Monk: Season 2, Episode 1

Mr. Monk Goes Back to School (20 Jun. 2003)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Philby (as Andrew Mccarthy)
Coach Patterson
Arleen Cassady
Iverson, Grounds Keeper (as Jamie Mcshane)
Erica Yoder ...
Bobby Brewer ...
Kyle (as Bob Brewer)
Chane't Johnson ...
First Teacher
Michael Reisz ...
Second Teacher
Lunch Lady
Fire Marshal


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 WyattJones

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The character of Beth Landow was named after Elizabeth Landau, creator Andy Breckman's wife. See more »


When the groundskeeper entered his house, he would have smelled the abundance of natural gas. He certainly might have been stupid enough not to get out of the house, but if you look at the scene closely, he doesn't seem to notice the smell at all. See more »


[to the killer after catching him]
Adrian Monk: Q.E.D.: quod erat demonstrandum... thus it is proved.
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Monk at his soppiest
22 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Monk gets extra soppy as he goes back to his dead wife's alma mater to investigate the death of a teacher there. The police say suicide. Monk says murder. To solve the crime he decides to stay at school and teach the classes of the dead teacher. Yes, it IS a little far fetched, even for this show, to have Monk volunteer for such things given how phobic he is suppose to be. The schtick of what happens in class is predictable and drags on a little too long (and why do classes that have just started end in 5 mins?). But anyway, he solves it all, and gets the bad guy, as we know he will, and then he can be a little more soppy over Trudi's demise since she was so perfect (part of the plot that is getting a little on my nerves and I wished they'd downplay).

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