Friends Episode 401 - The One With the Jellyfish
Phoebe discovers that her mother's friend is actually her mother. Phoebe is upset that her real mother never tried to contact her. She tells her she never wants to see her again, but her mother finally convinces her to reconcile. Ursula knew about their real mother all along but never told Phoebe.
Meanwhile, Monica, Chandler, and Joey spend the day on the beach. Joey digs a hole and Monica gets stung by a jellyfish. Joey remembers that peeing on a jellyfish sting takes the pain away and after a short discussion Chandler is left to do the job.
Ross dumps Bonnie, which takes all night. She leaves in the morning. Rachel makes good use of the time, writing a long letter to Ross that she needs him to read before they get back together. He tries to read it but falls asleep, then has to fake it when she asks him about it. Ross agrees with the letter before he finds out what it says.
Once he finds out that the letter asks him to accept the breakup was all his fault, he's not sure he can keep up the charade. Eventually, Ross can't stand hiding his feelings and he and Rachel break up again.
First aired: September 25, 1997
Production code: 466601
Running episode number: 74
Writer: Wil Calhoun
Director: Shelley Jensen
Episode Cast & Guest Stars
Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller
Christine Taylor as Bonnie, Teri Garr as Phoebe Sr.
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