Season 8 Episode 19

Daphne Returns

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 01, 2001 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Daphne: Actually, I'm proud of myself. The staff therapist even complimented me on me willpower.
      Niles: Oh, so you did see a therapist?
      Daphne: It's all part of the program, to help you find the cause of your overeating.
      Niles: Uh-hmm. Well, if you ask me, it's a classic case of sublimation, using substituting food for sex. I recommend you see a certain doctor, I know very well. He can help you.
      Daphne: That's not what Gloria thinks.
      Niles: Gloria?
      Daphne: The therapist.
      Niles: Oh. My patients call me "Dr. Crane", but whatever... So, what does Gloria think?
      Daphne: She thinks I may have gained the weight as a way to create distance between us.
      Niles: Oh, and why would you want to do that?
      Daphne: Well, when you and I first came together, we agreed to wait a while before bringing the relationship into the bedroom. Then as time went on, you told me all these stories of how you pined for me for seven years. How I'd been your unattainable dream. How could anyone live up to that? Gloria thinks I was terrified of letting you down, of not being perfect, so I ate. And ate. And, apparently, ate.
      Niles: Daphne, you couldn't possibly let me down. And as for the weight, that didn't matter. I never noticed.
      Daphne: That's another thing, I gained sixty pounds. Don't you think it's strange you couldn't see it?
      Niles: No, it's not strange! I love you.
      Daphne: I love you too. You know what Gloria says?
      Niles: (tense) No.
      Daphne: She says you couldn't see the extra weight because you were seeing the perfect me you've carried in your head for seven years. She calls it "looking through love goggles".