Rachel and chris dating
Having initially declined an offer to join Ross at Central Perk for a coffee, Rachel changes her mind, but then notices he is getting acquainted with Mona (Bonnie Somerville), whom he met at Monica and Chandler's wedding, and leaves, unseen.
Chandler (Matthew Perry) is at his office, where he meets Bob, a co-worker of his, who always calls him Toby.
Monica is catering a party that her mother set up, and Rachel is supposed to help waitress it, but Phoebe cheerfully volunteers to take Rachel's place. Phoebe and Monica discuss this while he is not in the kitchen.
Monica seems attracted to him, even though he is twenty-one years older than her.
Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) is visiting Joey (Matt Le Blanc) on the set of Days of Our Lives, where she meets Kash, another actor on the soap opera. Joey is at first pessimistic because of Rachel's pregnancy.
In its original airing, "The One With Rachel's Date" finished second in ratings for the week of October 22–28, 2001, with a Nielsen rating of 16.1, equivalent to approximately 16.2 million viewing households.
As the rest of the gang fawn over the new furniture, Rachel and Ross are smitten in their new relationship, which was rekindled in the previous episode.
They discuss plans for the evening, but there is a snag. He is a friend of Monica and Ross' parents and has not seen Monica in many years, as evidenced by the fact that he is amazed at her weight. Burke is recently divorced and seems to enjoy conversing with Monica more than attending to his party guests, all ophthalmologists.
During the episode, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) begins dating Tim, a sous-chef from Monica's (Courteney Cox) restaurant.
When Phoebe decides to end the relationship, it coincides with Monica wanting to fire him, with both fighting over who is going to dump Tim first.