We’ll bE! there for you heading into the upcoming Friends reunion.

How? Well, in order to further excite you for the upcoming taped reunion of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, we’ve uncovered some secrets about the beloved sitcom’s final season.

As fans of the show well know, Friends signed off after 10 seasons on NBC with a two-part finale, titled “The Last One,” on May 6, 2004. And while the sendoff was perfect for longtime fans, as it gave the popular characters heart-warming happy endings, the last season almost didn’t feature one of the Friends.

Yep, in 2004’s Farewell to Friends special, Aniston admitted that she had considered not returning for season 10. Thankfully, she did, and we got that iconic ending with Ross and Rachel.

It probably helped that the cast had banded together and were making a whopping $1 million per episode by the final season.

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