Season 6 Episode 15

To Tell the Truth

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 1999 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Niles: I still can't believe this is all over. And I never dreamed I'd get a settlement like that! I'll be able to get my whole life back — my apartment, my car! And I owe it all to one amazing man.
      Frasier: Well, thank you, Niles, but I can't take all the credit. (laughs) I know, you're thinking of Donny.
      Niles: Well, don't think I'm not grateful for all you did.
      Frasier: You know, actually, to tell the truth, if it hadn't been for me badgering you to change your lawyers, Donny Douglas never would have come into your life.
      (At this point Donny literally comes into Niles's life when he walks in on the arm of our Daphne. They sit at the window booth. Niles doesn't see)
      Frasier: Of course, we mustn't forget Roz's part in all of this.
      Niles: Waiter! (to Frasier) Who understands why anything happens? I mean, it's remarkable how completely one's life can change in an instant—
      (He turns to gesture to the waiter and sees Donny and Daphne kissing.)
      Frasier: Oh, Niles...
      (Niles solemnly gets up to greet them. Frasier, unsure of what he's going to do, gets up and follows him.
      Niles: Hi, you two.
      Donny: (noticing him) Oh, hello!
      Daphne: Congratulations, Dr. Crane. I'm so happy for you.
      Niles: Thank you, Daphne.
      Frasier: Well, what are you two doing here together?
      (They overlap each other as they explain)
      Donny: Oh well, you know, we talked—
      Daphne: Oh well, after we worked on the deposition—
      Donny: We got a little hungry—
      Daphne: He took me out to dinner—
      Donny: Too much wine—
      Daphne: And we talked—
      Donny: And we laughed a little—
      Daphne: (laughs) Look at us, we sound like an old married couple!
      (Niles's face shows that those last words have pierced his chest like a hot poker. Daphne doesn't notice, then Donny drives it home)
      Donny: I know. You know, Frasier, if you hadn't brought Niles to the office, then, ah, none of this would have happened. I guess I owe you one.
      Frasier: Well, we mustn't forget Roz's part in all this!
      (Donny smells Daphne's hair.)
      Donny: That scent is wonderful. What is it?
      (Daphne doesn't know, but Niles does. He walks away with a sad look on his face which transforms the feeling of the episode totally to melancholy mode)
      Niles: (to himself; wonderfully acted by DHP, simple in a sad sort of way) Cherry bark and almonds.
      (Niles goes to his chair and sits down with a miserable look on his face. Frasier consoles him and places a hand on his shoulder)