Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas 

While in Sin City for a bachelor party, Stottlemeyer enlists Monk to prove a casino mogul's wife death wasn't accidental.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sheryl Thorn
Teresa Telenko
2nd Cop
Mike Barger ...
Roberto the Cook (as Josh Cruz)
Eric Gelman ...
Paparazzi Photographer
Dalton Grant ...
1st Cop


Stollemeyer who's in Las Vegas for a bachelor party calls Monk while he's drunk and tells him he knows how he did it. Monk goes to Vegas to find what he's talking about. Now it appears that the wife of the owner of the hotel he was staying at was killed in a freak accident. But they think he killed her but Stollemeyer doesn't remember anything. So they try to retrace his steps. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery





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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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The episode "Mr. Monk goes to Vegas" was shot on the set of Las Vegas (2003). They had to shoot on the weekend because that's the only time the set was available. See more »


When Monk is forced to leave the blackjack table, Captain Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Disher stay behind to collect the chips. After picking most of them up, Stottlemeyer throws a chip to the dealer and says "That's for you". The dealer takes the chip and places it in his left shirt pocket, under his vest. In Casinos, all tips are collected into a community pot, and split equally amongst the table dealers, croupiers, etc. Also, a dealer who puts a chip in his pocket at the table would immediately be removed from play, and would be terminated. It is instant grounds for dismissal for a floor worker to take any chips off of the gaming floor. That is why the dealers must "Clear their hands", i.e. show the flat palms up and down for the cameras, when they are relieved, when they cough, or at any time their hands aren't in plain sight. See more »


Adrian Monk: What are you doing?
Natalie: Pokin' around.
Adrian Monk: You can't *do* that!
Natalie: I can do anything I want. I'm cute.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »


Ain't No Sunshine
Written by Bill Withers
Performed by Ted Levine
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Beating the system!
12 January 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Daniel Thorn and his wife are preparing to go to a gala event. They live at the penthouse of one of the most amazing hotels in Las Vegas. Sheryl Thorn, the attractive wife, loves to wear long scarves, which she claims are her "signature". As they arrive downstairs, she looks in her purse and realizes she doesn't have the tickets. When she turns to her husband, he checks, and he doesn't have them either. She offers to go back in their private elevator. Her long scarf gets caught in the closing doors and she arrives strangled when the elevator reaches her floor.

Sottlemeyer, who is in Las Vegas attending a bachelor party with a few of the officers, calls Monk to tell him something he saw that is connected to the accidental death of Sheryl. Monk, who realizes there is a serious situation at hand, decides to go to Sin City to see what is going on. Natalie and Monk arrive at the suite the guys are occupying and can't believe the mess in the rooms. Stottlemeyer is suffering from a bad hangover. Monk can't get anything coherent out of him.

Monk sets out to begin delving into the mysterious death of such a prominent person. His instincts take him in different directions, but he centers everything in going after the powerful Daniel Thorn, who he feels knows much more than he is telling. Thorn, in turn, is not too shy to let Adrian about his power in a city where having it all is like a drug.

Randy is having a tough time at the casino. He has a booklet that is supposed to help him how to play. Unfortunately, he loses every time he places a bet at the blackjack table. His losses are in the $35,000 range. Monk, who senses the problem, asks Randy to stay away and, surprisingly, wins almost all of the money back.

Stottlemeyer, who knew something about the mystery, tries to retrace his steps by going into the karaoke lounge where he was a hit the night before. It is there that he remembers what he saw the night when Sheryl was killed. Monk solves the case by looking into Daniel Thorn's other love interest.

Randall Zisk directed the episode. The screenplay is credited to Daniel Dratch and Joe Toplyn. Although not as satisfying as some others, it is still a lot of fun as we follow Monk through a place he abhors. James Brolin, the guest star, appears as Daniel Thorn. Good ensemble playing by Tony Shalhoub, Ted Levine, Jason Gray-Stanford and Traylor Holland.

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