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."