If you’re an avid FRIENDS watcher, you will have noticed something near the end of the series. Ross and Carol’s son Ben, who was introduced to us in the first season, albeit in the odd episode, seemed to just disappear.
Yep, all of a sudden he was just gone, he never met his new half sister, Emma (the one Ross had with Rachel) and there was never any on-screen meeting between Ben and his new baby sister Emma. In fact, Ben was never even mentioned again.
So, what happened?
Well, it could be as simple as scheduling issues between Cole Sprouse, who played Ben, and the show – but one fan as another theory.
Not only does Ben never meet his new half-sister on screen, but a meeting between the two of them is never even mentioned. We never learn about if Ben has met his sister, if he likes her, if he is a good older brother. We simply never see him again.
Which raises a serious question: does Ross still see Ben? Did Ross’s insanity hit a breaking point with his ex-wife? Did she decide to take full custody of her son?
Could it be that Carol got sick of Ross as he became increasingly more erratic and decided to file for sole custody?
What do you think?
Source: Movie Pilot