We’re about to head off on holiday, and weddings are looming large, with Ross Number 2’s proposal, Me Number 2’s upcoming wedding, and in the world of Friends™ itself.
Poor Rachel is playing second fiddle to Mindy as she attends her ex-fiancé and former best friends wedding.
It’s an awkwardness I don’t think I’d put myself through. But then, I haven’t had the option to run out on a wedding yet.
Elsewhere Joey struggles to convince the guys to let him practise kissing on them. An experience probably closer to my own life…
I find it pretty strange for Barry to be getting married in the same place again. And stranger still for Rachel to attend. Maybe there is something in the rumour of her insanity started by Barry’s parents?
Friends™ has a pretty strong record of “wedding” episodes, and this has to rank amongst the most awkward, with Ross’s impromptu speech failing to save the day, and Rachel resorting to reliving her most embarrassing memory to reclaim the moral victory. Let’s hope the next Friends™ wedding goes better. And the same goes for Me Number 2s wedding (#Season3Spoilers?)
But the REAL, elephant in the room, question here is…
Who the hell is Warren Beatty?!
“The One Where I Google “Who the Hell is Warren Beatty?!””
Ah, he’s another one of those American Cultural icons I do not recognise. Apparently he’s not very good with envelopes or something?
Joey seems happy enough to be auditioning for him. But he just can’t get the kiss right! Fortunately, Phoebe’s on hand to help out. (After all she has kissed him before)
It’s pretty funny watching, terminal sex pest, Joey turn his attention to the guys of the group. And nice that Ross comes through for him in the end.
Chandler himself is running the risk of getting off with someone inappropriate by turning to the world of internet dating. Who would have thought Chandler would be ahead of his time!
What a twist to end the episode. Who would have expected in an episode with a wedding, some lovely moments between Rachel and Ross, Monica and Richard, AND Joey trying to kiss EVERYONE. That the most passionate kiss would be between Chandler and Janice.
After last week’s disappointment this does feel much more like a season finale. I’ve talked before about the difficulty of emulating that in a blog, and I’m not even going to try to match up to this by squeezing in some sort of cliff-hanger based on my own life.
The return of Janice (OH. MY. GOD.) gives a hefty kick to the end of the episode. But where it really feels final(e) is in the Monica and Richard storyline.
Whilst babysitting Ben (last seen in June, great parenting there, Ross) Phoebe plants the seed of Monica asking Richard his thoughts on marriage. This leads Monica to go a bit too far (I mean, come on Mon, you’ve only been going out five months…) and ask Richard not just about marriage but also about children!
Sadly this leaves Monica and Richards’s relationship deader than Old Yeller himself (I should probably give that a watch, as I’ve never actually seen it.)
I have to admit I shed a little tear as Monica and Richard embraced on the dance floor one final time.
Oh yerh, by the way, we’ve bought a house.