Frasier's first day back in private practice goes from bad to worse as he embarrasses himself with every patient who comes to see him.
Meanwhile, Maris phones Niles desperate for help in dealing with an abusive Argentinian boyfriend. Niles agrees to meet Maris for lunch, and is about to tell Daphne when he changes his story and claims he was out planning a surprise baby shower for her. At the shower, Maris's boyfriend shows up and punches Frasier. Later, there is a news report that Maris has been arrested for her boyfriend's murder.