Ross and Rachel have been fighting for the group's attention since the break up. Ross has purchased a home entertainment center. Rachel invites everyone (except Ross) to her family cabin in the mountains. Chandler starts smoking again as a result of the break-up, just as he started when his parents got a divorce. As they make their way to the cabin, the car runs out of gas. Everyone wants to call Ross for help, but Rachel won't let them. Phoebe ultimately reaches Ross, who's spending time with Carol and Susan since he feels his friends have abandoned him, and he comes to their rescue. Ross and Rachel decided to be civil around each other.