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
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Delivery Man
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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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When Kyle Brooks pushes Katherine Rutherford down the stairs to her death, she lands on her stomach with her head twisted to the side. But when we see the cops performing their investigation, she's lying face up on her back. The police wouldn't move the body that much - even if they suspected an accident. At the very least they would mark the body's original position with tape or chalk, neither of which is seen. Also, when the victim dies, her eyes are open, but later, they are closed. See more »

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Lt. Randall Disher: Captain. I uh, tracked down Kalimarakis. I don't think he's our guy. Number One: it turns out he was allowed to join the Olympic swim team as an alternate. He got a waiver.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: So there's no motive.
Lt. Randall Disher: Right, Number Two: he's dead. He died in 1995, and Number Three: He moved to Europe in the late 80s, so there's no record of him ever returning to the United States...
[Stottlemeyer interrupts]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Randy? Randy? Excuse me. Sorry to interrupt you, but could you repeat Number Two again?
Lt. Randall Disher: Okey-doke. Uh, he's ...
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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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