Analytical Episode Guide:
Season 4, Part 4
Season 4, Episode 19
The One with the Haste
Plot Summary-Monica and Rachel demand their apartment back from the guys; Ross wants Emily to stay and ends up proposing
Funniest Line-“So get a job here! I'm always hearing about foreigners moving in andstealing American jobs. That could be you!”….Ross
Nitpickof the episode-I always liked how this time Phoebe is involved with the game and Ross is nowhere to be seen. In many ways this episode is like a “what if the one with the Embryo’s had featured Phoebe rather than Ross as the neutralparty". Rachel’s hatred of the guys place is ironic since she will live there later in the series.
Standout Character-Rachel, when Ross makes his annoucement you can see what she is feeling right on her face
SyndicationEdit-The game is longer
Final Thoughts-Can a bland episode be fantastic? I guess so because that’s what we get here. It just ends the arc about the apartment switch and sets up the remainder of the season with Ross engaged to Emily. However the scenes involving the apartment stuff is really funny. The best of all of course at the end. That moment when Chandler and Joey enter their apartment, fully restored, is just great. Then the payoff at the end with Rachel and Monica thanking them is equally hilarious. Just a fantastic series of events, followed by that heartbreaking scene where Rachel finds out Ross isengaged to Emily.
Grade=B+mostly just for the last five minutes (the gag with the Santa pants is lame)