Friends Season 51998
The One with All the Thanksgivings (E8)
Although the Thanksgiving meal is great, Chandler is still moody over his parent's divorce during the holiday when he was a boy and Ross is depressed about his second divorce. The group reminisces about their worst Thanksgivings in order to cheer them up, and Monica's worst memory is revealed.
The One with the Inappropriate Sister (E10)
Joey teaches Ross how to be unemployed. Phoebe is working for the Salvation Army during the holidays. Monica is tired of Rachel's obsessing about Danny and asks him to go out with her. Ross convinces Joey to write a play about himself. Phoebe is distressed after finding out that New Yorkers are mean. Rachel meets Danny's sister and is dismayed when the two seem a little too playful. Phoebe vows a return to "Street Phoebe."
The One with All the Resolutions (E11)
With the New Year, the friends make New Year's resolutions. Ross resolves to try a new thing every day. Chandler resolves to not make fun of his friends for a week. Joey resolves to learn how to play the guitar, with Phoebe as his teacher. Rachel resolves to give up gossiping. Chandler nearly goes insane holding it all in. Ross is stuck in a sticky situation at his date's apartment, in constricting and hot leather pants. Rachel discovers a big secret (Monica and Chandler) that threatens to spoil her resolution.
The One with Chandler's Work Laugh (E12)
Monica begins to hang out with Chandler during his work functions, since they don't have to keep their relationship a secret among his coworkers. However, she learns that Chandler has a second, more annoying personality when he's around his boss. Meanwhile, Ross learns that Emily is getting remarried and in his grief hooks up with an old nemesis of the gang: Janice.
The One with Joey's Bag (E13)
Monica gives Chandler a painful massage. Joey wears a top hat for an audition. A disgusted Rachel offers to dress him. Phoebe's grandmother died. Rachel hooks Joey up with a "shoulder bag". Phoebe tells Ursula, who is disinterested. At the memorial service, Phoebe meets her father, who plays it off and runs away. At his audition, Joey's bag distracts the casting people. Phoebe and her father talk at Central Perk.
The One Where Rachel Smokes (E18)
Rachel decides to start smoking in order to avoid missing important meetings with her boss. Meanwhile, Ben gets offered an audition for a soup commercial, and Joey auditions to be Ben's father during the ad. Also, Monica and Phoebe plan a surprise birthday party for Rachel together, but Monica takes over.
The One with the Ball (E21)
Rachel buys a psychotic sphynx cat and Phoebe learns that Gary is going to ask her to move in with him. Thinking this is way to fast, she tries to get Chandler to talk him out of this decision. Ross and Joey start throwing a ball while they are bored but it changes from a time-filler to a super-competitive obsession when Monica joins in.
The One in Vegas (1) (E23)
Chandler decides the only way to mend his friendship with Joey is to fly out to Vegas and visit him. Phoebe is determined not to be left out on another adventure, so everyone winds up going. Trouble is in the water, however, when Chandler finds out that Monica had lunch with Richard.