Monk: Season 4, Episode 2

Mr. Monk Goes Home Again (15 Jul. 2005)

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On Halloween, Monk visits his brother Ambrose in his childhood home to await a visit from his long-absent father, but things take a strange turn when a masked trick-or-treater repeatedly tries to steal Halloween candy from Ambrose's house.

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Paul Gilstrap
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Store Manager
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Cashier
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On Halloween, an armored car driver is shot several times with his own gun. Monk is called from the crime scene by Ambrose, who says that their father is coming to visit, but not before Captain Stottlemeyer shoos away a pigeon and Monk finds a clove cigarette on the ground. While the captain interviews a witness and discovers that the killer was not after money, the Monk brothers wait for their father and Ambrose hands out carefully counted treats. Meanwhile, a man dressed as Frankenstein's monster snatches candy from some of the children trick-or-treating with Julie. Leaving Ambrose alone with Natalie, whom he seems to be developing a crush on, Adrian investigates the candy theft and discovers that all of the victims received candy from "the special man" (Ambrose). He also finds a clove cigarette linking the two crimes. When Julie convinces Monk to take her out trick-or-treating again because she hardly got any candy, he comes across another clue: a dead pigeon he believes is the ... Written by WyattJones

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In the beginning, the Witch cashier checks out the soon to be dead guy and in another line, the shooter is being checked out. Later, Stottlemeyer questions the cashier who checks out the dead guy and they mention the shooter was in her line when he was actually in the next line over. See more »

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Capt. Stottlemeyer: All right, you think there's a connection. I'm here, convince me: why would a killer, a killer every cop in the city is looking for, hang around your neighborhood to steal candy from children?
[long pause, while Adrian whispers in Ambrose's ear, Ambrose whispers back, and so forth]
Ambrose Monk: We don't know.
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Shalhoub & Turturro Make For Fascinating Brothers
26 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A little mousy-looking guy comes out of a small grocery store and follows a cop to the latter's Brinx-type vehicle, asks him for a light and then shoots and kills him. That's the opening scene.

It turns out the man never looked in the truck so robbery wasn't the motive. We then switch to the next "story" being that Monk's father, who he and his brother Ambrose haven't seen in years, is visiting to city on Halloween night and is going to meet them at Ambrose's house at 8. Just before that, with Adrian, Natalie and her daughter all at the bizarre house of the bizarre Ambrose (John Turturro), a small "Frankenstein Monster" appears at the door, clubs Ambrose over the head and takes candy. Later, the man does the same thing a bunch of kids in a park. Monk discovers the only kids robbed of their candy are the ones who visited Ambrose's house. Also, Monk discovers a the same clue that he saw at the murder scene.

What is going on? Why is this wacko stealing candy and killing someone?

This was an excellent episode, combining suspense, humor and sentimentality. There is a lot of warmth to this story. I hope Turturro and his character are in more episodes because the two he's been in have been terrific shows.


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