If the fan theories , plot holes and controversial storylines from Friends still keep you up at night, you're not the only one: earlier this week, the internet got really, really angry again about when Joey and Rachel happened. At the end of Season 9, the pair's relationship moved from platonic to romance while Rachel was pregnant with Ross's child, and while they later decided they were better off as friends, a lot of fans argue that it should have never happened in the first place because of Ross. But if there's one thing to convince you otherwise, it's this epic Twitter thread from Claire Willets , who shut down claims that the romance was just a stalling mechanism for Ross and Rachel's relationship, but rather puts forward a very strong argument that Rachel and Joey are far better suited. Read it all, and then try and tell us you don't agree. I am on record as being absolutely ride-or-die anti-Ross Geller, who is for my money one of television's all-time worst human men. From the moment the Friends first meet Rachel, Ross immediately sees her as a romantic prospect. He's never gotten over his crush on her.
Two, his profession could involve relocating to a different city, which brings a whole other set of issues.
The relationship came at the wrong time. Another thing that didn't make any sense about Ross and Rachel's relationship was the lack of involvement Ben had.
Considering that Emma was his half-sister, you would have thought that Ross and Rachel would have invited him to the apartment so he could see her. However, once Rachel gave birth, the viewers never saw Ben again.
Dec 19, "The One Where Monica Sings" (season 9) - Ross and Rachel argue over their dating lives, and Rachel moves back with Joey. Rachel and Joey briefly date in season 10, and then it's all about Ross and Rachel again as she's offered a job in Paris, and Ross realizes he's still in love with her. May 19, Another reason why the relationship between Joey and Rachel didn't make sense was the fact that they were at different life-stages. There was one main thing that was going to stop Joey and Rachel from working out - Joey's maturity levels. It was a big deal for Joey when he decided that he was going to commit to a relationship. Aug 11, ARGUMENT #1: Ross Never Saw Rachel As a Friend, But Joey Did. From the moment the Friends first meet Rachel, Ross immediately sees her as a Occupation: Senior Entertainment & Lifestyle Writer.
Add to the fact that Rachel struggled to bond with Ben the last couple of times she watched him, wouldn't this affect their relationship in the long run? If fans think about it, Joey and Rachel's relationship didn't make any sense considering it was dismissed again in the season 9 premiere. As fans know, season 8 ended on a cliffhanger, with Rachel accepting Joey's proposal.
However, what she failed to realize was that Joey was trying to retrieve the ring that fell out of Ross's pocket. Funnily enough, when asked if she wanted to spend her life with Joey, she said no. If she didn't envision a future for them then didn't this foreshadow the failure of their romance?
Although Ross and Rachel ended up together, some fans have theorized that it wouldn't have been long before they split up again. Because they are always miscommunicating with one another.
For ten years, fans watched as Ross and Rachel tried and failed to make their relationship work. In season 3, they broke up over a simple misunderstanding. Then, for the seasons that followed, they could never get on the same page.
Rachel tried to ruin his wedding and Ross kept their marriage a secret. They had a baby and Rachel accepted Joey's proposal.
Considering how in love they were, how could they be so bad at communicating? Most fans will agree that Joey and Rachel's relationship wouldn't have worked due to their loyalty to Ross.
Despite Ross giving them his blessing, it seemed out of character for Joey and Rachel that they would cross this line.
Not only did Rachel reject Joey's feelings in season 8 but Joey constantly pushed for her and Ross to get back together. The Friendsfest experience includes detailed recreations of Monica's apartment and Joey and Chandler's apartment - complete with adjoining corridor, plus Ross's apartment and Central Perk.
It remains the most divisive storyline in Friends' history - was Joey and Rachel's late-blooming romance adorable, or appalling?. Fans are split on the subject, but now it's emerged that Joey Author: Morgan Jeffery.
So it's just a lot of fun, and I was really surprised by it. Friends airs daily on Comedy Central. Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Type keyword s to search.
Friends - Joey Dates Rachel, Part 2
When Joey thinks its a woman's bag, Rachel tells him its unisex, which he thinks she wants to have sex with him, which he says he's not gonna say no to, confusing her.
In the season eight episode, " The One With The Stain ", Rachel starts to look for an apartment for her and her unborn baby, who Ross is the father of, without consulting Joey first.
When Ross finally tells him about this, he becomes worried, and decides to sacrifice his sex life in order to help Rachel look after the baby, just as Ross gets her the "good" apartment.
In the episode, " The One With Ross' Step Forward ", Rachel wants to sleep with someone once since she doesn't want an actual relationship and starts coming onto Joey when she is talking to him about it. The two start somewhat freaking out, saying they can't do it and he says it's wrong especially because they are friends.
Joey then asks Rachel if she wants to do it and she shouts "No! When the two go back in their rooms, Rachel tries to go to Joey, but he stops her before she can go into his room, with saying "Get back in there!
Afterwards, Joey realizes that he had a great time and that he may be developing feelings for Rachel. For the next few episodes, Joey's feeling become stronger and stronger.
Joey dating rachel
Eventually the group slowly begins to find out, with the exception of Rachel. After some tension, the situation fades, but Joey's feelings remain. While Rachel is in labor, Judy Geller shows up with a ring and tries to persuade Ross into proposing.