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Achilles Hill 

Sam is continuing his battle with upstairs neighbor and the landlord of his pool room and washrooms, John Allen Hill. Sam feels like he needs to do something really to bug Hill. Just then, ... See full summary »



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Sam is continuing his battle with upstairs neighbor and the landlord of his pool room and washrooms, John Allen Hill. Sam feels like he needs to do something really to bug Hill. Just then, Sam meets Hills' daughter, Valerie. Sam is not exactly the type of man she usually goes out with, nor is she Sam's type, but he asks her out solely to get under Hill's skin. Having dinner at Melville's, Sam starts to make the moves on Valerie in plain view of Hill. Hill initially feigns disinterest, but ultimately breaks down in tears, telling Sam that he'll give Sam anything if Sam stops seeing Valerie. From this statement, Sam gets his pool room and washrooms rent free, and he gets his parking space back. Immediately, Sam drops Valerie, right in the middle of dinner. Valerie takes Sam rebuke graciously. But immediately after that, Sam decides he wants Valerie back if only because he can't have her, and Valerie still seems interested in Sam, but obviously they will have to keep their relationship a... Written by Huggo

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10 January 1991 (USA)  »

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The title is a parody of the Achilles Heel which defines the weakness of an individual and is based on the story of Achilles that is described in Homer's Iliad. See more »


Sam says to Valerie: "Maybe we could go up to the Cape for the weekend." The reference is obviously to Cape Cod and, "the Cape" is quite definitely south of Boston. So, anyone based in (and familiar with) Boston would never say "up to the Cape" . . . the operative word would be "down" to the Cape. See more »


[Valerie, who Sam has never met, has come down from Melville's to talk to Sam about a check he made out to John Allen "You Stink" Hill as rent for the pool room]
Valerie Hill: Excuse me. Are you Mr. Malone?
Sam Malone: Yeah.
Valerie Hill: Well, there seems to be a problem with this check.
Sam Malone: Oh, what, I just made a joke name up, big deal. All he has to do is make sure he endorses it John I Stink Hill.
Valerie Hill: No, Mr. Malone. You made it out for too much. You added an extra zero.
Sam Malone: [apologetically] Wow. Oh, well, thank you very much. It's... I'm ...
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Achilles Hill (#9.14)
20 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam meet's Hill's daughter Valerie. He is also very annoyed with Hill and wants to get under his skin, so he ends up taking Valerie on a date. Hill tells him that if he doesn't see his daughter he can have the bathroom and the pool area. But now that he can't have Valerie, Sam wants her and tries to date her behind Hill's back.

A pretty good episode. Valerie Mahaffey who was Valerie Hill did a great job and the twist at the end was hilarious. And I wanted to mention it a few episodes ago, but I think Keene Curtis is a great addition to the cast.

Besides the main story, the funny one with Frasier being stuck in the "cursed Foosball table" is also funny. Especially with the priest who tells Carla that Vatican doesn't support exorcism anymore and his way to deal with the problem.

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