Rooms With a View (2)

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    Everybody remembers memories they have or hope to have in the hospital.

    By Bountyhunterc28, Jun 14, 2007

    Niles is in the hospital, and everybody is there for him, Frasier even goes to the trouble, in detailing Niles surgery, and the doctors who are working, even going as far as to telling them how to do their job.

    As Niles leaves for surgery he says he mentions memories how the hospital halls must be filled with them, which got everybody thinking, and throughout the episode you seen scenes from the past, in the form of hospital rooms, which I thought was a very nice touch.

    Daphne is so terrified that she even breaks a vending machine when Martin and Frasier are arguing because Martin's candy bar got stuck.

    Once she finds out Niles is ok, she calms down and begins thinking about the future.

    The flashback showing in the hospital rooms was a great way to show events that happened in the past.moreless

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    Perhaps one of the finest episodes of the series

    By BlakeMP, Aug 03, 2006

    Often when a situation comedy decides to tell an emotional story instead of going for the laughs, the result is tedious and preachy. This episode is anything but. As Niles undergoes heart surgery, the rest of the cast each tries to cope with his danger in their own ways: Frasier immerses himself in the details of the operation, Martin tries to pretend nothing is wrong, and Roz tries to keep Daphne from falling apart. Meanwhile, the hospital itself seems to flash back to different eras of the characters' lives, other times they were there -- some funny scenes, some that turned out well, others that ended in tragedy. Even the scene where Daphne smashes a vending machine with a fire extinguisher doesn't elicit so much as a giggle from the laugh track -- it's a powerful, heartbreaking moment.

    One of the few times that a comedy does its best work by not being funny -- and one of the best episodes of this series.moreless

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