Monk has made progress in his therapy, so much so that his doctor is willing to recommend him for reinstatement back on the Police Force. Natalie finds someone who looks like Trudy, and follows her. She hear Trudy tell someone that she faked her death to go into hiding/witness protection, she needs some documents she left in the care of a friend. Natalie is afraid of what would happen if Monk finds out if his beloved wife is really alive, so she talks to the Captain about it. He tries to keep it from Monk, but a crime points to Trudy being present, when Monk finds out Trudy may be alive, he starts to unravel again. He must figure out if his wife is really alive and what she's after. Written by
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(at around 51 mins) When the group is talking about the recent death of Zack during the backyard barbecue, barn doors from lighting equipment can be clearly seen on the right side. They are not visible in the wide shot. See more
[to a widow at a cemetery
Don't worry, he'll stay dead. This is an excellent cemetery, they know what they're doing.