This Intriguing Friends Theory Explains Just Why Ross And Rachel’s Relationship Was So Turbulent

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The sitcom Friends was a hit beyond all expectations after its debut in 1994. As a result, the show’s cast of characters – Monica, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe and Joey – became a huge part of pop culture. And the complex relationships between them, that of Rachel and Ross in particular, are discussed to this day. Now, a new fan theory about the rather controversial Rachel-Ross relationship has popped up on the internet. It just might explain a few thing…

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Friends has often been lauded as “the first true ensemble show.” Even though it juggled six characters, none of them ever stole the spotlight from the others. The cast, too, were determined that no single one of them should ever take precedence. They even negotiated salaries as a tight-knit group.

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By the end of the show in 2004, however, the actors were being paid a whopping $1 million per episode. It’s a sum that spoke not only to their negotiation abilities, but to the popularity of the show as well. The final episode of Friends, which saw Rachel and Ross finally get together after years of being on-off, had the largest audience of any finale of the preceding ten years.

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