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[S1E23] Until The End Is Near



It's near the end of the semester, and as the other members of the study group discuss how infuriated they are getting at Britta and Jeff's Unresolved Sexual Tension, Dean Pelton walks in to inform everybody about the school's upcoming "Spring Fling", featuring music, food, activities, "what-what!" He also mentions that there will be a game of "Paintball Assassin", with a special prize for the last man standing- what was to be a Blu-ray DVD player, until it was stolen, and is now "TBD".




[S1E23] Until the End is Near



Susan and Ross argue about the baby and get kicked out of the delivery room. They and Phoebe get locked in a closet, where they continue their argument, until Phoebe informs them how lucky the baby is that he has parents that love him so much, they're arguing about who will love him more.


  • Tropes Actually Pretty Funny: Ross learns Carol and Susan got held up at the gift shop arguing over which type of stuffed animal to get the baby.Ross: You don't stop for Chunkys! Chandler: I used to have that bumper sticker. [Ross chuckles at that]

  • Air-Vent Passageway: Phoebe tries to escape from the supply closet through the air vent and get help, but she gets stuck. Susan and Ross are let out by the janitor, while Phoebe remains trapped in the vent for just a little bit of the end of the episode, but gets out of the end when she sees Ben.

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Carol gets sick of how Ross and Susan's constant arguing is making labor even harder and tells them to leave. Of course, they later get stuck in a janitor closet, and she's left wondering where they are.

  • Both Sides Have a Point: The argument between Ross and Susan. Both are correct that this is not an ideal situation. Ross has valid frustrations that he won't be a major part of Ben's life and he will be raised primarily by Carol and Susan. On the other hand, Susan states that although she loves Carol, she's the odd woman out in the scenario as she is not biologically related to Ben, and therefore her status is up in the air. Neither party is regarded as being more in the right, as the argument is settled by Phoebe pointing out that both individuals are fighting very hard to be in this child's life, which makes him very lucky compared to the situation she had growing up.

  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Chandler's fallback proposal doesn't go over with Monica as well as he thought it would, and his attempt to smooth it over goes poorly, too.Chandler: Dear God! This parachute is a knapsack!

  • Dude, Not Funny!: When Ross frets over Carol possibly giving birth in a cab, Rachel cracks a joke about the charges per contraction. Everyone just stares at her.

  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite the back-and-forth with Lydia, Joey can't leave her high and dry when she's about to give birth. When the baby's actual father finally arrives, Joey quietly steps back rather than express his developing interest in her.

  • Fake Static: Chandler does this to hang up on Judy after Monica starts crying while talking to her over the phone.

  • Fallback Childbirth Pact: When Monica is moping about not having kids yet Chandler tells her if neither of them are married by the time they're forty he'll have a baby with her. Monica doesn't take it the way he intended and demands to know why he thinks she won't be married by the time she turns forty.

  • Foreshadowing: Some of interactions between Monica and Chandler hint at how their relationship will develop.

  • Get Out!: Carol when she gets sick of Ross and Susan constantly going at it.

  • By the time Ross and Susan get back, the others are already there and crowding Dr. Franzblau. The nurse points out there are way too many bystanders in the room and says everyone but Ross and Susan should leave.

  • Good Parents: Phoebe is actually touched by Ross and Susan's constant arguing in the closest. What she says about it puts their arguing in proper perspective.Phoebe: I mean, well, 'cause when I was growing up, you know my dad left, and my mother died, and my stepfather went to jail, so I barely had enough pieces of parents to make one whole one. And here's this little baby who has like three whole parents who care about it so much that they're fighting over who gets to love it the most. And it's not even born yet. It's just... it's just the luckiest baby in the whole world. [beat] I'm sorry, you were fighting.

  • Grass Is Greener: A big part of the friction between Ross and Susan. Ross can't stand the fact that, at the end of the day, he doesn't get to go home with his son, whereas Susan is irritated that his status as the baby's father still puts him above her.

  • Hypocritical Humor: When Rachel's contraction joke bombs, she asks why it's somehow okay whenever Chandler makes a snarky comment. He says it's all about picking moment and proves it moments later with a bumper sticker joke.

  • Inherently Attractive Profession: After meeting Dr. Franzblau, Rachel went back to the apartment and changed into a nicer outfit. Chandler asks where her interest in doctors came from.Chandler: Is, like, your father a doctor? Rachel: Yeah. Why? Chandler: No reason. [makes an Oh, Crap! face at Monica and Phoebe]

  • Instant Birth: Just Add Labor!: Averted with Carol whose labor lasts for a long time and she doesn't give birth until the end of the episode.

  • Last-Minute Baby Naming: Ross, Carol and Susan don't find a name they all agree on until after the baby is born.

  • Life Isn't Fair: Upon seeing a mother leave with newborn twins, Monica bemoans how unfair it is since she doesn't even have one baby. Ironic.

  • Line-of-Sight Name: The baby is named Ben after the name tag on the janitor uniform Phoebe put on as a joke.

  • Little Black Dress: Rachel goes home and changes into one so she'll look good while flirting with Carol's doctor.

  • Locked in a Room: Phoebe, Susan and Ross end up locked inside the janitor's closet.

  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Chandler is frightened by Joey demonstrating some medical knowledge of the birthing process.

  • Panicky Expectant Father: Ross is a bundle of nerves over the birth of his first child. He's so nervous he makes it to the hospital before Carol and Susan (who stopped on the way to get snacks).

  • P.O.V. Shot: The Stinger is the cast seen through Ben's eyes.

  • Proud Papa Passes Out the Cigars: When Joey gets nauseous from hearing the details of Carol's labor, Monica asks him what he'll do if he ever becomes a father.Joey: I'm gonna be in the waiting room, handing out cigars! Chandler: Yes, Joey's made arrangements to have his baby in a movie from the fifties.

  • Taught by Experience: Due to being there for Lydia giving birth, Joey picks up some knowledge of the process.

  • Too Much Information: Joey's reaction to Ross talking about the mucus plug.

  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: "Wait! You forgot your legs!"

  • What the Hell, Hero?: Carol gets so sick of Ross and Susan's arguing that she demands they leave the room. As they keep going at it in the hallway, Phoebe hustles them into the janitor closet and yells at them for being so antagonistic near newborn babies.Phoebe: Don't make me do this again! I don't like my voice like this!



Another drug given is diazepam. Diazepam can stop or decrease seizure activity related to nerve agent exposure. Like atropine, it is not an antidote, but it can help manage life-threatening seizures until the pralidoxime works.


Princess Celestia is larger than most ponies, with four exceptions being Nightmare Moon, who is about the same size until she reverts back to being Princess Luna, Trouble Shoes,[8] Steel Buns, and Twilight as a fully-grown Alicorn in the future. As with regular unicorns, when Celestia casts magic, a magic aura surrounds both her horn and the objects her magic affects. The color of this glow varies: for instance, it is blue in A Bird in the Hoof, pink in The Cutie Mark Chronicles, and white in Griffon the Brush Off. In The Return of Harmony Part 1, it is blue when Celestia opens the door to the vault, pink when she levitates the empty box the Elements of Harmony are supposed to be in, and blue when she drops the box. The glow is yellow in the remastered title sequence introduced with Lesson Zero, as well as in that episode itself and all the second season episodes that follow it. Her tail and mane have a natural flowing motion, even when Celestia herself is not moving, but they stop doing so when Celestia is weak, as in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, unconscious, as in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2, magic-less, as in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2 and The Ending of the End - Part 1 and Part 2, or covered in slime, as in Make New Friends but Keep Discord.


Celestia is expected to appear at Ponyville's pavilion, but she goes missing and Nightmare Moon appears in her place instead. Celestia doesn't reappear until Nightmare Moon is defeated and transformed back into Princess Luna at the end of the second episode by Twilight and her friends. Princess Celestia offers her younger sister a chance to rule by her side again, and she accepts.


Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 confirms that Celestia was an associate of the legendary Star Swirl the Bearded. After Star Swirl disappeared to imprison the Pony of Shadows in limbo, Celestia remained unaware of his reasons or whereabouts until the events of Shadow Play - Part 2. During the Pre-Classical era, Celestia and Luna were involved in the first defeat of the evil centaur Lord Tirek, sending the villain to Tartarus.


Celestia feels a sense of attachment to the sun carving on the Tree of Harmony, deciding to build the Castle of the Two Sisters nearby with Star Swirl's full support. Celestia, or "Celie" as Luna nicknames her, is puzzled by Luna's request for all the trap doors and the Organ to the Outside, but agrees when Luna offers to include a secret reading room for Celestia in the library. Thanks to Luna befriending cragadiles, bats, owls and a manticore named Melvin, Celestia has the castle nearly completed, knowing she and Luna are meant to rule together. 041b061a72


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