When English teacher Beth Landow falls from the clock tower at Trudy's former high school, Monk is called in and quickly disproves the police theory of suicide. The trail of clues leads to a science teacher but he has an iron-clad alibi. Monk becomes a substitute teacher in the hopes of solving the case. Written by
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, who played principal Arleen Cassady in this episode, played Harbor School principal Dr. Kim on Fox's The O.C.
(2003), which premiered less than two months after this episode first aired. See more
When Monk is reiterating to Derek Philby how he killed Beth Landow before the test, a flashback is shown of Philby clocking her over the head with a pipe. The mark on her head would definitely be visible and the police would have noticed this and come to the conclusion that it was the cause of her death. See more