Monk is in denial about Sharona leaving him. But Kroeger convinces him to accept the fact that she is gone and that he needs to find a new assistant. So he tries to interview candidates but none are to his liking. Natalie Teeger, a single mom shows up. She says a man broke into her home and she killed him. While the police choose not to arrest her, they think that it was just a random act. But she doesn't think so, that's why she came to Monk. Monk looks around and thinks the man was trying to steal her daughter's goldfish. That's when she joins him and helps him. Written by
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Mr. Monk hands the ruler to Julie Teeger. One shot later, the ruler can be seen on a nearby table - Julie had no time to place it there. See more
You're a man?
Then you can tell lies. That's what they do.
References Dial M for Murder