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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While Kevin and Monk are making potato salad, the rectangular container into which Monk will spoon the finished potato salad disappears and reappears in the series of shots, including disappearing after Monk has spooned the salad into the container and Natalie has taken a bite from it. See more
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