TOW the Anniversary Dinner
[Scene: Monica and Rachel's].
Ross: (entering) Hey.
Phoebe and Monica: Hey.
Ross: What is ah, Rach in her room?
Monica: Oh no, she's still at work, but she told me to tell you to call her.
Ross: Oh what?! Is she gonna cancel on me again?! How can she do this? Doesn't she know it's our anniversary?
Monica: All right ah, Ross, this is the extent of my knowledge on the subject. (holds up a notepad) Call Rachel.
Ross: What's that on the bottom?
Monica: Oh that's my doodle of a ladybug, with a top hat. (to Phoebe) She's fancy.
(Ross calls Rachel)
Rachel: (answering her phone at work) Hello.
Ross: Hey, honey.
Rachel: Oh, hi.
Ross: Hey, what's going on?
Rachel: Well, there was a disaster in shipping and I've got to get this order in. Honey, I'm so sorry, but it looks like I'm gonna be here all night.
Ross: What, do you, well umm, oh how about I come up there?
Rachel: No-no-no, no, honey please, I've got, I've just have so much to deal with.
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[Scene: Rachel's office, Rachel and a co-worker (Sophie) are dealing with the crisis].
Rachel: (on the phone) No, no, no, I'm looking at a purchase order right here and it clearly states that we ordered the Rivera bikini in a variety of sizes and colors. And.... (listens) What does it matter, what I'm wearing?! Can I please speak to your supervisor? (listens) Thank you. (to Sophie) We're holding.
Ross: (entering, carrying a basket) Hi!
Rachel: (startled) Oh!! My God, what are you doing here?
Ross: Well you said you couldn't go out so.... (pulls the cover off of the basket)
Sophie: You brought a picnic, oh, what a boyfriend. That's it, on Monday I start wearing make-up.
Rachel: Ross honey, this is very nice, but, but I-I got a crisis.
Ross: Yeah, but I got cous-cous!
Rachel: Honey, honey, I'm sorry, I know it's our anniversary but I told you on the phone I don't have time to stop.
Ross: Okay, you don't have to stop, I'm invisible, I'm not here. (lights a candle)
Rachel: But I don't, hmm... (on phone) Oh, who approved that order?! (listens) Well there is no Mark Robbinson in this office. (to Sophie) Get me Mark on the phone!
Sophie: I love Mark. (to Ross) Do you know Mark?
Rachel: Well, let me just check that with what I got here, all right see 038 is not the number for (Ross starts making a lot of noise with a handheld pepper grinder) this store, 038 is Atlanta. And I...(stops and looks at Ross)
Ross: (stopping grinding) Pepper?
Rachel: (angrily) None for me.
Ross: Okay sorry, whew.
Rachel: I'm sorry, as I was saying the store number is wrong, and I'm sorry but that's... (notices a fire that Ross's candle has started) Oh my God!!
Ross: (putting out the fire with a squeeze bottle of water) Okay, that's a fire. Oh yeah. Oh yeah.
Rachel: (on phone) Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to call you back, I've got a Schemp in my office.(hangs up) (to Ross) What are you doing?
Ross: I'm sorry. But ah, hey, oh, somebody's off the phone, how 'bout a glass of wine by the fire, I could get it going again.
Rachel: Ross you're not listening to me, I don't have time to stop.
Ross: Come on Rach, you don't have what, ten minutes?
Rachel: I don't have ten minutes!!
Ross: What? (to Sophie) Sophie, does she have ten minutes?
Rachel: Hey, Ross!!! I told you I don't!
Ross: Don't yell at me okay, this is the most I've seen you all week.
Rachel: Look, I cannot do this right now, okay, I've got a deadline, would you just go home, I'll talk to you later. (storms out)
Ross: Yeah, but wait...
Rachel: Good bye!
(Ross starts to pack up the picnic in anger, and throws a three hole punch in the basket)
Sophie: Actually, that's our three hole punch.
[Scene: Monica and Rachel's, Ross is eating the picnic as Rachel comes home from work].
Rachel: Hi. Look um, about what happened earlier...
Ross: No, hey, well, I-I completely understand. You were, you were stressed.
Rachel: (throws her stuff down) I was gonna give you a chance to apologize to me.
Ross: For what? For letting you throw me out of your office?
Rachel: You had no right coming down to my office Ross. You do not bring a picnic basket to somebody's work! Unless maybe they were a park ranger!
Ross: Yeah, well excuse me for wanting to be with my girlfriend on our anniversary, boy what an ass am I.
Rachel: But I told you, I didn't have the time!
Ross: Yeah, well you never have the time. I mean, I don't feel like I even have a girlfriend anymore, Rachel.
Rachel: What, Ross what do you want from me? You want me, you want me to quit my job so you can feel like you have a girlfriend?
Ross: No, but it'd be nice if you realized, it's just a job!
Rachel: Just a job!
Rachel: Ross do you realize this is the first time in my life I'm doing something I actually care about. This is the first time in my life I'm doing something that I'm actually good at. I mean. if you don't get that...
Ross: No, hey, I get that, okay, I get that big time. And I'm happy for ya, but I'm tired of having a relationship with your answering machine! Okay, I don't know what to do anymore.
Rachel: Well neither do I!
Ross: Is this about Mark?
Rachel: (shocked) Oh my God.
Ross: Okay, it's not, it's not.
Rachel: Oh my God. I cannot keep having this same fight over and over again, Ross, no, you're, you're, you're making this too hard.
Ross: Oh I'm, I'm making this too hard. Okay, what do you want me to do.
Rachel: I don't know, I don't know. Urrrgh! Look, maybe we should take a break.
Ross: Okay, okay, fine, you're right. Let's ah, let's take a break, (goes to the door) let's cool off, okay, let's get some frozen yogurt, or something.. (opens the door)
Rachel: No. (Ross is standing in the doorway.) A break from us.
(Ross looks at her, then leaves slamming the door behind him).
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[Scene: Monica and Rachel's, Rachel is lying in front of the bay window, and the phone rings]
Rachel: (jumping up to answer the phone) Hello!
Mark: Oh, hi. It's Mark.
Rachel: (disappointed) Oh.
Mark: What? Is it my breath?
Rachel: No! Sorry, I just thought you were somebody else. Hi!
Mark: Hi. Well, look, I was just gonna leave a message, isn't tonight your, your big anniversary dinner?
Rachel: Yeah. Well, umm.....
Mark: Rach, are you okay?
Rachel: (on the verge of tears) Yeah, I'm fine.
Mark: You wanna talk, I mean I can come over?
Rachel: No! Really, no, please, please, that's, that's okay.
Mark: All right, all right, I'm coming over, and I'm bringing Chinese food.
Rachel: Oh, yeah, I'm not, I'm not hungry.
Mark: It's for me.
Rachel: Oh. Okay, bye.
[Scene: The Philly].
Joey: So what are you gonna do?
Ross: What can I do? One person wants to break-up, you break-up.
Chandler: Hey, no way! Come on, this is you guys, call her and work it out.
Ross: Oh come on, we just had this huge fight, all right, don't I have to wait a while?
Chandler: Hey, this isn't like swimming after you eat, pick up the phone!!
(Ross goes to call her)
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[Scene: Monica and Rachel's, Mark is there, opening Chinese food boxes].
Rachel: Oh, and then, we got into this big, stupid fight. I just, it was awful. I told him he treats me like a park ranger, or something, oh and then I told him I wanted to take a break, I don't want to take a break.
Mark: Wow. I'm sorry. Eggroll?
Rachel: No. (grabs an eggroll) And then I called him, and he wasn't there.
Mark: Well, then he's, he's probably just, out.
Rachel: Oh, thank you that's very helpful, I'm glad you came over.
(The phone rings and Rachel answers it).
Ross: Hi! It's me.
Rachel: Hi! Oh, I'm so glad you called.
Ross: Really? I've been thinking, this is crazy, I mean don't, don't you think we can work on this?
Mark: Hey, what do you want to drink?
Ross: Who's that?
Mark: Is it okay if I finish the apple juice?
(Rachel mouths 'Shoot!' or something similar)
Ross: Is that Mark?
Rachel: Umm, honey, look he just came over to....
[Cut to The Philly].
Ross: Yeah! Got it! (slams the phone down, and walks back to the bar.)
Chloe: Hey, dinosaur guy, look at you, so sad. Come dance.
Ross: Ah, that's okay, thanks.
Chloe: Hey, you don't have . You just have to dance.
Ross: Look, I don't feel like dancing, I feel like having a drink. Okay?
Chloe: Oh, okay. (to the bartender) Hey, two beers. (sits down next to him)
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[Scene: The Philly, With or Without You is playing. (Which is the same song Ross played for Rachel in TOW the List)].
Ross: (to Chloe) I like this song.
Chloe: Well, you're practically dancing already. Why don't you just do it over here?
Ross: Oh, no, no.
Chloe: What? Are you married? 'Cause that's okay!
[Scene: Monica and Rachel's, Rachel is next to the bay window again, Mark has left].
Rachel: (picks up the phone and calls Ross) Oh, be home, be home, be home, be home, be home, be home. Be home. Be home, be home, be home. Oh, you're not home.
[Scene: The Philly, Ross is dancing with Chloe].
Chloe: Still no smile?
(She kisses him. Ross leans back for a second, and then they both kiss, more passionately this time).
To Be Continued......
Last updated: 9/6/99
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