[6.24-25] The One with the Proposal
Chandler takes Monica out to dinner where he plans to propose. However as he starts to approach the subject Richard suddenly turns up at the same restaurant and the moment is lost. Returning to the apartment, Chandler starts to worry that Monica may be getting suspicious and, desperate to surprise her, makes out that he isn’t interested in settling down. Ross finds himself rethinking his relationship with Elizabeth due to the fact she may be too immature, and when he finds himself in the middle of a water balloon fight his fears are confirmed and he breaks up with her. Joey accidentally buys a boat at a silent auction, and then falls in love with the idea of being a sailor and decides to keep it. Richard reveals he’s still in love with Monica and is willing to give her the marriage and kids she wants if she is willing to take him back. Chandler begins his attempts to make Monica believe he isn’t interested in ever settling down however this backfires and she begins to reconsider their relationship. Eventually, Chandler is led to believe that Monica has left him but then discovers that she has planned the perfect proposal for him, while she proposes to him, she cries and says «there’s a reason why girls don’t do this!». Chandler finally asks Monica to marry him and she accepts.