Monk (2002–2009)

Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect 

A series of mail bombs target three wealthy siblings, but Monk thinks one of the brothers is actually responsible. The problem is, he's been in a coma for the last four months.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Babbage
Brian Babbage
Kane Ritchotte ...
Nurse Stempel
Camole Swarma, Mailman
Amanda Babbage


In a new twist on the "how could he (or she) possibly have done it" theme that we saw first in "Dale the Whale," Monk suspects that the man responsible for the mail bombing murder of rich and beautiful Amanda Babbage is the victim's brother, Brian--who has been in a coma for four months after attempting to lure Stottlemeyer and Disher into a car chase and crashing into two cars. Since the package was postmarked three days before the bombing, Stottlemeyer is naturally skeptical, but he prefers siding with Monk to tagging along behind Agent Grooms of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, who suspects the victim's other brother, Ricky. Monk, meanwhile, has other problems. Dr. Kroger is leaving for a three-week vacation, Sharona's ex-husband wants her to come back to him and leave her job, and he temporarily loses most of his hearing after being caught in the explosion of another bomb. Depressed and lonely, Monk confides his woes to the comatose suspect--and makes a near-fatal ... Written by WyattJones

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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8 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Agent Grooms once refers to Brian Babbage as "Rip van Winkle," a reference to the story by Washington Irving about a man who falls asleep for 20 years. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Dwayne, don't yank my chain.
Dwayne: Look, I told you, I haven't seen him.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: He's your cousin, he's your best friend.
Dwayne: Yeah, and I don't know where he is!
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Dwayne, do I look like an idiot to you?
Dwayne: Yeah, you sort of do.
[Stottlemeyer raises an eyebrow]
Lt. Randall Disher: Oh, that's a mistake... you don't want to make him angry. I made him angry once, and you don't want to do that...
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References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

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