Daphne finds an engagement ring in Martin's drawer. Appalled at the prospect of having Sherry for a stepmother, Niles hires a private detective to check out her background. Furious, Frasier orders the investigation called off, but not before the detective reports that Sherry has no less than five ex-husbands. Worried that she is unable to maintain a relationship, the boys try to drop hints to Martin. Martin angrily informs them that he's known about her other marriages from the beginning. It turns out, though, that Martin has decided to break up with her because he ...
While the station is re-negotiating everyone's contract, Frasier refuses to re-sign with Bebe, and instead chooses as his agent an earnest do-gooder named Ben. He finds his resolve tested when Ben's angle, to connect Frasier's public image with a rare crane at the zoo, goes embarrassingly wrong.
Niles is optimistic about his progress with Maris under their new marriage counselor, Dr. Schenkman. Deciding to surprise Maris with a nooner at her house, he is devastated to find Schenkman already waiting in her bed. He tells Niles they plan to get married. Niles finally decides to end his marriage. Martin looks forward to a date with an attractive neighbor, but it turns out his date is with her 86-year-old mother.
Roz wins a weekend at a ski lodge, and trades it to Frasier. Daphne invites along her friend Annie, a swimsuit model. Frasier is taken with her, but she is interested in Niles. Added to the mix is their very handsome French ski instructor, Guy. Daphne is taken with him, but he is interested in Niles. That night, confusion runs rampant.
Brian, Lilith's husband, leaves her (for a man). Distraught, she comes to Seattle intent on seducing Frasier. He does his best to resist her, and she ends up sharing a night of passion with Niles. Frasier discovers them in her hotel room the next morning.
Frasier's cousin, Nikos, is getting married. His mother Zora, Frasier's aunt-by-marriage, has blacklisted the Crane family since Frasier advised Nikos to follow his heart in choosing his career (which meant dropping out of medical school to be a street juggler). Knowing that Martin misses his brother, Walt, Frasier begs Zora for forgiveness, and she joyfully invites them to the wedding. Niles is less than thrilled, knowing that it means seeing their man-hungry Cousin Yvonne again. At the rehearsal dinner, Frasier is troubled. To him it is obvious that Nikos misses his...
Dr. Clint Webber, the station's new host on health issues, is not only dazzlingly handsome, but also an Oxford graduate, a gourmet chef, a star athlete, and a polyglot. Frasier makes a pretense of friendliness, but after a while admits his jealousy and searches for a flaw, any flaw, in Clint's seeming perfection. Martin makes fun of a gourmet foods store that Niles frequents, and its French proprietor, Robert, but is forced to apologize when Eddie becomes hooked on the store's dog food.
Bulldog becomes a hero when he appears to thwart an attempted armed robbery at the café. Only Frasier saw what really happened: mistaking a different man for the robber, he pulled Roz in front of him as a human shield, inadvertently spilling his coffee on the actual robber. When Bulldog basks in his acclaim and refuses to confess, Frasier prepares an elaborate surprise to draw out his conscience at the SeaBea awards.
Frasier has a torrid affair with Caitlin, a young artist. Their physical chemistry is perfect, but Frasier feels guilty when he realizes they have nothing else in common. Overpowering lust distracts his attempts to break up with her, until a night at her apartment when she reveals some of her crazier habits.
Daphne overhears Niles talking about the woman he loves without realizing it is her. When she asks him who it is, his courage fails and he randomly names a neighbor woman, Phyllis. Daphne offers to prepare dinner for both of them at his apartment. While working together, they enjoy each other's company so much that Niles is prepared to tell her the truth, until the real Phyllis shows up at the door.
Roz stays with Frasier while her new apartment is being painted, and panics when she receives a message from Rick's parents, her baby's future grandparents. Frasier invites them for dinner. Both parents have enormous noses, and the Crane family spends the whole evening desperately trying to hide their laughter.
Fed up with their pathetic love lives, Frasier and Niles throw a singles party at Niles's apartment. They are soon at odds over the same woman. Martin tries dyeing his hair to appear younger for the party. The climax of the evening comes when Roz's water breaks, and they rush her to the hospital, where she gives birth to her daughter, Alice.
Frasier tries repeatedly to arrange a date with a young woman he met at the opera, but is late time and again because of some accidents. On the last night before she leaves Seattle, she agrees to meet him, but Frasier must find a way to escape from his own surprise birthday party. Niles preens over his new relationship with Allison, Frasier's attractive neighbor, but panics when he finds out that Allison is married, to a gun-crazy big game hunter.
On their way home, Frasier and Daphne join a protest outside a condemned bookstore. When the police start arresting the protesters, including Daphne, Frasier panics and flees. Feeling guilty, he impetuously takes a stand against the station's new policy of reading on-air advertisements. The new station manager, Kenny Daly, takes his cause to a higher authority, and is fired. Frasier and a group of the on-air talent protest directly to Mr. Martin, the station owner. Frasier gives a speech on believing in principles and following one's heart. Inspired, Mr. Martin ...
With Frasier home all day, he and Martin get into explosive arguments. Roz suggests that Martin move in with Niles for a while. Niles is as enthused at the idea as Frasier was six years before, but changes his mind rapidly when he realizes Daphne will be coming too. Then she announces that Martin's hip has improved enough for her to find another job. After a series of minor accidents, Martin becomes afraid that Niles is trying to injure him on purpose.
Frasier and Niles are obsessed with getting tickets to the final performance of a sold-out play. Since they are less concerned with seeing the play than with being *seen* seeing the play, they are too embarrassed to take tickets from the cancellation line, and instead try to fake having seen it, at a society party where the play's lead is the guest of honor.
An anonymous person leaves an expensive gift in Frasier's squash bag, with a note pleading for a second chance. Thinking he has a secret admirer, Frasier excitedly calls a host of old girlfriends, in spite of the fact that he's already in a promising new relationship with Nancy, a former co-worker. A second gift arrives, and it turns out the woman is Maris. Dr. Schenkman has dumped her, and she wants Niles back. Frasier finds out the truth, but too late; a string of return messages arrives in the middle of his date, destroying his relationship with Nancy. Niles tells ...
When Niles' Gourmet Club has its annual "Golden Apron Awards", Niles decides to throw a dinner party in hopes of obtaining the illustrious apron. He and Frasier break into Maris' beach-side cottage to hold the festivities, but an unexpected guest makes matters rather difficult for the two of them.
While in between jobs, new-mother Roz finds herself in financial trouble and Frasier allows her a loan of fifteen hundred dollars. But Frasier soon begins to suspect that her spending of the money is somewhat irresponsible and decides to confront Roz about it. Meanwhile, KACL dumps their all-Salsa format and rehires the old team.
While shopping for Christmas gifts, Frasier is set-upon by a stylish Jewish woman, Helen, who asks Frasier take her daughter Faye on a blind date. He begrudgingly accepts and is pleasantly surprised when Faye turns out to be exactly what Frasier wants in a woman. But it turns somewhat sour when, on Christmas eve, Faye and her mother stop by Frasier's apartment. Helen is unaware that Frasier is not Jewish and so he and the family must pretend that they are to survive Helen's visit.