Monk: Season 3, Episode 12

Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever (4 Feb. 2005)

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As sole witness to a murder, Monk is shuffled off to a safe location until he can give a deposition. When a man is killed by lightning while fishing on the lake outside his cabin, however, ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Kathy Willowby
Martin Willowby
Deputy Paul Coby
Mr. Handy
Delivery Man
David Chan ...
Older Man
Marvin Bang ...


As sole witness to a murder, Monk is shuffled off to a safe location until he can give a deposition. When a man is killed by lightning while fishing on the lake outside his cabin, however, Monk believes there's more to the man's death than meets the eye. Written by Milovera

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In his first appearance (Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect), Grooms was an ATF Agent. Between then and this episode, he had evidently transferred to the FBI. See more »


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Witness protection
6 January 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Monk happens to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time! Natalie has left him waiting while she runs to do an errant. Monk, ever the perfectionist, wants to straighten the antenna in the car parked in front of his. Not only he succeeds in breaking the darn thing, but as he looks to the alley to his right, he watches as a young Asian man is killing someone. The killer flees, but he will never forget Monk's face.

The police determine to place Monk in a secluded cabin in the woods. It happens to be an FBI safe house. Stopping at a nearby country store to get a few things, Monk, Natalie and Stottlemeyer run into Martin and Karen Willoughby, who he finds live near the safe house. Martin is shopping for some rare lures he had ordered. Karen is not exactly a warm person.

As the friends settle for the night, Monk finds out he can't sleep because Stottlemeyer, sleeping on the upper part of the bunk bed, keeps throwing his foot into Monk's space. It starts pouring in the area, but Monk spies the Willoughbys cabin. He notices Karen taking a lot of ice bags, which make him think there is something afoul next door. He decides to investigate, awakening Natalie and Stottlemeyer. As they try to find a way to their neighbors' home, they get lost!

In the meantime, Randy, back in San Francisco, meets a gorgeous Oriental lady, Hayley. Their first date involves dinner at a Chinese restaurant. The meal ends with fortune cookies. Randy's message proves to be exactly as predicted, he will almost hit by a car, only to be saved by Hayley. There are a series of coincidences, that come in the hidden messages inside the cookies. As they have their third date, the message in the cookie warns Monk about a friend in danger. Hayley, turns out to have a hidden agenda and her seeing Randy has an ulterior motive.

A great episode directed by Jerry Levine and written by Hy Conrad. "Monk" is one of the most engaging series seen on television these days. Even the reruns are enjoyable, as was the case of this installment. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford play so well together, engaging the viewer all the time. Guest stars Faith Prince and Moon Bloodgood have some good moments.

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