Needing a date for her brother's rehearsal dinner, Natalie resorts to asking Lt. Disher. Soon after their arrival at the hotel, Disher is run down and seriously injured by a car belonging to one of Natalie's relatives, saved from death only by the suitcases he had been hauling. The only clues to the driver's identity are the red baseball cap Disher saw as the car came toward him and a bit of greenish mud on the car floor. The wedding photographer, meanwhile, has disappeared, and Captain Stottlemeyer goes undercover as his replacement, ordering Monk to come with him. Concerned that someone in her family may have attempted murder, Natalie convinces him to be her new date. When a man's body is discovered in one of the hotel's mud baths, Monk identifies the man as the photographer based on his stained fingers, and Stottlemeyer joins forces with the local police chief to obtain a search warrant and search the victim's home for clues. Meanwhile, Monk catches the bride-to-be in a lie about ... Written by
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Just after Mr. Monk's foot falls in the mud bath, a nighttime shot and then a daytime shot of the hotel are shown. Both shots are of The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida despite the wedding being held in Pebble Beach, California. The green and white checkered flag (the flag of the owner's family) flying on the right tower gives this away. See more
Blow out the candles, Lieutenant.
[after a few moments, Randy blows out the candle on his birthday cake, and the "spittle shield" on the cake bursts into flames. Randy makes a futile attempt to use paper to put out the fire, causing much a show, until Stottlemeyer puts it out with a fire extinguisher. The cake is now completely ruined. Monk comes over to Randy and says
Hey, happy birthday.
You know I might think about reconsidering that investment.
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