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Episode reviews for Episode 3.06 - Sleeping With The Enemy

Avg. Viewer Review: 83.2%
Number of Reviews: 4

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Workplace comedy, Dec 04, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia


I've said before that one of "Frasier"'s greatest strengths is the
wide variety of episode types it can get away with. While I agree
that the amount of type spent with KACL means we don't get
much great humour from the rest of the main cast, I'd say it's only
fair that we spend some time with Frasier's co-workers. I adore
the dinner gathering in Frasier's apartment, and it's very
interesting to see the growing divide between 'talent' and
support staff. Plus, I enjoy any time when the show's disparate
characters get to interact. While this may not be a classic, I for
one greatly enjoyed the continuation of the radio story. Frasier
and Kate falling into each others' arms was, of course, inevitable,
but so were the hook-ups in all the great screwball comedies.

I don't really have much to say in this episode, as it's a
continuation of the themes and plots that have developed thus
far in season 3. But another good sign that "Frasier" is willing to
explore various aspects of its world, and create plots and
situations that will resonate for more than just the existing
episode. Good fun.


Rating: 81%

 

Best line ever, Apr 14, 2010

Reviewer: Pierre from Nova Scotia


"How can we possibly use sex to get what we want? Sex is what we want!"

This has got to be one of the funniest lines in Frasier, if not all of television writing. It had me screaming with laughter. Superb writing.


Rating: 100%

 

'Sleeping With The Enemy' review, Jun 02, 2005

Reviewer: Jocelyn from London, UK


Essentially the first of a two part story as Frasier finds himself elected spokesman for the KACL staff as they revolt against Kate Costas' decision to abolish the annual five percent raise. Unfortuntately when Frasier approaches Kate in her office, passion gets the better of them and he ends up giving her - in the words of Daphne - 'a good tongue-lashing'. This twist in their relationship is not exactly unexpected but it's done well and there's a good joke towards the end when, listening in on Frasier and Kate's supposed negotiations, Roz reports back to the rest of the staff that Frasier is pounding on the desk, shouting 'more, more!'. Best scene of the episode however comes earlier on as the KACL employees discuss what action to take in Frasier's apartment, with Gil's catty put downs towards Daphne the highlight.


Rating: 79%

 

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, Apr 23, 2005

Reviewer: Cake for Brains from Manchester, UK


The themes in this episode were inevitable, as we see a major developement in the relationship between Kate Costas and Frasier. It was clear to me from their first meeting that there was a rare, fiery electric on-screen chemisry between the two enemies, and so it was rather predictable that there would be sparks of passion flying sooner or later. The self-explanatory title prepares the viewer for what proves to be an interesting episode, that manages to snake itself into a very action-packed story that is crammed with lots of good moments.

The main source that gave this episode life was Roz and the KACL support staff forging a strike to demand higher wages. Frasier is elected to be spokesman. My favourites scenes included Gil Chesterton, who was at his pompus best here. I loved it when Daphne said: 'I love all the wicked things you say if the food's bad' and Gil, after sampling a snack says: 'Well, keep bringing these and you won't be disappointed.'

I think this episode lacked something though, a factor that I hope will be resolved in the conclusion of this special double two-part episode. The dialogue between Frasier 'your intolerable smugness reminds me of my ex-wife' and Kate 'your penertrating wall of arrogance' leading up to the kiss was plotted beautifully. This episode is far from a classic, as there wasn't enough Niles... I feel it lacked any enormous thunderous laughs, hence the rather average episode rating.

'To the lair of the She-Wolf!'


Rating: 73%