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
Kyle Brooks's plan to kill his wife and then utilize the suicide note she wrote in college never would have worked for a number of reasons. First off, paper ages and the note was written over 25 years ago (and any cop who saw that note would have been able to determine the age of the paper). Secondly, we are to assume that the hotel was booked full that night. As a result, there would have been plenty of people that would have heard Dianne screaming, indicating that her death was not a voluntary thing. Lastly, just before Monk, Natalie, Stottlemeyer and Disher burst into their room, as Kyle is about to push Dianne off the balcony, Kyle is not wearing gloves. Yet he comes into contact with Dianne's clothing, leaving fingerprints and DNA behind in the process. The cops would have found these prints, and would have known that Dianne's death wasn't suicide. 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