Alex: As a matter of fact, I think he and Lily might get back together again. They were like the perfect couple.
Whitney: What? All they did was fight all the time.
Alex: Oh, no, that would be us.
Whitney: Okay, we don't fight. I teach you things.
They're discussing the recently broken up Lily and Neil.
And it turns out Neil is going for a new relationship. With a man.
Yes, Neil is involved with a man.
And what this really means is that Whitney has the guts to do with what Friends toyed with it's first season and then dropped.
Making Chandler gay.
There was a very real chance Chandler was going to end up gay. But then the storyline got changed.
Is Neil gay? I don't know. He doesn't either. Lily tells him that sexuality is fluid (it is) and that he may just fall in love with people. The episode was mainly the friends coming to grips with the new Neil.
Roxanne: Oh, okay. I got here as soon as I could. Alright, so tell me, what's going to blow my mind out my butt?
Whitney: We just saw Neil on a date.
Roxanne: Wow. That's huge.
Whitney: With another guy.
Roxanne: Wow. I played my huge card too early.
Did they miss clues along the way?
Roxanne: No, you can't tell anymore. The line between gay guy and vain straight guy is gone.
Whitney: Yeah, Adam Levine erased that line last night on The Voice.
Alex: Okay, I don't think you two husky voiced women should comment on anything.
"I'm starting to feel something, like a connection," Neil tells Whitney of his feelings towards Steven.
He's confused. He may or may not be gay.
But good for Whitney for addressing the topic. Again, Friends toyed with it the first season. Then they didn't go for it.
Neil may end up straight or bi or gay.
Neil: I mean I kissed a boy in geometry camp but we were practicing to kiss girls.
Whitney: I think the real red flag there is geometry camp.
Whatever happens, hats off to the show for letting this happen and letting it happen to a main character. And for keeping it funny.
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