Ned and Stacey

Season 1 Episode 3

Take My Wife, Please

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 25, 1995 on FOX
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Take My Wife, Please
Amanda and Eric enter their regular restaurant, folowed by Ned and Stacey, arguing as usual. Stacey bumps into an Englishman and is charmed by him immediately. At the table, Ned encourages Stacey to approach the man, and the others agree that a new relationship might help Stacey's disposition out. She introduces herself to the guy, Nigel Davies, and makes a date with him. Later, before their date, Stacey is almost too nervous to go, but Ned re-dresses and re-accessorizes her and sends her on her way. The date goes well, we surmise, because the next thing we see is Stacey and Nigel in bed. Stacey tells him she's married, but before she can explain about her and Ned's true relationship, he tells her it's all right, they can manage, and in fact he makes a clandestine love affair sound so romantic that she doesn't tell him the truth about her "fake marriage." Two weeks later, as Ned and Stacey are about to leave for her parents' home, she is still walking on air. When they get there, Saul and Ellen notice how "relaxed" their daughter is. Stacey tells Amanda that Nigel may be "the one," but she still hasn't admitted the truth to him. Later Stacey has Nigel over to the apartment for the weekend while Ned's out of town. But while they're in the sack one night, Ned comes home early. Nigel is frantic, wanting to escape, but Stacey tries to play down the situation. Ned "catches" the couple on the balcony. After a fumbling, preposterous explanation by Nigel, Ned seems unconcerned. Nigel senses something isn't right about the situation, and leaves confused, after which he breaks it off with Stacey.moreless

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