Monk and Natalie go to Berkeley for Monk's 25th college reunion. While there, Monk runs into his college acquaintance Dianne Brooks. However, as the reunion unfolds, Monk becomes suspicious of Dianne's husband Kyle. After Captain Stottlemeyer shows up at the campus while checking out the murder of a beloved clinic nurse, Monk realizes that there is a murder plot involving Dianne. Written by
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During the dinner sequence when they are showing the pictures on the screen, a picture of Adrian and Trudy is shown. A woman identifies Trudy but can't remember Adrian's name. Natalie leans over and says, "It's Adrian." The woman says, "No, that's not it. It's Anthony, I think." This is an obvious reference to the actor playing Adrian Monk, Anthony (Tony) Shalhoub. See more
Diane says that she attempted suicide 25 years ago from depression over the recent death of her mother. That her suicide note mentions her dog, dinner with specific friends at a favorite restaurant, and her breaking a window, but not her mother seems highly improbable. See more
[Monk and Natalie are at the reunion dinner. Monk points at Kyle Brooks
He missed that ball on purpose. He dropped his hands. I think he wanted her to break that glass.
Well why, Mr. Monk?
And the dog? What about the dog with the same name and how he insisted on everyone eating at Rocco's? I mea, what was that all about?
I don't know! Maybe the guy's eccentric.
No, *I'm* eccentric. He's up to something.
[a photo of Adrian and Trudy appears on the slideshow projector
References The Iceman Cometh