Season 9 Episode 4

The Return of Martin Crane

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2001 on NBC

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  • "So, what happens when your nibs explode?"....

    Martin Crane is getting ready for his new job as a security officer. With every button he snaps on his jacket, as he adjusts his badge, as he secures his hat on top of his head, Martin recalls what happened the last time he worked on the police force.

    "The Return Of Martin Crane" is not a great episode of Frasier but it is good. Martin is the focus of this episode - both in the flashbacks of his last day as a cop and in the real time of the episode - but the episode does feature a fun little spat between Frasier, Niles, Roz, and Daphne about who will take Martin's dog Eddie out at 10 pm when all of them have plans that evening. This episode devotes more time for the development of Martin, rather than for laughs, so you have to be in the right mood to select the episode "The Return Of Martin Crane" on disc one of the Frasier season nine DVD set.
  • Martin starts his new job as a security guard.

    Martin reflects on his last days of being a cop, while on his way to his new job, which happens to be a security guard position.

    Niles of course is not too thrilled about the fact that his father is putting on the old badge again, but Martin assures him that everything will be alright.

    A scene is shown when Marty is in the hospital after being shot and Niles telling him that he was afraid that something like this was going to happen, Martin tells him it comes with being a cop.

    I liked the interaction between Niles and Martin in this one, Niles showed that he never really cared for his father being a cop.