When the power goes out for a few moments. The authorities get a letter from the one claiming responsibility, a radical who supposedly died a few years ago. Monk goes to the power plant to investigate and catches the eye of the P.R. woman. She asks him out and when they go to where she chose to take them his phobias become a problem. Later a former associate of the radical after being visited by the police calls someone and threatens to go to the police cause someone was hurt because of the blackout. Later he's killed. Written by
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A number of topics can be seen on the stacks of index cards Monk prepares for his telephone conversation with Michelle from the power plant, including: investigation, where from?, thinking about you, history, English lit, biology, organic produce, reality television, travel: US, travel: Europe, 2004 compact sedans, 2004 film festivals, and, of course, Trudy. See more
At the end of the episode, Monk puts on night vision goggles when the power is out in his apartment. However, when the power comes back on, Monk is still wearing the goggles and can see just as well. In reality, a person wearing night vision goggles would not be able to see when the lights are on. See more
[Monk is talking with Michelle Rivas and hears a noise. She looks up and sees Gene Edelson coming down the ladder
Gene, what are you doing up there?
I am checking the auxiliary generator.
Yeah well there's a reporter looking for you.
Well you're the company mouth. You talk to them. It's not my problem.
[spots Monk tapping his pen against the gauge on one of the panels
Excuse me. Do you, see the sign?
[Monk spots the "Do Not Touch" sign above the gauge
Yes, thank you.
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References The Silence of the Lambs