Summary: Ross' lesbian ex-wife tells him that she is pregnant with his child and that she and her lover Susan want him to be involved in the life of the child. Monica is overly stressed because she is dreading her parents coming to her place for dinner. Rachel has to return her engagement ring to her ex-fiancé Barry.
The Good: This was much better. The pilot episode didn't have a great pace as the plot was slowly progressed and the characters were introduced through witty, filler scenes without much purpose. This episode improved on that by having a purpose with 3 distinct plot lines revolving around 3 of the 6 characters to help us get more acquainted to them. Ross in particular was impressive and funny as he dealt with his ridiculous situation with is ex-wife Carol. Though the plot was simplistic in its structure, it worked and helped us understand a little more about how Ross normally behaves. Most of the laughs came from Ross as well. Monica on the other hand stood out because we got to see her relationship with her parents in comparison to Ross. It allows us to relate to her even though she seems to be the most serious of the 6 characters. Rachel's story was also interesting and the use of the kid in the dentist room was smart and allowed a rather serious scene to have some good laughs. Overall these 3 storylines were written very well and delivered funny moments as well as good character development. A great improvement over the first episode. The other 3 characters were used sparingly, but very well and provided laughs whenever necessary.
The Bad: The dialogue was still a little bit choppy at times and some of the jokes weren't as funny as I think they were intended to be. On that note, the jokes were good, but they weren't memorable or drop-dead hilarious. It was just for chuckles instead of good belly-laughs. That isn't a flaw but it does prevent the episode from reaching a really high score.
Best Moment: Ross in the doctor's office got the most laughs out of me.
Character of the Episode: Ross.
Conclusion: A much better episode that improved on the writing and characters. Though there weren't any memorable laughs, this was still a fun episode to watch.
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