Across the Rubicon.
Here we are, season seven, baby! Four more years! Four more years!
And yet for my Friends™ it’s only been a few hours…
But what a few hours! They’re all getting ready to go out and celebrate Chonica’s engagement. But Chandler looks like he’s already lost about two stone in preparation for the wedding. If he keeps up this pace there won’t be anything left of him by the time he gets married!
At least he won’t have to hear Phoebe’s singing.
“The One Where Everyone Looks Strangely Older”
I say they’re getting ready. Mostly everyone’s just trying to get laid? I’ve heard of “love being in the air” but this is ridiculous.
The only people not trying it on are Phoebe (too busy writing songs for the wedding) and Joey (quite out of character that).
Mr Tribiani is fully occupied with trying to pass for nineteen. Mercifully, for an acting role, and not to try and get laid. After all, he’s not Ross.
The thing with the student, and Rachel’s thing with the student’s dad, seems all but forgotten as Rachel's hitting him up for a quickie!!
This is a bit out of the blue. Come on Rachel, you can do better than Ross.
IIt’s fair enough, they’re both single, and know it would be good. But it’s difficult to imagine Ross not getting hung up on it.
The shag itself doesn’t actually happen, as Monica catches them kissing. And they spend the rest of the evening arguing about Rachel stealing Monica’s thunder. Come on Monica, there’s no need to cock block your brother just cause your fiancé can’t get it up!
Oh, didn’t I mention? That was the other big drama, although Monica was very cool about it. Hey Chandler, don’t worry, it is quite common, it does happen to every guy, and it’s not a big deal…
Yes it’s happened to me once or twice, after a bit too much beer, no I don’t want to talk about it.
Seriously though, why is everyone trying to have sex when they’re supposed to be getting ready to go out?!?
And why am I being left out?? Hey, Phoebe, I’m right here! I thought love was in the air?!
It seems jealously is playing its part, as Rachel finally confesses that she's sad Monica is engaged and she isn't. This leads to a tearful reconciliation. Thank god, can we go out to dinner now??
Probably best I don’t point out making a big song and dance about being so sad about the engagement it made you want to sleep with Ross… is stealing a lot more thunder than merely kissing Ross.
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
I can’t really talk about stealing thunder this week, as we just got back from a wedding where we nicked a big bit of thunder ourselves.
I was driving Ross Number 2 and Rachel Number 1 down with my wife. But a combination of vague invitation, and horrific traffic, meant we arrove after the ceremony had started!
Woefully disappointed, we waited for our chance to sneak in unnoticed and were taken round the side by a master of ceremonies, who opened these huge double doors with a flourish, and revealed the shocked Bride and Groom, who’d just left the ceremony as a happy newlywed couple. I say happy, they didn’t seem particularly happy to see us at that moment. Standing in an awkward, equally surprised huddle.
We made our apologies as they were lead away to sign the register, but our embarrassment wasn’t to end, as we were lead past the ceremony room to wait for everyone to come outside.
Unwilling to be the first thing the other guests saw when they also left the ceremony; we took up position behind a wall, hoping to slip into the throng of people once they were out the ceremony. And convince all that we’d been there all along, and that it had been delightful.
What this actually meant was the first people to leave the ceremony saw four heads poking round a corner the second they were outside. And us sheepishly joining the queue for confetti. Our tardiness now apparent to all.
Ah well, fingers crossed I’ll be able to make their next wedding.