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The 30 Days, 30 Ships Meme
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?


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Ross and Rachel, Friends



I think in retrospect it's very easy to not care about Ross and Rachel. They were so on-again/off-again for ten years that it was tedious, and in the end, you kinda felt they shouldn't be together. They'd been married, they'd had a baby, and if that couldn't make them work it out, probably nothing would.

But if you go back before all this constant on-again/off-again stuff, to that first big break-up in the third season, "The One the Morning After", it's one of the most emotional scenes of the series. If you can ignore the seven years that came after and just look at it in the context of where they were at the time, it just gets you, watching them spend all night breaking up while everyone else is trapped and listening in the next room.

I don't usually like too much drama in my sitcoms. Sitcoms are supposed to make me laugh. But this hits all the right buttons for me.


Ross: Okay, okay. This morning you said there was nothing so big that we couldn’t work past it together...

Rachel: Yeah, what the hell did I know!

Ross: Look, look, there’s got to be a way we can work past this. Okay, I can’t imagine, I can’t imagine my life without you. Without, without these arms, and your face, and this heart. Your good heart, Rach, and, and....

Rachel: No. I can’t, you’re a totally different person to me now. I used to think of you as somebody that would never, ever hurt me, ever. God, and now I just can’t stop picturing you with her, I can’t, it doesn’t matter what you say, or what you do, Ross. It’s just changed, everything. Forever.

Ross: Yeah, but this can’t be it, I mean.

Rachel: Then how come it is?






For the record? They were on a break.





Day 01 - What is your current favorite ship?
Day 02 - What was your very first ship?
Day 03 - A pairing that needs to happen now?
Day 04 - The pairing with the most chemistry?
Day 05 - The pairing with the least chemistry?
Day 06 - The best kiss?
Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?
Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?
Day 09 - The most believable relationship?
Day 10 - Why aren’t these two married in real life?
Day 11 - What is your dream pairing?
Day 12 - Who had the best wedding?
Day 13 - What is your favorite television pairing?
Day 14 - What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did?
Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19 - A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning?
Day 20 - The ‘can’t stand the sexual tension anymore’ pairing?
Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why?
Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why?
Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great?
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly?
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out?
Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving?
Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating?
Day 28 - A pairing that you will never understand?
Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal?
Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!

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Comments
blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: July 12th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my God, yes, what made that scene more heartbreaking was the fact that it was so very real. Stuff happens and it changes everything, I'm not eloquent but dear Lord, I relate to it so hard.
They were on a break.
THIS. HUGS.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 12th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
HUGS.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: July 12th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. They were on a break, lol. (didn't mean Ross had to rush right out and hop in bed with some other chick though...)

Yeah, I kind of got over the whole Ross/Rachel thing after so much drama throughout the seasons. But the first few seasons....love Ross/Rachel. The build up to them getting together was so great and so long that it made their break up all the more devastating.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 13th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
(didn't mean Ross had to rush right out and hop in bed with some other chick though...)

Yeah, it was a crappy thing to do, but it wasn't cheating. I think the lying about it was worse.
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