"Odd Man Out" is the twenty-third and final episode in season 4 of American sitcom Frasier.
Cast and characters
Main cast and characters
Frasier has reservations at a nice Italian restaurant for dinner, to celebrate Roz's birthday. She tells him she has a date, so he offers the opportunity to Niles (who has plans with Maris), then Martin (who has plans with Sherry), then finally Daphne (who has a date). In the end, he turns up to the restaurant alone, and can hardly help feeling self-conscious when surrounded by couples, especially when one couple stand up and announce their engagement. The biggest disaster is when a startled waiter spills his Cabernet
over his shirt. He returns home after dinner feeling depressed about being forty-three and single. However, he finds a possible solution in a very unlikely place: his answering machine
contains two messages from a woman called Laura, who is flying to Seattle that evening to meet her sister, and has called his number by mistake. He also learns from the messages that she speaks French, plays the 'cello
, and has been on her own too much recently. Encouraged by Daphne, he makes a snap decision and heads, exhilarated, to the airport.
Episode title cards
- On the plus side she did lose two pounds
- Love among the ruins
Frasier makes an impulse decision, and ignores Niles' attempt to get his attention
Don't say another word to me. I'll never do something this impulsive if I stop to overthink it. Just let me get the hell out of here before I change my mind!
He runs out of the door. Moments later, he runs back in again
But not before I change my shirt!
Upon meeting Laura at the airport
Laura: Molly sent a driver?
Frasier: Oh, no, no. I'm not a driver. I'm a psychiatrist, I'm here to help you.
Laura: Molly's having me committed?
The Flight Laura takes to Seattle is American Airlines Flight 11
, the same flight number of the plane producer David Angell
was on, on September 11th
, when it crashed into the World Trade Center