A major plot in Friends almost went very differently 1 year ago

A major plot in Friends almost went very differently

Ross and Rachel. Rachel and Ross. Oh, what could have been?

It spanned over 10 seasons, but the up and down relationship of Ross and Rachel in Friends was a theme throughout basically every season of the show.

But the writers of Friends had high hopes for the pair, so much so that the duo were never supposed to go on a break in the first place... they were on a break, right?

In an interview with Metro, one of the sitcom's executive producers, Kevin S Bright, explained why the show made the decision to separate the pair.

"We were well aware the audience wanted to keep them together but everything that was keeping them apart – we realised when we got them together when the first kiss happened we go, 'Wow, the air has kind of gone out of the balloon'. There wasn’t that sexual tension anymore.

"I thought what Marta and David did, which was such a brilliant and brave move with their relationship, as soon as everyone got their wish the wish was taken away," Bright continued. "It made it so much better when they did get together."

While Bright admits that audiences were devastated over their break up, he thinks it made them appreciate Rachel not getting on the plane even more.

What do you think?