Chandler and his dad have long been estranged as is revealed in The One with Chandler's Dad at the time of his wedding to Monica, when it is mentioned that the two "haven't seen each other in years". However, Chandler confesses to Monica that his dad tried to contact him numerous times by phone, letters and even came to visit him in New York. They never saw each other though, as Chandler pretended each time to be too busy.
In The One with Chandler's Dad, Monica convinces Chandler to invite Charles to the wedding, which he does (in The One with Chandler And Monica's Wedding, Part Two). He walks his son down the aisle in a black dress.
Although both Jack Geller and Judy Geller were criticized for favoring Ross Geller over Monica Geller, Jack was the more sympathetic of the two. He constantly referred to Monica as Harmonica. When Monica broke up with serious boyfriend Richard Burke, he consoled her, although he had previously disapproved of her dating his long-time best friend, a man twenty-one years her senior. He also gave her his Porsche, after all objects of her childhood memories were ruined by a flood. In The Last One, Monica names her new baby son after her father, though it is against the Jewish custom of naming children only after relatives who are dead.
Dr. Green detests Ross and is highly critical of him, especially after he finds out Ross got Rachel pregnant, but would not marry her. Ron Leibman once said of his character: "I have won a Tony... but everyone asks, 'Aren't you Rachel's Dad?'"
In her first appearance, Sandra asks Monica and Rachel if they have any marijuana, and "What's new in sex?" as part of celebrating her separation from estranged husband, Dr. Green. Later, Sandra dances with a "wonderfully large woman" at Carol (Ross' first wife) and Susan's lesbian wedding, noting that while it wasn't necessarily something she would pursue, it was "Nice to know I have options". In the same episode, upon seeing the Ugly Naked Guy, Sandra comments on his actions, referring to him as an "unattractive nude man".
In Season 8, Monica throws a baby shower for Rachel, and invites Rachel's sisters, but forgets to invite Sandra. Sandra is angry with Monica during the shower, Monica slams the door on Sandra as she leaves, then re-opens the door and chases after Sandra, apologizing.
One of the in-jokes of her character was that she was played by Marlo Thomas, who, when younger, had starred in That Girl, one of the first sitcoms that detailed a single female's life in the city. Her ignorance of city or independent, single life is in contrast to her groundbreaking first series. Played by Marlo Thomas
Played by Bob Balaban
Frank Buffay Jr. is Phoebe and Ursula's half brother. Phoebe discovered Frank on one of her attempts to find her father, Frank Sr., who walked out on her and her twin sister when they were children. Frank Sr. also left Frank Jr.'s family, as Phoebe finds out. Frank Jr. has a punctured lung, was arrested for stealing birds' eggs, likes to melt things, and owned a dog named "Tumor". He also believed that 'massage parlor' was a euphemism for brothel, thereby wrongly presuming his sister, Phoebe, was a prostitute.
Frank announces to Phoebe that he is dating his home economics teacher, Alice (played by Debra Jo Rupp), in season three. He accidentally continues to call Alice 'Mrs. Knight'. Although at first apprehensive, Phoebe realizes that the two are genuinely in love.
In the episode "The One With Phoebe's Uterus", Frank is married to Alice. They ask Phoebe if she would act as a surrogate mother, since they are desperate to have children yet are unable to conceive. She agrees and later gives birth to triplets in the episode "The One Hundredth". Frank and Alice name their daughter Leslie and their first son Frank Junior Junior. When Chandler asks if the name should be Frank the Third, Alice replies with "don't get me started". They tell Phoebe that she can name their third baby, who is initially identified as a boy. Chandler and Joey bicker about which one of them the baby should be named after. Joey tells Chandler that "Chandler" is a "non-name", at which point Chandler decides to change his name. Phoebe decides to name the third baby after Chandler, because she feels bad for him and so that Chandler will not change his name. Upon giving birth to baby Chandler, they realize that the third infant is actually a female. Frank Jr. runs into the hospital waiting room, shouting "Chandler's a girl! Chandler's a girl!", which Chandler says reminds him of kindergarten. Despite the baby not having the gender that was expected, they decide to name her Chandler anyway, much to her namesake's irritation.
Frank reappears in a later season and tries to convince Phoebe to take one of the triplets, because he claims to have not slept in four years. For arguments sake, they discuss which of the children Phoebe will take. She asks for Frank Jr. Jr., but Frank decides that Frank Jr. Jr. is too funny and that she can't take him. She then asks for Leslie, but he says no, because she is the only one of the triplets who knows how to burp the alphabet. Phoebe then suggests Chandler, to which Frank replies, 'Oh, no, no, you can't have Chandler, no. No, no. She's my little genius. I got big hopes for her. She's gonna be a doctor or a realtor.' He then realizes that he has run out of children to give up and that he loves his children way too much to ever give any of them away. Played by Giovanni Ribisi
Note: Giovanni Ribisi also appeared in Season 2 (episode 6) as a stranger on the street who had dropped a condom in Phoebe's guitar case when she was playing on the street for money and later came back for it because he "needed it for an emergency". Later in Season 2 (episode 21), Giovanni reappears, but this time as Frank Jr. with very similar characteristics to the former character. However, it is impossible that both the condom guy and Frank Buffay Jr. are the same, because when the latter first appears, his sister takes him to see the Big Apple for the first time.
In Mad About You, Ursula was a particularly inept waitress, often forgetting orders entirely. Her character was more fully developed in Friends. Ursula often appeared cruel and hostile to twin Phoebe, who is still upset by the things Ursula did to her when they were young, for example, throwing her Judy Jetson thermos under a bus and stealing her first boyfriend. This drove a wedge between the sisters, and the estrangement continued into adulthood. Although Phoebe ended up homeless by her mid-teens, following the various deaths/abandonments/imprisonments of their parents, Ursula apparently did not; how the sisters came to be separated as minors was never revealed.
Naturally, Phoebe became worried when Ursula dated Joey. It was revealed that Ursula had always known the truth about her and Phoebe's parentage; she even claimed to hold a suicide note from their adoptive mother that revealed the identity of their birth mother. When Phoebe asked to see the note, Ursula showed Phoebe a note that she (Ursula) had hastily written up. In Ursula's word, her version "got the jist" of the original suicide note, which she had apparently lost in the interim. Ursula also sold Phoebe's birth certificate to a Swedish runaway; as a result, Phoebe does not know what her middle name is.
On one occasion, the character Jamie Buchman from Mad About You walks into Central Perk and confuses Phoebe with Ursula. Since Ursula is naturally forgetful, Jamie writes off Phoebe's genuine ignorance of who Jamie is as one of Ursula's quirks.
In "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry", it is revealed that Ursula works in the pornography industry, using her sister's first name so she was credited as Phoebe Buffay. She appeared in such films as "Buffay the Vampire Layer", "Sex Toy Story 2", "Lawrence of a Labia" (an actual adult film title), and "Inspect Her Gadget". Much of her earnings were stolen by Phoebe as revenge since Ursula had used her name for the films.
On the last episode of Mad About You, it was revealed that Ursula will become the Governor of New York in the near future.
In Season 8 (episode 6) Ursula and her fiance, Eric (played by Sean Penn) attend a Halloween party thrown by Monica and Chandler. Pheobe discovers that Ursula has been lying to her fiance claiming that she is a teacher at the Top Secret School for the Children of Spies, that she was in the Peace Corps, saying "It wasn't a town when I got there, but it was a town when I left" and also that she doesn't smoke and is a part of a church group. Phoebe reveals this to Eric upon which he breaks up with Ursula and begins dating Phoebe (Season 8, episode 7)... however they soon break up because Eric has sex with Ursula thinking she is Phoebe.
Played by Teri Garr
Frank Jr. Jr., Leslie and Chandler are Alice and Frank's children. Phoebe was the surrogate mother, giving birth to them in The One Hundredth. Frank Jr. Jr. is named after the father (Chandler: Wouldn't that make him Frank the third? Alice: Don't get me started!). Alice named Leslie. Chandler was named after Chandler, even though the baby was actually a girl. When the triplets turn five, they become very active and rowdy. They were unaware that Phoebe was their surrogate mother until Chandler unintentionally tells them in The One Where Ross is Fine
In The One with Ross's New Girlfriend, Chandler goes to Joey's tailor to have a pair of trousers altered. The tailor however, seems to take trouser altering as an excuse to inspect the crotch of his clients. At first, Joey is reluctant to believe what the tailor has done, but he is eventually convinced and calls his father to tell him about the situation.
Ben Geller(born during The One with the Birth, end of Season 1, aired on May 11, 1995) is Ross, Carol and Susan's son. Ben's first name came from the janitor uniform that Phoebe donned when she, Susan and Ross were locked in a broom closet at the hospital during Carol's labor. Ben's surname is never specifically stated (it's either Ben Geller-Willick-Bunch, or Ben Geller). While Susan and Carol wanted Ben's name to be Ben Willick-Bunch, Ross wanted to be Ben Geller-Willick-Bunch so people would only say Ben Geller. He lives with Carol and her lesbian life partner, Susan. He appeared in thirteen episodes. He has a half-sister, Emma, and two adopted cousins, Jack and Erica.
The character was played as an infant by Michael Gunderson, by brothers Charles Thomas Allen and John Christoper Allen for 6 episodes between 1996 and 1999, and by Cole Sprouse, who plays Cody in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody for 7 episodes between 2000 and 2002.
Ross and Rachel's daughter. Rachel's pregnancy was originally revealed in the season finale of Season 7. Emma is born in "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part Two." The name Emma was originally chosen by Monica as the name she wanted to use for her future daughter. Before deciding on "Emma", Ross and Rachel discussed several other names like "Delilah" (nixed because Rachel felt it made her sound like "a Biblical whore") and "Isabella." However, ironically, in a season 2 episode, Ross states he would name his daughter "Emily", but it is possible that Ross decided against this name after his failed disaster of a marriage to second wife Emily. While still living with Ross and Rachel, Emma laughs at her parents singing "Baby Got Back", Rachel is afraid to admit that she can not make her laugh any other way. Until they get into a fight and Rachel moves in with Joey, Emma lives with her parents. In the series finale, her parents reconcile, and it was hinted on Joey that all Joey's friends had wed and settled down.
Twins Jack and Erica appear in the final episode, when biological mother Erica gave birth to two babies instead of the expected one, they were expecting one because when the docter read the sonogram he said "there are two hearts" Erica thinking the doctor meant her heart and the baby's told Monica and Chandler that she was only expecting one child. Chandler and Monica, unable to conceive, are selected by Erica to adopt the twins. Jack was named after his adoptive grandfather and Erica after her biological mother. They are shown in Apartment 20, with the rest of the group before leaving with Chandler and Monica to go live in their new home.
Played by James Michael Tyler.
Played by Jessica Hecht.
When he complains to Monica and Rachel, he usually starts his lines with "You're disturbing my..." Both of them reply "You don't have a..." but Heckles insists saying "I could have a...". Mr. Heckles also stole Marcel, and dressed him as a ballerina, insisting that he hadn't seen him.
During "The One Where Heckles Dies", Mr. Heckles dies while banging on the ceiling, and leaves all his worldly possessions to "the two noisy girls upstairs." During this episode, Chandler looks through Mr. Heckles' possessions and draws parallels between his life and Mr. Heckles'. It also emerges that the slightest noises could be heard (greatly amplified) from Mr. Heckles' apartment, thus revealing he wasn't unduly grumpy as originally portrayed.
Mr. Heckles appears again in a flashback, where it is revealed that his illusions were the main reason Joey became Chandler's roommate instead of a model photographer with a porn star sister.
Played by Larry Hankin.
Played by Alison LaPlaca.
Played by Debra Jo Rupp.
Chandler named the chick "Yasmine", after Yasmine Bleeth, an actress on Baywatch, a television program he and Joey frequently watched, though the chick later turns out to be a male when he grows into a rooster. In "The One With Ross's Thing", Joey and Chandler are discussing if the chick and the duck had a baby, Joey says "we could call it chuck!" (ch(ick)(d)uck), Chandler responds with "or, Dick" "(d(uck)(ch)ick).
After about Season 6 the animals disappeared (the duck was mentioned but not seen in Season 7), and in the final episode it emerged that they had died of old age some time ago, but Chandler and the rest of the group had lied to Joey to save his feelings, telling him that they had gone to a special farm where they were very happy but could not be visited.
Also in the final episode, Joey bought Chandler a new duckling and chick as a housewarming gift (Joey named them "Duck Jr." and "Chick Jr." respectively). In the end Joey kept them himself and, again after a few bumps (this time they got stuck in the foosball table), he even considered getting a goose, but Chandler quickly discouraged him, telling him he was "set with the poultry". The birds did not make an appearance on the Friends spinoff Joey.
Ugly Naked Guy lived in an apartment directly opposite and slightly below Rachel and Monica's apartment. Anyone in the girls' apartment could look directly into Ugly Naked Guy's apartment. Throughout the early years, the gang would look into Ugly Naked Guy's apartment and comment on his behavior and actions, such as when he got a Thighmaster or when he squashed his cat by accidentally sitting on it (to which Joey remarked "That poor cat never saw that big butt coming"). At one point the Friends saw him sleeping, and Phoebe thought a curse had killed him, so decided to construct a large poking device out of Joey and Chandler's chopstick collection to ensure he was not dead ("The One with the Giant Poking Device"). He also plays the cello, lights candles, which the gang's comments suggest burnt him, gets gravity boots, and sleeps in a hammock, right under the window.
In one episode it was announced that Ugly Naked Guy was moving out and subletting the apartment ("Ironically, many of his boxes appeared to be labeled clothes"). This sparked a frenzy of bids, along with bribes. Ross Geller ended up acquiring the apartment by eating mini muffins naked with him in a desperate attempt to bond with the nudist, to the total shock and amusement of the rest of the gang looking from Rachel and Monica's apartment window. (This was the last time in which he appeared on screen):
Eddie moved in with Chandler when Joey moved into his own spacious apartment, after he got a job as Dr. Drake Ramoray on 'Days of Our Lives', earning a high salary. Chandler and Eddie met at the supermarket where Eddie helped Chandler pick out a chorizo. Chandler later discovers they have nothing in common; Eddie hates Baywatch, foosball and sport, steals mannequins from Macys and dehydrates fruit for fun. Chandler then meets Eddie's ex-girlfriend Tilly, who Eddie claims "ripped out my heart and smeared it all over my life", when she drops off Eddie's old, empty goldfish tank. Eddie, however, seeing Tilly and the empty tank, believes that Chandler slept with her and then killed his fish. Eddie replaces the fish with a Goldfish cracker, which he names Chandler. He later replaces it with a real goldfish and ends up shoving it in his pocket and storming out the door.
After Chandler has a few confrontations with Eddie, who steals the insoles from his shoes to spite him for the imagined affair, Chandler decides Eddie must go - the final provocative act for this being Eddie watching Chandler sleep every night, which a shocked Chandler discovers upon waking one night. After numerous attempts to make him leave, Chandler and Joey move all of Eddie's stuff out of the apartment and trick him into believing he never lived there.
Played by Michael G. Hagerty.
Note: Hagerty also played a "grip" working on the movie in "The One With Joey's Big Break"
Played by Anna Faris.
When Rachel's boss asks her to take his niece Emily Waltham to the opera on the same night Rachel has her first "date" with Joshua, she convinces Ross to go with Emily instead. Emily is an English girl from Shropshire living in London. She and Ross end up in a bed & breakfast in Vermont at the end of the date, and the rest of their relationship is similarly fast-paced. When Emily leaves to go back to England, Ross catches her at the airport and tell her that he loves her, to which she responds "thank you." Later she reveals that she is seeing another man named Colin. She decides to end it with him and admits to Ross that she loves him too.
Greatly bothered by the fact that Emily has to keep traveling back and forth between New York and London, Ross suggests they get married (despite only dating for 6 weeks), Emily, at first she is reluctant, but agrees to, and Ross gives a proper proposal. Their wedding is set for the last episode of Season 4, only ten episodes from their first date. Rachel is very unhappy as she realizes she is still in love with Ross, and decides to tell him at the wedding in London. Deciding at the last minute not to tell Ross about her feelings, Rachel simply hugs Ross. However, seeing Rachel brings back Ross' old feelings, and instead of saying "I, Ross, take thee, Emily," Ross accidentally says "I, Ross, take thee, Rachel". The quote is left as a cliff-hanger to end Season 4.
The wedding continues in Season 5 and is finalized. However, feeling humiliated, Emily escapes the wedding party. Trying to save the situation, Ross asks Emily's parents to tell her he would wait for her at the airport, hoping she would still like to go for the honeymoon. After apparently getting stood up by Emily, Ross eventually decides to take Rachel with him instead - only to be seen leaving together by a late-arriving Emily. Emily escapes Ross again and runs into hiding afterwards.
Ross then returns to the States, attempting to reach Emily and persuade her to forgive him over the phone. When she finally calls him, he convinces her to come to New York. She agrees, with the condition that Ross will never see Rachel again. She also convinces him to sell all of his furniture that came into any contact with Rachel and move into one of her relatives' apartments. The other five friends agree to support Ross as long as he is happy with being manipulated by Emily, but when Ross expresses his discontent with all the changes he has to make, the group helps him realize that he cannot meet all of Emily's conditions. Ross then tells Emily that he doesn't agree to her terms, and their marriage ends. Later on Emily calls and leaves a message that she wants to talk to Ross about getting back together even though she is getting married. Ross decides not to call her back.
In reality, actress Helen Baxendale became pregnant between seasons 4 and 5; as a result she was unable to travel to the US to do any filming for season 5. As a result her only appearances were heavily swaddled in bed clothes, and she had to be written out of the series a lot earlier than was intended.
In one episode, Ross dates Janice after learning that Emily will be remarried. Janice is still under the impression that Chandler is in Yemen at the time. Ross claims that they both have a lot of things in common, such as being divorced and having kids. This relationship does not last beyond one episode because Janice can't take Ross' whining about his post-Emily situation.
Played by Helen Baxendale.
When Phoebe and Joey agree to set each other up with a friend in Season 9, Joey forgets to find a date for Phoebe and lies to her, telling her he found a friend named Mike. He then shouts the name Mike in the coffee house, and when Michael "Mike" Hannigan responds, Joey convinces him to play the part of his old friend on their double date. Phoebe soon discovers Joey's trick and leaves, but Mike finds her the next day and asks her out. They date for quite a while and decide to move in together. However, while Mike is moving in, he tells Phoebe that he never wants to be married again because of what he went through in his last divorce. Phoebe decides that she shouldn't be in a relationship with no future and breaks up with Mike, but finds it impossible to get over him. When in the last episode of the season, Phoebe's long-lost boyfriend David arrives in New York and is convinced by Chandler (although Chandler didn't mean to give David advice) to propose to her to make her forget about Mike, Monica warns Mike. He then flies into Barbados and proposes to Phoebe before David can. Phoebe turns down his proposal, saying all she needed was to know there was a future, but starts dating Mike again. Eventually Mike proposes again, not without humorous complications, and gets married to Phoebe towards the end of Season 10. In the final episode of the series, he states that he is ready to have children with Phoebe.
Played by Paul Rudd.
In the beginning of Season 2 Chandler, convinced that he will never find love again, calls Janice, who turns out to be married and pregnant. In the last episode of Season 2, Chandler befriends a mystery woman over the Internet, and when she turns out to be Janice, decides to get back together with her. This time, the relationship lasts well into Season 3 and ends when Chandler discovers that Janice still has feelings for her ex-husband. He tells her to get back together with him for the sake of their child. In the middle of Season 4, Janice and Chandler meet once again. When telling the group why he must end the relationship, he says "You know all those little annoying habits she had when we fell in love? They're all back, and she's picked up like nine new ones!" He decides to end their relationship before it starts with a "pre-emptive strike", but cannot, instead telling Janice he is being transferred to Yemen. When Janice follows him to the airport, Chandler is forced to buy a ticket and actually fly to Yemen.
In the middle of Season 5, Janice makes an appearance when she dates Ross. She is still under the impression that Chandler is in Yemen. The relationship ends when Janice finds Ross too whiny and annoying.
She appears in Season 6 as a voice-over on a mixed tape she made for Chandler during their relationship. In Season 7, when Monica is engaged to Chandler, Janice unintentionally invites herself to their wedding. Monica claims Chandler still has feelings for Janice and that his marriage with Monica may be jeopardized by Janice's presence at the wedding; but the story is just a way to get rid of her. Janice says she understands, and for Chandler to call her when his marriage to Monica "goes in the pooper". A similar excuse is used again by Chandler in Season 10 to prevent Janice from buying the house next door to the one he and Monica are buying.
Janice also makes a less significant appearance at the end of Season 8, in which she reveals she is married to a nearly deaf man named Sid upon going into labor on the same day, and sharing a labor room with Rachel. After her baby, Aaron (who is hinted to be very unattractive), is born, Janice predicts that he will marry Emma. She also briefly appears in Season 9, where she and Sid are undertaking fertility tests in the same clinic as Monica and Chandler, joking that the doctors gave Chandler "the kiddie size" cup. Janice makes an appearance in every single season of the series, with 3 appearances in the first season, 2 in the second season, 6 in the third season (this was when Chandler was willingly in a relationship with her), and 1 appearance every season thereafter. However, in the sixth season, only her voice can be heard, and she appears in a flashback scene in the clip show episode of that season.
She is also considered one of the most popular and humorous recurring characters in the entire series.
Played by Maggie Wheeler.
Charlie Wheeler Charlie Wheeler is a paleontology professor and colleague of Ross's,played by Aisha Tyler, who first appears in The One With The Soap Opera Party. She dates both Joey and Ross, respectively, but breaks up with Ross when her old boyfriend,Dr. Hobart, played by Greg Kinnear, returns in her life. Ross is up for a big grant, although Charlie's ex-boyfriend is in charge of who gets it. Dr. Hobart tries to trade--Ross breaks up with Charlie and he'll get the grant. Eventually, Charlie and Dr. Hobart reconcile after he reveals his feelings for her.
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Carol Willick is a sixth grade teacher and Ross' ex-wife, played at first by Anita Barone (in one episode) and then by Jane Sibbett. She left Ross shortly before the first episode of the show, when she realized she was a lesbian. In the years prior to the show, Carol and Ross regularly hung out together with the rest of the gang: in one episode Phoebe admits to missing Carol's presence at their get-togethers.
Early in the show, she reveals that she is pregnant with Ross' child (in this episode she is played by Anita Barone); near the end of the first season, she gives birth to baby Ben. In Season 2, she marries her life partner Susan Bunch.
Carol makes occasional appearances, usually together with Susan and Ben, throughout the course of the series. Her final appearance was in Season 7, when she was visited by Rachel.
Although for the most part it appears Ross is over Carol, a few episodes imply that Ross does have some lingering feelings for her: they even share a last kiss in The One With the Candy Hearts. Ross and Carol are on good terms after their divorce, but Ross and Susan are not, as Ross resents Susan for "stealing" Carol away from him, though later they seem to be on good terms.
Played by Tom Selleck, Richard Burke, M.D. is a handsome ophthalmologist who is 21 years older than Monica and close friends with her parents. They fall in love when she caters a party for him in the middle of Season 2 and have a very close and deep relationship until the last episode of the season, when Monica discovers that Richard isn't willing to have any more kids. Because she is sure she wants children, Monica decides she cannot continue the relationship and they break up. Monica describes getting over Richard as the "hardest thing [she] ever had to do", and when they get back together in Season 3, they decide to promptly end their new relationship before it goes any further than sex. Dr. Burke makes a final appearance in the last episode of Season 6, interfering with Chandler's plans to propose to Monica, stating that he is finally willing to get married and have children. He backs down after realizing that Chandler is prepared to offer her the same thing, and that they are happy together. Though he is unseen throughout the remainder of the series, he is still mentioned often, much to Chandler's chagrin (one prominent example featured Joey and Chandler discovering a tape with Monica's name on it in Richard's apartment, but it was quickly revealed that Richard had taped over the 'Monica' segment). Monica also had a brief spell with Richard's son, Timothy, who was also an eye doctor, but that quickly fell apart after she kissed him and it reminded her of Richard.
Played by Steve Ireland.
Played by Joanna Gleason.
Portrayed by Mitchell Whitfield
Played by Steven Eckholdt.
Played by Jon Favreau
First featured in The One With the Monkey, Phoebe yells at him when his loud conversation with fellow scientist Max interrupts her guitar playing. When David explains that they were talking about how beautiful she was, all is forgiven and she now wants to break the New Year's "no date" pact. Unfortunately, David is torn because he and Max were given a grant to study in Minsk. David mistakenly claims Minsk is in Russia, while it really is in Belarus. Eventually, he leaves, and she is left heartbroken. He returns in Season 7's The One With All the Cheesecakes to visit, and Phoebe has to decide between seeing him during the one night he'll be there, or keeping her dinner with Joey. She does the former, despite lecturing Joey for doing the same thing, but Joey forgives her, remembering how sad she was the first time he left. He then returns during the latter half of season 9 after failing in his research in Minsk. He professes his love for Phoebe, but she has moved on to Mike by this time, and she eventually accepts Mike's proposal for marriage.
Played by Hank Azaria
Played by Eddie Cahill