Jay and his ex-wife, Dede, meet at a family wedding where she was not expected. Claire and Mitch try to keep them apart, expecting there to be a scene otherwise, but they all four wind up sitting at the same table together, and it turns out to be a wonderful meeting in which Jay and his ex reconnect as friends. Meantime, Cam gets upset over a mother in the seats in front of him at Lily's dance rehearsal and goes ballistic (in true "Cam" fashion). Luke and Manny try to endure the embarrassing actions of their parents on a college tour.moreless
Carlton vs. Bunker in basketball game leaves Daphne in sticky situation. Bay gets in the middle of Emmetts custody situation.
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's old love, Diane Chambers, comes to Seattle for the grand opening of her play about the "losers" at Cheers and their hopeless obsession with "Mary Anne."