Rewind·Posted on Jan 4, 2015Poll: The Hardest Question Every "Friends" Fan Needs To AnswerWere they "ON A BREAK"?by Krystie Lee YandoliBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Ross and Rachel from Friends are one of TV's most beloved couples. NBC / Via Netflix But like everyone else, they had their problems. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via Netflix After they finally got together in Season 2, Ross and Rachel hit a rough patch in Season 3. NBC / Via Netflix In "The One Where Ross & Rachel Take a Break", the two get into a major fight that leads to Rachel saying, "Maybe we should just take a break." NBC / Via Netflix NBC / Via Netflix Ross responds by leaving the apartment, slamming the door behind him. But apparently they had different ideas about what a "break" is. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via Netflix He meets up with Chandler and Joey at a bar. NBC / Via Netflix And explains his understanding of what just happened between him and Rachel. NBC / Via Netflix Meanwhile, Rachel calls her friend Mark from work to come over and explains her side of the story. NBC / Via Netflix Rachel thinks they're "taking a break" and Ross thinks they "broke up." When he's out at the bar, Ross calls Rachel to try and work things out. NBC / Via Netflix That is, until he hears Mark in the background and thinks something else is going on. NBC / Via Netflix So Ross stays at the bar, has a few more drinks, and reluctantly hooks up with Chloe aka "the hot girl from the copy center." NBC / Via Netflix While this is happening, Rachel's sitting at home wallowing by herself and "With or Without You" plays in the background. She also tries to call Ross at home one more time. NBC / Via Netflix The next morning, Rachel tells Monica about what went on the night before. NBC / Via Netflix At this point, she uses the phrase "kinda broke up" to describe what happened. NBC / Via Netflix A hungover Ross wakes up to Chloe in his apartment. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via Netflix And when Rachel comes over to make up, Ross hides Chloe behind the door. NBC / Via Netflix The two are temporarily on good terms. NBC / Via Netflix Ross goes out of his way to tell everyone NOT to let the news about Chloe slip to Rachel, but she finds out anyway and is devastated. NBC / Via Netflix He tries to justify his one-night stand by explaining he thought they were officially broken up "forever." NBC / Via Netflix When the rest of the group is listening from inside Monica's bedroom, Chandler uses the word "cheat" to describe what Ross did. NBC / Via Netflix And Ross tries to tell Rachel that under any other circumstance, he would never "cheat." NBC / Via Netflix This is a fight the couple doesn't survive. Even the other friends think what Ross did was wrong. NBC / Via Netflix But he insists it should be OK because of the technicality. NBC / Via Netflix And Ross's famous line, "We were on a break" becomes a running theme throughout the rest of the series. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via Netflix But it was something they could never agree on.