Monk: Season 2, Episode 11

Mr. Monk and the Three Pies (23 Jan. 2004)

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Monk's agoraphobic brother Ambrose asks for his help, convinced his neighbor has been killed by her husband. But all the husband seems focused on is winning the pies at the local fair.

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Monk begins his day at the scene of a carjacking where an elderly woman was killed. Monk suspects that all is not as it seems. He then receives a call from his estranged brother who is an agoraphobic and won't leave the house. Monk must mend fences with his brother and solve the mystery of why his brother's mysterious neighbor seems obsessed with winning some cherry pies in the local fair. Written by anonymous

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John Turturro won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, for his performance in this episode. See more »

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When Sharona searches the pie for the bullet-case her hands are already tainted red from the cherry-filling before she grabs into the pie. Most likely from a previous take. See more »

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Sharona Fleming: Well, at least you two are talking.
Adrian Monk: Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it, because that is it! I am never setting foot in that house again, okay? I have my own problems!
Sharona Fleming: Really? I never noticed.
Adrian Monk: Okay, now you're being sardonic.
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You have a brother?
11 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

John Turturo guest stars as, and wins an Emmy for playing, Monk's brother, Ambrose, in a powerful, masterful, and, ultimately, heart-breaking, bravura performance. Sure, there's the usual, somewhat silly mystery that needs to be solved, but the real meat of this episode is the tension that exists between the two brothers. Usually, when a character in a series "suddenly" has a new sibling, (The Cosby Show, I'm looking at you...) the reasoning for never being mentioned is silly. Not so here. The reason is simple, and very understandable. Ambrose's quirks make Monk look downright normal, and the secrets he's carrying are a heavy burden, indeed. My two favorite, stand-out scenes are when Sharona asks Ambrose what it is that Monk has, that he doesn't. And when Monk confronts him about the reason Adrian has denied his existence for the last several years. Bot scenes broke my heart. Watch this. He'll break your heart, too.


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