done the right thing?
I am so afraid that I hurt her. But I really
don't know what to do. I am so confused and
lost. I didn't want
to tell her that I'm having all those feeling
for her again because I want to be sure about
it before. And there is Emily. I am still
married to her
and we have to decide what we will do. But
honestly, I don't think we have another option
but the annulment. And I said Rachel's name
altar! I can't stop thinking about that. That
must have meant something! But I can't decide
anything now. The only thing I know is that
be enjoying more to be here with Rachel. And
that is so weird, because it was supposed
to be my honeymoon and I hardly remember about
I can't stop thinking about Rachel. And she
was so nice with me after all that. I wonder
what is really on her mind right now"
Cuts to the bathroom.
Rachel is on the bath tube, but no boys, we
can't see anything (lol). There is lather
everywhere. He eyes are closed and she is
"What did I do? I acted like a completely
idiot. I was just waiting for him to tell
me that he loves me when I knew he would never
say that. At
least now. And now he knows I love him. Oh
no! Ok, maybe he is not sure about it, but
he must have noticed that. And I am sorry
for him at the
same time, because I know it is not easy for
him to be on this situation. And I am sure
he didn't want to hurt me. And now we are
leaving. But it
will be actually good, because then I won't
have to see him all the time. I don't think
I can handle be next to him for another week
Now we can see a lot of clips. Rachel is calling
Monica to tell her that they will arrive sooner
and Ross calls her too. It shows Ross and
packing and going to the airport. Then it
shows them inside the plane. Rachel is sleeping
and she is resting her head on Ross's shoulder.
Ross is not
sleeping and he seems to be enjoying Rachel
close to him.
End of the first part.