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Binge now, or forever hold your peace (until the spring).

As of tomorrow, the hit NBC sitcom Friends is leaving Netflix for good. The show has been on the outs at the streamer since the summer, when it was announced that our New York besties Joey, Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Ross and Monica will be heading to the new streaming service HBO Max.

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Friends will make its HBO Max debut in May, when the service launches at a cost of $14.99 per month (unless you have HBO Now, in which case you’ll get free HBO Max for now). And for those of you peeved that you will be on a break from watching the show until then, find solace in the fact that there may be a reunion special coming soon.

You’re likely too late to finish a full binge of the show (and its 230 episodes) by the end of the day, but if you do happen to find yourself in the middle of a season and can’t wait until May, there’s a few solutions. You can purchase seasons on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes for $20 each. Or you can venture out into the real world to buy a full DVD set for just shy of $200.

You could also catch the actors in their new roles: Jennifer Aniston is currently on the Apple+ show The Morning Show; Lisa Kudrow was the mother figure in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart; and Matt LeBlanc has his own CBS sitcom Man with a Plan.

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