Phoebe is reunited with an ex-lover, a naval officer called Ryan. But their short time together is distrupted when they both catch chicken-pox. Ryan refuses to allow chicken-pox to stand in the way of his two weeks of romance before he goes back to sea. Meanwhile, Chandler gives a cash-strapped Joey a job as a data processor. Joey gets carried away and invents himself as Joseph, a family man with a wife called Karen. Elsewhere, Ross tries to spice up his sex life with Rachel by wearing a naval uniform, whilst Monica becomes obsessed with finding out what little obsession Richard has.