Janice Hosenstein’s Friends Timeline Explained
We first met Janice in Season 1, Episode 5 (“The One with the East German Laundry Detergent”) as Chandler’s girlfriend. The two were together before the show started, but Chandler was already fed up with Janice and was ready to break up with her that same episode. We’ve seen him try to end things with her on several occasions, but he always succumbed and recanted when Janice collapsed and cried. Helpless against his tears, Chandler fought the breakup over and over again, until he enlisted Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) to help him.
Phoebe was a champion at breaking up with people, and she agreed to help Chandler end things with Janice once and for all. The eccentric masseuse sat down with Janice in the cafe, and although viewers couldn’t overhear their conversation, everything went well and Janice left with no problem. Chandler just wasn’t quite ready to leave his ex, as he ended up inviting her to the band’s New Years party in Episode 10 (“The One With the Monkey”) but ultimately broke up. with her for the second time before the end of the evening.
However, that still wasn’t the end of Janice and Chandler’s romance in Season 1. In Episode 14 (“The One with the Candy Hearts”), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) brought in Chandler on a double date. you blindly, where he was surprised by Janice’s appearance at dinner. The duo ended up having a great time and spent a drunken night together, which caused them to wake up next to each other the next morning. Chandler let Janice know he didn’t want to get involved anymore, and Janice agreed. She admitted that she knew Chandler would always come back to her, and the boy was she right.