In the year 1989, Jeanine was chosen as the first lady to work as a judge for the Westchester County Court.
Joey finds himself attracted to Janine but tries to repel her after his friends warn him not to attempt any kind of relationship with her because of the repercussions that could come from dating his roommate.Eventually, he decides to try dating her but she says she isn't interested, even after he asks "How you doin'? However, during a New Year's Eve party, she realizes she likes him and they start dating.Things soon get tense however when after a night out with Chandler and Monica, she tells Joey she does not want to hang out with them two nights in a row as Monica is in her opinion too loud and Chandler is, as she puts it, "blah".She and Joey try to keep her reluctance for them secret when they are invited out for dinner, so Joey tells Monica and Chandler that Janine is sick but unfortunately for him, Janine appears and apologizes to Monica and Chandler saying she has to go to see a new play.As revenge for Sherlock's perfidy, Janine sold her story to the newspapers, telling of her and Sherlock's relationship and their sex life – when in reality they never had sex.
With the money she got from this, Janine bought a cottage in Sussex with beehives – which Janine planned to have removed.
Sherlock found it very helpful for his cause that he and Janine had met at the wedding.
Jeanine Ferris Pirro was born on June 2, 1951 and has been a former judge and an elected official who belongs to the state of New York.
Joey is eventually forced to admit to Monica and Chandler that Janine doesn't want to hang out with them two nights in a row due to them being loud and "blah", but manages to convince them to give Janine another chance.
However, once Janine and Joey arrive home from another date night with Monica and Chandler, Janine tells Joey they need to move, which Monica and Chandler overhear, culminating with her having an argument with them in front of him which leads to him attempting to persuade her to apologize to them, threatening to break up with her if she doesn't as he cannot choose her over two people he considers his family.
Sherlock and Janine began a short relationship, one which ended badly when it was revealed that Sherlock was simply using her to get access to Magnussen's office, going so far as to propose to her.