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
Did You Know?
In the restaurant scene, according to the credits, the character played by Mark Teich
is the "Manager" but in the dialogue he has a name, Hal; whereas the hostess's name, Courtney (played by Odette Annable
credited as 'Odette Yustman'), is given only in the credits but never used on screen. See more
Natalie tells Mr. Monk about how her Grandfather founded the tooth paste company. Mr. Monk didn't know about it. Even though in Season 4, Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding, he learns for the first time about the toothpaste company. See more
You owe me 85 cents.
Fine. Take it out of my paycheck.
Don't think I won't.
How'd you get so cheap? Really?
I work for a living! All right? At least I used to. Now I just get bull kelp splashed on me.
References The Maltese Falcon