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With an introduction to Monk's talent, his phobia's, and need for an assistant, Monk investigates the murder of the candidate bodyguard and a political worker. He determines the candidate was not the intended target.
Did You Know?
In this episode (the second one of the series), Monk's wife Trudy is played by the actress Stellina Rusich. She played Trudy in only 4 episodes during seasons 1&2 (up to episode 2-5). After that the part of Trudy Monk was played by the actress Melora Hardin, starting in episode 3-8. Hardin appeared in 10 episodes total, all the way up until the last one, season 8, episode 16. See more
When Monk is in the spot where Trudy died, it shows concrete walls all around. However, in Monk: Mr. Monk and the End: Part 1
(2009), Trudy's car is shown in the front of the parkade parked in front of a metal fence. See more
[after a tense standoff between Monk and Stottlemeyer
What is that, your tough look?
References King Kong