Monk: Season 5, Episode 4

Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing (28 Jul. 2006)

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Monk is blinded by a murderer at a fire station, and then must help find him using his other senses.

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Monk is blinded by a murderer at a fire station, and then must help find him using his other senses.

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This episode is an adaptation of Lee Goldberg's original tie-in novel 'Mr. Monk Goes to The Firehouse'. See more »

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When the fire engine is leaving the firehouse, and when it passes Eddie Murdoch on the street, it is obvious that it is a standard pumper engine. Yet, when it is seen parked outside Stefanie Preston's house in the summation, it clearly appears to be a vehicle of a different model. See more »

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Adrian Monk: Why did he do it?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Why did who do what?
Adrian Monk: Why did Eddie Murdoch kill that girl?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Since when does a creep need a reason?
Adrian Monk: You remember when we were talking to Peter Breen, Murdoch came walking up. Do you remember what he said?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Yeah. He said, "I still have those keys."
[We see a brief flashback of Peter Breen telling Eddie Murdoch this, and holding Breen's keys]
Adrian Monk: Peter Breen drives a Ferarri, right?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Yeah.
Adrian Monk: Wh-What do their keychains look like?
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Shana Stein, who plays the sensitivity trainer, was a production assistant and assistant producer for the series. See more »

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Unoriginal and Original plot elements
13 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Our star detective has lost his eyesight for a few days because someone attacked him at his local firehouse.

This story is based on Lee Goldberg's novel 'Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse.' In fact, I have found that at least four characters in the episode are based off of novel characters:

1. Captain Stockton, the fire captain, analogs to Captain Mantooth from the novel.

2. Stefanie Preston, the fire victim, analogs to Esther Stoval and Lizzie Draper from the novel.

3. Peter Breen analogs to Lucas Breen.

4. Rusty, the murdered firefighter, analogs to Sparky, the murdered firehouse dog.

5. There is no analog to Eddie Murdoch.

This is actually one of my favorite episodes. Sometimes, I've even tried imagining tying some of the elements of this story in with the novel 'Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop' by Lee Goldberg, not that that would ever happen.


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