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


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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery






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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 »


Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: [examining a crime scene] A lot of gravity in these stairwells.
[to Randy]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: I just used the elevator. Why didn't she? Was it broken?
[Randy starts to check his notes]
Lt. Randall Disher: Uhhhh...
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: If you don't know, just say it.
Lt. Randall Disher: I don't know.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: [to a cop standing over Katherine Rutherford's body] Hey are there any beads down there?
Uniform Cop: No sir.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: If she slipped on the beads, why didn't any of them roll away?
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References The Iceman Cometh (1973) See more »

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'Captain Cool' To The Rescue
3 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Capt. Stottlemeyer must be learning from Monk, because he makes some astute judgments right off the bat, examining a scene in which a woman fell down a flight of stairs and apparently killed herself in the fall. Of course, from the opening scene, we know the woman was pushed down the stairs by a man. A lapel pin found under the victim indicates she was on her way to her 25th college class reunion. Guess who else is going to that reunion?

Soon, the detectives figure out that lapel pin belonged to the killer, not the woman who was nurse at the school, not a student.

Meanwhile, we witness awkward moments at the reunion as Monk recognizes a lot of people but they have no clue who he is, but some remember Monk's nickname: "Captain Cool." (You'll have to watch to find out how he got that name!)

The episode was either of two extremes, regarding its dialog. It was either really stupid and silly or it was funny and warmly nostalgic. Murder case-wise, it was dumb, but it had a nice flashback feature showing Monk as a college student when he first met Trudy.

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