Colin and Mary were both enchanted by Sam. Mary found Samantha fascinating, captivating even. After the meal, he found it difficult not to stare at the pretty visitor who sat cross-legged in the chair opposite only participating in the conversation when asked.
Monica, like the rest of her family, is Jewish. She had a slightly difficult childhood, characterized by the bickering which took place between her and her brother (some culminating in memorable events such as the Geller Cup, which took place every Thanksgiving). She also had, and still has, a difficult relationship with her parents (especially her mother) who unconsciously favors Ross over her on various occasions. High school was a difficult time for Monica, who gained a substantial amount of weight and peaked at 255 pounds.