The Best Episodes of Friends from College

Last Updated: May 21, 2018

A group of friends who went to Harvard together are now facing down their forties and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, the series is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

A Night of Surprises

#1 - A Night of Surprises

Season 1 - Episode 8

The gang gets together to celebrate Sam’s 40th birthday, where Lisa suffers a crisis of conscience and Nick’s announcement catches everyone off guard.

star 7.57
175 votes
Grand Cayman

#2 - Grand Cayman

Season 1 - Episode 7

Lisa makes a big decision, Ethan and Sam reminisce about old times, Nick plays a prank, and Max makes an awkward confession.

star 7.26
179 votes
Mission Impossible

#3 - Mission Impossible

Season 1 - Episode 4

Ethan and Lisa run the gauntlet to ensure their IVF is a success. Max and Felix celebrate a special occasion. Sam opens up.

star 7.18
188 votes
Party Bus

#4 - Party Bus

Season 1 - Episode 5

Ethan organizes a wine-tasting trip for his wife and friends, but his perfectly planned excursion hits a few bumps in the road.

star 7.12
187 votes

#5 - All-Nighter

Season 1 - Episode 3

Facing a brutal deadline, Ethan brainstorms ideas for his Y.A. novel. Meanwhile, Sam, Lisa and Marianne meet some admirers out on the town.

star 7.11
209 votes
Second Wedding

#6 - Second Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 6

Tensions flare, suspicions grow and mics drop at a lavish wedding reception, where Ethan takes his new persona out for a spin.

star 7.10
181 votes
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Connecticut House

#7 - Connecticut House

Season 1 - Episode 2

Lisa’s new career gets off to a dubious start. Meanwhile, Marianne prepares for a play and Ethan proves himself a less-than-stellar petsitter.

star 6.93
231 votes
Welcome to New York

#8 - Welcome to New York

Season 1 - Episode 1

Lisa and Ethan move to New York, reconnect with old college friends and learn that some secrets are harder to keep than others.

star 6.71
321 votes