Monk: Season 5, Episode 5

Mr. Monk, Private Eye (4 Aug. 2006)

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With work scarce from the police department, Natalie manipulates Monk into opening his own agency, but his first case may be deadly.

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Natalie decides that the time has come for Monk to branch out and become a full-fledged private investigator. He's not keen on the idea and is quite happy with what he does. She doesn't give him much choice however as she's already gone ahead and rented office space. She's even had business cards printed for him. His first case isn't to his liking either. Local real estate agent Linda Fusco hires him to who clipped her car in the marina parking lot causing $900 damage. He quickly figures out who caused the crash but more interestingly, there's a direct link to a murder. Written by garykmcd

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First appearance of Sharon Lawrence as Linda Fusco, Captain Stottlemeyer's girlfriend. See more »

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Obvious stunt double in the long shots of Monk in the water. Double has curly hair while Monk's is flattened from the water. See more »

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Lt. Randall Disher: The sign said that you were the number one realtor in Northern California.
Linda Fusco: [sarcastically] Tell me something I don't know.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: [drolly] The elephant's the only mammal that can't jump.
Linda Fusco: [perplexed] Pardon me?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: You said tell you something you don't know, and I told you that the only mammal who can't jump is your elephant.
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7 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, at least I got my wish for one week as this series went back to what it used to do: concentrate both on the crime and Monk's quirks. They had totally gotten away from the crime angle with a lot of silliness but this episode is more like the older ones in which the crime is the story and Tony Shaloub's comedic talents are mixed in.

Actually, Traylor Howard as Natalie takes center stage here, pushing Monk into going into the private detective business. That part gets a little carried away and she's already gone ahead and rented an office, bought all the furniture, etc., without him knowing.

After a few days of no clients, he finally gets a "fender bender" case, which winds up leading to two things: 1 - catching a murderer, and 2 - Capt. Stottlemeyer finding a girlfriend, real estate agent "Linda Fusco" (Sharon Lawrence), who is the one whose car was dented and says "son-of-a-bitch four times in about a minute in here. Was that necessary? That's the kind of woman the captain thinks is cool.

Overall, it wasn't a great episode but it good enough and a pleasant break from all the goofiness of the first few episodes of this fifth season.


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