Summary: Monica gets Chandler to work out with her after he gains some pounds. Phoebe goes out with a guy and is upset that he isn't putting out, so Joey gives her some advice for her to have sex. Rachel goes on a date but can't let go of her love for Ross. She searches for closure and leaves a message on Ross' machine, letting him know that she is in love with him.
The Good: The Ross and Rachel storyline in this episode was great. The build up to Rachel leaving the message was really well done and her scenes with Michael were quite funny all the way through. I loved Rachel constantly being bothered by Ross and Julie's cat, which I thought was a great touch. The titular scene with Ross finding out was very well done and was played well for comedy while also conveying the seriousness of the situation. The final scene in the coffee shop was really well put together and was a great climax to this storyline which has been built up since episode 1. I am interested to see where the story goes which is a good sign, and I'm sure that Friends will provide the expected comedy to keep things funny throughout. As for the other storylines, I thought Joey and Phoebe was the better of the 2. It had great jokes and a really funny twist ending which provided a big punch to leave me laughing. Chandler and Monica was harmless fluff and had a few funny moments in it as well.
The Bad: The 2 subplots provided some good laughs, but felt completely filler. I have no doubt that these scenes won't be important in the long run as we learn nothing about the characters, we just see them interacting in 1 on 1 scenes in funny ways. This isn't a bad thing to say, after all I was still entertained, but it isn't as good as the meaningful storylines which were explored in season 1 and other episodes this season.
Best Moment: The final scene for story value, but for comedic value I have to pick Ross finding out about Rachel's love for him. David Schwimmer just plays the character so well.
Character of the Episode: Rachel.
Conclusion: This was a really great episode, but it didn't quite hit that next level for me. There was no amazing laugh that left me unable to breathe, so that doesn't quite elevate it to the next level. Don't get me wrong though, this was still an excellent episode with good consistent humour and nice story progression.
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