Monk suspects the owner of a notorious playboy magazine is responsible for the death of his CFO, who died alone in a locked room of an apparent accident. So, how did he do it?


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Luden
Lisa Thornhill ...
Noelle Winters
Kane Ritchotte ...
Shawn Clemmons
Mark Tymchyshyn ...
Elliott D'Souza
Bethany Daniels
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2nd Mechanic (as Bruno Gioiello)


When a man dies, alone, in a locked room, his secretary hires Monk because she thinks it could be foul play. It seems the man was the financial backer of Dexter Larsen, the publisher of Sapphire, a men's magazine. It seems that he was going to pull the plug on Larsen. Monk thinks they should talk to Larsen but Stottlemeyer and Disher refuse to assist him until he tells them that they're going to Sapphire mansion. When they get there Monk finds a lot of holes in Larsen's alibi. But before he gets any deeper Larsen threatens to reveal something that stops Monk in his tracks. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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15 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Noelle winters has a dog statue in her apartment that similar to dog statue at F.R.I.E.N.D.S See more »


Diane Luden said that the floppy disk which should have contained Eliott D'Souza's final recommendation was "blank" (this is because it had been wiped by Dexter's electromagnet during the murder). However, a magnet powerful enough to have wiped the data from the disk would have also wiped out its file allocation table, meaning that it would have given a "disk not formatted" error when it was checked in the computer. See more »


[on learning that Monk and Sharona are on their way to the Sapphire Mansion]
Lt. Randall Disher: You know, sir, I think Monk may be on to something here. Maybe we should tag along.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Lieutenant, I think you're right.
Sharona Fleming: Oh, God...
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Hey, I'm married, not dead.
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References Friends (1994) See more »


Fur Elise
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on piano by Noel
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