Two weeks ago the Internet freaked out over a thread that laid out—in detail—why Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) should've ended up together on Friends. If you don't have time to give the whole thread a read, here are the main points: Ross was a misogynistic, dinosaur-loving monster who never viewed Rachel as a friend, didn't care about her career, and actually liked it when she was economically beneath him. Joey, on the other hand, truly treasured his friendship with Rachel, supported her professional ambitions, and took the time to get to know her as an adult before taking the plunge. The thread had droves of Friends fans—myself included—cheering. David Schwimmer is a fantastic actor, but Ross Geller, to put it bluntly, sucks.
But Aniston doesn't think this. In a new , Aniston makes it very clear she doesn't support this Rachel-Joey endgame theory.
"No! No, no," Aniston said. "They tried! I think there was a moment when Joey and Rachel got together that maybe it could happened, but it didn't. It was Ross and Rachel all the way. I really believe that if there's an afterworld of Friends, they're still thriving. Don't you? I just don't think Joey and Rachel could have made it. I think it was more physical than emotional with them. They were friends with benefits, and they left it at that."
Aniston does have a point. Joey and Rachel's chemistry was physical more than anything; the two really didn't have much of an intellectual (or even an emotional) spark. Plus, there was too much drama involved in their relationship for it to ever work. Remember that episode where Joey and Rachel kept seeing Ross' face when they tried to kiss each other? It was clear then nothing serious was ever going to happen between them.
That being said, there's definitely something to say about Ross not being the right person for Rachel. All the points raised on that Twitter thread were valid; he's a very problematic character. Who knows? Maybe Rachel didn't get off the plane in another universe.
If you're a fan of Ross, you should definitely read this...
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