22. Rachel Green + Joey Tribbiani: “I remember all those mornings before you even put on your makeup when I would think to myself: ‘my God, she is beautiful.’ And it hurt so much because I knew I could never tell you. But it was worth just to be there, looking at you.”
What She Means:
I can't believe Ross and Rachel ended up together! And why? Because they dated for a year, bickered incessantly, and then accidentally ended up having a kid together!? Rachel was FAR more compatible with Joey, imho, and it was nice to see some character development in for him, which had been woefully neglected by the writers for the previous 7 1/2 seasons. I understand that having a show with six leads means that not everyone can have character development in every episode, but God, throw Joey a bone every now and again. And his relationship with Rachel seemed to be heading that way until they pretty much pulled the rug out from under them in such a stupid way. Joey and Rachel were and are adorable together. And Ross was dismissive of Rachel and her career to the very end of the series. I mean, if you're going to split up Joey and Rachel (and WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!?) at least let her fly away to Paris and make a fresh start for her and her child.