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Friends Season 10
Country of origin  United States
Network NBC
Original run September 25, 2003 – May 6, 2004
No. of episodes 18
Previous season Season 9

Friends Season 10 is the last season of the US TV Sitcom Friends. Season 10 contained 18 episodes, with the season first airing from September 25, 2003 to May 6, 2004.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

  • Paul Rudd as Mike Hannigan (6/18 episodes) - Phoebe's fiancée who she marries in this season.
  • James Michael Tyler as Gunther (5/18 episodes) - The long serving server of Central Perk who has a huge crush on Rachel and a large amount of dislike for Ross because he used to date her.
  • Aisha Tyler as Charlie Wheeler (4/18 episodes) - Ross' hot palintologist girlfriend who leaves him for her ex a few episodes into the season.
  • Anna Faris as Erica (4/18 episodes) - The woman who gives her babies to Chandler and Monica.
  • Maggie Wheeler as Janice Hosenstein (1/18 episodes) - Chandler's ex-girlfriend who always turns up at the worst possible time. She's seen in this season as a potential neighbour for Chandler and Monica when they search for a house out of the City.

Season synopsis

The season opens in Barbados following on from the end of season 9. Ross and Charlie, a fellow paleontologist (and at the time Joey's girlfriend) kiss. Joey sees this and goes to Rachel's room, where the two of them also kiss and decide to try to have a relationship although this ends shortly into the season. Mike tells Phoebe that he wants to marry her which cumulates in the last Friends wedding mid-season.

Monica and Chandler, following from finding out that they are infertile, decide to try to adopt a child. A woman named Erica selects them. Following this they decide that they will need to move to a house in Westchester.

Rachel is head hunted for a job with Gucci but in the restaurant where she is being interviewed her boss (Mr Zelner) is seated at the next table. She gets fired from Ralph Lauren and also doesn't get the job with Gucci, which leaves her unemployed. She accidentally meets Mark, her boss from Bloomingdales in Season 3, who offers her a job with Louis Vuitton in Paris. Ross, still being secretly in love with her, doesn't want her to leave.

The cumulation of the season (and the end of the show) is, following Friends tradition since season 4, a two part episode. Erica delivers Monica and Chandler's baby, although to their surprise she actually had twins, a boy and a girl. Monica and Chandler named the children Erica and Jack and move to their new house. Phoebe and Ross go to the airport to try and convince Rachel to stay but end up going to the wrong airport. After Phoebe successfully causes a delay in the departure they eventually meet Rachel at the gates before she boards, but even though Ross' tells her how he feels, Rachel still boards. Ross goes back home only to find a message from Rachel saying she made a mistake. As she is hindered by a sterwardess from getting off the plane, the connection breaks. Rachel then stands in Ross' doorway and they kiss and declare their love for each other.


# Total Title Director Writer Original airdate
1 219 "The One After Joey and Rachel Kiss" Kevin S. Bright Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen September 25, 2003 (2003-09-25)
Rachel and Joey decide to talk to Ross about their relationship. Monica comes up with an interesting way to deal with her hair problem, but Chandler hates it. Phoebe helps Mike break up with his girlfriend by the name of "Precious", (Anne Dudek). 
2 220 "The One Where Ross Is Fine" Ben Weiss Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer October 2, 2003 (2003-10-02)

Ross pretends to be fine with Joey and Rachel's relationship, but deep down he's really hurt. Chandler accidentally tells Phoebe's friends' son that he was adopted. Phoebe gets a visit from Frank Jr. and the triplets.

Special Guest: Allisyn Ashley Arm 
3 221 "The One with Ross' Tan" Gary Halvorson Brian Buckner October 9, 2003 (2003-10-09)
Ross gets confused while getting a spray-on tan, resulting in his front being heavily tanned while his back is left untouched. Joey and Rachel decide dating each other is too weird. Monica and Phoebe try unsuccessfully to 'cut out' a former friend, Amanda (played by Jennifer Coolidge). 
4 222 "The One with the Cake" Gary Halvorson Robert Carlock October 23, 2003 (2003-10-23)
Ross and Rachel have a birthday party for Emma's first birthday. Rachel orders a special cake for Emma's first birthday - but there's been a mix-up at the bakery. Emma's birthday cake was supposed to be in the shape of a bunny, but instead it was in the shape of a penis. The others all have other plans and want to leave the party early, though Rachel won't let them. Rachel and Ross rush to the bakery while the others have a wind up toy competition to see who leaves. 
5 223 "The One Where Rachel's Sister Baby-Sits" Roger Christiansen Dana Klein Borkow October 30, 2003 (2003-10-30)
Rachel's sister Amy (Christina Applegate) baby-sits Emma, in order to prove to that she's responsible - with disastrous results. Mike attempts to propose to Phoebe numerous times. Monica and Chandler ask Rachel to write a letter of recommendation for them to their adoption agency. Joey feels left out that they didn't ask him, so they ask Joey to write the letter instead. 
6 224 "The One with Ross's Grant" Ben Weiss Sebastion Jones November 6, 2003 (2003-11-06)
Ross applies for a paleontology grant - and finds out Charlie's ex-boyfriend (Greg Kinnear) reviews the applications. Monica & Rachel fight over who has to take Phoebe's frightening masterpiece, Gladys. Joey tries to convince Chandler to get him into a commercial that Chandler's ad agency is making by giving him a video tape of all the commercials he has done. 
7 225 "The One with the Home Study" Kevin S. Bright Mark Kunerth November 13, 2003 (2003-11-13)
The adoption agency sends a woman Joey slept with and never called to Monica and Chandler's apartment. Phoebe and Mike donate their wedding fund to charity, then have a change of heart. Ross attempts to help Rachel get over her fear of swings. 
8 226 "The One with the Late Thanksgiving" Gary Halvorson Shana Goldberg-Meehan November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20)
Monica and Chandler grudgingly agree to host Thanksgiving. They get angry when their friends show up late (Ross and Joey having gone to a game and Rachel and Phoebe having taken Emma to a baby beauty pageant), but their mood changes when they get good news from the adoption agency. 
9 227 "The One with the Birth Mother" David Schwimmer Scott Silveri January 8, 2004 (2004-01-08)
Monica and Chandler meet the birth mother of their prospective child, but their files have been mixed up. Ross asks for fashion advice from Rachel and Phoebe for an upcoming date, but their shopping bags get mixed up. Joey goes on a date with a friend of Phoebe's, but the date does not go well. 
10 228 "The One Where Chandler Gets Caught" Gary Halvorson Doty Abrams January 15, 2004 (2004-01-15)
Rachel and Phoebe see Chandler with a blond stranger and think he's having an affair. Monica and Chandler reveal their plans to buy a house outside the city. 
11 229 "The One Where the Stripper Cries" Kevin S. Bright David Crane & Marta Kauffman February 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)
Monica and Rachel hire a male stripper (Danny DeVito) at the last minute for Phoebe's bachelorette party; but when he gets there, she makes the mistake of insulting him, resulting in the stripper crying. Ross and Chandler attend a college alumni reunion, where they argue about girls from their past resulting in a few revelations. Joey is a guest star on the television game show Pyramid and initially does horribly, until the final round. 
12 230 "The One with Phoebe's Wedding" Kevin S. Bright Robert Carlock & Dana Klein Borkow February 12, 2004 (2004-02-12)
Phoebe's stepdad can't come to the wedding, and one of Mike's groomsmen drops out - events which spark a contest between Ross and Chandler to take up the respective positions. 
13 231 "The One Where Joey Speaks French" Gary Halvorson Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer February 19, 2004 (2004-02-19)
Phoebe tries to teach Joey how to speak French for a play. Rachel's dad has a heart attack, so she goes to Long Island, accompanied by Ross, to visit him. Erica, the birth mother of Chandler and Monica's prospective child, comes for a visit and drops a bombshell. 
14 232 "The One with Princess Consuela" Gary Halvorson Story: Robert Carlock,
Teleplay: Tracy Reilly
February 26, 2004 (2004-02-26)
Rachel loses her job at Ralph Lauren when her boss catches her interviewing for a position at Gucci. She then gets a job offer in Paris. Newly married Phoebe tries to change her name to Princess Consuela Bananahammock; Mike also changes his name, to Crap Bag, as a way of making Princess Consuela change her mind. 
15 233 "The One Where Estelle Dies" Gary Halvorson Story: Mark Kunerth,
Teleplay: David Crane & Marta Kauffman
April 22, 2004 (2004-04-22)
Joey's agent dies, but the group doesn't want to tell him so Phoebe impersonates Estelle's voice and pretends to still be alive. Janice almost moves into the neighboring house Chandler and Monica are buying. Ross tries to get Rachel her old job back so she wouldn't have to move to Paris. 
16 234 "The One with Rachel's Going Away Party" Gary Halvorson Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen April 29, 2004 (2004-04-29)
Ross is hurt when Rachel says her goodbyes to everyone except him. Monica and Chandler start packing up their apartment and Chandler finds a pair of handcuffs and tries to find out who they belong to. Erica goes into labor. 
17 235 "The Last One, Part One" Kevin S. Bright Marta Kauffman & David Crane May 6, 2004 (2004-05-06)[1]
Phoebe and Joey pack Monica and Chandler's belongings as the couple accompany Erica, who went into labor at the end of the previous episode, to the hospital. Meanwhile, Rachel leaves Ross' bedroom after their apparent reunion in the previous episode. 
18 236 "The Last One, Part Two" Kevin S. Bright Marta Kauffman & David Crane May 6, 2004 (2004-05-06)[1]
Ross and Phoebe race to the airport to tell Rachel of his feelings - but she gets on the plane anyway. She then has a change of heart and leaves the plane and goes to Ross's apartment to tell him that she loves him. Erica gives birth to twins Jack and Erica. The friends turn in their keys to Monica and Chandler's apartment and go out for one last coffee at Central Perk all together. 

The last scenes

The last scenes of the series are everyone handing their keys on the table, followed by them walking out of the room. When asked if they want to go for one last coffee, Chandler replies with the last sarcastic word of the show, "Where?"

The Camera pans across an empty apartment, before landing on the door. The show then fades to black.


  1. ^ a b These episodes originally aired as a single double-length episode but are sometimes split into two episodes for syndication, reruns and DVD presentation.

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