The Regrets - Part II
John F Kennedy Airport in New York.
Ross and Rachel have left the plane and
are waiting for their luggage.
Ross: Monica told me she would be here when
we arrived but I told her that she didn't
have to. But she said she wanted to. So....
They both laugh.
Rachel: Yes, that really sounds like her.
Don't you know your sister, Ross?
Ross laughs. Then we hear someone yelling
Ross and Rachel's name. They turn back and
of course, it is Monica.
Monica (smiling and happy): Hi!!!!
She hugs Ross and then Rachel.
Ross/Rachel: Hi!!! We're fine, bla, bla,
Monica (talking to Rachel): God, you are
so tan! I loved it!
Rachel (smiling): Thanks! I really needed
that. I was looking like a ghost!
Monica: God, I missed you guys!
Rachel: Awww.... I missed you too, honey.
Ross: Me too, Mon.
Monica: And I've prepared a special dinner
to us! Phoebe, Joey and Chandler will be
Rachel: That is great, Mon. I missed your
Monica (hugging Rachel): Awwwwww.
Their luggage arrives and Ross puts them
on those luggage-carrying thing (I don't
know how you call that in english).
Ross: So, let's go?
They leave the airport.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Joey, Phoebe and Chandler are in there.
Joey and Chandler are watching TV and Phoebe
is reading a book. They are waiting for
Monica to arrive
with Ross and Rachel. The dinner table is
ready and the dinner too.
Joey (complaining): I'm so hungry! Do you
think they will take long?
Chandler and Phoebe roll their eyes.
Chandler: Joey, you've just had a sandwich!
Joey (mad): Hey, that was my breakfast and
by the way, it's been more than an hour
Chandler (ironically): Oh my God! Poor you!
You must be feeling weak already!
Then the door opens and it is Monica, Ross
and Rachel. They enter the apartment and
Chandler, Phoebe and Joey get up.
Ross/Rachel: Hi you guys!
They hug each other.
Rachel (hugging Phoebe): Oh, honey, how
are you? And how are the babies (touching
Phoebe: They are fine. And I am fine. (and
now in a lower voice) And how are you?
Rachel (with a weak smile on her face):
I'm fine, honey. I'm better.
They smile at each other.
Joey: Can we eat now? Please???
Chandler: Oh my GOD!
Monica, Rachel, Ross and Phoebe laugh.
Monica: Yes, Joey, we can.
They all sit around the table and start
They have finished dinner and are now sitting
on the living room and talking. Monica,
Rachel and Chandler are on the couch. Joey
is sitting on the
floor. Phoebe on the armchair and Ross is
sitting on the arm of the armchair.
Chandler: ... so Joey here snored during
the whole fight!
Rachel and Ross laugh. Joey doesn't look
Chandler: Anyway, is Greece really beautiful?
Ross looks at Rachel for a moment. Everyone
Ross: Oh, yes, it is a beautiful country.
Phoebe: Oh, I would love to go to Greece!
Monica: Me too!
Rachel stays there, quiet. Monica looks
at her and gets worried.
Monica: Honey, are you ok?
Rachel: Oh, yes, Mon, I am. I'm just a little
tired, that's all. From the flight.
Ross looks down for a moment.
Ross: Yes, I'm tired too. I guess I'll go
home. We can get together and talk more
(P.s.: Let's pretend that Ross's apartment
is Ugly Naked Guy's apartment, all right?)
Ross gets up and picks his luggage. Then
he turns to Rachel.
Ross (a little embarrassed): Um.... Rach,
thanks again for everything. See you.
Rachel (giving him a weak smile): See you.
The rest of the gang notices that but no
one says a thing. Ross leaves.
Chandler: Ok, I guess it is time for us
to go too, right Joey?
Joey doesn't really get that.
Chandler: Right Joey?
Joey: Ok, ok, let's go then.
Chandler: Good night.
Chandler (smiling): Thanks for the dinner,
Monica (smiling): You're welcome.
They both smile at each other for a while
and then Chandler and Joey leaves. Rachel
lies on the couch and Monica approaches
her. She sits on the
couch and Rachel rests her head on Monica's
lap. Phoebe is still sitting on the armchair.
Rachel has a sad face.
Monica: Oh, honey.
Rachel (sad): Argh, now everything is back
to normal. Now it is all gone. I wanted
to come back home when I was in Greece but
now I want to go
back there. (starts crying)
Monica: Oh, Rachel, don't cry. You guys
have only arrived here and now things will
have to be worked out. Ross will have to
make a decision about
his married, although I think Emily has
done that already. And you just should let
things happened, you know?
Rachel (still crying softly): Yeah, I know.
But I'm afraid, Monica. I'm afraid Ross
and I will never get together again. Maybe
he was just too sad in
Greece and that is why he kissed me. And
the real thing is that he is over me. Why
would he marry Emily if he weren't over
Phoebe: Duh! Rachel, I guessed that was
Rachel looks at her with a confused expression.
Phoebe: He married her because he was too
desperate to forget you. And Emily was like
a good option for that. Let's face it: it
was all just too
fast! And now he is paying the consequences,
that's all. He didn't marry Emily because
he was madly in love with her. Of course
he liked her, but
not madly in love. He was trying to forget
you and got a little carried away. That's
what I think. And you should ad the "I
take thee, Rachel" part to
Rachel is amazed. Monica too.
Rachel: Wow! Do you think that? Do you really
Monica: Phoebe, that does make perfect sense!
Phoebe: Yeah, I know. And Rachel, you only
have to wait. It is gonna happen.
Rachel now has a smile on her face but then
Rachel: I don't know, Phoebe. Things just
don't happen the way we want them to, you
Phoebe: Ok, first of all, I do know that.
But you have to believe it, Rachel. And
second of all, it is so meant to be!
Monica: You believe it, Rachel?
Rachel is confused.
Rachel: I guess I do.
Phoebe (mad): You guess???
Rachel: Well, yes. It is too soon to tell.
Ross doesn't even know about the annulment
yet. How am I supposed to know the way he
will react to
that? It's too soon.
Monica: I guess you are right. And I still
have to tell him about the annulment.
Rachel: And when are you doing that?
Monica: Tomorrow morning.
Rachel has a sad face.
Phoebe: Awww, what is it, Rach?
Rachel: I don't know, but I just feel sad.
Even if he agrees with that annulment and
never sees Emily again, it is still not
good, because things are
weird for us now. It is all messed up and
I don't know if that's ever gonna change.
Monica: Maybe things will get weird for
now, but not forever, sweetie. Think about
it. It is just a bad phase.
Phoebe: Yes, Rach, things will get better.
Ross is really screwed up now but he will
get better. You will just have to wait,
if you really love him.
Rachel: I do, and that is my problem.
Monica: That is not a problem. That is great!
Love is always good.
Rachel (very sad): Well, I guess I don't
have another option. But I am telling you
guys: I am so not lucky in this love business.
So not lucky...
Cuts to Ross's apartment.
Next morning. He is having breakfast when
he hears a knock on the door. He goes to
answer the door and it is Monica. She is
holding an envelope.
Ross: Oh, hi, Mon. What's up?
Monica: Hi. How are you?
Ross: I'm ok.
Monica smiles. They enter the apartment
and Monica sits on the couch. Ross stays
Monica: Ross, I have to talk to you about
Ross (worried): Is it about Rachel?
Monica (surprised): What? Why? What about
Ross (uncomfortable): What? Nothing? ....
umm, I asked you.
Monica notices that he is curious about
Rachel and how she is feeling and all. She
gives him a smile but then breaks it.
Monica: Ok, we can talk about her later,
but I really have to talk to you about something
very important, ok?
Ross approaches her and sits next to her.
Ross (worried): What is it, Mon? I'm getting
Monica: Ok, here is the thing: last week,
while you were in Greece, this (hands him
the envelope) arrived.
Ross takes the envelope.
Ross: What is it, Mon?
Monica: Those are the papers of your marriage
Ross (surprised): What?
Monica: I'm sorry, Ross. Emily's lawyer
called and he wanted to talk to you and
since you weren't here I talked to him.
He told me that he had sent
me the papers and that Emily didn't want
to discuss anything else. That was her final
decision and she wouldn't change her mind.
He asked me to
ask you to sign these and send back to England.
Ross is looking down. He is sad.
Monica: Oh, Ross, don't be like this. You
know, it is probably for the best. Maybe
it wasn't meant to be, you know?
Ross: Yes, I know, but it is my second divorce
and it is even worse, because we didn't
even tried, you know?
Monica: You wanted to give it another try?
Ross (confused): Well, I don't know, but
it just seems like the right thing to do,
Monica: Well, I wouldn't know. But I just
think that when you decide to marry someone
you have to really want that, you know?
And it has to be
something planned, not out of the blue.
Ross: Yes, I know what you're saying. You
think that we've got married too fast.
Monica: Well, didn't you?
Ross: Yes, we did. But it just seemed right.
Monica: But marriage is supposed to be forever,
Ross. Not a hasty decision. You should have
thought about that before. And why did you
propose to Emily anyway? I mean, you had
known her for a month. You dated Rachel
for almost a year and didn't propose.
Ross now looks really bad. He is looking
Ross: It was different, Mon.
Monica: I'm sorry, Ross, I didn't mean to
upset you. I am just confused and I wanted
to understand that all.
Ross keeps looking down.
Ross: It was indeed hasty. I don't know,
I guess one thing let to another. The fact
that she was always half of the time in
London and half of the
time in here. And also Rachel and I had
broken up and I was feeling so bad and when
I found Emily I thought that I could be
Monica: But you loved her?
Ross: Yes, I did.
Monica: Real love, like real?
Ross (confused): What you mean?
Monica: Well, you know? Like she was the
perfect woman for you?
Ross (sad): Well, Mon, we not always can
have the perfect woman, you know?
Monica: Why not?
Ross (mad): Because life sucks!
Monica (mad): Great argument! So you marry
the next best thing because life sucks?
Wow, Ross! That is so unreasonable! I guess
this annulment is
not as bad as I thought then.
Ross: Well, to tell you the truth it is
not as bad as I thought either. I was expecting
something like that already. And to tell
you the truth, Mon, I
can't blame Emily. She has the right to
ask for this and to hate me forever.
Monica: Yes, she does.
Monica: So, let me see if I got this: you
are ok with the annulment. You think Emily
is not the perfect woman for you and you
said the perfect
woman's name at the altar?
Monica just shoots him a look.
Monica: Come on, Ross. Let's face it.
Ross: Ok, ok, ok, ok! Mon, you are going
a little too fast, you know? I am still
Monica: So what?
Ross: So that I don't wanna think about
the perfect woman or my failure marriage.
I just don't! I just want to sign these
stupid papers and get this
over with. Then I can move on with my life.
Me, not you!
Monica: Ok, I was just trying to help you
and clear things for you, because you are
so blind, you know?
Ross: Blind? Why? I'm not blind!
Monica: Ok, Ross, if you paid more attention
you would realize so much.
Ross (confused): What are you talking about?
Monica shoots him a look. Ross is confused.
Monica: Ok, Ross, if you can't see things,
I am not going to be the one to tell you.
Ross: Are you talking in codes now?
Monica (really not buying that): You really
think you can full me, don't you?
Ross (confused): What?
Monica: Ok, Ross, I am not that stupid!
And I just have to leave. I promised Rachel
I would help her with something.
Ross (curious): With what?
Ross pretends he is not.
Ross: Me? No! Just asking!
Monica (ironically): Of course. Anyway,
Monica leaves and Ross stays there. He looks
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Rachel is sitting in the couch. Phoebe is
there too. Monica enters. Rachel just gets
Rachel (excited): So, how was that? How
did he take that all?
Monica: Well, actually he was pretty ok
with that all.
Rachel (surprised): Really?
Monica: Yes, he said that Emily was right
and he couldn't even blame her. And it is
not that he is happy with that because he
is kind of sad, but I
guess he just realized that they have made
Phoebe: Well, at least now he is aware of
Rachel: Poor Ross.
Rachel sits again and Monica sits next to
Monica: Rach, I have something that is going
to cheer you up.
Rachel smiles, excited.
Monica: We were talking and I told him some
things he needed to listen. I told him that
he got married too fast and I asked if he
loved Emily, like,
real love, as in she is the perfect woman.
Do you know what he said?
Rachel is really-really curious.
Phoebe (curious too): What?
Monica: That you cannot always have the
Rachel covers her month with her hands.
She can't believe that! Phoebe is happy
Phoebe: Way to go, Rach!
Rachel (happy): Awww...Mon, he really said
Rachel (sighing): Awwwwww...
She lies on the couch, smiling, and the
girls smile. Suddenly, Rachel "gets
back to reality"
Rachel (worried): Wait a minute! Who said
he was talking about me?
Monica: Rachel, wake up! You seem like Ross!
All blind! Who else could it be?
Rachel: Well, I am not the one who was asked
to marry him, am I?
Phoebe: That is just a tiny detail, honey.
Believe me. Lobsters can play tricks on
each other too.
Rachel rolls her eyes.
Phoebe: Ok, joke all you want to, but one
day you will thank me.
Monica: And besides, Rach, you do know why
he proposed to her so fast.
Rachel (still not convinced): Well, I do
want to believe that, Mon, but I am afraid.
I guess time will tell me whether that is
true or not.
Now we can see some scenes that show that
some time has passed. Phoebe is having the
babies. She is with the babies and the rest
of the gang
at the hospital, all happy. Frank Jr. and
Alice are carrying the babies. Chandler
and Monica still together and telling the
gang about it (I can't really
get into those two now, it would be too
much for me. So pretend they are together
already and everyone knows). We can see
Rachel on her
bedroom, thinking. She is looking to some
pictures, some of them from the time she
was with Ross. She is sad, by the way. Now
we can see Ross
signing the annulment papers and sending
them to London. He is single at last! Then
we can see him at home, sitting on his couch,
thinking. He has
a sad face and we can see a ring on the
coffee table. He is staring at the ring
with a sad face. The gang at Central Perk,
talking. Ross and Rachel
aren't together and there is still this
awkward thing between them. They look at
each other but pretend they didn't. There
is this huge tension.
Anyway, the gang is still at Central Perk
and we can see "Three Months Later"
written on the screen.
They are all in there. Monica and Chandler
and cuddling at the couch. Rachel is sitting
on the same couch. Ross and Joey are on
that small table on
the left and Phoebe on that big armchair.
They are talking.
Phoebe (looking at Chandler and Monica):
God, I still can't believe you guys are
together. This is so...you know?
Monica: No, we don't know. It is so what?
Phoebe: Well, you know?
Chandler (ironically): See, this is the
part where you explain the you know.
The others laugh.
Phoebe: I don't know. It is different. It
is great too, of course, but it is different
because we weren't used to that. With those
two here (points to
Ross and Rachel) we were, but you guys are
Ross and Rachel look really-really embarrassed
and uncomfortable. Rachel shoots Phoebe
and look. Ross notices that. Everyone notices
there is this awkward silence.
Chandler (trying to break the tension):
Well, Pheebs, but you will have to get used
to us together. (he kisses Monica).
Rachel: Awwww.... you guys are really cute
Monica: I KNOW!
Rachel smiles again. Ross looks at her for
a moment and she notices that. She looks
at some magazine. He notices that and gets
a sad look on his
Joey: So Chandler, you are lucky! Monica
Joey: What? She is!
Monica, Rachel and Phoebe laughs.
Monica (flattered): Thanks, Joey!
Chandler (mad): Monica?
Monica: What? I am glad he thinks I'm hot!
You should be happy too! Would you rather
having a non-hot girlfriend?
She shoots him a look.
Chandler: Yeah, good point! I have a hot
They all laugh but Ross.
Ross: Hey, that's my sister! I am not comfortable
with that hot thing, you know?
They all laugh at him and he gets mad.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Later on that same day. They are all in
there. They have just had dinner and are
now talking. The guys are sitting around
the table and the girls
are on the couch, looking at some magazines.
Chandler (to Ross): I am telling you, that
is the best game ever!
Ross: No way!
Joey (to Ross): He is right, man. You will
agree once you play it.
Ross: Ok, so let's go play it now!
They get up and walk to the door.
Chandler: Mon, we are going to play some
The guys leave. The girls keep looking at
the magazines when Rachel closes them all
and looks at Phoebe.
Rachel (kind of mad): Ok, now we are gonna
talk, missy! What was that about????
Phoebe (afraid): What?
Rachel (really mad): That thing about me
and Ross that you said at the coffee shop
while ago. Were you out of your mind? And
you better have a
good reason because there is no pregnancy
to blame now!
Phoebe: Oh, that....umm .... That was just
an observation. Nothing you should worry
Rachel: Nothing I should worry about? Phoebe,
that was really uncomfortable!
Monica: Well, she is right, Phoebe.
Phoebe: OK, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to
Rachel looks down.
Phoebe and Monica look at each other.
Monica: What' the matter, Rachel?
Rachel (sad): Well, it is nothing, really.
It is just not my day, you know?
They look at her.
Rachel: And Pheebs, sorry, honey, I didn't
mean to be rude with you. Sorry. I know
you didn't want to upset me.
Phoebe hugs Rachel.
Phoebe: Oh, that's ok.
Monica: Are you sure nothing is bothering
you? Rach, you can tell us. We are your
friends, hon. We're worried about you.
Rachel keeps looking down and then she starts
crying like a baby. She just can't stop.
Monica and Phoebe look worried and don't
know what to do.
Monica: Rachel, please, calm down. Stop
Phoebe: What happened?
Rachel keeps crying. She can't talk. Monica
gets up and goes get her some water. She
hands Rachel the glass of water and Rachel
Cuts to Chandler and Joey's.
The guys are there playing that Playstation
Ross: Wow! This game is really great! You
guys are right!
Chandler: I told you.
They keep playing.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Rachel is still crying but now it is softly.
She is catching her breath.
Monica: Honey, tell us what is going on.
Rachel (with a crying voice): Oh, you guys,
I am so miserable.
Rachel: I can't get over Ross. (burst in
Monica and Phoebe comfort her.
Rachel (sobbing): And... it's been three
months already. Three whole months and nothing!
Monica: Did you guys talk about something?
Rachel: No, not even about the weather!
He is all weird and different with me. I
guess he hates me. That's all.
Phoebe: Rachel, don't say that! You know
that is not true!
Rachel: So why is this happening? Why? I
don't get it. In Greece he was so different.
He said I was very important to him and
he kissed me. Then
there was that "perfect woman"
crap. I am so pathetic! I kept having all
these hopes when I knew nothing would ever
Monica: Rachel, why are you being so pessimistic?
Honey, he went through a failure marriage
and an annulment. That is not easy. And
he also had
to deal with all those feelings about you.
I guess he wasn't ready to get involved
with anyone. Maybe he is now. Who knows?
Phoebe: Maybe you should talk to him.
Rachel: No, no way! I can't do that. It
will be too painful.
Monica: But you should try, otherwise you
will never know.
Rachel: Maybe you guys should ask him! Not
ask him, but try to find out.
Monica: Rachel, please, we are not teenagers
Rachel looks down. Phoebe raises her hand.
Phoebe: I can do that!
Rachel (smiling): Thanks, Phoebe!
Phoebe: You're welcome.
Monica: Are you guys insane? That is so
not the right way to solve that.
Phoebe: Ok, Monica, what do you know? Maybe
it is better if someone, who is not Rachel,
talk to Ross about that. You know? To open
Monica: Ok, I give up.
Rachel and Phoebe cheer and Monica smiles.
Cuts to Chandler and Joey's.
The guys are not playing anymore. They are
Ross: Can I talk to you guys about something?
Ross: Well ... umm ... do you guys remember
when I went to Greece with Rachel?
Chandler and Joey nods.
Ross: Well, what you guys don't know is
that I kissed her.
Joey: Score man!
Ross and Chandler shoot Joey a look.
Ross: Anyway... she was being so nice to
me and we were having such a great time.
I guess all those feelings that I felt for
her came back, you
Chandler: But what about Emily?
Ross: That is the weirdest thing, because
I hardly remembered about her. I just couldn't
stop thinking about Rachel.
Joey: Dude, what happened then? Why you
guys aren't together now?
Ross: Well, Joey, it is not that simple.
I was too confused, because I was still
technically married to Emily and I didn't
want to hurt Rachel. It was
awful, because Rachel got really sad about
that all. She even cried. I felt so bad.
But now three months have passed and I just
don't know what to
do. Things are different between Rachel
and I now. We are not even friends anymore.
I am afraid I hurt her too much.
Chandler: But one thing I need to know.
Do you love her?
Ross has a worried look on his face.
Ross: To tell you the truth, Chandler, I
don't think I have ever stopped loving her
in the first place.
Chandler smiles at him but then frowns.
Chandler: So why did you got married to
Ross doesn't say anything.
Chandler: Man, I've never really got that
all, you know? You guys were together for
a month! Only a month and you dated Rachel
for a whole year!
Why proposing to Emily and not to Rachel
if she was the one you really loved?
Ross looks down and doesn't say a word.
Chandler: What's the matter?
Ross: Well, it is just too complicated,
man. I could never explain that all to you.
And besides, certain things about the past
should remain in the
Chandler and Joey look worried. They didn't
Chandler: What about the past, Ross?
Ross: Chandler, please. I said I don't want
to talk about it, all right?
Joey: Ok, you said it is not that simple
but for me it is, Ross. You love her, right?
Joey: So tell her! She was going to do the
same to you, anyway. You guys so must work
on your timing.
Ross (confused): What???
Joey: Yes, you do! You have the worst timing
two people could possible have.
Ross is confused.
Ross (nervous): Joey, not that! She was
going to do what?
Joey: Well, at your wedding, in London.
Ross (confused): What are you talking about?
Chandler looks at Joey and Joey doesn't
know whether he should say that or not.
Joey (giving up): Oh, what the hell? We
have to tell him.
Ross (super confused): Tell me what?
Chandler: Rachel went to London to tell
you that she was still in love with you.
Ross just can't believe that. He gets up
from his seat and starts pacing around.
He has one of his hands on his head and
he looks totally messed
Ross: Oh my God! Oh my God! How come you
guys never told me that before? God, Rachel
went there to tell me she was still in love
with me? All
Joey: Well, Ross, you were in love with
her too. You just didn't know that. Why
else you would explain saying her name at
Ross looks at Joey.
Ross: And why she didn't tell me that? Why?
Chandler: Well, I guess she just couldn't.
She thought you were so happy and she didn't
want to ruin your wedding. So she just kept
her feelings to
Ross (devastated): Oh God! And then I acted
like a jerk! She was in love with me all
that time in Greece. And I kissed her! God!
What have I done?
How come I could be so blind?
Chandler: Monica always says you are so
Ross shoots him a look.
Ross: We were in love with each other all
that time. All that time.
Ross has a sad look on his face now. He
is teary eyed. The guys notice that and
try to comfort him.
Chandler: Oh Ross. Don't be like that. At
least now you know that all and you guys
can work things out.
Ross: No, you guys don't see it! She was
in love with me back then. But we don't
know now. After all I did she might hate
me now. And I can't
blame her. After we arrived from Greece
I didn't talk to her about everything that
happened. I am such an idiot!
Chandler: Please, Ross, it's been three
months. Only three months. Do you think
Rachel's feelings are so weak that they
wouldn't last for three
Ross is confused.
Ross: I don't know, Chandler. I just don't.
All I know is that I don't want to hurt
her again. Not again. Maybe it is better
not to say anything.
Joey: Are you crazy? Why? Why would you
turn Rachel down?
Chandler: Joey is right.
Ross: I don't want to turn her down. I just
don't want to hurt her again.
Chandler: Do you think she won't get hurt
when she finds out that you still love her
and decided not to tell her about it? What
kind of love is that
Ross: How is she ever going to find out?
Chandler: We'll tell her.
Joey: Yes we will!
Ross (mad): Hey! You guys are my friends
and I don't allow you guys to tell her.
Joey: We're Rachel's friends too!
Ross is worried.
Chandler: And besides, I tell Monica everything
and she will certainly tell Rachel.
Ross shoots him a look.
Chandler: Well, it is not my fault. It is
a couple's thing. And you know we are right.
You have to tell her. Do you want to live
like that? Loving her
and not doing anything about it?
Ross: No, I don't. But you guys have to
understand why I am worried. I don't want
to disappoint her again. I am afraid to
Chandler: Ross, don't worry about that.
Why would you ruin things now? You are single,
you love her and you know it. I'd say it
is the perfect time.
What more do you need to make that work?
Ross keeps thinking.
Ross: I guess I'll go home now. That was
just too much for me. I don't know what
to do now and yet I do know I have to do
something about that.
See you guys later.
Chandler: Ok. Bye
Joey: Bye man.
Ross leaves and Joey and Chandler look at
each other, worried.
Joey: Should we tell Rachel now?
Joey: Well, aren't we telling her?
Chandler: Of course not, Joey! Are you nuts?
We're not going to do that.
Joey (confused): But you just said you would!
Chandler rolls his eyes.
Chandler (trying to calmly explain that
to Joey): Joey, I just said that so Ross
would do something, do you understand now?
Joey: Oh.... that was smart!
Chandler: But I will tell Monica and she
will certainly tell Rachel, but then it
is not my fault.
They smile. Scene fades.
Cuts to the hallway between the two apartments.
Ross is leaving Chandler and Joey's. He
is closing the door as he sees that Rachel
is leaving her apartment too. They look
at each other deeply.
Neither of them know what to do or say.
They keep looking at each other for some
seconds. Rachel has these really red eyes
(because she was
crying earlier, remember?) and Ross looks
devastated too, because of what he has just
found out. The moment is too awkward so
Ross decides to
Ross: Um... hi, Rach.
Rachel tries to catch her breath.
Rachel (uncomfortable): Hi Ross.
Ross (noticing her red eyes): Are you ok?
Rachel (lying): Oh, yes, I am ok. I was
just helping Monica with some onions. That's
Ross (really not buying that): Oh ... ok.
Rachel (breaking the silence): I have to
tell Chandler something. Excuse me.
She walks to Chandler and Joey's door. Ross
moves to the left.
Ross (sad): Ok. Bye Rachel.
Rachel looks back to him.
She enters the apartment and Ross stays
there. He sits on that step between the
apartments and just stays there, looking
down and even more
Rachel is now inside Chandler and Joey's.
She closes the door and leans against it,
closing her eyes and trying to catch her
breath. Joey and
Chandler keep looking at her, not understand
Rachel wakes up. She opens her eyes and
look at Chandler and Joey.
Rachel (confused): Oh, what?
Chandler and Joey keep looking at her, more
Joey: What what, Rach? What happened?
Rachel (obviously lying): Oh, nothing. Just
resting a little on this door. See, I am
Chandler and Joey exchange looks, like "we
know what happened".
Chandler: So, have you seen Ross?
Rachel (nervous): I'm not seeing Ross!
(P.s.: Sorry, but I loooved when Chandler
said that in TOW Ross's Wedding - lol)
Rachel just realizes what she has just said.
She gets embarrassed. Chandler and Joey
notice that, of course.
Rachel: Well, he was at the hallway just
a minute ago. Why?
Chandler and Joey exchange looks again and
smile. Rachel notices that.
Rachel: What is going on here?
Chandler (lying): Nothing. Zero!
Joey nods. Rachel doesn't buy that.
Rachel: Yeah, right. You guys are the worst
Chandler and Joey look at her and don't
Joey: By the way, what are you doing here?
Rachel: What? You guys are at my apartment
all the time!
Joey and Chandler agree.
Chandler: Yes, you have a point.
Rachel: Anyway, I am just here because we
are out of ice. Do you guys have some?
Rachel opens the fridge and gets the ice.
Rachel: Ok, I have to get back now. Thanks.
Joey: Rachel, wait!
Rachel turns back and looks at Joey.
Joey (worried): What's with the red eyes?
Rachel looks sad.
Rachel: Oh, no. That's nothing, Joey. I
have to go now. Bye-bye.
She leaves. Joey and Chandler look at each
Joey: Why she was crying? Do you think it
is because of Ross?
Chandler: Well, I don't know. But Rachel
cries a lot, so....
Cut to the hallway.
Rachel is leaving the guys apartment. She
is closing the door when she sees that Ross
is still sitting on that step. She is surprised.
He looks up at
her. They keep looking at each other for
Rachel: You are still here, Ross? What happened?
Ross: Nothing, I am just thinking. I need
to think about some stuff.
Rachel gets worried.
Rachel: Well, I don't think the hallway
is the best place for that.
She gives him a weak smile. He gets happy
with her smile. He smiles back.
Ross: Yes, I guess you are right. I'll go
Rachel: Well, I'll go home too. (she points
to her apartment's door)
Ross smiles at her and she smiles back.
Rachel: Bye then.
Rachel enters her apartment and Ross keeps
looking at her. Then, when she is gone,
he leaves too.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Rachel enters and closes the door. Then
she leans against it and closes her eyes,
just like she did at the guys' apartment.
The girls keep looking at
her. Then Rachel wakes up and notices that
the girls are looking at her, waiting for
Rachel (sighing): Ross was on the hallway.
Monica and Phoebe: Really?
Phoebe: And did you guys talked?
Rachel (sad): Well, only for a little bit.
He seemed so sad. And it was really uncomfortable,
because we kept looking at each other and
anything. So I entered the guys's and he
stayed there. And when I came back, he was
still there, sitting on the step, looking
Monica and Phoebe look sad.
Rachel: He told me he had to think about
some stuff. And he even asked me if I was
ok, because of my red eyes.
Monica (curious): What did you say?
Rachel: I was so lame. I told him I was
helping you with some onions.
Monica and Phoebe laugh.
Monica: You? In the kitchen? I am so sure
he thought you were lying.
Rachel: Well, what was I supposed to do?
Tell him the truth?
Phoebe and Monica shoot her a look.
Rachel: Oh, yes, just like that? Out of
the blue? On the hallway?
Monica: Well, it is better than having Phoebe
to do that for you.
Phoebe: Hey, that will be fun! You won't
regret that, Rach!
Rachel: I hope so.
Monica: So, you guys are really going to
do that, aren't you?
Rachel: Well, I don't know.
Phoebe (mad): Hey!
Phoebe: Ok, but Rach, you can trust me.
I won't say anything that you wouldn't want
me to, ok?
Rachel: Are you sure, Phoebe? Because sometimes
you do things that I don't believe.
Phoebe: I am sure. I will only help you
Rachel: Ok, thanks.
They smile to each other.
Monica: Oh my God! I give up.
She smiles too.
Cuts to Ross's.
Ross is there, sitting in the couch, still
thinking. He looks really messed up. The
ring is still on the coffee table and he
is staring at it.
"Oh God! I have to do something. I
can't keep on living like this. I want to
be happy, right? And I want Rachel to be
happy too. And what if she still
loves me? I have to tell her about my feelings.
And I wish I could tell her first, because
I just think it is the right way. She has
too much. And God, how come I have never
realized why Rachel was in London? I am
so blind! Monica is right. It all makes
perfect sense now.
Why did that all have to happen? It would
have been so much easier to be honest. To
have told Rachel about my feelings since
the beginning. I
should know that running away from things
wouldn't work. And now I don't even know
how to talk to her about that all. There
is so much she
doesn't know. So much. If only she knew...."
He keeps looking at the ring and some tears
roll down his face. Suddenly, there is a
knock on the door. Ross quickly dries his
tears and gets up and
goes answer the door. It is Phoebe. - the
Ross (trying to hide his tears and red eyes):
Oh, hi, Pheebs. What's up?
Phoebe notices that he was probably crying
but pretends she doesn't.
Phoebe: Hi, Ross. Can I come in?
Ross: Oh, sure. Sure.
Cut to Monica and Rachel's.
Monica and Rachel are there. Monica is sitting
on the couch and Rachel is pacing around,
Rachel: Oh God! Oh God! I wonder what Phoebe
is doing. Do you think she will say something
Monica: Well, you know my opinion about
that, honey. But let's just hope she does
the right thing.
Rachel is still pacing.
Rachel (freaking out): Yes, let's just hope.
What if she pictures me as a pathetic idiot?
As a loser? Oh my God! And I can't believe
those drapes are
shut! They are never shut! Never! I can't
Monica: Ok, Rachel, you gotta calm down.
Don't freak out like this. Let's just wait
and see what happens. Phoebe is not that
Rachel shoots Monica a look.
Monica: Ok, ok, maybe she is but she loves
you and she just want to help.
Monica: And besides, there is no way she
will picture you as a pathetic loser because
you are not one. Just calm down and sit
down for a bit. You
are driving me crazy!
Rachel: Ok, sorry.
Rachel sits. Then she looks at Monica.
Rachel: I hate your brother!
Monica (smiling): You wish!
Rachel smiles at her and rests her head
on Monica's lap.
Monica: Ok, things will be fine. You will
see. I am sure Ross loves you as much as
you love him. Probably even more. He has
always been crazy
about you, honey. And you know that. Ever
since high school.
Rachel: You really think so? He loves me
Rachel: Oh, Mon, when I think of all the
time we were apart I just feel so bad. And
it was all because of stupid little things.
Well, most of them.
(referring to Chloe).
Monica: Yes, you are right. But you guys
are different now and have the past experience.
So those mistakes won't happen again. See,
learn with your mistakes. Maybe you guys
had to pass through that all to value what
you had. Things don't happen without a meaning.
Rachel: You are right. You are so right.
I only know that I don't want to regret
stuff anymore, Mon.
Cuts to Ross's.
Phoebe is sitting on the couch and Ross
sits on a chair. Ross looks at Phoebe as
if he is waiting for her to tell him what
is the reason of such
unexpected visit. Phoebe kind of notices
Phoebe: So, how are you, Ross?
Ross: I am fine, Phoebe. Thank you. And
Phoebe: Oh, I am fine too.
Phoebe nods. There is this silence and Phoebe
Phoebe: So, what were you doing? Am I interrupting
Ross: Oh, no, not really. I was just here,
you know? Thinking about stuff.
Phoebe: Stuff? What kind of stuff?
Ross: Well, my life and how messy it has
Phoebe: Oh, Ross, that is not true. Your
life is great.
Ross shoots her a look.
Ross: Great? Define great.
Phoebe: Well, at least you are not homeless
Ross: Ok, Pheebs, great points.
Phoebe: I am serious, Ross.
Ross: What about the fact that I have already
been divorced twice, and that I ruin every
relationship I have?
Phoebe: Well, would you rather be married
to a person that you don't love instead?
Phoebe: So you don't have to worry about
those stupid divorces. That was just a mistake
and you should be glad that now you are
free to go after
your perfect woman.
Ross (sad): Yes, as if the perfect woman
is ever going to want me back.
Ross realizes what he has just said.
Phoebe: Ross, do you want to tell me something?
Ross: Ok, ok, ok! You can drop the act,
right Phoebe. I know you know and I know
everyone knows too. I am just so pathetic.
Phoebe approaches him and tries to comfort
Phoebe: Oh, Ross, why do you think that?
Why do you think Rachel won't want you back?
What made you think that?
Ross: Everything, Phoebe. Everything. Maybe
it is just too late.
Phoebe: It is never too late. You guys can
be happy and if you tell her about your
feelings you might be surprised.
Ross looks at her.
Ross: What are you saying?
Phoebe: Well, what you've heard. Just give
it a shot. You won't regret it, I promise
Ross: Did Rachel tell you something?
Phoebe: Ross!! We're best friends! She tells
Monica and me everything.
Ross smiles more. YAY!
Phoebe: You should go after your perfect
woman. Don't waste your chance.
Ross (happy): You think?
Phoebe: I am sure. It is all I have been
telling you guys since the beginning and
you never believed me. There is no way to
scape from that.
Lobsters are made to be together. It is
Ross smiles at her.
Ross: Thank you, Phoebe. You are so great!
Phoebe: Aww...you are welcome. But I know
He laughs. They hug for a bit.
Ross: I just don't know how I will talk
to her about it.
Phoebe: Just talk to her. Tell her the truth.
That is the best way.
Ross: You're right.
Phoebe makes a "of course" face.
Ross: Do you want something to drink?
Phoebe: Well, just a glass of water, please.
He gets up and goes to the kitchen. Phoebe
stays there. Suddenly she notices this ring
on the coffee table. She looks at it for
a while and is
confused. It is a woman's ring, more like
an engagement ring. Phoebe picks the ring
and starts looking at it. It is a beautiful
ring by the way. Ross
arrives from the kitchen and sees that Phoebe
saw the ring and is holding it. He gets
all nervous and doesn't know what to do.
He keeps looking at
Phoebe. Finally she realizes that he is
looking at her with a very weird face.
Phoebe: What's the matter, Ross? Who' is
Ross is speechless. He can't say a word.
Phoebe (worried): Ross?
Ross starts pacing around the room.
Phoebe: Ross, I am freaking out here. What
is going on?
Ross sits next to Phoebe.
Ross: Ok, Phoebe, I am going to tell you
because I have no option. But you have to
promise me that you will never ever ever
tell this to anyone.
Phoebe: Ok, Ross, I do. And I am getting
worried now. What's the deal with this ring?
Ross looks down for a bit and then looks
at her again.
Ross: Ok, this is not just a ring, Phoebe.
This is an engagement ring.
Ross gets teary eyed.
Ross (trying not to cry): It is the ring
I would give to Rachel.
Phoebe (surprised): What? When?
Ross is crying softly now. He is just too
Ross: No one knew about this until now.
And I didn't mean to tell anyone about this
ever, Phoebe. But you just found out. You
see? It is just too
painful for me. Too painful.
Phoebe: Ross, please don't cry. And I am
still confused. When were you going to propose
Ross takes a deep breath.
Ross: Ok, I will tell you about everything.
Well, remember when Rachel and I started
Ross: Well, I was so happy, Phoebe. So happy.
I never though I could be that happy. And
I had this feeling that it would be forever,
Rachel. I just wanted to spend the rest
of my life with her. I just couldn't lose
her again. And one day I was passing by
this jewelry store and I saw
this ring in the window. I thought it was
the most beautiful ring ever. And I knew
that when I proposed to Rachel it would
have to be with that
ring. I could even see her wearing it. It
was just perfect for her. So I bought it
and saved it for the right day, you know?
Phoebe (crying): Oh, Ross.
Ross: But that right day never happened.
And I just couldn't get rid of this ring.
I guess that deep down I hoped that I would
still give it to Rachel
one day. I think I just didn't want to believe
that I wouldn't be that happy again. Never.
Ross dries his tears.
Ross: Do you understand now why this is
so painful to me? Why I am so afraid to
ruin that all again?
Phoebe: Oh, Ross, you didn't ruin anything.
Things just weren't meant to be that time.
But now it is different. You can make this
work. God, after
all you've told me. You guys are so meant
to be. If there is not real love, then I
don't know what it is.
Ross: But Phoebe, how come I can pass though
all that again? And what if I never have
the chance to give this ring to Rachel?
Phoebe: But you will have the chance, Ross.
You will. But you have to try first. And
I can tell you the Rachel wants that too.
Ross smiles to Phoebe and she smiles back.
Ross: Thanks for being so supportive, Pheebs.
Phoebe: And don't worry. I won't tell anyone
about the ring, ok?
Ross: Thanks, Phoebe. I want to be the one
to tell Rachel that.
Phoebe: You're right. And please, don't
be sad anymore. Think that soon you will
see that ring placed on Rachel's finger.
Ross (smiling): I hope so.
Phoebe smiles to him.
Ross: I just have to think about a way to
talk to her.
Phoebe: I am sure you will find the best
time for that, Ross.
Phoebe: Now I have to go.
Ross: And thanks again for everything.
Phoebe: You're welcome. I can't wait to
see you guys together again.
They hug and Phoebe leaves. Ross stays there,
sitting on the couch. He is holding the
ring and he looks really happy.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Rachel and Monica are there. They are watching
TV when Phoebe enters. Rachel turns to her
and gets up, curious.
Rachel (excited): Oh, tell me everything!
Phoebe smiles to Rachel.
Phoebe: All right, perfect woman, let me
Rachel smiles to her.
Rachel: Perfect woman?
Phoebe: Well, yeah, but not to me though.
Monica laughs and Rachel giggles.
Rachel: Really, did he tell you that?
Rachel (all happy): Oh my God! Phoebe, I
She hugs Phoebe.
Monica (kidding): Hey, I thought you loved
Rachel smiles to Monica and they all sit
on the couch.
Rachel: So Phoebe, tell me!
Phoebe: Ok, Rachel, here is the thing: I
won't tell you much, because I am not the
one who has to tell you stuff.
Phoebe: Ross will tell you, honey.
Rachel gets worried.
Rachel (nervous): When? I can't talk to
him. I don't even know what to say.
Phoebe: Ok, calm down. Of course you can.
I can only tell you that the talk Ross and
I had was very interesting and you have
nothing to worry
about. He loves you so much.
Rachel leans on the couch, with a huge smile
on her face.
Rachel: Awwww.... Did he tell you that?
Rachel: What else?
Phoebe: Honey, there is so much you don't
know, but you will soon, believe me. I just
don't think I should tell you. In fact,
Ross asked me not to.
Rachel: He did? Oh God! What am I supposed
to do? Go talk to him?
Phoebe: Well, Rachel, I don't know. I would
if I were you.
Rachel looks at Monica.
Rachel: What do you think, Mon?
Monica: Well, do you want to go there now?
Monica: So go. You have to follow your heart.
Rachel: Oh my God. I am going there. But
I look so awful!
Phoebe: Yeah, right! Go now!
Rachel is really excited.
Rachel: Am I really doing this, right?
The girls nod.
Rachel (nervous - she is shaking): Wish
Phoebe/Monica: Good luck!
They all hug.
Rachel: Ok, I am going. I am so nervous.
Monica: Don't worry, honey. Everything will
Phoebe: And please, keep the drapes open!
Rachel shoots Phoebe a look and then smiles.
Phoebe (to Monica): Well, it was worth the
Cuts to Ross's.
He is there, sitting on the couch and staring
at the ring. Then he gets up and goes to
his room, to put the ring on its box. When
he is coming back
from his room he hears a knock on the door
and he goes answer it. He opens the door
and it is Rachel. YAY! Ross can't believe
she is there. He
keeps looking at her and she does the same.
She smiles to him.
Rachel (kind of embarrassed): Hi.
Ross smiles back.
Ross: Hi, Rachel. Come in.
She does. She goes to the couch but doesn't
sit. He follows her. They stand up next
to each other and there is this silence,
so Rachel breaks it.
Rachel (softly): Well, I came here because
I wanted to tell you something.
Ross (softly too and smiling to her): I
need to tell you something too, Rach.
She smiles back.
Ross: Do you want to sit?
They sit on the couch. They are next to
each other. Rachel keeps looking at him.
She is really excited and almost can't hold
Rachel: Ok, I am gonna tell you first then.
Rachel takes a deep breath and looks into
Rachel (teary eyed): I love you, Ross.
Ross can't believe what he has just heard.
He keeps looking at Rachel, sweetly. Suddenly,
he leans and kisses her. It is soft at the
then it gets really-really intense. They
kiss for a while. They break it with a warm
hug. Ross smells her hair and kisses her
neck. She has her eyes
closed and they are really into that moment.
Ross (whispering in Rachel's ear): I love
you. So much. You are my perfect woman.
Rachel smiles and looks at him. She is crying
but those are happy tears. Ross is teary
eyed too. He smiles to her and keeps kissing
her all over her
face. Rachel laughs.
Rachel: You are my perfect man, my perfect
everything. I can't believe it took me so
long to tell you this, Ross.
Ross (getting her hands): Oh, don't worry
about the past, sweetie. The important thing
is that we are together now and nothing
will turn us apart
Rachel smiles tenderly to him and they kiss
again. They softly break the kiss.
Rachel: There is so much we have to talk,
Ross: I know. I have to tell you so many
things. First of all I would like to say
I am sorry. I'm sorry for everything I did
wrong, Rachel. And for being
such a jerk for this last three months.
Rachel: Oh, honey, I am sorry too. I was
so distant. I guess I was afraid you didn't
love me. And I didn't want to interfere
in your life. You were
having so many problems.
Ross: My major problem was not having you,
Rachel smiles to him and kisses him.
Rachel: You've always had my heart, Ross.
Even when we were apart and fighting all
the time. I couldn't stop loving you.
Ross hugs her.
Ross: And the guys told me about London.
I am so sorry I put you through that, honey.
Rachel looks down.
Ross: I was just so confused. I thought
I had lost you forever and yet I couldn't
forget you. I guess I thought that was the
easiest way to solve
things. I was so wrong. And my unconscious
knew that. That is why I said your name,
honey. I couldn't get you out of my mind.
It was stronger
Rachel (crying): Oh Ross. That was the worst
day of my life. I went there to tell you
that I loved you and I found you there.
You seemed so happy
that I just couldn't tell you. That hurt
Ross hugs her.
Ross: Oh, baby, don't cry. Please. I love
you so much. And I am so sorry about everything.
I was so stupid back then. I hope you can
Rachel breaks the hug and look to Ross.
Rachel: There is nothing to forgive, Ross.
We both did mistakes. And now we will make
it up for that all. I am just crying because
that and I got sad. But I am so happy to
be here with you again. And to know that
you love me back. My life is finally right
Ross: Oh, honey, you are so special. I can't
believe you are next to me again. And from
now on, until I die, I will live to make
Rachel keeps crying softly.
Rachel: I love you, baby.
Ross: I love you too.
They kiss each other and they keep kissing
for a long time. Then they break the kiss
Ross: Oh, I missed you so much. I missed
your smell, your hair, your beautiful eyes,
your voice and your kisses. Everything about
Rachel: I missed you too. I missed you by
my side at night, when I was cold. I even
missed your dinosaur talk, honey.
Rachel: Well, only because you were the
one telling the stories, honey. I missed
everything about you. And especially these
cute puppy eyes.
Ross smiles to her and she smiles back.
They continue cuddling.
Ross: Honey, I have to show you something.
Can you wait here?
Rachel (curious): Ok, and what is it?
Ross: It is a surprise.
He kisses her on her cheek and goes to his
room. She stays on the couch, curious. She
has a huge smile on her face.
Cuts to Monica and Rachel's.
Phoebe and Monica are in there as the guys
enter. Chandler goes after Monica and gives
her a kiss. Joey sits next to Phoebe and
they start talking.
Monica (excited): Oh my God, you guys won't
believe what is happening.
Chandler (ironically): They are finally
making a huge sack of Doritos?
Monica shoots him a look and Phoebe and
Monica (talking to herself): I don't like
Chandler smiles to her.
Monica (smiling back to him): Ok, I like
Joey (curious): What is happening?
Phoebe: Rachel went to Ross's and they are
talking or.... you know? Whatever.
Chandler: How did that happened?
Phoebe (all Phoebe about it): Well, basically
because of me.
Monica (to Chandler and Joey): She has a
Chandler: Ok, but I am still confused.
Monica: Ok, Rachel and Ross were all weird
with each other since Greece, right? And
yet, they were in love with each but didn't
Joey: Well, Ross told us about that today.
Chandler: Well, he started talking about
her and we told him that he should do something
about that. And we even told him that Rachel
London to tell him she was still in love
Phoebe: He didn't know that???
Monica: I'm telling you. He is totally blind!
Phoebe: Well, not anymore! He told me that
he would talk to her but she went there
before and now they are probably talking
and ... whatever.
Monica: I just hope they work things out.
They used to be such a cute couple, don't
you guys think?
They all nod.
Monica: And besides, Rachel has to be my
friend-in-law. It is just fate!
Chandler: Oh, honey, don't worry. I am sure
she will be.
Monica smiles to him.
Phoebe (interrupting the moment): Ok, but
you guys still don't know the best part
They all look at her.
Monica: What part, Pheebs?
Phoebe: Ok, are you guys ready? And by ready
I mean with tissues? We need some Kleenex
They all look confused at her.
Monica: Phoebe, what are you talking about?
Phoebe: Ok, but you guys really should have
a tissue, because it is so sad and beautiful
at the same time. I cried when Ross told
Monica goes get some tissues. She hands
them to the guys. Chandler shoots her a
Phoebe (to Monica): I'll need one too. I
am too sentimental today.
Monica hands her a tissue.
Monica: Ok, can you please tell us now?
Phoebe: All right. I can tell you guys now,
because Rachel is not here. Ross asked me
not to tell her. He wanted to do that himself.
In fact, he
asked me not to tell anyone, but I can't
keep that secret for too long, especially
now that Rachel will know too.
Joey (impatient): Phoebe, would you hurry?
I am curious too!
Phoebe: Ok, here it goes: I was talking
to Ross and we were like done talking. Then
he got up to go to the kitchen to get us
some water. So I was
alone on the living room. Suddenly I saw
this unbelievably gorgeous ring on the coffee
Monica (surprised): Oh my God!
Phoebe (yelling): Not finished yet! (normal
voice) Anyway... I picked up the ring and
start looking at it. Then Ross came back
from the kitchen and
saw that I was looking to the ring. You
guys, he got pale! Speechless! He just didn't
know what to do. And I was like, Ross, please,
happening? Anyway, he finally told me.
Monica, Chandler and Joey have these open
Phoebe: That was an engagement ring.
Monica covers her month with one of her
Joey: Emily's engagement ring?
Phoebe (mad): NO!
Phoebe: NO! Joey, shut up!
Joey looks hurt.
Phoebe: Aww... sorry.
She smiles to him and he smiles back.
Joey: I can't be mad at you, Pheebs.
Monica: Hello??? I'm dying here!
Phoebe: Ok, anyway, that was the ring Ross
would give to Rachel when they got engaged.
Monica (teary eyed): Oh my God. This is
unbelievable. He was going to propose. When??
Phoebe: No, he wasn't going to propose to
her. I mean, he would, but he just didn't
know when. He told me that he knew she was
Monica smiles, drying her tears. Phoebe
smiles to her.
Phoebe: He said that one day he was passing
by this jewelry store and he saw this beautiful
ring so he knew that when the time came,
be THE ring. So he bought it and was just
waiting for the perfect time. But that never
Chandler (sadly): Oh my God. Poor Ross.
Monica (teary-eyed): Phoebe, I had no idea.
That is so romantic and so sad.
Joey (drying his tears): She was right about
Monica: Those two passed through so much.
So much. They deserve some happiness now.
And do you think he will tell her about
Phoebe: Well, I don't know about that. Do
you think that would be too hasty?
They look at each other, not knowing what
Cut to Ross's.
Rachel is sitting on the couch. Ross is
coming back from his room. He looks deeply
at her and approaches her. He sits next
to her and takes one of
her hands. Rachel looks at him sweetly.
She is curious to know what is the surprised.
Ross (looking deeply into her eyes): Well
. you know how much I love you, right?
Rachel nods and smiles to him.
Ross: And I feel like this for a long time,
Rachel keeps smiling to him. She is teary-eyed.
Ross: And that's why I want to give you
He opens this little black box and the ring
is there. Rachel is totally surprised and
just don't know what to say. Ross then takes
the ring and places
it on Rachel's fingers. It fits perfectly.
Rachel looks at the ring, smiling, and then
Rachel (now she is crying): Ross, I can't
believe this. It is the most beautiful ring
I have ever seen. Thank you so much. I love
She keeps looking at the ring and smiling.
Then she realizes.
Rachel (confused): Honey, why are you giving
Ross: Well sweetie, this is what I want
to talk to you about it.
Rachel (confused): What Ross?
Ross (softly): Well, I bought this ring
a long time ago, honey. We had just started
dating and I was so-so happy. I was finally
with you. And deep
inside I had this feeling that you would
be the one. That we were meant to be.
Rachel looks down, sad. Ross hugs her.
Ross: Oh, honey, don't be sad. We are together
again now and that is what counts, right?
Rachel: Yes, you are right, but it is sad
when I think about that all, Ross. We didn't
have to pass through that. It is not far.
Ross: But there is nothing we can do about
that, Rach. And we did learn a lot from
that and now we are stronger.
Rachel smiles to him and he kisses her cheek.
Rachel: I am sorry, Ross. I didn't mean
to bring you down. It is just that I remembered
about that all. That's it. I couldn't be
happier that we are
Ross: I am happy too, honey. I have no idea
Rachel (smiling): Yes, I do.
Ross smiles back to her.
Ross: And as I was saying, sweetie, I was
really happy. So one day I was passing by
this jewelry store and I saw this ring in
the window and I
couldn't stop staring at it. It was the
most beautiful ring I had ever seen and
I knew that when we got engaged, that would
be the ring I would like
to give you. I was so sure you would love
it, even though you exchanged all the gifts
I gave you.
Rachel laughs for a bit and then smiles
at Ross, sweetly. She is crying because
she just can't believe what he has just
Rachel: Oh my God, Ross, I just can't believe
that. It is ..
She starts crying and Ross hugs her.
Ross: Oh, honey, don't cry. Please. I don't
like to see you crying.
Ross keeps hugging her for some time and
then they break it.
Ross (drying her tears): Oh, sweetie, don't
Rachel: I am sorry, Ross. But that is just
so big. I had no idea. You never told me
about anything before. Not even about getting
engaged. And you
had the engagement ring all this time. Why
you never told me anything? Why?
Ross looks down.
Rachel: Ross, please, I am not mad at you.
I am just trying to understand.
Ross looks at her.
Ross (sad): I was waiting for the perfect
time, honey. I wanted it to be perfect and
I was just waiting for the right time. Because
I knew it would
be you. I knew you were the one. But then
all those things happened and we broke up.
And I got so sad for not having you anymore
and I guess I
just did all those stupid things to try
to forget you.
Rachel: Like marrying Emily?
Ross looks sad at her and nods.
Rachel: Oh, Ross, you should have told me
about that all.
Ross: But I thought you didn't care about
me anymore. So I just kept the ring for
myself. I never told about this to anyone
until today. Phoebe saw
the ring and I just couldn't lie.
Rachel is still crying. And Ross looks sad.
Ross: Rachel, I am so sorry. I know I should
have told you about this but I had no idea
that all those things would happen with
us. And I don't
know, but even after we broken up and I
was going to marry Emily, I could never
get rid of this ring. I guess I have always
known you are the one
Rachel smiles to him.
Ross: Can you forgive me, honey?
Rachel looks sweetly at him.
Rachel: Ross, I am not mad at you. I can't
be mad at you after you told me all that.
And there is nothing to forgive, honey.
I just wish you had told
me that before.
Ross smiles at her and hugs her.
Ross: I love you, Rachel. I love you so
Rachel: I love you more.
Ross: No way! I love you most.
They laugh and kiss. Then they break the
Ross: But I am not done yet. I want to tell
you one more thing.
Rachel (surprised): What?
Ross: Well, I kept this ring for all this
time because I was waiting for the right
time. And for me, Rachel, this is the right
time. And it is not like it is
only an engagement ring, because we are
not getting engaged now. We have to have
a party for that.
Rachel smiles to him.
Ross: This ring stands for my love for you.
The love that will last forever. It stands
for the life we will share together. For
all the good and bad
things we will share. For our future kids.
For everything. My life can't be complete
without you, Rachel.
Rachel is crying a lot. Ross is crying a
Rachel: Oh, Ross, you are so perfect. I
love you. That is the most beautiful thing
someone has ever told me, honey. My life
can't be complete
without you either. You are everything that
I have always dreamed of. The perfect boyfriend.
Ross looks at her.
Rachel (smiling): Fiancé.
Ross smiles to her.
Rachel: I still have to get used to that.
Ross: I love you, Rachel.
Rachel: I love you too, Ross.
They kiss. They keep kissing for a long
time. It is a very passionate kiss. Then
it starts getting really hot and we are
out of here.
Cuts to Ross's room.
The next morning. Ross and Rachel are
laying on the bed. They are still sleeping.
Then Ross wakes up and sees Rachel on
his side. He smiles and
kisses her. She wakes up and smiles to
Ross: Good morning, my fiancé.
Rachel (smiling to him): Good morning,
my fiancé. I like how this sounds.
Ross: It just fits, don't you think?
Rachel (breaking the kiss): And when we
are going to tell the guys about this?
Do you think we should tell them about
our secret engagement? Or
just tell them that we are together again?
Ross: Well, I don't know. But I think
that they already know we are together
again. I mean, you slept here and Monica
must know that by now.
Rachel: You're right. So what do you think?
Ross: Why don't we enjoy our little secret
for some time?
Rachel: (smiling): I liked that.
Rachel (breaking the kiss again): But
how long we are going to keep it?
Ross (smiling to her): You are crazy to
tell the girls about it, aren't you?
Rachel laughs and Ross does too.
Rachel: Well, since when do you know me
Ross: Since I started loving you.
Rachel smiles to him.
Ross: Ok, let's do this: we keep our secret
for sometime, just to give them sometime
to get used to us again, and then we tell.
Rachel: So we can tell them tomorrow?
Ross: Sweetie, you can tell them whenever
you want to, ok?
Rachel: Thanks, honey.
Rachel (breaking the kiss again): This
is the last time I will break the kiss,
Ross (smiling): I hope so.
Rachel: I just want to ask you to remind
me to tell Phoebe that her Lobster's theory
is so true!
Ross: You are so right! I love you.
Rachel: I love you too.
I hope you liked it.