"Lilith – Fascinating. I have to ask, were you at all aware of any repressed sexual urges while you were pummeling him so mercilessly
Martin – Yeah, but I didn't put 'em in the report
―In-law amusement
The Show Where Lilith Comes Back is the 16th episode of Season 1 on NBC series Frasier.


BEBE NEUWIRTH REPRISES EMMY-WINNING "CHEERS" ROLE -- Emmy-winner Bebe Neuwirth ("Cheers") reprises her role of Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) ex-wife Lilith. Lilith visits Seattle after reading a letter in which Frasier expressed his hope that they would reconcile. Unfortunately, she's unaware that the letter had been lost during the past year while Frasier made a new life for himself. Regardless of their new lives, seeing each other again does stir some of their old feelings for each other.


Frasier's ex-wife Lilith visits him in Seattle because she found a letter from Frasier asking if reconciliation is possible. Niles is still mad at Lilith for snickering during Maris's wedding vows. Lilith offers an extremely condescending apology, which Niles eagerly accepts.

It turns out Lilith thought Frasier had left the letter after his latest visit a few weeks before, but he actually wrote the letter before he first left for Seattle, a year earlier. Mortified, Lilith tries to leave in a huff but catches her purse in his door, further destroying her dignity.

Later, Frasier meets her at her hotel room to go to dinner as friends, but they end up falling into bed and making passionate love through the night. In the morning, Lilith looks at the breakfast and says "This was a mistake," which Frasier takes as an admission about their relationship and quickly recites his own litany of reasons why they should not reconcile. When Lilith says she was talking about the breakfast, Frasier is mortified. Lilith breaks down, but Frasier reassures her that she is a strong woman, and they agree to part as friends.


Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
John Mahoney as Martin Crane

Special Guest Star

Bebe Neuwirth as Lilith Sternin

Guest starring

Timothy Leary as Hank (caller)
Moose as Eddie


  • Sixties counter-culture guru Timothy Leary provides the voice of Hank, who has trouble losing weight.