The One Story Arc That Had an Cast, Especially Matt LeBlanc, Creators Complaint


friend Was and is by far the most popular TV sitcom. Audiences date back to the 90s, and even with new fans who have recently discovered the show on streaming sites, 6 Titanium “Friends” liked it so much that they actually invested in their fictional lives. Have become.

A love story that everyone friend The fan has always said that Ross and Rachel. They have a last-ditch relationship, and audiences around the world have full expectation through season 10 friend It was in the air that these two girlfriends would end up together.

However, in the later seasons of the show, a bizarre story arc threw a chasm in the Ross-and-Rachel love affair, and all the cast members were really upset about it.

Ross and Rachel are together

everyone friend The fan is familiar with the Ross-and-Rachel love story, but we’ll remodel it for those who haven’t seen the sitcom since the 90s.

Rachel was still in high school when Ross first met her; She was his younger sister, Monica’s (one of 6 starring characters) best friend. Ross immediately develops a huge crush on Rachel, but Rachel is not interested in her best friend’s older brother at the time. Rachel comes from a wealthy family and leaves after high school to engage with a wealthy orthodontist, who loses contact with Monica.

In the pilot episode of the show, Rachel decides to become a runaway bride and dig her husband at the altar to come back like a storm in Monica and Ross’ lives. Rachel decides that she wants to live independently instead of relying on her father’s (and future husband’s) wealth, and she and Monica become roommates. She quickly welcomes her group of friends, including Ross.

Ross’s feelings for Rachel immediately reigns, and they end dating in season two. It all starts with season 10 of one of the most frequent TV stories of all time (They were on a break!), And Ross and Rachel break up, come back together, and even have a child together at one point.

Strange story arc that interrupts Ross and Rachel’s love story

The titular ‘friends’ include Ross, Rachel and Monica, plus Ross College friend (and Monica’s last husband) Chandler, and two relatively freshmen from the gang, Phoebe and Joey.

Joey is known for providing comic relief in an already hilarious show. He is flirtatious about every woman he encounters, but he, as well as Phoebe, never has any serious romantic feelings for anyone else in the friend group – that is, until season 8.

At the end of season 8 and all the way to season 10 (yes, that weirdness lasted for season two), Joey gets into a messy romantic relationship with none other than his friend Rachel. Joey and Rachel became roommates in Season 6 after Monica and Chandler moved in together and decided they did not want to be with a roommate.

They grow closer and grow as friends, and even after living together give birth to Rachel Ross’ child. However, by the end of season 8, they both realize that they have feelings for each other.

In season 9, they accidentally get engaged (it’s a long story), which clearly annoys Ross.

Cast members were unhappy about Rachel and Joey story arc

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cast friend Everyone was quite upset about this disorganized love affair between Rachel and Joey. The actor who was most bothered was Matt LeBlanc, who plays Joey.

Is quoted in Vanity Fair As the saying goes: “It felt wildly unfair. How close we all were to the character. I was like, “This is Rachel. She was going to be with Ross. Wait a minute.” Everyone became super-defensive about the whole thing. We went to David and Marta as a group and said, ‘We’re really worried about this. It does not feel right. We have a problem with this. ”

Seeing Rachel and Joey’s long-lasting Platonic relationship, and Joey is one of Ross’ best friends. Alas, Joey and Rachel break up to the end, and Rachel, as it should have been all along, ends up with Ross until the series finale.

“Once it really started, it was shocking because it could not go anywhere. It was always going to be Ross and Rachel, “producer David Crane once shared. Poor Joy!