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"Eric Finch" (played by Ellis Rabb [1930-1998]) is a self-proclaimed spy who tells stories to flatter Carla Tortelli. Although it works, Diane notices several errors in his stories; which leads Finch to admit he was lying. He then claims to be a writer, thus impressing Diane Chambers—only to have his tale of being a poet dashed as a lie by Coach Ernie Pantusso. He then reveals himself to be Thomas Hilliard III, and offers to buy Cheers from Sam, writing a check for $2 million. Diane rips up the check, concluding that "Finch"/Hilliard is "sick" and not to be believed. But a chauffeur (played by Robert Evan Collins) comes to Cheers to pick up Hilliard, who leaves the bar forever.

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