Although there were way too many notable characters on Friends to mention all of them, we ranked the endings of some of the most significant players, taking into account where they started, where they wound up, and what happened to them along the way.
Poor Emily Waltham wound up being the person most damaged by Ross and Rachel’s off-again, on-again relationship. At Emily’s wedding to Ross, seeing Rachel distracts the groom, and he accidentally says Rachel’s name during his vows.
Emily goes through with the wedding, but then immediately runs away, mortified by the actions of her new husband. Later, Ross convinces her to try to make the marriage work, but she’s so jealous of Rachel that she forbids him to see her or even to keep anything she ever touched.
Ultimately, Emily’s conditions prove too much for Ross, and their brief marriage ends. However, that’s not the last we hear from Emily.
Watch this video for more of the Friends character endings ranked from worst to best!
Emily Waltham | 0:00
David the Scientist Guy | 1:16
Richard Burke | 2:10
Frank and Alice | 2:58
Gunther | 4:00
Janice Litman-Goralnik | 4:47
Carol and Susan | 5:43
Ross Gellar | 6:22
Joey Tribbiani | 7:27
Rachel Greene | 8:21
Phoebe Buffay (and Mike Hannigan) | 9:12
Chandler Bing | 10:15
Monica Gellar | 11:19