Wikia

Friends Central

Season 8

Talk0
1,024pages on
this wiki
Season 8
Beach-promo-group
Season 8 Photoshoot
Season 8
Episodes 24
Aired from September 27, 2001 - May 16, 2002
Premiere The One After "I Do"
Finale The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 2
Other Seasons
← Previous Next →
Season 7
Season 9

The eighth season of Friends aired from September 27, 2001 to May 16, 2002 in the UK

Season summaryEdit

The question is still "Who is the father?" But is later revealed to be Ross

Joey begins to develop romantic feelings for Rachel after they go on a date as friends, but he allows her to move in with Ross so that Ross will be more involved in Rachel's pregnancy. When Joey's feelings are revealed, things become awkward between him and Rachel. Their friendship returns to normal.

The season was regarded as a return to form for the series; its ratings increased as viewers tuned in for comfort following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2002. The first in that category for the series.

Season 8's premiere to finale was set about 8 months long, since in the second episode, The One With The Red Sweater, Rachel is about one month pregnant and in the finale, she gives birth, which makes it set 8 months long.

CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Courteney Cox Arquette as Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing

David Schwimmer as Ross Geller

Eddie Cahill as Tag Jones
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green

Recurring CastEdit

Bonnie Somerville as Mona
Sean Penn as Eric
Alec Baldwin as Parker

See also Edit

Episode ListEdit

# Total Image Title Writer Director Original Airdate
1 171 TheOneAfterIDo "The One After "I Do"" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Kevin S. Bright September 27, 2001
Monica and Chandler's wedding reception is almost upstaged by the news that someone may be pregnant. Phoebe suspects it's Rachel and comes up with a plan to cover for her friend.
2 172 TheOneWithTheRedSweater "The One With The Red Sweater" Dana Klein Borkow David Schwimmer October 4, 2001
Monica and Phoebe speculate about who might be the father of Rachel's baby. Mistakenly thinking Phoebe is the one who's pregnant, Joey makes a gallant gesture.
3 173 RachelTellsRoss "The One Where Rachel Tells..." Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Sheldon Epps October 11, 2001
Everybody seems to know who the father of Rachel's baby is, except the guy himself: Ross. Phoebe and Joey fib about a gas leak to gain entry to Monica and Chandler's apartment.
4 174 TheVideoTape "The One With The Videotape" Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright October 18, 2001
Ross and Rachel's attempt to explain how they wound up getting pregnant turns into an argument over who came on to whom - until Ross makes the shocking announcement that he has the encounter on videotape.
5 175 8x05-breakingup "The One With Rachel's Date" Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Gary Halvorson October 25, 2001
Ross is horrified to learn that the pregnant Rachel is headed out on a date with a handsome actor, while Phoebe protests when Monica wants to fire a cute but clumsy sous-chef whom she fancies.
6 176 HalloweenParty "The One With The Halloween Party" Mark Kunerth Gary Halvorson November 1, 2001
At Monica's Halloween party, Phoebe meets her twin sister Ursula's fiance and finds herself attracted to him as well.
7 177 8x07-maid "The One With The Stain" R. Lee Fleming Jr. Kevin S. Bright November 8, 2001
Ross learns Rachel wants to move out and find her own place... and suggests a vacancy in his building. But Joey gives Ross tough competition when he puts a nursery in their apartment to make her stay.
8 178 FriendsTOW The Stripper "The One With The Stripper" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen David Schwimmer November 15, 2001
Feeling guilty for denying Chandler a reach bachelor party, Monica arranges for a stripper to perform for him, but Chandler's in for a big surprise.
9 179 WillColbert "The One With The Rumor" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gary Halvorson November 22, 2001
Monica bumps into an old high school friend and invites him to Thanksgiving dinner with the gang - unaware that he isn't exactly fond of Rachel.
10 180 TOWMonicasBoots-PiggyBack1 "The One With Monica's Boots" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Robert Carlock Kevin S. Bright December 6, 2001
Chandler is peeved when Monica splurges on an expensive pair of boots. When Phoebe learns Ross's and Sting's children attend the same school, she angles to meet the celebrity and get concert tickets.
11 181 8x11-creepycard "The One With Ross's Step Forward" Robert Carlock Gary Halvorson December 13, 2001
Ross becomes nervous when Mona wants to mail a joint Christmas card with the couple's picture. As the hormonal effects of her pregnancy kick in, Rachel searches for possible romantic partners - such as Joey].
12 182 Friendsdate "The One Where Joey Dates Rachel" Sherry Bilsing-Graham David Schwimmer January 10, 2002
To prepare Joey for a big date, Rachel goes out with him for a night on the town. But things take an unexpected turn: the date is a success and Joey becomes intensely attracted to Rachel.
13 183 ChandlerBathPromo "The One Where Chandler Takes A Bath" Vanessa McCarthy Ben Weiss January 17, 2002
Joey is crazy with guilt over his newfound affection for Rachel - and things get screwier when Monica mistakenly thinks he's infatuated with Phoebe.
14 184 Friends episode184 337x233 032020061517 "The One With The Secret Closet" Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones Kevin S. Bright January 31, 2002
Chandler becomes obsessed with finding out what is behind the locked door of Monica's forbidden closet. Phoebe feels betrayed when she discovers Monica has been using another massage therapist.
15 185 Friends episode185 337x233 032020061517 "The One With The Birthing Video" Dana Klein Borkow Kevin S. Bright February 7, 2002
Monica goes all out for Valentine's Day with sexy lingerie and X-rated entertainment. But Chandler is too shell-shocked to respond after he accidentally watches a birthing video meant for Rachel.
16 186 Friends episode186 "The One Where Joey Tells Rachel" Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen Ben Weiss February 28, 2002
Joey tells Ross about his true feelings for Rachel. They agree that Joey should tell Rachel during dinner, regardless of the consequences. Chandler fears that Phoebe's new boyfriend Don may be more compatible with Monica than he is.
17 187 8x17-rosscouch "The One With The Tea Leaves" Teleplay by Steven Rosenhaus, Story by R. Lee Fleming Jr. Gary Halvorson March 7, 2002
Phoebe determine through reading tea leaves that she'll soon meet the man of her dreams. Feeling awkward after revealing his true feelings for Rachel, Joey keeps a low profile.
18 188 Friendsmonicaspeech "The One In Massapequa" Teleplay by Mark Kunerth, Story by Peter Tibbals Gary Halvorson March 28, 2002
Monica regrets her request to supplant Ross as the designated toast-giver at their parents' 35th wedding anniversary. Phoebe's latest boyfriend drives everyone at the party crazy with his upbeat optimism.
19 189 Friendsjoeyinterview "The One With Joey's Interview" Doty Abrams Gary Halvorson April 4, 2002
Joey is thrilled when his name is used in a Soap Opera Digest crossword. But he's reluctant for them to do a profile of him because his last interview got him into so much trouble he was written out of the show.
20 190 8x20-babyshower "The One With The Baby Shower" Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Plummer Kevin S. Bright April 25, 2002
Rachel panics that she is unprepared to care for a newborn and reluctantly goes along with her mother's plans to move in and help out - which hardly makes roommate Ross jump for joy.
21 191 8x21-cookingclass "The One With The Cooking Class" Teleplay by Brian Buckner & Sebastian Jones, Story by Dana Klein Borkow Gary Halvorson May 2, 2002
Monica's restaurant is hit with a bad review, and she drags Joey along to a class taught by the critic in the hope of changing his mind. While shopping for baby gear, Rachel is put out when a salesgirl flirts with Ross.
22 192 Friends episode192 "The One Where Rachel Is Late" Shana Goldberg-Meehan Gary Halvorson May 9, 2002
An overdue Rachel will try anything to get the baby moving. Joey is ticked off when Chandler nods off during he screening of his new movie.
23 193 8x23-three "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 1" Scott Silveri Kevin S. Bright May 16, 2002
Rachel's baby nears delivery with an anxious Ross nearby. While she's in endless labor hell, her waiting friends cause hospital havoc. Chandler and Monica search for privacy in a quest to have their own baby.
24 194 8x24-rossrachel "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 2" David Crane & Marta Kauffman Kevin S. Bright May 16, 2002
Rachel has her baby and names her Emma. Joey finds Ross's ring and Rachel thinks Joey is proposing to her!

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki