This Friends Fan Theory About Ross And Ben Has Broken Our Hearts
Warning: It's pretty depressing.
If you'd ever wondered where Ben went for, like, the last 54 episodes of the series, you wouldn't be the only one.
Not only did he never meet his new sister Emma, he was only mentioned six times...
So here's smokingcage's theory as to where Ben went:
"Did Ross's insanity hit a breaking point with his ex-wife? Could she no longer handle his nice guy syndrome and homophobic snickering? Did she decide to take full custody of her son? Did Ross even fight her for Ben, or just let him go, shifting his focus to the new baby he had with the woman of his obsession? He couldn't even handle his daughter having a male caregiver."
"People like to give Ross the benefit of the doubt, wondering if perhaps he was a better father off-screen. Perhaps his children met but the audience never saw. The more likely answer is that he was such a deadbeat father that he completely faded away from his son's life, pretending to his family and so-called friends that he still saw a boy he barely knew."
THIS IS TOO MUCH.