School time friends begin to live together in two flats in New York City, but their emotions from the past begin to affect their present love and career choices.
The One After ’I Do’
Everybody thinks Monica’s pregnant, but her denial quickly shifts the focus to Phoebe, who takes the heat off of Rachel, who is actually pregnant. Chandler’s shoes are slippery, rendering his dance lessons useless. Joey tries to impress a Broadway director. Ross dances with children to impress a woman.
The One with the Red Sweater
Rachel won’t tell anybody who the father of her baby is until she tells him. Joey tells Monica and Phoebe that a guy slept with Rachel a few weeks earlier, and left a red sweater behind. Phoebe thinks it’s Tag Jones and arranges a meeting for Rachel with him. Ross and Chandler attempt to recreate the wedding pictures, after Chandler loses the disposable cameras. Monica opens all of her and Chandler’s wedding presents. Monica, Joey and Phoebe find out that Tag is not the father of Rachel’s baby, but that it is in fact Ross.
The One Where Rachel Tells Ross
Chandler and Monica prepare to leave for their honeymoon as Rachel prepares to tell the father of her baby. Phoebe and Joey try to get into Monica and Chandler’s apartment by telling the owner of the apartment there was a gas leak. However, not all goes to plan when the owner, who could not find Monica and Chandler’s apartment keys, orders firemen to break down the door.
The One with the Videotape
Ross and Rachel disagree over who came onto whom when they hooked up. He wants to prove it and accidentally reveals that he has the encounter on videotape. Monica and Chandler meet another couple while on their honeymoon.
The One with Rachel’s Date
Phoebe begins dating a guy who works for Monica, causing a problem when Phoebe wants to dump him on the same day Monica plans to fire him. A guy at Chandler’s work thinks that Chandler’s name is Toby. Rachel goes on a date with Joey’s costar, despite being pregnant, much to Ross’ annoyance.
The One with the Halloween Party
Monica and Chandler are throwing a Halloween Party. At the party Phoebe runs into her sister’s fiance, Eric (Sean Penn), and finds herself attracted to him. Ross and Chandler arm wrestle. Rachel asks if she can be the person who hands out candy to the trick-or-treaters, as she says ’ever since I got pregnant, I have had the strongest maternal instincts’, only to find out she isn’t as maternal as she thought.
The One with the Stain
Chandler hires a maid to help Monica but she thinks the maid is stealing her clothes. Eric broke up with Ursula and wants to date Phoebe but she reminds him too much of her sister. Ross attempts to secure the apartment of a dying Dutch woman for Rachel, while Joey tries to convince Rachel to continue living with him.
The One with the Stripper
Rachel’s having dinner with her dad to tell him that she’s pregnant. Meanwhile Monica hires a stripper, who turns out to be a hooker, for Chandler.
The One with the Rumor
Monica invites a high school friend, Will (Brad Pitt) to her Thanksgiving dinner. Rachel finds out that he and Ross started a rumor about Rachel having both male and female "reproductive parts" during their senior year of High School. Joey tries to eat an entire turkey because ’he’s a Tribbiani’. Chandler and Phoebe avoid helping Monica by sitting on the couch, and watching a game.
The One with Monica’s Boots
Monica buys very expensive boots and promises Chandler to wear them all the time. After a while they are killing Monica’s feet but she doesn’t dare to tell Chandler. Joey’s youngest sister Dina (Marla Sokoloff) is pregnant and comes to Rachel for advice. Phoebe finds out that Sting’s son is in Ben’s class so she goes to see Sting’s wife (real wife (Trudie Styler)) pretending to want to talk about Ben and Jack in order to get tickets to Sting’s concert.
The One with Ross’s Step Forward
Ross freaks out when Mona wants to send out joint Christmas cards and wants to have "the talk". Chandler tries to get out of spending time with his boss. Rachel has hormonal problems as a result of pregnancy and becomes "erotically charged".
The One Where Joey Dates Rachel
Now that Rachel can’t go on dates anymore due to her pregnancy, Joey decides to take her on a date. But instantly, he begins to have a crush on Rachel, something that even he is scared about. Monica and Chandler get a Ms. Pac-Man arcade game from Phoebe as a late wedding present. After Phoebe hogs the game, Chandler becomes a pro by repeatedly playing and putting swear words as his initials, however Monica wants them to be removed as Ben would be coming over to play on it. After Ross gets to teach an advanced class, he struggles to get to the class on time.
The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath
Monica sways Chandler’s dislike of baths but he soon becomes addicted to them. Phoebe, who thinks Joey has a crush on her, is shocked to discover that Joey actually likes Rachel; Ross and Rachel debate over potential names for their baby and find out the baby’s sex.
The One with the Secret Closet
Chandler becomes obsessed with finding out what is behind the door of Monica’s secret closet. Phoebe feels betrayed when she discovers Monica has been using a different massage therapist. Ross feels left out after missing the baby’s first kick especially when Joey is mistaken for the father. Joey, feeling bad about the situation, suggests that Rachel should move in with Ross.
The One with the Birthing Video
Phoebe gives a birthing video to Rachel. Chandler, mistaking the tape for porn, watches it and is horrified after watching it with Monica, which kills the mood for Valentine’s Day. Ross struggles to tell Mona that Rachel is now living with him. Joey is depressed and ends up telling Ross about his feelings for Rachel.
The One Where Joey Tells Rachel
Ross, shocked at Joey’s declaration, avoids him, but eventually convinces him to tell Rachel. Joey confesses his love for Rachel, but Rachel politely and lovingly turns him down. Phoebe is convinced that a British man called Don is Monica’s soulmate.
The One with the Tea Leaves
Phoebe determines through tea leaves that she’ll soon meet the man of her dreams. Rachel invents a crazy work problem to reduce the awkwardness of hanging out with Joey, since he confessed his feelings for her. Ross tries to retrieve his ’faded salmon’ shirt from Mona’s apartment.
The One in Massapequa
Monica writes a speech for her parents’ 35th wedding anniversary. Phoebe dates Parker (Alec Baldwin), who’s very enthusiastic about everything. Ross and Rachel have to pretend to be married.
The One with Joey’s Interview
Joey prepares for an interview with Soap Opera Digest, although he’s afraid of saying something stupid that may jeopardize his career. (In a previous episode, in an interview, he said he writes a lot of his own lines, which led to his firing from Days of Our Lives.) Joey enlists his friends to make sure things go well.
The One with the Baby Shower
Phoebe and Monica prepare for Rachel’s baby shower and forget to invite Rachel’s mother. During the shower Monica tries desperately to seek forgiveness from Sandra, but to no avail. Rachel realizes she has no idea how to look after the baby after the birth, so her mother insists on staying with her for eight weeks, much to her and Ross’s annoyance. Joey auditions for a job as a host for a new game show called "Bamboozled" and Chandler and Ross help him practice.
The One with the Cooking Class
Monica’s cooking skills get a bad review in The Post. After confronting the critic who wrote it, she decides to join a cooking class, with Joey in tow. Rachel gets jealous when Ross meets a girl at the baby department store. Phoebe helps Chandler prepare for an interview by stopping his natural instinct to make immature jokes.
The One Where Rachel is Late
Joey invites Chandler to his movie’s premiere but Chandler falls asleep during it. Rachel is very frustrated with the fact that she’s eight days late, and will try anything to induce labor, which leads to a bet between Monica and Phoebe.
The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, part 1
Ross and Rachel arrive at the hospital. Judy Geller gives Ross her mother’s engagement ring to propose to Rachel with. Monica and Chandler decide to have a baby.
The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, part 2
After forty-seven hours of labor, Rachel has her baby, Emma. Joey finds Ross’s engagement ring. Rachel thinks he’s proposing and says "Okay". Monica and Chandler try for a baby in the hospital.