Monk: Season 5, Episode 12

Mr. Monk Is at Your Service (26 Jan. 2007)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 layle

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Traylor Howard (Natalie) really was pregnant during production. Thus, in every scene in which she appears, her stomach is concealed behind something, whether it be a car, a table, or a coat. The only exception is when Natalie "pretends" to be pregnant; then her stomach becomes completely visible. See more »

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(at around 1 min) As Natalie asks Monk to help her with her coat they step into the hall and you can clearly see a crew-person standing just behind them against the wall. See more »

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Adrian Monk: I can't go in there alone. That would be like me going in some place alone.
Natalie Teeger: Mr. Monk, if he sees you, you can talk yourself out of it. But if he sees me, it's be horrible. It'd be like high school all over again! Here, in case you need it.
[She hands Monk a phone]
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The only way one can view this episode is to view it "the Monk way"
15 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering that many people have had to say negative things about season 5, I find this to be a great trip off the normal track.

It seems the SFPD has issued another hiring freeze, and Monk has been deeply hurt by this, until Dr. Kroger suggests that he go into another career. Monk accompanies Natalie on a trip out to her parents, and learns about the apparent accident that took the lives of Ralph and Camilla Buchanan, who lived just up the road. While the police say Camilla hit her head on the big rock and that Ralph died of a heart attack, Natalie thinks that Ralph's son, Paul, who stalked her all through high school, killed them, and so she sends Monk to look around the Buchanan estate. Monk is taken up by Buchanan, and he goes undercover as "Adrian Melville," a brilliant butler with a close eye for detail, and Monk realizes that he has found his dream job.

All in all, one of the greatest episodes of the season.


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