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Decoys
Episode Details

Written by: David Lloyd

Directed by: Pamela Fryman

Original US airdate: 25th February 1999

Original UK airdate: 23rd April 1999


Cast Information
Main Cast
Frasier Crane .... Kelsey Grammer
Niles Crane .... David Hyde Pierce
Martin Crane .... John Mahoney
Daphne Moon .... Jane Leeves
Roz Doyle .... Peri Gilpin
Recurring Cast
Donny Douglas .... Saul Rubinek
   
   
Guest Cast Guest Callers

Episode Synopsis

Donny has managed to get Maris's prized lakeside cottage out of her in the settlement and hands the keys to Niles, who is still seething about Daphne and Donny seeing each other. Frasier convinces him to forget about Daphne for a while and suggests he, Niles and Martin go up to the cabin on the weekend. Martin has a dentist's appointment on Saturday morning so it's decided that Niles will go up on Friday with Frasier and Martin joining on Saturday. Niles tries to get Daphne to join him but she has other plans for that weeked. Later on, after Martin has informed Roz of Niles's infatuation of Daphne, she and Niles have a heart-to-heart where she reveals she wishes she had never let ex-boyfriend Donny go, leading Niles to tell her that he is now dating Daphne. Feeling a little down, Niles invites Roz to join him on Friday night to which she agrees.

Once at the cottage, Roz is surprised when Donny joins her and Niles and at once she can see his plan - get Roz and Donny back together leaving Daphne free for Niles. Things seem to be going well for Niles as Roz and Donny are getting on like a house on fire, but then Frasier and Martin show up early owing to the dentist being ill. On seeing Roz at the cabin, Frasier and Martin immediately jump to the conclusion that they are there together to which Niles plays along with to get them out of the house. What follows is a revolving doors farce where Niles and Roz try to keep Donny hidden from Frasier and Martin, which is complicated by Frasier trying to keep a suddenly appeared Daphne out of view. How will it all resolve itself.....?

Episode Title Cards
  • This Could Be The Start Of Something Weird
  • Chicks And Ducks And Geese Needn't Worry
  • Doesn't Anyone Want To See The Damned Sunset

Episode Highlights

Niles: If you were Daphne would you go out with Donny?
Frasier: Well no, but then I wouldn't massage Dad's ass for what I pay her either.

- Niles tries to encourage Martin to join him at the cabin:
Niles: It's got a stereo, a big TV, sauna, wine cellar....
Frasier: Perfect for three guys roughing it in the wilderness!

- Niles is astonished as Martin reveals his six year love for Daphne to Roz:
Martin: Some people just don't know when to pull the plug.
Niles: Well, I won't make that mistake twice (!).

- Roz is amazed after Niles tells her she hasn't slept with Donny:
Roz: She hasn't slept with him?
Niles: She's English.

- Martin is infuriated that Frasier won't kill ducks:
Martin: I get it - you'll eat 'em, but you won't kill 'em. What do you think these ducks are born a l'orange ?!

- Niles and Roz kissing.

- Niles dropping Roz when he sees Daphne.

Frasier Online Episode Review

An amusing companion episode to 'To Tell The Truth' which sees Niles attempting to re-unite Roz and Donny, so he can get together with Daphne. Set in a country cabin, the episode is reminiscent of 'The Ski Lodge' at times, but I didn't think it was as good as that terrific episode. I liked Martin's comments about Frasier's attitude to killing ducks - he's happy to eat them but doesn't want to physically kill them, and the final farcical scene where Frasier is trying to hide Daphne from Niles and Roz is very funny, but the constant running in and out of rooms did get a bit tiresome after a while. Nevertheless, a solid and enjoyable enough episode.

Rating

78 %

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Avg. Viewer Review: 85.9%
Total Number of Reviews: 8


Laugh after laugh..., May 29, 2013

Reviewer: Foxy Florida Lady from Florida


My second favorite episode as it moves along quickly giving one laugh afer another, not ony with words but also with expressions ...and actors' / actresses physical interaction.....like when Frasier and Niles came thru the door, and well-meaning yet frustrated Frasier guided Niles across the room to go outside and watch the sunset with Roz .


Rating: 100%

 

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