Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 3 -> Episode 3.06
Sleeping With The Enemy
Written by: Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo
Directed by: Jeff Melman
Original US airdate: 14th November 1995
Original UK airdate: 9th August 1996
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KACL's support staff are angry that new station manager, Kate Costas, has refused to give them their annual 5% pay rise. Frasier manages to get caught up in the debate and somehow ends up with the task of convincing the on-air talent to strike if the support staff strike. This is achieved by a nice bit of reverse psychology from Martin who says that Kate might come after the more highly paid staff next. With everyone behind the staff, and with Frasier newly elected spokesmen after Noel Shempsky was ousted, he goes to face Kate.
The antagonistic air that has existed between them since they met soon
takes hold, but then lust takes over and Frasier and Kate find themselves
locked in a passionate embrace. After telling his family what happened,
Frasier decides he must go back to Kate's office and sort out the matter
at hand. Both are pretty sheepish about the incident, but Frasier does
manage to get a 4% pay rise out of Kate before lust takes over again and
they find themselves having sex on Kates's desk. What will become of them.....?
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- After finding out he has not been invited to Frasier's 'party',
not knowing it is for the on air staff:
Martin: Feel like a weiner, Niles.
Niles: You bet I do.
Martin: You put on quite a show.
Gil: Oh you've heard my radio programme.
Martin: No just coming through the door.
- In discussions with Kate:
Frasier: This is about what you're doing to the little people which is the shame of Seattle.
Kate: No, this is about your ego which is the size of Seattle.
- After the first discussion 'meeting':
Frasier: I was elected to present our demands to Kate.
Daphne: That was a smart move - did you give her a good tongue lashing?
Frasier: In a manner of speaking, yes.
- After Frasier describes his lust for Kate as 'animal like':
Daphne: I'm no stranger to that feeling myself. Why, you could be standing next to the same person, month after month, then you could be ripping each other's clothes off. There's a word for that....
- After Daphne says men have used sex to get what they want:
Frasier: How can we possibly use sex to get what we want? Sex is what we want!
- Outside Kate's office during the second 'meeting':
Roz: Frasier's hanging tough in there - he's pounding on the desk shouting "more, more, more".
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
The first in a 2 part story arc sees Frasier leading the KACL's staff dispute with Kate over their raise in salary, but ends up being consumed with lust for her and having sex with her on her desk! While the premise is great, and there are plenty of great little bits throughout the episode, such as Noel fainting and the wonderful scene in Frasier's apartment where he tries to get the on-air talent to support the support staff including Gil's catty remarks about Daphne's cooking, I found this to be an episode less than the sum of it's parts. The fact that Frasier and Kate get together is not exactly that much of a surprise (the episode title gives it away) but even so, the script doesn't contain nearly enough big laughs leaving a memorable, above average episode.
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