The One Without the Ski Trip
Ross and Rachel can no longer be in the same room as each other without arguing over who is to blame for their relationship ending, forcing the rest of the group to divide their time between them. When a lonely Ross is excluded from Rachel’s ski trip with her pals, he visits Carol desperate for sympathy and tells her an embellished version of the break-up. The group’s car breaks down and they end up calling Ross for help, and when he and Rachel begin fighting again Phoebe lays down the law: they have to be civil to each other or it’s the end of everyone’s shared friendships. They agree, and Ross politely declines going skiing and drives back to the city by himself. Meanwhile Chandler, reminded of his parents breaking-up, starts smoking again.