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
[Paul Buchanan finishes looking at the completed luncheon table that Monk has carefully organized and straightened out
Well I don't have to remind you about how important these stupid luncheons are! The old bats are gunning for me. They want me to screw up, they *expect* me to screw up! And I intend to dissapoint them. Mr. Melville.
[standing in front of a covered canvas
Thank you. Mr. Pepperidge?
[Mr. Pepperidge pulls the tarp off the canvas, revealing a map of the house
I've divided the house...