Senior HTF Member
- Jan 1, 2001
what did you think of this? i thought it was a hilarious episode - one of the best this season - but the cliffhanger kinda caught me off guard, but not in a good way. still in shock though!
The cliffhanger was stupid. It can be solved in one sentence: Joey says "Look what I found under Ross' jacket".
It appeared as though Joey was about to say just that when she agreed to marry him. That's why he was holding the ring up.
He can't say that now because
1. He doesn't want to hurt her in that fashion; especially on the day that her baby was born.
2. He really does love her.
I agree that Joey's going to have a hell of a time explaining this to Ross; but Ross also loves her and also doesn't want to hurt her. It could also be argued that Ross more than had his chance to make his move on her if he really wanted to. Heck, he's been living with her for months while she's been pregnant with his baby!
Quite a dilemma among "friends", wouldn't you say?
from Joey's point of view though, Ross could have simply been waiting for the right time to pop the question. so i hope there is a quick one-scene resolution to this cliffhanger and they can get on with the next season...
i think you hit on what will happen. Season ending cliffhanger, but will be quickly resolved in the first episode of the next year. Then Ross and Rachel will spend that year with the series final episode their wedding. The Joey storyline is over, they just threw that in to create a sense of 'what if' over the summer...
I totally forgot that the season finale was 1 hour and my dishplayer just recorded the first 30 minutes!!!
Mine showed the episode as 1 hour-long show. Not sure what happened to you.
I actually thought that next week was the finale but regardless, I am done with this show unless this BS cliffhanger is fixed in the next show, whenever it is.
I am so tired af all the lies and deceit NBC shows have shown over the past couple of years in how they promote their shows and stupid crap like this Joey stealing the ring proposal.
...but I didn't like the way Rachel just said yes.
I agree, in fact, she didn't say "Yes", she said "Sure". Remember, Rachel is in a very emotional state, with hormones probably still raging. Plus, she was reeling from her conversation with Janice. She would probably rethink ANY commitment she made in that state pretty quickly.
I'm with those who think this will get resolved pretty quickly. Joey didn't actually propose, plus the fact that the ring was given to Ross by his mother will come out. Finally, Joey is a stand-up guy. Whatever his latent feelings for Rachel, he couldn't live with these circumstances.
Finally, the writers have worked VERY hard the last few months to get us to care about Ross & Rachel as a couple again, and they actually succeeded (mainly by bringing back the Ross of the first few seasons). I can't believe they'd throw that away. The show will end next year with the long awaited Ross/Rachel wedding, something that they started setting up in the very first episode of the series.
As for the rest of the characters - I think LarryDavenport nailed it.