20 Worst Episodes of Friends Ever Made (According to the Internet)
“The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work” – 8.0
This episode from the show’s ninth season features the introduction of Gavin, Rachel’s arrogant but surprisingly kind co-worker. Initially, Rachel feels threatened by Gavin, and decides to come back from her maternity leave ahead of schedule, and even brings Emma with her.
The episode also features Chandler’s first attempts to reboot his career, and his realization that he won’t be making as much money as he once was. That complicates his and Monica’s plans to have a baby, but only for a second. It’s a fairly inconsequential episode in the show’s grand narrative, but it is amusing for large stretches, so that’s worth something.