At her new job at Ralph Lauren, Rachel finds she is excluded from important decision making powwows when her boss and the other assistant go to the smoking room. In order to be included, Rachel joins them in the smoke-filled room, but is still an outsider since she doesn't smoke. Finally she starts to smoke, then encourages the other women to quit. The three all quit cold-turkey, but soon Rachel is the only one who's not smoking. The powwows resume without her and Rachel is again left out in the cold. Meanwhile, Ben is offered an audition for a father and son soup commercial. Joey tags along and scores an audition for himself for the role of the father. Both Ross and Carol are excited that Ben may be in a commercial, but soon Ross and Joey find they are rivals when Joey is paired with another little boy in direct competition to Ben.