Rachel calls Joshua to apologize to him but when he arrives at her apartment, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe are all wearing wedding dresses which freaks Joshua out and he leaves again. He is the father of Elizabeth Stevens, Ross's student who he ends up dating.
Rachel meets him when the whole gang accompanies Ross to meet him, as he is nervous about meeting him.
Rachel briefly regrets leaving Tag but shrugs it off.
She later breaks up with Russ, who consequently becomes depressed and one day while hanging out at the coffee shop is spotted by Ross' ex-girlfriend Julie, who is likewise depressed after Ross broke up with her.He convinces himself that Rachel likes him and that he's "the man." In The One With the Ring, Rachel reveals that while she is enjoying her relationship with Paul, she feels she doesn't know much about him.She eventually convinces an originally unwilling Paul to tell her more about himself, but he goes a little too far, as he begins sharing childhood memories that were particularly traumatizing for him.He begins crying, and doesn't stop for hours, delaying their date and making an unappealing night for Rachel. Tag appears in 7 episodes between Season 7 and Season 8.Rachel's hires him as her assistant at Ralph Lauren and they eventually date.