A police officer and friend of Stottlemeyer is framed for a crime he didn't commit involving a ferris wheel. Meanwhile Monk tries to convince Stottlemeyer to get him reinstated.

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Lieutenant Adam Kirk (Stephen McHattie) is dropped off at a local carnival, where he is to meet with an informant, John Gitomer. Gitomer promises to give Kirk information on a massive shipment of purple haze coming in, but insists that they go on the Ferris wheel first. They get on the wheel, but just as the wheel starts up, Gitomer starts screaming for someone to stop the ride, as though he's being attacked by Kirk. When the operator shuts down the wheel and Kirk disembarks, Gitomer is dead with a knife stabbed through his heart. Internal Affairs believes that the hot-headed Kirk lost his temper, but Stottlemeyer believes Kirk to be innocent and brings Monk in to clear his name, while Monk simultaneously prepares for a reinstatement hearing. Written by dmreif

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According to Stottlemeyer, Monk has helped the SFPD solve six cases (since his departure from the force) as of the start of this episode. Since this is the fifth episode of the series, we have seen four of them at this point. See more »

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Sharona holds up her cell phone so Monk can explain to Stottlemeyer how the murder was committed, but the screen on the phone is blank. It's not turned on. See more »

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Sharona Fleming: Are you all right?
Adrian Monk: I just want to be alone.
Sharona Fleming: Okay, I'll come with you.
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One of the best episodes
20 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Forget about the crime, and especially its resolution, because the best bit about this episode is Monk's interview by the review panel to get reinstated as a police officer, and Stottlemeyer's revelation about his support for it. The scene when they meet in the corridor is superb. It is pathetic to watch Monk's reaction, after he gets his hopes up so high and it gives an indication of how far he has come from his breakdown that he thinks he has a hope of working as a police office again, and how others don't see him as competent. Meanwhile Stottlmeyer wants him to solve a murder that implicates an officer with a bad history of beating suspects. The case is the usual stuff (not much physical proof but hoping the bad guy confesses) but still classic stuff.


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