Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 2 -> Episode 2.17
Daphne's Room (a.k.a A Room With A View)
Written by: Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo
Directed by: David Lee
Original US airdate: 28th February 1995
Original UK airdate: 27th October 1995
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Niles and Martin enter Frasier's apartment with Niles lamenting the fact that he has made Maris angry for respecting her wishes not to celebrate her 40th birthday in any way. He comes to the decision that a big costume ball is the answer. Frasier, meanwhile, is searching the apartment for a book he has to return to the station manager about the history of the English theatre. Martin mentions that Daphne was looking for something to send her to sleep, and should ask her when she comes in. Feeling impatient, Frasier gingerly enters Daphne's room and spies his book on her bedside table. After picking it up, he can't help but start looking at the rest of Daphne's belongings having never been in there before. Just as he picks up a bottle of pills, Daphne comes in and demands to know what he is doing. Frasier hurridly apologises and rushes out. The whole incident turns Daphne very hostile against Frasier but he eventually apologises and she forgives him.
However, when Frasier rediscovers the bottle of pills he accidentally
took, he realises she will miss them so seizing the moment when Daphne
is about to give Martin his physical therapy, he once again enters Daphne's
toom to return them. Just as he does, Daphne re-enters after Martin refuses
to do them leaving Frasier to rush into the closet to hide. Daphne then
starts to undress for a shower and as Daphne moves around her room, Frasier
keeps trying to get out but ends up behind her bathroom door as Daphne
gets in the shower. Daphne then says "What are you doing?! Get out!
That's disgusting !" and Frasier rushes out from behind the door
to see Eddie drinking from the toilet, before running out. Daphne considers
quitting so Frasier will have to come up with something pretty good to
keep her from leaving.
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- Niles wonders how to make it up with Maris:
Martin: When your mother got mad at me, I'd just grab her, bend her backwards and give her a kiss that made her glad she was a woman.
Niles: I can't do that with Maris. She has abnormally rigid vertebrae - she'd snap like a twig.
- Frasier offers some advice to Niles over Maris:
Frasier: I know she's a bit touchy about her age - even though it's not the first time she's turned 40 (!)
- Niles' reaction to Frasier turning on the coffee grinder with his hand down the waste disposal.
- The whole scene where Frasier is trapped in Daphne's room and has to keep hiding to avoid her.
- Frasier asks Niles how he managed to get Maris to forgive him:
Niles: I sat her down, looked deeply into her eyes and said "Here are the keys to your new Mercedes."
- Frasier doesn't approve of this gesture:
Frasier: I happen to think that bribery is the wrong way for couples to resolve their conflicts.
Niles: And during which of your failed marriages did you hone that theory (!?)
- The final scene where Daphne returns to find all the Crane men and Eddie in her room seemingly going through all her belongings.
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
An classic episode, really, that shows how well 'Frasier' can do physical comedy with all the scenes in Daphne's room excellently directed with wonderful timing. It was certainly very interesting to finally see inside of Daphne's room, and the episode certainly shows how difficult it must be to live in somebody else's house. The rest of the episode was well written with some wonderful exchanges between the cast. All of this together with the fact that Niles finally has sex with Maris and a superb closing scene in Daphne's room adds up to a top notch episode.
NB: The reason why this episode is sometime referred to as 'A Room With A View' is because this is what some of the UK TV listings called this episode when it was originally broadcast.
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Total Number of Reviews: 17
My Perspective., Jul 01, 2012
Reviewer: Caroline from Sweden
I understand how Daphne feels about Frasier being in her room, but what I don't get is how it's totally Frasier's fault. If his book was in Daphne's room in the first place, that means she took it. It wasn't mentioned if she asked to borrow it.
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