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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The scene in which the first bomb is placed ends with a close-up of the ticking timer on the bomb. The scene quickly cuts to show Monk, Sharona and Benjy playing a timed board game and Benjy yells, "Time's up!". See more
In the beginning during the first blackout, a shot of the San Francisco skyline shows different sections of town blacking out one after the other. As is the case in many movies, the sound of a clicking switch can be heard when each set of lights goes out. Switches had nothing to do with the blackout, and no switch would be loud enough to be heard from the camera's perspective at least a half-mile outside of town. See more
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