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Will Marika come out to her friends in this week's episode??
Ross shows the gang his joke that was published in Playboy magazine. When Chandler reads it, he claims the joke is his and Ross stole it from him. Since Playboy does not print the submitter's name, Chandler and Ross continue to fight over the joke, each claiming that they are the real author. Ross and Chandler leave it up to Monica to decide who wrote the joke by hearing each of their sides. When Monica tells them she doesn't understand why either of the would want credit for writing such a horrible joke, they begin to argue that the other wrote it. Joey has become increasingly strapped for cash since Janice moved out. Gunther offers him a job at the coffeehouse, but Joey is reluctant to take it because he would have to wait on his friends. He ultimately takes the job and attempts to hide it from the group. Meanwhile, the girls discuss which one they would want to date out of the three. Phoebe makes the mistake of picking Rachel because Monica is high maintenance and Rachel is more of a pushover. They take offense and try to get Phoebe back by calling her flaky.
Joey thinks Rachel has porn when he finds an erotic book under her bed. He proceeds to make fun of her constantly and even tells Ross about it. Furious, Rachel decides to play Joey at his own game. Monica discovers her parents spent all the money from the 'Monica wedding fund' on their beach house. When Chandler sees how disappointed Monica is that she can't have the wedding she always wanted, he offers to spend their savings to giver her dream wedding. Chandler tells her he would have liked their savings to go towards buying a house or their children's education, but Monica wants to be happy. Monica realizes that what will make her happy is simply marrying Chandler. Phoebe looses a massage client and it is partly Ross's fault. Ross feels bad and agrees to pay Phoebe for a weekly massage until she gets a new client.
Rachel interviews for her dream job at Ralph Lauren, and inadvertently kisses the interviewer when he leans in to shake her hand. When she is called back for a second interview, she worries that the man is not interested in her work, but rather believes that she will do anything to get the job. As she waits in the lobby for her second interview, she nervously taps a pen against her teeth, leaving a huge ink stain on her lip. When the interviewer subtly taps his own lip to tell Rachel about the ink, she assumes he's coming on to her. She gives him a piece of her mind and storms out of the office, only to return to the apartment and discover the stain. She returns to the interviewer one more time to plead her case and ends up getting the job. Meanwhile, Monica's competitive streak rears its head yet again when Phoebe says that she and her new boyfriend are in the hot phase of their relationship. Monica claims that she and Chandler are as hot as ever, and embarks on a ridiculous attempt to have more sex than Phoebe.
Joey loses his SAG health insurance due to his lack of work in the past year. In attempt to get into shape and stay out of the doctor's office, Joey starts lifting weights. Unfortunately, this causes him a hernia. Refusing to be examined until it is paid for by his insurance, Joey is determined to get a job and get his coverage back. After endless auditions, Joey lands the role of a dying man, the perfect part for someone in intense pain. Phoebe, meanwhile, has gone to see her psychic who has delivered her with the news that she will be dead by the end of the week. She is very relieved, to say the least, when she realizes her psychic was seeing her own future, not Phoebe's. Ross is asked to be a guest lecturer at NYU, and if successful it may turn into a full time job. When Rachel and Monica visit Ross at the university, they discover him using a British accent during his lecture. He claims to have started using it out of nervousness, and just got stuck with it. At Rachel's suggestion he tries to fade out the accent at next lecture, but the students catch on. As Ross pleads with the students for another chance to make a good impression, Rachel bursts into the hall furious and yelling about Ross lying to her about their annulment. Not the best impression...
At the museum, someone eats Ross's leftover turkey sandwich, compounding his depression over the state of his life. Phoebe convinces Ross to leave a threatening note with another turkey sandwich, and Ross's coworkers react by insisting he attend therapy. The therapist puts Ross on tranquilizers and places him on sabbatical from work. Meanwhile, Phoebe volunteers to collect change for the poor and gets stationed in front of Macy's. Her enthusiasm is soon squashed, however, when people try to take the money from her bucket, or spill their drinks on it, and even urinate on it. She plasters signs all over the area, and enforces strict rules about what can and cannot be placed in the bucket. Eventually she is pulled from her post, and relegated to a less high profile location.
In a 'Super-size' episode, Joey accidentally informs fellow 'Days of Our Lives' castmate (Oscar-winning guest star Susan Sarandon, 'Dead Man Walking') that she will be fired so that her character's brain can be implanted into his own -- and though the diva unloads on him, the odd couple quickly end up in each other's arms. Elsewhere, Rachel and Phoebe try to sabotage each other's chances to meet a cute guy who inadvertently left his cell phone behind while Chandler and Monica desperately urge Ross not to play his screeching Scottish bagpipes at their wedding.
When the alluring cousin (Denise Richards, 'The World Is Not Enough') of Monica and Ross arrives for a visit after a long absence since their childhood, her irresistible beauty causes serious distractions for all the men who meet her -- including an uneasy Ross. Elsewhere, Rachel and Phoebe are hopelessly overmatched when they try to rush their plans for Monica's shower as is Joey when he foolishly tries to trick a casting director to secure an acting role.
Monica regrets telling a fellow bride-to-be (guest star Andrea Bendewald, 'Suddenly Susan') about a cheaper bridal store when she later has to fight the woman tooth-and-nail for a unique wedding dress -- and later duels her for the right to hire Chandler's favorite band for the event. Down the hall, Ross also competes with Joey for the affections of the same lissome lass (guest star Gabrielle Union, 'City of Angels').
Kimmie's boyfriend, James (recurring guest star Nate Torrence), breaks up with her when she admits that Richard kissed her. She's torn between trying to get James back or telling Richard how she really feels about him. Meanwhile, a visit from Richard's autocratic dad, Rupert Royce (guest star Charles Shaughnessy – The Nanny), throws the firm into chaos over who will be getting the next big promotion, and Marika struggles to find a way to tell her friends she's gay.
Kimmie celebrates her first Valentine's Day with a boyfriend (recurring guest star Nate Torrence), but work intervenes and, later, Richard sends her mixed messages about their relationship. Meanwhile, Marika gets a different message of her own when new friend, Frankie (guest star Hana Mae Lee – Pitch Perfect), hits on her and Kendall hosts a sex toy party in honor of the holiday.
After law firm big wig Porter Warner (guest star BOB SAGET) advises Kimmie to act more professional, she starts calling herself "Kimberly" and looks to Kendall for advice. But friends Helen-Alice and Marika fear that the new and improved Kimmie may be too cool for their 10th annual Cookie Prom, a celebration of their disastrous high school prom.
When Richard's hard-partying ex, Lucinda (guest star ROBIN McLEAVY – Hell on Wheels, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), turns up in New York City, they hook up and he falls off the wagon. Kimmie and Kendall team up to show Richard that Lucinda is a bad influence. Meanwhile, Ruby (recurring guest star DAN AHDOOT) asks Marika out and she assumes it's a date. She's shocked when he tells her he just wanted a wing woman and he's always assumed that she is gay.
After Kimmie loses her virginity to James (recurring guest star NATE TORRENCE) and the pair begin having sleepover dates, Marika and Helen-Alice feel miffed that their friend suddenly has no time for them. Meanwhile, Kendall, feeling a little lonely since her breakup with Richard, stoops to a new low - hanging out with Marika and Helen-Alice.
After her breakup with Richard, Kendall takes her anger out on Kimmie — so much so that Brian Headfoot, the firm's frazzled head of Human Resources (guest star Fred Armisen – Saturday Night Live, Portlandia), is called in to broker a truce between them. Meanwhile, Marika and Helen-Alice agree to let Jazmine's vapid friends Heidi (recurring guest star Carrie Wiita) and Hayley (recurring guest star Riki Lindhome) give them a makeover at their new salon.
Kimmie taps into her alter ego, "Lil' Big Kim," to convince famous rap artist Miss T (guest star DANIELLE MONÉ TRUITT) - who hates all lawyers - to sign with the firm. Meanwhile, Miss T's bodyguard, Antwan (guest star LAVELL CRAWFORD – Breaking Bad), takes a shine to Kimmie when she ends up taking the whole gang to an exclusive club in an attempt to seal the deal.
Kimmie invites James (recurring guest star NATE TORRENCE) to her place for a dinner party. What could go wrong? Lots, especially when neighbors Dan (recurring guest star JOHN GEMBERLING), Benji (recurring guest star PAUL RUST) and Ruby (recurring guest star DAN AHDOOT) volunteer their catering services, and sister Jazmine (recurring guest star ASHLEY TISDALE) and her new hubby Jason (recurring guest star DARIN BROOKS) show up very drunk.
Richard reluctantly drives Kimmie, Marika and Helen-Alice to a remote cut-your-own Christmas tree lot upstate, but the trip over the river and through the woods goes terribly wrong when Marika gets them lost and they run out of gas on Christmas Eve. They think they're saved when they find a beautiful cabin miraculously stocked with a holiday feast — until the cranky old man who lives there (guest star Paul Dooley – The Practice, Sixteen Candles) shows up. Meanwhile, Kendall goes it alone with her frosty parents, Spencer (guest star Alan Ruck – Spin City, Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and Lydia (guest star Mo Gaffney – That '70s Show).
Kimmie thinks back to how her big promotion at work changed her life and gave her the confidence to convince Helen-Alice and Marika to actually go out on a Friday night.
Kendall sets Kimmie up with one of Richard's dorky old school friends, James (guest star Nate Torrence – She's Out of My League, Mr. Sunshine). But as Kimmie slowly warms to James on a double date, Richard has a surprising reaction. Meanwhile, Dan (recurring guest star John Gemberling), Benji (recurring guest star Paul Rust) and Ruby (recurring guest star Dan Ahdoot) temporarily move in with Kimmie and the gang, and slowly begin to drive the ladies crazy.
Kimmie and the gang decide to attend a seminar by Jane Spencer aka "The Love Lioness" (guest star MOLLY SHANNON – Saturday Night Live), a relationship guru who likens finding men to hunting prey in the wild. The ladies try her theories out at a hotel bar. It works a little too well when Kimmie picks up a man named Parker (guest star WILL SASSO – MADtv), but she isn't sure what to do when he invites her up to his room. Recurring guest stars include JOHN GEMBERLING as Dan, PAUL RUST as Benji and DAN AHDOOT as Ruby.
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