All 24 episodes from the eighth season of the popular American sitcom. In 'The One After I Do' Monica and Chandler's wedding reception is awash with the rumour that Rachel might be pregnant. 'The One with the Red Sweater' sees Monica and Phoebe try to guess who fathered Rachel's baby. 'The One Where Rachel Tells' has Rachel confront the man responsible for getting her in the family way. 'The One with the Videotape' finds Rachel anxious when she discovers that Ross has a videotape of the night she and he spent together. In 'The One with Rachel's Date' Ross is shocked to discover that Rachel is going out on a date with a good-looking actor. 'The One with the Halloween Party' has Monica and Phoebe dress up as Catwoman and Supergirl for a fancy-dress party. 'The One with the Stain' sees Joey install a nursery in his apartment in an effort to persuade Rachel to stay living there. 'The One with the Stripper' has Rachel's father learn that she is pregnant and decide to confront Ross about his responsibilities. In 'The One with the Rumour' Monica invites an old friend to Thanksgiving dinner. 'The One with Monica's Boots' has Phoebe try to obtain tickets to a concert performance by rock legend Sting. 'The One with Ross' Step Forward' sees Ross worry when his girlfriend wants to send Christmas cards featuring pictures of the two of them together. 'The One Where Joey Dates Rachel' finds Joey and Rachel enjoying a surprisingly successful night out on the town. In 'The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath' Monica introduces Chandler to the concept of a relaxing bath. 'The One With the Secret Closet' has Phoebe perturbed by the noises Monica makes during massage. 'The One With the Birthing Video' sees Mona discover that Rachel has moved in with Ross. 'The One Where Joey Tells Rachel' finds Joey on the verge of revealing his secret love to Rachel. In 'The One With the Tea Leaves' Phoebe has an unpleasant date with a swinger. 'The One in Massapequa' sees the friends prepare to attend a wedding anniversary celebration for Ross and Monica's parents. 'The One With Joey's Interview' has Joey interviewed by Soap Opera Digest. 'The One With the Baby Shower' finds Monica trying to make amends when she forgets to invite Rachel's mum to her baby shower. In 'The One With the Cooking Class' Monica enrols in some cooking classes after her restaurant gets a bad review. 'The One Where Rachel is Late' has Ross fall asleep at the premiere of Joey's movie. 'The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (Part 1)' see chaos descend upon the hospital when Rachel goes into labour. Finally, 'The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (Part 2)' finds Rachel still in labour 21 hours later.
The eighth season of Friends
picks up just moments after Monica and Chandler said, "I do." But the focus of this season is firmly on Rachel's pregnancy, as the story progresses from fatherhood revelations in "The One with the Red Sweater" and "The One Where Rachel Tells..." toward complicated new feelings for Rachel, Ross, and Joey, culminating in the maternity ward two-parter "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby." But it's not all Rachel's pregnancy story. Standalone highlights include "The One with the Rumor" in which the "We Hate Rachel" club started in high school by Ross and a certain Mr. Jennifer Aniston (an uncredited Brad Pitt) is revealed; while "The One with Monica's Boots" has Monica and Chandler arguing over finances when Phoebe and Ross are arguing over the attentions of Sting's wife, Trudie Styler (cameoing as herself). Relationship complications fall upon Phoebe as "The One with the Tea Leaves" hooks her up with a stellar cameo from Alec Baldwin. "The One with Joey's Interview" has Matt LeBlanc in top form preparing to be interviewed by Soap Opera Digest
. But time starts to tick faster for everyone in "The One Where Rachel Is Late," as Joey's WWI movie finally arrives, but is overshadowed by the wait for Rachel's overdue arrival. Naturally it's all build-up to the cliffhanger finale and a final emotional surprise. --Paul Tonks