While delivering Monk's newspaper, the paperboy is killed by somebody intent on stealing the paper. The detective's apartment is subsequently filled with police as they investigate the crime. The invasion of the numerous and untidy cops as well as a visit from Monk's bizarre neighbor rattle poor Adrian, who concludes that the thief was trying to keep Monk from seeing something in the paper. Sharona gets Monk out of the apartment by taking him to the convenience store to buy a paper. Monk pores through the paper, solving unrelated crimes as he reads, despite the interruptions from his annoying neighbor. Another murder, this time of the convenience store clerk, confuses things somewhat. However, Monk eventually ends up on the right track. Written by
Did You Know?
The events of this episode are alluded to in the novel "Mr. Monk Is Miserable" by Lee Goldberg. See more
Reflected on the side of the damaged car in the garage as Monk and his team enter to make an arrest. See more
Why do you say that? Why do you torture me?
Because I can.
If Ever I Would Leave You
Written by Frederick Loewe
and Alan Jay Lerner
Sung by Tony Shalhoub See more