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'Friends' Alternative Ending Imagines A Dark, Upsetting Revelation That Changes Everything

26/08/2015 09:34 BST | Updated 26/08/2015 12:59 BST
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FRIENDS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing -- (Photo by Reisig & Taylor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

'Friends' fans, things are about to get really dark, incredibly quickly, after someone wrote an alternative ending to the long-running sitcom which changes EVERYTHING.

As even the most casual viewer will know, the 10th series of the NBC show ended with the cast of six friends leaving their apartment keys on the kitchen counter, and wondering downstairs for a coffee.

It was emotional.

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But this new alternative, written by Twitter user Xenophon Moscrop brings a whole new meaning to the series.

In a post on Twitter, Moscrop writes:

I'd have ended Friends by revealing it was all the meth-addled fantasy of a homeless Phoebe as she stared through the window of Central Perk.

Every kooky aside, every episode she made everything about her, every instance of how much of an outsider she was... it all makes sense. All 10 seasons were merely her fevered imagination, projecting herself into the lives of the other 5.

All she ever wanted was... Friends.

The final scene would be Phoebe walking away from Central Perk, with the Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler and Monica characters making reference to "the crazy lady who always stares at us". They all have different names and personalities.

Phoebe walks past a furniture store and catches her reflection in a mirror placed in the window. The name of the store? "Ursula".

Finally she returns to the park where she sleeps in front of the fountain. A broken lamp stands next to her bench. It starts to rain. From behind, we see her put up six dirty, but brightly coloured umbrellas.

Fade to black.

Wow.

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And 'Friends' fans have been quick to react.

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