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A brilliant defence of Joey and Rachel's relationship in Friends is taking over Twitter

Traditionally the most hated plot line in all of Friends.

ASK A RANDOM member of the public what their least favourite plot line in Friends was, and there’s a good chance you’ll get one answer:

That time Joey and Rachel inexplicably got together late on in the series.

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It felt weird when it happened – a superfluous in-group relationship that eventually went nowhere – so it’s no wonder that it’s often cited as a low point in the romantic lives of the main characters.

But… but… maybe we have this all wrong.

Last night, writer @kaneandgriffin stepped up on Twitter with a theory on Rachel and Joey… and people are really buying into it

The thread is exactly 100 tweets long, but can be split into two distinct parts.

Firstly, in a thread of around 35 tweets, the defence of Joey and Rachel as a couple is essential reading. Sit back, enjoy:

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Well, well, well.

*sits back and contemplates life and everything you’ve ever thought you knew to be true*

The thread was started at 8pm last night, and it’s already been retweeted over 2000 times – as well as winning praise all over the shop:

Changing hearts and minds forever.

If you’re inclined, the second part of the thread can be read in full here – and deals with Rachel’s career (and how Joey supported it 100% and Ross was a life-sucking negative force throughout)

So, has this era-defining Twitter thread changed your opinion on Joey and Rachel?

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