Season 10 Episode 12

The Harassed

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 14, 2003 on NBC

Episode Recap

KACL hires financial analyst Julia Wilcox to give stock market reports during the final ten minutes of Frasier's show each day. She quickly annoys everyone with her arrogance and overall disdain for her co-workers. Frasier believes that her attitude is just a cover for her insecurity, as she was forced out of a national cable job in disgrace after writing a book that featured poor advice that wound up costing many investors huge sums of money. Frasier tries to reach out to Julia, but she wants nothing to do with him. Frasier continually rants and raves about her, prompting his family to suspect that he is attracted to her. Frasier and Julia get into a heated argument, and he mistakenly believes she wants him. When he suggests this, she pulls away in disgust. Julia filed a wrongful termination suit against her last employer, so Kenny assumes that she will sue Frasier and the station for sexual harassment. He tries to avoid this by forcing everyone to attend a sexual harassment prevention seminar, where Bulldog and Noel nearly come to blows over a bewildered Roz. A bored Julia reveals that she has no intention of filing a suit, as it would be humiliating to go to such trouble over a small market station. She agrees to put this in writing, so Kenny lets everyone go home. Frasier sees through Julia's act and gets her to admit that she has lost confidence in her abilities. They come to an understanding and decide to slowly work toward a friendship. Meanwhile, Niles runs into difficulties when an office remodeling forces him to see patients in his and Daphne's apartment.