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Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk 

For the first time in years, Monk has made progress in therapy. But when Natalie discovers that Trudy may be alive, she risks unraveling her boss completely.




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Episode cast overview:
Trudy Monk / Cameron
Zach Ellinghouse
Jack Bollinger
Sorenson (as Gregalan Williams)
Kroger's Receptionist
Elizabeth Landau ...
Woman (as Beth Landau)


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 Jesse Sanchez

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery



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12 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Is Trudy Really Dead?
29 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sitting in a cafeteria, Natalie suddenly spots a woman who is a dead-ringer for Monk's long-dead wife Trudy. She listens in on the woman's conversation with an elderly man and - incredibly - it appears indeed to be her. She claims to have faked her death to be in some witness protection-type situation to spare her husband because she and he would have been murdered, blah, blah, blah.

Monk, meanwhile, seems to be making great progress and his shrink, Dr. Kroger, is going to recommended he be reinstated somewhat on the force. However, when all this stuff hits the fan, Monk, of course is shook up pretty badly. He goes to the cemetery and then is relieved, convinced she's dead and the woman must be an impostor. Is she or isn't she, and how does Monk track her down and solve this dilemma?

Obviously, this is an emotional episode for all parties concerned and especially Monk.

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