Upset when a hiring freeze at the police department is announced, Monk is pressured by Natalie to investigate the deaths of her parents' neighbors, but when Monk starts considering his undercover role as a viable alternate career something has to be done. Written by
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When Monk assesses the laid out silverware on the table he finds a fork 'one centimeter too close'. When Mrs Murphy, head of housekeeping, says "it's only a centimeter" Monk corrects her with "For want of a nail the kingdom was lost" referring to the proverbial rhyme: For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a message the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. See more
The whole "who died first" premise for this episode is flawed. California probate (and most states) has beneficiary survivorship. The beneficiary(ies) must outlive the testator (the one who dies) by 30 days...not minutes. See more
Mr. Melville, will you help me with my coat?
[Monk follows Natalie into another room
How did you do that?
[referring to Natalie feigning her pregnancy
See, Mr. Monk, when two people love each other, they want to express that love.
It's a pillow.