TOW All The Huge Mistakes
Monica: (consoling Ross) She's strong Ross. She'll be fine.
Ross: How do you--know?
Monica: I-- (long pause) I don't know Ross. I don't know.
(We enter the hospital. Ross and Monica are in the E.R. . It's been almost an hour, nearly ten. Finally her doctor comes in.)
Dr. Morgan: Uh Ross Geller?
Ross: ::standing up:: Yes?
Dr. Morgan: Hello, I'm Dr. Morgan Rachel's doctor.
Ross: Oh. Well how is she? Can we see her?
Dr. Morgan: She's asleep right now. Heavily sedated. We'll have to keep her for a few hours to run tests and do any ultrasounds needed. You may see Rachel if you want but she'll be asleep. She's down that hallway ::pointing and gesturing:: and then to your right, turn left and then another left, to your right and then a left. Room 405.
Ross: Uh--thank you doctor.
(They walk down the hallway and make a right then right but realized they were supposed to turn left so they went back. They got lost for a good while.)
Ross: What IS this?!? A hospital or a freaking maze?!?
(They finally make it to Rachel's room. They look through the window to find Rachel indeed asleep. Tubes were coming in and out of her nose and an Iv was attached to her arm. They both stared at her for a moment. They had this sense of deep compassion towards her at that very moment. She just looked like this lifeless body. After a moment they slowly walked into the room and sat on the chairs available. Tears began running down Monica's face for she was just gazing down at her beloved friend, who used to be so full of life, and now laying before her, drained of it. Ross grabbed Monica's hand and also began to cry. A good long hour had passed and they managed to pull themselves together, however, just barely. Monica sat up wiping her face and looking at the time. It was already eleven. She then got up from her seat.)
Monica: I'm gonna go get something to eat from the cafeteria okay? Then I'm gonna call Chandler and try to call Rachel's parents. I'll be back okay?
Ross: I'll be here.
(She gave his hand a tight quick squeeze and left the room. Ross softly grabbed Rachel's hand waited for her to wake. It seemed as if only minutes had passed by but it had already been almost two hours. Monica then came back with food for Ross.)
Monica: ::whispering:: Sorry I took so long, you know you would think that a bunch of people with their Ph.D's would be able to direct someone where the damn cafeteria is...
(Ross slightly laughs.)
Monica: The twins and Emma are asleep. I still couldn't get a hold of Rachel's parents. Where could they be anyway we saw them like a few hours ago.
Monica: Honey, you have got to cheer up. I'm sure she'll be fine.
Ross: (angrily) How Monica? How, How, How do you know? How do you know that she's gonna be okay? Yeah last time I checked you were a chef and not a creepy fortune teller!
Monica: I know I'm not! I'm not some wrinkly person who goes around making up crap just to get money from people. You know how I know Rachel's going to be fine?
Ross: ::sigh:: (Ross' head bowed and said: ) What.
Monica: I have faith.
(at these very words, Ross' head slowly rose up. Then he slowly turned to her.)
Monica: I have faith. I have hope. I believe she's going to make it through for what ever she may be going through. We don't know what's happening. It could be something simple! She's gonna be alright--
Ross: ::scoffs:: Look at her. How can you seriously tell me she's going to be alright? Honestly Mon, at the moment, I find it very hard to believe you.
Monica: You don't have to. I don't care if you believe it or not. If you want to go ahead and think that something will happen to her you go and do that. But I know, that---She's strong Ross. I have faith in her. I have faith that she will come out of here better than how she went in.
(Ross scoffs again and Monica then holds his hand. Dr. Morgan knocked on the door and walked in.)
Dr. Morgan: Am I interrupting?
Monica: No, please come in.
Monica: How is she doctor?
Dr. Morgan: Well Rachel may be fine, however the baby might not be.
Monica: How so?
Dr. Morgan: I just ran a few tests on her. Earlier, I asked her a few questions before we medicated her. She also seems to have a minor concussion on her frontal lobe. Nothing serious about that. However, one thing...Rachel claimed she was spotting earlier tonight did she not?
Monica: Yes--Wait. Please allow me to interrupt but, did she have--a--?
Dr. Morgan: --A miscarriage. I'm afraid so, yes.
Monica and Ross: ::looks at each other::
Oh my God.
Dr. Morgan: From the facts from the ultrasound, what I've found from my tests, and what I've analyzed from the facts, this is the only conclusion I could come to. This is what I know from my knowledge. I could be wrong but surely I am not. I truly wish I was wrong. I'm so, terribly sorry. I have to go take care of some paperwork, I'll be back. And, she should be waking up soon.
(After he had left, there was a silence between the two. A few long minutes later, Rachel woke up.)
Monica: Hey, look whose awake.
(Ross turned around and gave a half smile. He sat beside her and gave her a kiss on the forehead.)
Rachel: Uh, my head is killer. I don't even remember what happened....I just remember..fainting. So what's going on? What's gonna happen? What'd Dr. Morgan say?
Monica: Um. Sweetie--The uh--Reason why--
(Monica was choking up now. She had to pull herself together and just say it.)
Monica: You--had a--miscarriage.
Monica: I'm so sorry sweetie.
(Rachel didn't respond. All she was able to do, was stare at the wall, her eyes welled-up, with nothing to say. Ross brought her to a comforting embrace where she shoved her face into his chest and cried softly. Monica, sat on her other side holding her hand. Dr. Morgan entered the room for the last time.)
Dr. Morgan: Rachel? You may go home for tonight. Please come back on..Today is what Sunday? Come by on Tuesday. Normal procedure is all. Since you were still very early in your pregnancy, it isn't absolutely vital for you to stay overnight. Go home and get some rest its been quite a long day for you. I'll see you Tuesday.
(Dr. Morgan leaves room. Her nurse comes in and takes off the tubes and the Iv from her arm. She then gets dressed and is completely silent all the way back. As they were getting out of their car, Rachel went ahead and Ross walked with Monica.)
Ross: I had almost believed you back there.
Ross: Rach. About how she'll be fine. (resentfully) so much for you faith huh Mon?
(After that Ross went ahead with Rachel. It was already one when they had walked in. Chandler and Joey were awake waiting for them when they came inside. They all sat in the living room. Chandler had a pack of ice against his left eye.)
Monica: ::whispering:: Are they asleep?
Chandler: Yeah. I closed the door though. I couldn't get a hold of your parents Rach.
Monica: You couldn't get a hold of them either?
Chandler: No, I don't know where either of them are. I kept getting their machine. I just left each of them a message telling them to call you. So what happened?
Joey: Yeah, are you okay Rach? Chandler woke me up and told me what happened. But I accidentally punched him in the face...He scared me..and I was having a good dream...
Chandler: Yeah, it hurt like hell.
Joey: Yeah he blacked out for a bit...
Chandler: Anyway...What happened? What's wrong? How's the baby?
Rachel:(Wiping tears from her eyes) I uh, ::sniffles:: had a miscarriage.
Chandler: Oh my God. I'm so sorry Rach.
Joey: Wait, what's a miscarriage?
Chandler: Uh--Well Joe it means--It means that--
Rachel: --I lost the baby.
(After that Joey remained silent. There was a short silence and then: )
Chandler: Well, how are you feeling?
Rachel: I--I'm not sure. My head hurts from the fall. But other than that...I honestly don't know.
(Ross holds her hand)
Rachel: It's probably for--the best.
Monica: What do you mean?
Rachel: It happened. So its probably for the best. Everything happens for a reason, I just don't know the reason yet. I wish it didn't, But it did happen, so what I'm guessing is that, it was for a good reason--for the best.
Monica: I guess.
(You could tell from the tone of their voices that they were unsure of their answers.)
Ross: I think we should go now.
Chandler: No, it's okay guys. Seriously. Just stay here. It's been a long day and its late. Plus Emma's sleeping. We'll just pull out the couch and bring some blankets. It's cold outside too.
Ross: Were at the end of May what the hell are you talking about?
Chandler: Well...The temperature drops a lot when night time comes around...
Ross: Yeah by like what five degrees?
Chandler: Forget all this weather crap, do I look a weatherman!?! Just stay.
Ross: No really guys we don't want to be a burden. It's right across the street anyway.
Monica: Chandler's right Ross. Maybe not about the weather stuff but it is late, Emma's already knocked out in the twins room. Just stay here.
Rachel: Sweetie lets just stay here. It's only a couple of hours. We can just leave early tomorrow as soon as Emma wakes up.
Ross: Okay. If that's what you wanna do.
Rachel: I'm gonna go check on Emma.
Ross: I'll go with you.
(They walk together to the twins bedroom)
Joey: Wow. I feel so bad for Rach--
Monica:--He listens to her. Why not us?
Chandler: Mon, Rach is his wife.
Monica: So? I'm his sister!
Chandler: Well--I--I don't know.
Joey: Well while you two fight about that, I'm gonna go. Night. Tell Ross and Rach I said bye. And I'm sorry about the whole eye ::hand gestures:: thing. I swear it wasn't on purpose.
Chandler: I know. I believe you Joe. Night.
Monica: What would you pick wedding band or blood?
Monica: (angrily) You'd pick your parents before me?
Chandler: What?!? You just said--
Joey: (whispering) Good luck with that Chan.
(He shuts door. The scene fades into the later night. We come into Chandler and Monica's bedroom and they are still awake and talking.)
Monica: I feel so bad for Rach. This is worse when we found out we couldn't have kids.
Chandler: ::yawning::--What? How is this worse than ours?
Monica: Have I taught you nothing about women?
Monica: Excuse me? ::sits upright in bed::
Chandler: NO NO NO!! Okay? Yes you have taught me plenty about women.
Monica: Thank you. Now. Just think of it this way. If you were a woman--
Chandler: If I was a woman...Now there's something to think about...
Monica: ::stares:: (Ignoring his comment)--and you lost your kid how would you feel?
Monica: Not just sad! That's heartbreaking to a woman to find out she lost her child. God you should've seen her at the hospital. After she heard the news she turned into this zombie. She was...It was just heartbreaking. Completely heartbreaking. It was like any happiness was sucked out of the entire room...
Chandler: So it was all depressing and cry-ish?
Monica: Pretty much.
Chandler: Pfft. Glad I wasn't there. Not because it was depressing and cry-ish but, from my experience I really don't think I would've handled it well......
(Monica just stares at Chandler and then rolls her eyes. The scene fades into the morning around ten o'clock. The sun is shining through all the windows. Ross awakens and sits up on the pull-out bed. He looks next to him but Rachel isn't there. He goes to check on Emma finding Rachel sitting on the bed with Emma asleep. Tears slightly running down her face. He walks in and comes behind her. She senses him but she doesn't turn around.)
Rachel: ::sniffling:: She looks so beautiful even when she's sleeping...
Rachel: I just---::wiping face::- --I'm just grateful we still have her. You know?
(Rachel sits half smiling brushing back hair away from Emma's face. Eyes red and puffy.)
Ross: I know. (kisses her on the head, sits down on the bed behind her and wraps his arms around her.) I know.
Rachel: You know, I think this was a sign. I think it's a sign that we should focus on Emma right now. She still has a long way before she can start to become independent. She still needs a great amount of attention, discipline and love from us. She is our main priority right now...
Ross: I think so too. And when we are ready and meant to have another kid, we will.
Rachel: When the time comes--Yeah. God. I love her so much.
Ross: I know. I do too. I love both of you so much. I don't think I could ever love you two any less. As long as I'm living, I will always. That's one thing I can promise you.
(She turns to look at him and breaks a smile. The first he's seen since the wedding. Then she gives him a kiss. A good few seconds later.)
Ross: How's your head does it still hurt?
Rachel: Yeah a little bit. I think I just have a bruise though.
Ross: You sure?
Rachel: Yeah. I'll be fine.
Ross: Okay. I'm gonna go make us some breakfast before we leave okay? You want coffee?
Rachel: No, I'm fine. I'm just gonna stay here with Em for a little while.
(Ross gave her one last kiss and then walks out of the bedroom and goes into the kitchen to cook breakfast. Shortly after he begins to cook Chandler and Monica walk out of their room yawning. Chandler's eye was still very purple.)
Monica: Hey Ross. What'cha doin' in my kitchen?
Ross: Cookin' food? Making some breakfast for me and Rach. Want me to cook some for you guys too?
Chandler: Well if you really want to.
Ross: (Sarcastically) How's they eye Chan?
Chandler: Ha. You know I think--I think you have eyes!
Monica: Where's Rach?
Ross: Oh. She's with Emma.
Monica: I gather by that "Oh" that she's still kinda...?
Ross: Still a little you know. Better than yesterday though. She's getting better.
Monica: I'm gonna go check on her.
(Monica leaves room and Chandler waits for her to close the door.)
Chandler: Ross? how is she really.
Ross: Well first of all she's only a little better than yesterday. She is getting better, just really slowly. I found her this morning with Emma. Crying.
Chandler: Wow..God, She's really out of it isn't she?
Ross: Pretty much.
Chandler: Well just letting you know Monica can't be sane sometimes either. She could go completely out of whack--
(Monica comes in)
Chandler: Yes sweetums?
Monica: The twins are awake now could you do me a favor and warm up the bottles? They're in the fridge.
(She leaves room)
Chandler: Well she looks all sweet when people are around but when its just me she can go...completely out of whack.
Ross: Oh I know, I used to live with her.
Chandler: True. But it wasn't for-ev-er.
Ross: But Rachel isn't like that right now. She's just..Hurting. And its just making her crazy.
Chandler: No comment.
Ross: ::sighs:: Oh and by the way, sweetums?
Chandler: Oh with the thing and the, yeah. It's become a..kind of natural reflex.
(The scene fades and we enter Mike and Phoebe's apartment. Phoebe is making coffee and Mike is setting up the dining table.)
Phoebe: I just don't see why you can't just do it. Just ONCE.
Mike: Fine. Benny, Benny, Benny, Benny and the jets...Benny, Benny, Benny, Benny and the Jets....
Phoebe: I don't get why you don't like that song...It's a classic!
(Mike rolls eyes at Phoebe)
Phoebe: Sweetie, I'm gonna drop by Mon's today can you go pick up my dry cleaning?
Mike: I'm sorry, I can't. I have to go pick up my friend from the airport remember? Mandy? I thought I told you about that.
Phoebe: Nope. But uh, who is she?
Mike: Just an old friend from high school. She's coming from California. She went there for college after high school. She's coming back permanently. She called me up the other day and we talked, got caught up and she told me she was coming. I asked her if she needed a ride from the airport and she said yeah.
Mike: Yeah I'll be driving her around all day so..
Phoebe: And is she just and old friend or?
Mike: Well yes--and no. She's also...an ex-girlfriend of mine....We ended on good terms...that's why we're still friends..
Phoebe: Oh? Why couldn't you have run this by me?
Mike: I'm sorry, I just forgot. Look if you want me to tell her to find someone else--
Phoebe: --Yes please do.
Mike: Honey, I can't now. I mean. Look nothing could--
Phoebe: No I get it. Well I--I'm gonna head off to Mon's early okay? I'll just see you later.
(She had already stormed out and closed the door before Mike could reply. We then come back to Monica's apartment. Ross was wearing an apron and cooking eggs and bacon. Chandler was sitting around the kitchen table. They were talking when Phoebe walked in.)
Phoebe: Nice apron Martha Stewart.
(Ross glares at Phoebe)
Phoebe: What's with the eye Bing?
Chandler: (angrily) NO COMMENT.
Ross: Joey punched him.
Phoebe: Oh. Well. Doesn't surprise me.
(Chandler glares at Phoebe)
Phoebe: Where's Rach and Mon?
Chandler: In the bedroom.
(Phoebe then begins to walk to the twins bedroom)
Chandler: Whoa Pheebs, not a good idea to go in there. It's emotional and intense.
Ross: No it's not.
Chandler: You wanna bet Apron Man??
Ross: Relax black eye.
Phoebe: Why what happened? What's going on?
Ross: (Finishes off food and turns off the stove. He then turns to face Phoebe. He leans up against the counter.) Uh, last night when you, Joe and Mike went home, Me and Rach came back here with Monica and Chandler.
Chandler: And when we all left the room except Rach and Emma, I guess Rach passed out..We were all in panic. She wouldn't wake up, so Monica called 9-1-1.
Ross: While Chandler stayed behind to watch the kids, me and Mon went to the hospital with Rach. We waited in the emergency room for hours. We didn't get out of there till nearly one.
Chandler: Then they came back here and Rach was crying. Joe and I were awake when they walked in. Then she told us that she..uh--..
Ross: She lost the baby.
Phoebe: What? Oh God. Well now I have to go in there!
(she quickly walks to the bedroom door. She slowly opens it. Monica as always, is consoling Rachel. They both look at the door when Phoebe cracks it open.)
Monica: Hey Pheebs...
(Rachel just smiled.)
Phoebe: I heard what happened. I'm so sorry Rach.
Rachel: It's fine Phoebe. Me and Mon have been talking and I uh--I'm just fine.
Phoebe: Ohw. Come here Rach.
(Phoebe went to sit down on the other side of Rachel and gave her a hug. Monica joined in soon after. Ross then walked into the bedroom.)
Ross: I made breakfast guys. Phoebe I took out some salad for you cause I made bacon. Just come out when you guys are ready.
(they all got up off the bed, Monica carried Jack and Phoebe carried Erica while Rachel brought out Emma. Monica put the kids on the highchairs and Rachel put Emma on her lap. They were all eating and talking avoiding the "situation" that was at hand. Then Joey walks in.)
Joey: Hey guys.
Chandler: Hey Joe.
(Joey took one glimpse of the food and grabbed a plate, eggs and bacon then began eating.)
Joey: ::swallowing:: How you feeling Rach?
Rachel: ::clears throat:: Better.
Joey: And Chandler, how's the eye?
Chandler: Can no one see the eye?
Joey: Sorry. Anyway....
Chandler: So--Pheebs uh, where's Mike?
Phoebe: (angrily) Picking up an ex-girlfriend from the airport.
Chandler: And your okay with that?
Phoebe: ::glaring at Chandler:: Can you NOT sense the tone?
Monica: (whispering to Chandler) Shut up before she kills you!
Ross: Okay, so who is she?
Phoebe: Her name's Mandy. Ex-girlfriend and apparently a good friend of his. They go way back. High school.
Monica: Are you jealous?
Phoebe: Why should I be? I'm married to him, it's not like were still dating, she can't steal him if she--She can still steal him can't she?
Ross and Joey: Shyeah!
Chandler: Well let me ask you something, is she hot?
Chandler: In all seriousness, if she isn't hot, Mike can't be easily attracted to her.
Joey: He does have a point--Is she hot Pheebs?
Phoebe: Well, I don't know I haven't seen her yet. You know what, I'm gonna go back to my apartment and just wait for them to get back. I bet you she is ugly as HELL. As hell I tell you!! Ha-ha!
(Phoebe gets up grabs her coat and storms out.)
Ross: We should get going too. We'll just see you guys later then?
Monica: Yeah, come by around dinner, Chandler's cooking.
Chandler: Yes I happen to cook decently.
Monica: I trust Chandler.
Ross and Rachel: (in unison) Really?
Chandler: Yes you guys Mon trusts me--
(While Chandler is facing Ross and Rachel, Monica is in the background reassuring the two that she'll have extra food or they can eat take out. The scene then fades back to Phoebe and Mike's place. Phoebe waits on her couch for Mike to come home. She constantly looks at her watch. Finally keys are shoved in the door, turned, pulled out and the door opens. Mike and Mandy walk in. Phoebe looks at Mike then to Mandy. In her mind while Mike is introducing them to each other she says: )
Phoebe: ::shaking Mandy's hand:: [Oh my God! She IS hot.]
Mandy: Very nice to meet you Phoebe. Mike's told me so much about you.
Phoebe: I wish I could say the same. [Oh-no.]
(They talked for about an hour. Mandy then excused herself to go to the bathroom.)
Mike: Mandy's great isn't she?
Phoebe: (quickly) Uh-huh!
Mike: Sweetie she's just a friend--
Phoebe: Who is also your ex-girlfriend.
Mike: But do you know why we broke up?
Phoebe: Oh let me take a crack at it was she too pretty? Did she cheat on you? Was her sexy, slutty body, too much for you in bed?!?
Mike: She's gay.
Phoebe: Oh yeah of--what?
Mike: She's gay.
Phoebe: Are you serious?
Phoebe: You think you know a woman then bam! She's gay.
(Mike nodded and the scene faded to Monica's apartment. Chandler was in an apron cooking while Monica was sitting on the kitchen table reading a magazine. You could tell she wasn't really reading because her eyes were focused on Chandler and the fact that the magazine was upside-down. Ross and Rachel then had walked in.)
Ross: Something smells good in here....
(Rachel stares at Monica)
Rachel: Mon why you reading Playboy upside-down?
Monica: Uh you know they have some of those pictures--up-side-down.....
Ross: Oh-kay. Well uh, Chandler what are you cooking?
Chandler: Fettuccine Alfredo.
Ross: Sounds good.
Rachel: (whispering) Let's just hope it edible.
(Both nodded. They sat around the table with Monica and talked. Then Phoebe and Mike walked in.)
Mike: Hey guys. What's with the apron?
Chandler: I'M COOKING.
Mike: Oh. Well. Very uh-manly.
Chandler: ::Glares:: Well I'm done now. Let's serve it up.
Monica: You do know that you only use that phrase in sports right?
Chandler:--Yeah I know....
(While everyone grabbed a plate Joey walked in. Then they started to eat. The only face that wasn't in grimace was Joey. Even Chandler's face was twisted.)
Monica: You are a very good cook honey!
Chandler: Mon, it's okay. Seriously I don't like it either.
(All sighed in relief and dropped their forks on the plate and spit out any food in their mouths. All except Joey)
Chandler: Doesn't surprise me that Joe's still eating.
Joey: ::mouth full:: Wh-ah?
Monica: Nothing! Just keep eating. You can have seconds too. Not even some thirds.
Joey: Aw, th-ish ish sho cool!
(They ordered pizza while Joey had finished off the rest of the Alfredo. While they were eating Joey started talking again)
Joey: So Pheebs is she hot?
(Phoebe stared at Joey angrily and shaking her head no)
Joey: Your Ex. Mandy. Is she hot?
Mike: I don't know. Phoebe why does Joey care if Mandy's hot?
Phoebe: (angrily) I don't know! Maybe Joey should shut up now!
Mike: Guys she's pretty, hot sure but I'm not attracted to her. She's gay.
Ross and Chandler: Oh.
(The phone in Monica's bedroom rang)
Rachel: I'll get it.
Monica: See Phoebe! I told you, you should've trusted Mike more.
Phoebe: Shut up Monica! I don't need your trust crap, I can find out on my own. You need to worry about teaching your husband how to cook!
Phoebe: Stay outta this!
Monica: You know what I hope Mike does pick her over you, a hot girl over a folk playing masseuse!
Phoebe: Oh yeah? Well the one I feel really bad for is Chandler, because he has to deal with a controlling, uptight pain in the ass!
(All of them are fighting now Chandler, Monica Phoebe and Mike. Ross tries to calm them all down and Joey just stands by to watch. Then Rachel walks out of the bedroom shocked. She just holds the phone in her hand with her hand covering her mouth looking down. Ross stops his useless attempt and looks at her. They all eventually stop fighting.)
Ross: What is it sweetie?
(She looks up, smiling and in tears she takes her hand off her mouth)
Rachel: We're--We're still having the baby.
Ross: ::smiling:: What?!? Oh God.
(He runs up to Rachel lifting her up in a hug while the rest of them are all just happy and smiling)
Joey: This is the best day ever!
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