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"Joey and the Big Move" is the seventeenth episode of the second season of Joey.


Joey is so excited he finally gets to move into his house. However, when he gets there, he finds that the whole house is on fire and it gets destroyed. Joey has to bunk with Michael's friends that constantly ask him questions about sex because Michael gave Joey's room to one of his own friends. Meanwhile, Michael is about tell Jimmy that Jimmy is Michael's father, but Joey accidentally tells Jimmy first. Jimmy doesn't believe it so he and Joey try to get Michael's DNA without him knowing so they can conduct a paternity test. Joey finds out that the fire was caused in the kitchen and Gina confesses to Alex that it was her fault. Alex advises Gina to say something worse first so it doesn't sound so bad, so Gina tells Joey that their mother died because their father killed her, but Alex makes her tell the truth. Joey gets so angry at Gina, but Gina puts all of Joey's furniture back into the apartment and kicks out Michael's new roommates, and Joey feels better. Jimmy finds out from the results of the paternity test that he is in fact Michael's father and they visit the observatory together. Jimmy, Michael, and Gina end up yelling at each other but Joey recognizes that he would have missed the moment if he had been living in his new house, and everyone ends up satisfied.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Matt LeBlanc- Joey Tribbiani
Andrea Anders - Alex Garett
Paulo Costanzo - Michael Tribbiani
Drea de Matteo- Gina Tribbiani
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. - Zach
Adam Goldberg - Jimmy Costa

Support Cast Ben Falcone - Howard
Simon Holberg - Seth
Heather Mazur - Woman
Aalok Mehta - Rajeev
Tommy Perna - Man V.O.
Paul Webster - Fireman
Masi Oka - Arthur (uncredited)


  • This is the last appearance of Miguel A. Nunez Jr. as Zach Miller.


  • When Joey exits the door in his apartment, a microphone can be seen at the top of the screen.