Eric Finch is a self-proclaimed spy who tells stories to flatter Carla Tortelli. Although it works, Diane notices several errors in his stories; whcih leads Finch to admit he was lying. He then claims to be a writer, thus impressing Diane Chambers; only to have his tales of being a poet dashed as a lie by Coach Ernie Pantusso. He then reveals himself to be Thomas Eddier III, and offers to buy Cheers. However, a chaffeur comes to Cheers and he leaves the bar forever.