When Niles wants to surprise Daphne with a trip to Hawaii, their plans are put on hold by a depressed Mrs. Moon.
Daphne and Niles continue to try and hide the fact that they have moved in with each other from Mrs. Moon. Meanwhile, Frasier's neighbor Cam drapes the American flag over his balcony, and Frasier cannot complain because it would seem unpatriotic.
When Daphne and Niles decide to move in with each other, Daphne's mother and Simon arrive on a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Frasier feuds with Cam Winston, his neighbor, over where Cam parks his large vehicle.
A woman who is a wealthy business executive and a patient of Niles' has a crush on him, raising Daphne's angst. Meanwhile, Frasier and Martin try to catch a cricket loose in the apartment.
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.