Other frequently recurring characters include Ross and Monica's parents Jack and Judy Geller from Long Island; Ross's ex-wife Carol Willick, their son Ben Geller as well as Carol's wife Susan Bunch; Central Perk barista Gunther; Chandler's ex-girlfriend Janice Goralnik; and Phoebe's twin sister Ursula.
The series finale aired on May 6, 2004, and was watched by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in television history, Rachel Green flees her wedding day and finds childhood friend Monica Geller, a New York City chef.They become roommates, and Rachel joins Monica's group of single people in their mid-20s: Struggling actor Joey Tribbiani, business professional Chandler Bing, masseuse and musician Phoebe Buffay, and newly divorced palaeontologist Ross Geller, Monica's older brother.However, many obstacles stand in his way, including the fact that he is expecting a baby with his lesbian ex-wife, Carol.She gives birth later in the season and names the child Ben. Phoebe is working as a masseuse; she is slightly crazy because her mother committed suicide when she was a child.Rachel's attempts to tell Ross she loves him initially mirror his failed attempts in the first season, but the characters do eventually begin a relationship.
Joey gets cast in a fictional version of the soap opera, Days of Our Lives, but his character is killed off after he begins to claim that he writes many of his own lines, bringing him into conflict with the show's writers.
The first season introduces the six main characters: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross.
Rachel arrives at Central Perk after leaving her fiancé Barry standing at the altar.
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