- "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
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.