In this episode of Friends, Ross walks in on Rachel and Joey kissing. His first reaction — the real one — is soooo not fine…
But then he decides to act fine. Over zealous in his attempt to prove he’s got no issue with Joey and Rachel being together, Ross sets up a double date. Things become even more awkward with Charlie — Joey’s recent ex — along for the Margarita-soaked show. Eventually, the girls leave, but Joey decides to stay behind to look after his extremely drunk friend. When Ross wakes up, he finally admits he’s NOT fine.
Joey: Of course you’re not fine. You’re You’re Ross and Rachel.
Ross: Yeah, except we’re not. I mean, we haven’t been a couple in, like six years. My God, is that right? Has it been that long?
Joey: That’s what I hear, yeah.
Ross: This is crazy. I mean, six years and because of me, you guys aren’t gonna be together? Can I ask you something? Really what is this thing with you and Rachel?
Joey: Come on, you know me.
Ross: You know Joey.
Joey: I’m crazy about her.
At first, Joey insisted on giving up Rachel for Ross, but ultimately Ross gives up Rachel for Joey. In the Bible, Proverbs 18:24 (MSG) says, “Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.” Joey and Ross are true friends to each other.