Maris Crane is Niles Crane's wife for the first few seasons of the series. She is unseen on camera, but often the subject of plotlines and jokes. Maris is immensely wealthy, much wealthier than Niles, as well as spoiled, dominating, and neurotic.
Maris Crane is Niles Crane's wife for much of the series, though she is never fully seen onscreen (much like Norm Peterson's wife, Vera, on Cheers). She is the most notable of the show's never-seen characters, and often the subject of many jokes. Her family is not revealed on the series.
Daphne and Niles have their first child, David, in the final episode of the series, "Goodnight, Seattle". (He is named after the show's co-creator David Angell who died in the September 11 attacks.)
Page's Duke of Hastings, who married Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) in the first season, would have been a background player at best in the second. Page opted to pursue his burgeoning movie career and (minor spoiler alert) does not appear at all in season 2, which debuts March 25.
Their "happily ever after" ending features the the birth of a new baby, August (nicknamed Auggie). In season two, Daphne helps Anthony through his marriage pursuits. While her husband does not appear in the season, her infant Auggie does, eventually learning to walk by the end.
She has a brief fling with a co-worker, Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe (much to her later chagrin). Early in the fifth season, Roz discovers that she is pregnant with the child of a 20-year-old college student with whom she had a brief fling. By the end of the season, Roz gives birth to a girl, whom she names Alice.
Unlike many other series where characters' pregnancies were written in to accommodate the actress becoming pregnant in real life, this was not the case with Roz. Hers was purely a storyline invention, Peri Gilpin was not pregnant in real life.
Intended to appear for only a few episodes, Grammer's performance for the role was praised by producers, prompting them to expand his role and to increase his prominence. Later in Cheers, Frasier marries Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth) and has a son, Frederick.
The baby that Niles and Daphne have at the end of the show is not a result of a real life pregnancy of Jane Leeves, the actress who plays Daphne. However, she was pregnant earlier in the show. In season 8 the actress got pregnant and it was simply written into the show as a weight gain.
This was primarily because they didn't want viewers to think that Frasier was simply riffing off with what Cheers did with Vera, Norm's (George Wendt) wife, who was often mentioned but never made it on screen. They planned on debuting Maris in episode 3, but the gag became too funny that they stuck with it.
One member of Frasier's cast received more fan mail than anyone else: Eddie the dog!
Mel Karnofsky is introduced in Frasier season 7 episode 8 "The Late Dr. Crane" and is portrayed by actress Jane Adams. The plastic surgeon quickly becomes the second wife of Niles Crane. Mel is compatible with Niles in many ways yet thrives on the control she has over him.
Daphne reveals that she knows about Niles' seven-year crush on her.
"Moon Dance" (Season 3, Episode 13)
By this point in Frasier, Niles and Maris are recently divorced.
Frasier finishes his story just as the plane lands, giving viewers a surprise: Frasier was landing in Chicago, where Charlotte had moved, and not to San Francisco. He says, "Wish me luck," to Anne, then looks out of the plane window as the screen fades to black.
Lilith is the ex-wife of Dr. Frasier Crane, and the mother and primary caregiver of their son Frederick Crane.
The pair never got together because Frasier and Roz were fundamentally different people with radically opposite interests. Frasier delighted in the high-society pursuits of opera and great literature, while Roz partook in the less sophisticated pastimes of bars and Bruce Springsteen concerts.
Daphne Sported An Actual Baby Bump
So much so that she put on weight and even sported a bulging tummy for the majority of Season 8. In real life, Jane Leeves was pregnant at the time, and Daphne getting fat was written into the show to explain her baby bump.
Roz and Frasier do eventually sleep together in season 9, episode 23: "The Guilt Trippers". Roz also is lusted after by co-worker Noel Shempsky, although the feeling is not reciprocated.
Jane Leeves (Daphne Moon)
She was 32 when Frasier first aired, and up until then had only appeared in a few small television series.
At first, Simon refuses to have children with Daphne because of the difficult relationship he has with his own father. Eventually, Daphne gets him to see that he doesn't have to repeat the mistakes of his father. Daphne and Simon have five children together: Amelia, Belinda, Caroline, David, and Edward.
According to the novel, To Sir Phillip, With Love, she actually ends up marrying Sir Phillip Crane.
Due to filming conflicts, actor Ruby had to leave the Bridgerton set to film supernatural thriller series Lockwood & Co, a Netflix adaptation of the YA book series. In it, she plays the lead Lucy Carlyle, which is why it makes sense that she had to prioritise it. The series is due to launch later this year.