Original air date: 09/22/2002 Runtime: 23:09 min. Because of a misunderstanding, Rachel Green (series star JENNIFER ANISTON) finds herself engaged to marry Joey Tribbiani (series star MATT LEBLANC) -- instead of Ross Geller (series star DAVID SCHWIMMER), who was planning to propose -- soon after she gives birth to her and Ross' baby girl. The situation gets even more confusing when Phoebe Buffay (series star LISA KUDROW) talks to Rachel and mistakenly assumes that Ross is the one who proposed. Meanwhile, Joey can't help sneaking a peek as Rachel tries unsuccessfully to nurse her baby. And, inspired to have a baby of their own, Monica Geller Bing (series star COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE) and Chandler Bing (series star MATTHEW PERRY) return to a hospital supply closet for a little privacy. Recurring guest star ELLIOTT GOULD appears as Jack Geller.
Original air date: 10/03/2002 Runtime: 23:07 min. Joey's futile attempts to gain Ross' forgiveness for mistakenly asking Rachel to marry him only result in emergency hospitalization. Meanwhile, an exhausted Rachel desperately searches for any remedy to quell baby Emma's nonstop crying.
Original air date: 10/10/2002 Runtime: 23:11 min. Rachel's constant calls to her baby Emma's pediatrician force him to reject her as a patient. Ross becomes uncomfortable when Rachel seeks his childhood doctor as a replacement -- mainly because he is still Ross' doctor. Meanwhile, Chandler plans to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for work but worries about whether or not career-minded Monica is still willing to join him. And Joey and Phoebe agree to find each other companions for a double date. When Joey forgets to do his part, he panics and invites a stranger, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD - "The Cider House Rules").
Original air date: 10/17/2002 Runtime: 23:09 min. Phoebe fears losing her latest prospective boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), and her self-doubt is only worsened by Ross' foolish comments. Meanwhile, Chandler is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a work assignment. When Monica surprises him in his hotel room, she mistakenly frets that he has a sexual fetish for sharks. And Joey becomes upset because his date doesn't remember previously having sex with him.
Original air date: 10/31/2002 Runtime: 23:08 min. While Phoebe and Joey giddily wait at a fancy restaurant for their friends' arrival to celebrate Phoebe's birthday, Rachel is delayed because she is afraid to leave her infant with a baby-sitter. Monica and Chandler also fail to arrive on time after they fight over Chandler's urge to resume smoking -- and then yield to other urges. Rachel, Ross, Monica and Chandler continue to encounter delays, and famished Phoebe and Joey must struggle to retain their excellent table at the restaurant. Series star DAVID SCHWIMMER directed the episode.
Original air date: 11/07/2002 Runtime: 31:56 min. In the Emmy Award-winning comedy's 200th episode, Ross jealously mocks Rachel's choice of an oversensitive male nanny, Sandy (FREDDIE PRINZE, JR. - "Scooby Doo," "I Know What You Did Last Summer"), for Emma. Meanwhile, Phoebe must choose between two ardent suitors: new boyfriend Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD) or visiting former boyfriend David (recurring guest star HANK AZARIA). And Chandler feels threatened by Monica's constant chatter about a male co-worker whose sense of humor outwits his.
Original air date: 11/14/2002 Runtime: 23:10 min. When Chandler's former romantic rival intends to sell his apartment, insecure Chandler persuades Joey to help him secretly inspect it. The guys are aghast to discover an old videotape that might feature Monica having sex with her ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Ross accidentally discovers that singing the suggestive lyrics to "Baby Got Back" is the only way to get baby Emma to sleep, but he fears telling Rachel about the trick. And Phoebe fails to impress the uptight parents of her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD).
Original air date: 11/21/2002 Runtime: 25:10 min. On the night before Thanksgiving, Rachel's self-centered younger sister, Amy (CHRISTINA APPLEGATE - "Jesse," "Married... With Children"), ruins everyone's holiday dinner with her uncensored observations. Amy is upset to learn that Rachel would not want her to care for her baby if she and Ross were to die. Chandler is also offended that he is not considered the best adoptive parent either. Meanwhile, Monica obsessively protects her good wedding china. And Joey forgets to join his television cast mates in the big Thanksgiving parade.
Original air date: 12/05/2002 Runtime: 23:09 min. Rachel and Phoebe go out for a night together. After Rachel impulsively gives a handsome restaurant patron her telephone number, she worries that he'll call when Ross is in their apartment. While the women are away, Phoebe's boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), helps Ross baby-sit for Rachel's baby -- and the guys desperately try to find something in common to talk about. Also, still working in Tulsa, Chandler returns to New York to visit Monica, but he must hide from Joey after rejecting his offer of free basketball tickets.
Original air date: 12/12/2002 Runtime: 23:09 min. Chandler must remain in Tulsa during Christmastime because of a big deadline at work. Monica suspects the worst when she discovers that he will be joined by a beautiful co-worker, Wendy (SELMA BLAIR - "Legally Blonde"). While he toils, Chandler recalls some of the more embarrassing moments from previous holidays shared with his friends.
Original air date: 01/09/2003 Runtime: 23:09 min. When Rachel visits her workplace to show off baby Emma, she is surprised to find a handsome temporary worker, Gavin (DERMOT MULRONEY - "About Schmidt"), who has been doing her job while she was on maternity leave. Their immediate war of wills prompts Rachel to make a rash decision that she could regret. Meanwhile, Joey arranges for Phoebe to get a job as an extra on his daytime drama series, but she wreaks havoc on the set. And, having quit his job, Chandler must get another -- fast -- because Monica desperately wants a family.
Original air date: 01/16/2003 Runtime: 23:11 min. Rachel is irritated to learn that her handsome new workplace rival, Gavin (recurring guest star DERMOT MULRONEY), has been invited to her birthday party. Meanwhile, Ross struggles to keep lascivious Joey away from Emma's beautiful new nanny, Molly (MELISSA GEORGE - "Thieves"). Also, Phoebe coaxes her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), into helping her care for a litter of baby rats that were born in her cabinet.
Original air date: 01/30/2003 Runtime: 30:44 min. While Rachel sorts out her conflicted feelings for her handsome co-worker Gavin (recurring guest star DERMOT MULRONEY), Ross recruits Chandler to help him meet attractive women in order to make Rachel jealous. Meanwhile, Phoebe regrets bringing Monica to karaoke night when Monica takes the microphone and delights in the applause -- unaware that the guys in the audience are cheering because they can see through her dress. And Joey submits to painful eyebrow waxing before a photography session. Recurring guest star MELISSA GEORGE appears as Molly.
Original air date: 02/06/2003 Runtime: 23:09 min. Joey and Phoebe conspire to arrange awful dates for both Rachel and Ross, hoping that appreciation of their former relationship will cause them to reunite. Rachel's date is a pitiful former restaurant owner, Steve (recurring guest star JON LOVITZ - "Saturday Night Live"). Meanwhile, the ovulating Monica wants to get intimate with Chandler while they baby-sit Emma -- but they can't leave the infant alone, or she will scream.
Original air date: 02/13/2003 Runtime: 22:38 min. Joey develops an unusual acting method in order to impress a famous, pompous fellow actor, Leonard (JEFF GOLDBLUM - "Jurassic Park"), during an audition for an important stage role. Meanwhile, Ross is horrified to discover who mugged him when he was a child. And an unemployed and humbled Chandler accepts an internship at a shoe company, where the youthful interns make him feel extremely old.
Original air date: 02/20/2003 Runtime: 23:07 min. Phoebe asks her boyfriend, Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD), to move in with her, but coming so close to married life might cause trouble in their relationship. Meanwhile, since Monica and Chandler are financially unstable, she secretly asks Joey for a large loan. But when the unsuspecting Chandler also approaches his pal for some cash, Joey accidentally betrays Monica's confidence and tries to recover with an outrageous story. Also, Rachel's efforts to make the apartment safe for her baby make Joey crazy.
Original air date: 03/13/2003 Runtime: 23:49 min. When Chandler jokingly posts an outrageous biography about Ross on Ross' college alumni Web site, Ross retaliates by finding Chandler's alumni site and doing the same about Chandler. An Internet war between the two friends ensues. Meanwhile, Monica gets extremely vigilant after weak-willed Phoebe asks for help in preventing her from contacting Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD) after their relationship ends.
Original air date: 04/03/2003 Runtime: 22:38 min. Hoping to win a huge jackpot, the friends pool their money and buy dozens of lottery tickets. However, they bicker over how to spend the fortune if they win, and Monica irritates everyone else by buying tickets just for her and Chandler. Exasperated, Phoebe takes the bowl of everyone's tickets and threatens to throw it off the balcony. The others reconcile, but a pigeon startles Phoebe, causing her to drop the bowl anyway. Meanwhile, Chandler excitedly awaits his company's decision about his future. And Ross calls Rachel "Mommy" in order to teach the word to Emma.
Original air date: 04/17/2003 Runtime: 24:08 min. Nervous because his daytime drama role requires him to act as if he is deeply in love with a woman, Joey rehearses with Rachel. Later, she observes the taping of the emotional scene and has a surprising dream that night about Joey. Meanwhile, Chandler makes a nonrefundable reservation at a Vermont country inn to surprise Monica. Unfortunately, she is too busy with her job, so Ross accompanies Chandler to the romantic hideaway. Also, Monica must find a tactful way to ask Phoebe to stop performing her disturbing folk music in front of Monica's restaurant.
Original air date: 04/24/2003 Runtime: 23:53 min. Ross is excited when he meets fellow paleontology professor Charlie Wheeler (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER - "Talk Soup"), a stunning beauty. But when he takes her to Joey's rooftop party to meet the stars of Joey's daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives" (real-life "Days of Our Lives" stars KYLE LOWDER, MATTHEW ASHFORD, FARAH FATH and ALEXIS THORPE as themselves), she intimidates him with her impressive list of former boyfriends. Meanwhile, Rachel and the intoxicated Monica behave foolishly at the gathering, chasing the handsome actors. And Chandler attends a disturbing one-woman play.
Original air date: 05/01/2003 Runtime: 26:59 min. Ross is in agony because brilliant, beautiful professor Charlie (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER) -- who usually prefers paleontologists -- is instead dating shallow Joey. Nevertheless, Ross helps the desperate Joey pretend to be intelligent to impress Charlie -- with mixed results. Meanwhile, Chandler and Monica's nervous visit to a fertility clinic is made even more uncomfortable by the unexpected appearance of Chandler's annoying ex-girlfriend, Janice (recurring guest star MAGGIE WHEELER). And Rachel argues with Phoebe over a corporate-owned spa chain that Phoebe detests.
Original air date: 05/08/2003 Runtime: 24:34 min. Disappointed to learn that they cannot conceive a baby naturally, Monica and Chandler mull their options. When Chandler brings home a handsome, unknowing co-worker, Zack (JOHN STAMOS - "Full House," "Thieves"), for dinner, Monica and Chandler embarrassingly "interview" him as a potential sperm donor. Meanwhile, while shopping with Phoebe, Rachel confides that she is enamored with Joey. Unfortunately, Joey's current girlfriend, Charlie (recurring guest star AISHA TYLER), overhears. And Phoebe encounters a boyfriend, David (recurring guest star HANK AZARIA), from long ago.
Original air date: 05/15/2003 Runtime: 50:00 min. In Part I, when Chandler accidentally erases the only version of Ross' speech from his laptop computer, Charlie must help Ross reconstruct it -- and in the process, they discover that they have much more in common than their profession. Meanwhile, Joey and Rachel get drunk together after impersonating pharmacists and infiltrating a medical conference for the free drinks. And Phoebe is shocked when Mike unexpectedly travels to the island to talk to her. In Part II, despite the fact that it is the first sunny day since their arrival, everyone attends Ross' speech, which is enthusiastically received by his fellow scientists. Later, Monica and Mike (recurring guest star PAUL RUDD) take part in an extremely competitive, marathon ping-pong match, alarming Chandler but arousing Phoebe. And Ross' and Joey's fortunes change after revelations by Charlie and Rachel. (Parts 1 & 2)