Monk: Season 5, Episode 6

Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion (11 Aug. 2006)

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Monk and Natalie go to Berkeley for Monk's 25th college reunion, but are sidetracked when Stottlemeyer shows up asking for their help on the recent homicide of a retired clinic nurse.

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Dianne Brooks
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Kyle Brooks (as Brian Mcnamara)
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Clinic Doctor
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Todd (as Reginald Veljohnson)
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Simon (as Charles Chun)
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Younger Trudy
Luiggi Debiasse ...
Younger Monk
Oliver Macready ...
Drew Cooney
Alex Cohen ...
Delivery Man
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Alumni Husband
Cutter Mitchell ...
Uniform Cop (as Cutter Mitchell Garcia)
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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 dmcreif

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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 »

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On the sign with the words "Class of '81", the 'apostrophe' is actually a single open-quotation mark (i.e., shaped like a 6 instead of a 9). See more »

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[Monk and Natalie are at the reunion dinner. Monk points at Kyle Brooks]
Adrian Monk: He missed that ball on purpose. He dropped his hands. I think he wanted her to break that glass.
Natalie Teeger: Well why, Mr. Monk?
Adrian 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?
Natalie Teeger: I don't know! Maybe the guy's eccentric.
Adrian Monk: No, *I'm* eccentric. He's up to something.
[a photo of Adrian and Trudy appears on the slideshow projector]
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References The Iceman Cometh (1973) See more »

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17 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before Monk's college reunion, a beloved school nurse is murdered. Monk attends the reunion and, of course, solves the murder, and also saves the life of a classmate in danger. There are frequent flashbacks to Monk's college days.

This is a great episode, marred only by the plot device of an improbable talent Monk has of being able to tell what is written when someone uses his back as a table on which to write a note.

In this episode, we get to see Monk's first meeting with Trudy, and the blossoming of their relationship. In a sweet and poignant subplot, he triumphs over competition who is much smoother than he. We also get to see how the other college students viewed Monk, and how he got the nickname "Captain Cool." Sadly, but appropriately, it was not because they admired his hipness.

A hilarious moment occurs when Capt. Stottlemeyer is exposed for his role in an unpopular police action in his younger days. The episode is worth watching for that alone.


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