Season 4 Episode 1

The Two Mrs. Cranes

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 17, 1996 on NBC

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  • Daphne's old boyfriend Clive stops in, to woo Daphne back, so she tells him that niles is her husband, and the whole Crane clan gets involved in a big charade of hijinks.

    The begining of this episode begins with Nilles tweezing his muffin at Frasier's apartment. They talk about Niles spat with Maris. Then Martin enters the apartment and tells the boys that his army buddies are having a reunion. Then in the middle of the scene, Frasier informs Daphne that a man named Clive called. Daphne gets worried, and spills that five years ago, her and Clive were engaged. Shocked, Frasier convinces her to call him back, and hastily accepts his dads invitation to drive him to Rattlesnake Ridge for the reunion. The next opening scene, is Frasier playing the panio in his apartment. Daphne enters from her room, and she is expecting Clive to come over for a drink. She told Clive five years ago that she if she was free in five years they would try again. Daphne, who is not interested, invites him for a drink. She wears heavy clothing to not try and intise Clive. The doorbell rings, and to everyones suprise Niles is at the door. Niles obviously was trying to foil Clives attempts to woo Daphne. Frasier tells Niles that they were going out to dinner to give Daphne her privacy. Then as Frasier gets prepared and Niles waits in the kitchen Clive arrives at there door. He spills that he came because of his undying love for Daphne. She then tells Clive that Niles is her husband to let Clive down without breaking his heart. Niles was utterly shocked and flattered and overplays an affectionate husband. Then they say that Frasier was married to Maris and had a spat with her, so he is temporarily living with them. Once they conjure up a story, Daphne and Frasier make a secret deal, that Frasier will play along only if Daphne will drive Martin to Rattlesnake Ridge. She accepts. Then Martin gets hnd they must swirl him into the story. Martin, deciding to have fun with it, makes up a false life to tell the stranger, starting with that he was an astronaut. Once they get cozy talking, Roz knocks on the door, and Martin tells Clive that she was Maris(Frasier's wife). Then Roz is stunned by Clives looks and charm and flirts with him blindly. Soon Daphne begins to fall for him again, and her and ROz are aimlessly competing for him, and flirting with him, when they are suposed to be married to Frasier and Niles. Then the tension thickens, when Daphne tells Clive that Roz(Maris) is a drunk, and Roz tells Clive Daphne was carrying Niles' child. Clive overhears. Appalled, Clive makes a big speech about how they were the most shcokingly horrible family he has ever encountered. Then he begins to storm out and Daphne tells him they were lying the entire night. Clive still outraged leaves. Then the episode concludes with Niles, Frasier and Daphne all on Frasier's couch, moping there sorrows away.