This season also expanded Lilith Stern's part in the series, and much like every other character that this show brought into the fray, she turned out to be a great addition, as her pent-up behavior and psychological deductions were a perfect match for Dr. Frasier Crane, whose character also turned out to be one of the funnier ones in the bar (this was also the season that his hair started to get really long and goofy in the back). The episode in which he attends a hockey game and gets arrested is a classic, along with his TV appearance versus Dr. Stern. Hilarious stuff. But ultimately, it was always this show's heart and soul that gave it its greater appeal and this season was no different as a variety of heartfelt moments were featured including a number of scenes in which Diane looked really sad (and Sam felt sorry for her), Carla's struggle to date Eddie LeBec and find a new home for her kids, Diane's dream of becoming a ballerina and of course, the season's final episode ("I Do and Adieu"), which much like every other season before it, turned out to be a classic, and a tearjerker at the same time.
For anyone who wasn't aware, this was also the final season for actress Shelley Long, who in my opinion, was one of the most gifted comedic actresses in any sitcom ever! Truly, I believe that she provided the character of Diane Chambers with everything that was required of her to become the perfect adversary to Danson's bubble-headed Sam Malone, and for that, I thank her and the five seasons with which she graced us with her presence. I still continued to watch the show after she left, but to be honest...I don't think it was ever the same without her. A shame really.
List of episodes:(The Proposal) / (The Cape Cad) / (Money Dearest) / (Abnormal Psychology) / (House of Horrors With Formal Dining and Used Brick) / (Tan N' Wash) / (Young Dr. Weinstein) / (Knights of the Scimitar) / (Thanksgiving Orphans) / (Everyone Imitates Art) / (The Book of Samuel) / (Dance, Diane, Dance) / (Chambers vs. Malone) / (Diamond Sam) / (Spellbound) / (Never Love a Goalie: Part 1) / (Never Love a Goalie: Part 2) / (One Last Fling) / (Dog Bites Cliff) / (Dinner at Eight-ish) / (Simon Says) / (The Godfather, Part III) / (Norm's First Hurrah) / (Cheers: the Motion Picture) / (A House is Not a Home) / (I Do and Adieu)