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A courtship makes rivals of Martin and Frasier, who are vying for the affections of the latter's former baby-sitter (Wendie Malick), now a lounge singer with a vivacious personality and a quick wit that's appealing to both Crane senior and junior.
Julia Sweeney (“SNL”) plays Frasier's gauche dinner date, whom Roz terms “a placeholder [to] keep your dating muscles toned.” Could be. Frasier's attracted at dinner to another woman, who happens to be Kenny's visiting cousin.
The return of Maris, still unseen, vexes Niles, who covers up his evasiveness with Daphne by throwing his bride a baby shower. The last-minute soiree turns into a disaster. And so does Frasier's reentry into private practice.
Bebe Neuwirth reappears as Lilith, Frasier's visiting ex, whose frustrating attempts to see him end in a cautious reunion. Back in Frasier's apartment, Martin's gun accidentally goes off, damaging a precious statue and a chair.
Lilith and Frasier turn Thanksgiving into a real turkey for the headmaster of the private school they want their son to attend. Dr. Campbell: Paxton Whitehead. Frederick: Trevor Einhorn. Frasier: Kelsey Grammer. Martin: John Mahoney.
Martin falls for a boisterous bartender (Marsha Mason) who's incompatible with Frasier and Niles. Maureen: Jane Kaczmarek. Frasier: Kelsey Grammer. Niles: David Hyde Pierce. Martin: John Mahoney. Roz: Peri Gilpin. Daphne: Jane Leeves.
Frasier presents a philosophical story to a radio caller involving Eddie's recent bout of depression and his resulting visit to a dog psychiatrist. Dr. Shaw: Zeljko Ivanek. Frasier: Kelsey Grammer. Martin: John Mahoney. Roz: Peri Gilpin.
Celebrity delights Niles, who's basking in the limelight over Maris's murder case and overshadowing Frasier's bid for glory at an awards fete that's also attended by Roz's snide sister (Suzanne Cryer). Caroline: Lisa Thornhill.
Lawsuit fears plague Frasier over an accident in his kitchen that befell his insurer: a former date named Ann (Julia Sweeney) he snubbed. Now, Frasier entreats her to recuperate at his place, where Ann takes full advantage of the situation.
Strange dreams dominate this episode, which finds Frasier wed to Daphne, now a vociferous eater; Niles a carefree philanderer, dallying with bikini-clad repairwomen; and Martin a dashing hoofer, performing with Ronee (Wendie Malick).
Laurie Metcalf plays Frasier's first wife, now a popular children's entertainer named Nanny G who reawakens lustful feelings in Frasier that are ardently reciprocated. There's just one slight hang-up: Nanny G has a new husband.
A practical joke backfires, giving Martin a “mild cardiac event” that he's anxious to keep secret from Ronee (Wendie Malick), fearing that she'll think he's become “some feeble old guy.” Mimi: Stephanie Faracy. Nurse: Lorraine Toussaint.