Summary: Ross has to go to China on an emergency on Rachel's birthday. Chandler accidentally reveals Ross' love for Rachel to everyone. Rachel tries to see Ross before he goes to China but isn't quick enough. Rachel goes on a date with Carl before she accepts that she loves Ross. She goes to see Ross when he comes back but Ross has got a girlfriend in China. Joey donates sperm to the doctors and is unable to have sex. He has a girlfriend and is forced to have sex with a woman for her instead of for himself.
The Good: This was a very fun season finale. There were loads of funny moments and there was some great movement on the show's overarching plotline of Ross being in love with Rachel. I was pleased by the ending as it should add an excellent new dynamic to the show with Rachel now being the one desperately in love with Ross but unable to tell him. Ross was fantastic in the role, and Rachel's character seems to fit in really well with a role like that so it leaves me wanting to see the jokes made in season 2. As for the episode itself, it was very funny. Chandler's accidental reveal was spectacular and he played it off so hilariously, making it a standout scene. Phoebe was great in this episode too and she continuously kept delivering perfectly timed jokes at every opportunity. Phoebe excels as a background character and nearly always says some of the best jokes in the episode. Joey's storyline was great too as it highlighted his character in a hilarious way with how he is always selfish when having sex. And yet even when he learns how it is to give, he still wants to do it for himself as soon as he can again. It was a great storyline and a perfect B-plot for this season finale.
The Bad: Nothing.
Best Moment: Chandler accidentally giving away Ross' secret is one of the season's best moments for sure.
Character of the Episode: Phoebe, but Chandler is a close second.
Conclusion: This was an excellent season finale with loads of funny moments and a very memorable storyline. There was no better way to set up season 2 than this.
On the season as a whole, I think it was fantastic. Absolutely the best season of comedy I have seen so far, though that isn't counting the other seasons in this show. Friends was so special because of how much it focused on the characters and putting them in relatable situations which we can all understand all laugh at. The jokes were smart and often times the episodic plot was actually worth watching and made us learn more about the characters which is essential. This season was a huge thumbs up.
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