Friends: Season 2 (1995 - 1996)

Season 2

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Air date: Sep 20, 1995

Now Ross is back from China, but has brought a new girlfriend, Chandler feels guilty for having advised him to forget Rachel, who in turn rebounds -to the others' surprise- to the infamous Paolo. When Monica convinces Phoebe to cut her hair after her good job on the boys, she's horrified to get the haircut of an entirely wrong movie star named Moore.

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Air date: Sep 2, 1995

Joey is having trouble with a new guy at work who dresses like a cowboy and who intrudes Joey's section. Monica and Julie get along and Monica can't tell Rachel. Rachel finds out and is upset. Everyone dares Ross to try breast milk because it grosses him out. Joey dresses up as a cowboy to be the best at work again

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Air date: Oct 4, 1995

Heckles who lives in the appartement underneath Monica and Rachel is always complaining of their stomping around and being noisy. While complaining Heckles dies and leaves all his stuff and his apartment to Rachel and Monica.

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Air date: Oct 11, 1995

Six years Phoebe got married to a gay friend of hers from Canada who needed a green card. She used to be in love with him but didn't tell her friends that they are married. Because Monica is upset that Phoebe didn't tell her she got married they start yelling the others secrets out: the panties on the telephone pole are Monica's from sex on the balcony, Chandler has a third nipple, Joey acted in a porn movie.

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Air date: Oct 18, 1995

Chandler gets a phone call from a strange woman who wanted to call her ex-boyfriend Bob. Chandler is organizing Ross's birthday. Monica is appointed to head lunch chef and in charge of purchasing. The friends go out to have a celebration dinner.

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Air date: Nov 2, 1995

When Monica takes Ross to the hospital, Joey and Chandler are in charge of baby Ben. Phoebe deals with a new musician in Central Perk.

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Air date: Nov 8, 1995

Rachel claims to be over Ross and Monica sets her up with a date. Rachel doesn't concentrate on her date and gets really drunk because she is upset that Ross and Julie are going to buy a cat together. Her date tells her she needs a "closure" to get over Ross. Rachel then calls Ross and leaves him a message saying she is over him. When Ross hears the message he is taken aback that Rachel has feelings for him and is very confused.

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Air date: Nov 15, 1995

Rachel tells Phoebe and Monica, Ross tells Chandler and Joey about their kiss. Ross doesn't know what he's doing because he can't figure out whether to be with Julie or Rachel. Everyone (including Julie) is at Central Perk and Phoebe sings a song about their love triangle. Monica gets a new job making up recipes for a synthetic chocolate substitute.

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Air date: Dec 13, 1995

The friends are preparing for the festive season. Rachel is still mad at Ross. Phoebe realizes her mother lied to her and gave her a picture of a model pretending it was Phoebes father. She goes to see her grandmother who tells her Phoebe her father is really a pharmacist and not a worshipped tree surgeon in Burma. Phoebe's grandmother gives her a photo of her real dad.

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Air date: Jan 3, 1996

Joey gets lots of bad reviews for his play. Monica is back with Bobby who drinks too much. Rachel has a date and tells everyone she is not mad at Ross but doesn't have any feelings for him anymore either. Her date's name is Russ and he looks like Ross. Bobby will sober up for Monica - only problem: sober Bobby is boring. Joey will get a part in a TV show but he has to sleep with the casting lady which he doesn't know if he should do.

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The lives, loves, and laughs of six young friends living in Manhattan.

Critic Reviews for Friends Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (0)

Friends is light entertainment at its sharpest and most attractive.

Feb 24, 2021 | Full Review…

Season two of Friends saw it really beginning to find its feet -- and its romance.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It's encouraging that the characters, writing-all the elements that made the first season so enjoyable seem to have remained consistent if not gotten stronger.

Jun 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's second season was an improvement over the first, embracing some of the things that worked (Ross and Rachel) and abandoning a few of its more outlandish premises-though it's still not quite "top tier" Friends.

Mar 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Friends: Season 2

  • Feb 24, 2020
    The second season of this comedy series bounces off the momentum of its previous year with more hilarious banter and touching stories. A slight bump up from its predecessor and yet a great launch into different story and character arcs from our favorite cast-mates make for Friends Seasons 2 to be a satisfying season. 4.3/5
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  • Apr 19, 2021
    Friends Season 2's main creative story is Ross and Rachel's new relationship. It is artificially stretched out by having us wait for Ross and Rachel even though we know it's coming. We get the first of Ross's girlfriends to get trampled by his love for Rachel.
  • Feb 09, 2021
    Season 2 is a near perfect season! Pretty much every episode is memorable and important to the series. Instead of a cliffhanger, it leaves us with a rather sad last episode, but a key one moving foward!
  • Nov 14, 2020
    With the start of season 2, Rachel discovers that Ross is in love with her, which is put to the test with a revealing Video.
  • Aug 11, 2020
    one of the best seasons of the serie i think
  • Jun 15, 2020
    Much better season than Season 1. It had my favourite moment of Chandler and Joey tossing for Ben, scary clowns. My full review of entire series- I am a gen z 2000s kid and have heard a lot about 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S'. Never gave it a try because it looked the most 90s show ever, and yes it is. Pandemic happened and everybody is worrying and panicking, so I said I will try to watch a sitcom to forget about all the sh!t around me. I watched friends as it had the highest ratings. God was I addicted, 236 episodes in 65 days, people have done better than me but for me this is a lot. Even when I wasn't watching the show I was laughing while playing the clips in my head. Many complain for the use of laugh-track but I see no problem with that, it is a scientific fact that if others laugh around you, you too break into laughter ( I am pretty sure this was the reason old sitcoms had those) My most laugh-out-loud moments that I felt didn't reach high internet fame were -Chandler and Joey with Ben, and Chandler says 'what kind of scary-a$s clown came to your party' -Joey going to Rachel Boss and asking why he wanted to buy Rachel's daughter -Janice showing up In all these scenes I fell from the place I was sitting in laughter I have already made so many great memories with the show, Janice showing up as she dates Ross, I screamed Ohh Myy Goooddd! in the most Janice way possible. My parents on the other room starts scream as to what happened to me. I remember a time when I was having great agony and started watching an episode and just forgot everything I was going through. It actually felt like having Friends in Real life. I knew everything, every secret, every little detail that another friend knows. Loved every stereotypical roles they had, Joey getting dumber as seasons progress was a wise decision as Dumb Joey had more comedic moments that will stick with me forever. Early Jo felt a weaker version of Chandler's Sarcasm. Phoebe being the different friend was fantastic as she brought something different, idk what but she's different and love these kind of characters I relate to mostly Chandler's comedy Ross's geekness Joey's idiotic remarks ( I still regret some of my idiotic moments) Definitely ganna rewatch the show in future and ganna watch it with more time so I live in the friends world for longer One the best time passing shows I have ever seen. All I know is that I will always have Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Dr.Drake Ramoray and Ragina Phalange to make to laugh.
  • Mar 17, 2020
    I enjoyed this season of Friends! I liked the episode where Ross and Russ meets! Chandler, of course, was the funniest one as well! Definitely love this show!
  • Feb 12, 2020
    Some episodes so painful to watch because you couldn't believe a PHD would be that stupid. Other episodes were hilarious.
  • Dec 09, 2019
    This is definitely one of my favorite seasons of Friends! The Premise according to is "This season features more serialized storylines; it begins when Rachel discovers that Ross is dating Julie, a girl he knew from grad school. Julie returns for several episodes early in the season. Rachel's attempts to tell Ross she likes him mirror his own failed attempts in the first season, but she accidentally lets it slip out in a drunken phone message. When Ross finds out, he dumps Julie so he can pursue a relationship with Rachel. But Rachel becomes furious with him when she finds out that he made a list of her bad qualities, comparing her to Julie, and she breaks up with him. Eventually, a prom video reveals that Ross intended to take Rachel to the prom when her prom date was late. Rachel forgives Ross, and they begin a relationship that lasts into the following season. Joey, who struggled to crack into acting in the first season, gets a part in a fictional version of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He loses the part soon, as he angers the writers by saying in an interview that he writes many of his own lines, and his character is subsequently killed off. Tom Selleck begins a recurring guest role as Dr. Richard Burke. Richard, a friend of Monica and Ross' parents who is recently divorced and with grown children, is 21 years older than Monica. Despite their age difference, they date for the second half of the season. In the season finale, they end the relationship when they realize that he does not want any more children and she does. Monica falls in love with him. The second season also served to deepen Chandler and Joey's friendship. This becomes especially apparent in the episodes in which Joey temporarily moves out and a creepy guy named Eddie Menuek moves in. Chandler is disappointed when he learns that his roommate does not share his interests, such as sports and Baywatch. He is pushed over the edge by the fact that Eddie seems to have some mental issues. Chandler eventually allows Joey to move back in, pretending that Eddie never lived there. Another surprise comes when Chandler falls in love with a woman over the Internet, who turns out to be Janice. Despite the fact that their relationship had failed in the past, they decide to get back together." The One with the Prom Video is my favorite episode in the season!
  • Nov 30, 2019
    Friends manages to ignore its first seasons mistakes and leads the way to a new type of show. The humor becomes relevant to the story, and the characters begin to take a new form. The set pieces are very comforting and the overall tone is about 20-something-year-olds finding their way in the world. While it ends on a low note, the true fans of the series will find the good in those last episodes, even if in the future they will become the low point in Friends.

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