At the end of the season, Chandler accidentally reveals that Ross loves Rachel, who realizes that she feels the same way.
The season ends with Rachel waiting at the airport for Ross’ arrival from a trip.
Chandler gets back with Janice, his ex-girlfriend from season one.
Monica begins dating Richard (Tom Selleck), a recently divorced family friend and 21 years her senior.
Joey dates Kathy (Paget Brewster), a girl that Chandler has a crush on.
Kathy and Chandler later kiss, which causes drama between Chandler and Joey.
In the meantime, Chandler has a hard time dealing with their breakup because it reminds him of his parents' divorce.
Joey gets cast in a part in a fictional version of the soap opera Days of Our Lives, but his character is killed off after conflicts with the show's writers, claiming that he writes many of his own lines.
The second season begins with Rachel waiting at the gate for Ross to declare her love for him.
However, she discovers that he is dating Julie (Lauren Tom), someone he knew from graduate school.
To support herself, Rachel becomes a waitress at Central Perk, a Manhattan coffeehouse where the group often hangs out; when not there, the six are usually at Monica and Rachel's nearby West Village apartment, or Joey and Chandler's across the hall.
Episodes depict the friends' comedic and romantic adventures and career issues, such as Joey auditioning for roles or Rachel seeking jobs in the fashion industry.