When Frasier needs a new home insurance policy, he tries to make nice with an agent with whom he once had a disastrous date.
A weight loss competition produces hilarious results for KACL employees. Meanwhile, Niles suffers injuries from a pregnant Daphne rolling over on him in her sleep.
Niles receives a phone call from a panicked Maris, who asks to meet him for lunch. She asks for advice on how to handle her violent, philandering lover. Niles recommends that she leave him immediately. Frasier and Martin warn Niles not to tell Daphne about the lunch, as she is experiencing severe mood swings due to her pregnancy. Niles wants to tell Daphne anyway, but changes his mind after she freaks out about a phone call from Maris. Niles ends up having to pile lie upon lie to keep the news from Daphne, and even has to throw her a baby shower at the last minute after she suspects that is the reason for his odd behavior and nervousness. Maris's lover, Esteban, shows up at the shower in search of Niles. He mistakenly punches out Frasier as he tries to retaliate for Niles' advice. Daphne is furious to learn that Niles lied to her, and storms out. She later returns, and Niles promises that Maris will never come between them again. Just then, a radio report announces that Maris has been arrested for Esteban's murder. Meanwhile, Frasier reconsiders his decision to return to private practice after his first day is marred by a series of disastrous (and short) sessions.moreless
Frasier has a bone to pick with Dr. Phil, and is stunned to learn that Bebe is his agent.
Frasier is desperate to win the presidency of the condo board after several unsuccessful attempts. Meanwhile, Daphne begins studying for her citizenship test.
The hourlong ninth-season opener finds Frasier dating the devoted and doting Claire, yet still thinking irresistibly of Lana. Everyone tries to give him romantic advice, including two of his former love interests.
Frasier and Niles decide to enter an auto repair class after they embarrass themselves in front of their dates when their car breaks down.