Phoebe's grandmother dies, and is shocked when her father turns up at the funeral. Meanwhile, Rachel gives Joey a "man's bag" for an audition, and Chandler is scared to tell Monica he doesn't like her massages.
Ross makes enemies out of his new neighbors. Chandler freaks out about his relationship with Monica. Joey dates a girl who likes to playfully punch him but she doesn't realize she punches him too hard and Joey is reluctant to tell her.
Rachel takes up smoking to feel more included at work. Joey auditions for a soup commercial with Ross's son Ben, but they end up competing against each other. Monica and Phoebe plan Rachel's surprise birthday party one month in advance.
Gary asks Phoebe to move in with him but she's reluctant to and to overcome boredom, Ross and Joey start throwing a ball to each other. Rachel buys an expensive cat but it doesn't behave as she hoped it would.
Joey drives to Las Vegas to shoot to shoot a new movie where he is in the lead role. Rachel gets an eye infection but is reluctant to seek treatment because of her eye phobia. Phoebe is mad at Ross, but doesn't know why.
Ross is forced to reveal the reason why Jack and Judy don't like Chandler. Rachel tries to make dessert for the gang. Joey and Ross try to get out of Thanksgiving when they are invited to hang out with Janine and her dancer friends.
On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.