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
At the end of the scene where Monk is speaking with the maid in his bedroom, she is standing in the doorway and you can see her reflection in the mirror to her right. As Monk moves to his right and so he isn't blocking the mirror, you can clearly see in the mirror on the floor a taped "X" spike indicating where the maid should stand for the scene. 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.