When Kate announces that she is leaving to manage a station in Chicago, Frasier tries to explore the possibility of a deeper relationship with her. He follows her to the airport for a romantic goodbye, but her flight is delayed, leaving them time to find out whether they really have anything in common.
Frasier sends out a radio call for a new friend, and ends up meeting Bob, a barbecue-obsessed photographer. Frasier can't stand the man's company, but because Bob is in a wheelchair, feels too guilty to dump him.
After Joe spends the night with Daphne, Frasier feels uncomfortable and asks her not to entertain guests in his home. Daphne proposes that she take an apartment of her own. Frasier eagerly agrees to this, looking forward to getting his study back, but changes his mind when a weekend without Daphne leads to he and Martin nearly killing each other. Niles sinks deeper and deeper into denial as his separation from Maris leads to his shutout from his circle of high-society friends.
The police issue a warrant for Maris's arrest after she fails to pay a stack of unpaid parking tickets. To help their reconciliation, Niles goes to a local "fixer," Jerome Belasco. Jerome solves the problem, but wants a favor in return: Frasier must advise Jerome's fiancée, Brandy, to marry him right away.
In honor of February 29th, Frasier encourages the people around him to "take a leap" and do something outside their comfort zone. Unfortunately, their attempts result in failures and make him have doubts about his own leap.
After a day and a half of experiencing other people's rude and inconsiderate behavior, Frasier reaches saturation point when a man casually steals his and Niles's table at Cafe Nervosa. Frasier ejects the man from the café. Next day, he is hailed as a hero in the paper, but is horrified when his act sparks off a series of "etiquette lessons" by people all over Seattle.
Niles eagerly agrees to appear as an expert witness at the capacity hearing of an elderly timber baron, knowing that the proceedings will be televised. The man approaches Frasier for a second opinion. Frasier agrees to meet with the man, and finds him perfectly sane, leaving him no choice but to testify against Niles in court.
KACL's new owner, an eighty-five year old Texan with a nationwide chain of radio stations, has a job for Frasier: make his fiancée quit smoking. Frasier reels when he realizes the woman is Frasier's agent, Bebe Glaser.
When Roz is depressed about her love-life, Frasier advises her to look for a less-flashy, more substantial kind of man. He is alarmed when she starts dating one of Niles's patients, a compulsive womanizer. Frasier can't tell her the truth without violating doctor-patient confidentiality, but his oblique hints about the subject lead Roz to conclude that Frasier is romantically interested in her.
Frasier's show is aired to a focus group. Eleven out of twelve people have nothing but good things to say, but Frasier becomes obsessed with the twelfth man. Niles repeatedly tries to provoke Daphne after getting turned on by a fierce argument with her.
On the third-year anniversary of Frasier's show, Roz gives him a tape of their first broadcast. Frasier listens to it, flashing back to his rough first day on the job, and his rougher attempt on the same day to reconnect with Martin.
Roz sets Frasier up with her friend Sharon, but Bulldog steals her away. After spending the weekend with her, Bulldog shocks both Frasier and Roz by falling in love with her. Martin searches for the maker of his classic shoes.
Frasier and Niles are thrilled to catch sight of T.H. Houghton, a reclusive author from their youth. They are aggravated, however, when Martin forms a friendship with the man but they are consistently unable to meet him.
Frasier takes a leave of absence, and Niles fills in on his show for a week. Giving some brief advice to one of Bulldog's guests, a basketball player, Niles turns his game around. Niles is elated to be the center of attention from fans, and from Martin. He later realizes that the player's improvement has less to do with Niles's advice than a belief that ruffling his hair brings good luck.
Joe breaks up with Daphne, and Niles eagerly decides to make his move. Frasier advises him to wait a day. Niles does, but is crushed when Roz takes Daphne to a singles bar and she meets a man. What makes it weird is that the man, Rodney, looks, dresses, talks, and acts exactly like Niles.
Frasier, Martin, and Niles fly to Boston for Thanksgiving. Frasier and Lilith go together for an interview with the principal of an exclusive boarding school, hoping to gain a spot for Frederick. They are so dogged that the principal agrees to admit Frederick if they both promise that he'll never lay eyes on either of them again.
Martin accompanies Frasier and Niles to their favorite restaurant, where Frasier heaps praise on the hideous paintings that the owner has bought to secure a good table. Martin and the boys get into a fight over who should pay the check. Later, Martin feels bad and makes up by buying Frasier one of the paintings. Frasier can't bear to tell him the truth. Meanwhile, Niles's spineless side is on display in response to Maris's underhanded tactics to draw guests away from a party he's throwing on the same night as hers.