Monk: Season 1, Episode 9

Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man (13 Sep. 2002)

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A woman is murdered during the San Francisco marathon and Monk suspects her married lover. But he was running the race, and his tracking chip says he never left.

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Paula Barrett ...
Angie Morrison
Arlene Mazerolle ...
Tillie Graves
Martin Roach ...
Carl Jenkins
Richard Zeppieri ...
Arthur Zaleski
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Tonday Mawwaka
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A woman is murdered during the San Francisco marathon and Monk suspects her married lover, Trevor McDowell, even though he was running in the race. Although McDowell disappears from the video tape of the race less than halfway through and reappears only at the end, the data from a computer chip indicates that he was present at all checkpoints during the race. After interrogating the murdered woman's ex-husband as a possible suspect only to find that his alibi is probably credible, a frustrated Stottlemeyer provides Monk with a brilliant suggestion--that the computer chip was passed off to someone else during the race. Monk meanwhile has the chance to visit his hero, an aging runner from Nigeria whom Sharona briefly suspects may be the murderer's accomplice--a theory Monk refuses even to consider. When Monk figures out what really happened, he must catch the murderer himself to prove his theory. Written by WyattJones

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Final acting role of Zakes Mokae. See more »

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Monk refers to competing in a 1500-meter race when he was in high school in May 1974. At that time, American track and field was not using the metric system; changing to metric distances did not start until 1978. The 1974 race would most likely have been a mile. See more »

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Trevor McDowell: So, about Gwen. I heard about it on the news, but they said she was murdered. Is that true?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: That's true.
Trevor McDowell: [sighs] That's horrible. Do you have any leads?
Adrian Monk: We're workin' on it.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: She was your girlfriend.
Trevor McDowell: Yes, sir. I really screwed up big time.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: How long have you been screwing up?
Trevor McDowell: I met her two years ago. She was an actress in one of my commercials. She was the girl in the waterbed.
Sharona Fleming: Oh, my God. I remember that one. Yeah, yeah, I liked that commercial.
Adrian Monk: You're a natural in front of the camera.
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A woman is murdered and then thrown out of an apartment building. Her boyfriend has an airtight alibi - he was running a marathon at the time. Better yet, all competitors in the race have electronic devices that record their time when they pass sensors, and his shows he ran the whole race. How did he do it? It comes down to chamomile tea of all things. Meanwhile, Monk meets one of his sporting idols, a great runner from the 70s, (yes, we're suppose to believe he likes sports?!) and there is some heartwarming moments when said sporting great gives Monk some words of wisdom in the end. Very work-about, if a little formulaic and it becomes clear quickly how it was done even before Monk gives his usual summation.


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