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
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
[Monk gets so bored with waiting for a case that he calls Natalie's desk phone from his desk phone about ten feet away
Adrian Monk Investigation. What is the nature of your problem?
I'm been kept in a room against my will.
You were kidnapped... uh, do you know who did it ?
Yes. It's my personal assistant, her name is Natalie... Teeger.
[as he says that, the camera pans around Natalie to reveal Monk talking on his desk phone
References The Maltese Falcon