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Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend 

When a realtor is shot and killed while showing off a house to a couple, Monk and Natalie suspect the killer to be the victim's partner - who happens to be Stottlemeyer's girlfriend Linda Fusco.




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Early one evening, Captain Stottlemeyer's girlfriend Linda Fusco chats with him on Skype, during which Monk and Natalie walk in. 20 minutes after Linda signs off, her business partner Sean Corcoran is killed by a masked shotgun-wielding assailant while on an open-house tour, but the shooter leaves the couple who witnessed the attack alive. Monk and Natalie are sent to investigate, and are horrified to find that all of the evidence points to Linda as the killer. There's one problem: her alibi is that she was at her house talking to them on the webcam and she couldn't have made it from her house to the crime scene in 20 minutes. Monk must hence investigate the murder and find a way to arrest Linda without jeopardizing his friendship with Stottlemeyer. Written by dmcreif

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3 August 2007 (USA)  »

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The sequence where Monk and Natalie travel via motorcycle to time the distance from Linda Fusco's house to the crime scene is set to "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf. An excerpt from the same song was used in {Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine (#3.9)}. See more »


The bore brush on the cleaning rod that Monk finds in Linda's closet is not for a shotgun; it is actually for a rifle, probably a .22 caliber. See more »


Natalie Teeger: We have some great news. We think we know who killed Sean Corcoran.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: That's great! That was fast!
Adrian Monk: Yeah.
[in a tone that generally means "very bad news"]
Adrian Monk: This individual has a motive, owns a shotgun, and had access to the house.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Well let's pick him up. What's his name?
[Monk and Natalie look at each other, and try to think for a few seconds, trying to get enough bravery to answer]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Monk, the suspect has a name, right?
Adrian Monk: [eventually finishes thinking] Linda. Linda Fusco.
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Funny and still very dramatic
15 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here, the producers of Monk have decided to take a little turn on things and make murder strike closer to home for the main characters, figuratively. In this case, a realtor has been shot dead in Marin County. When Adrian Monk and Natalie Teeger inspect the crime scene, Monk figures that the killer had to have had a key to the house. Quickly, he and Natalie begin to suspect that Captain Stottlemeyer's own girlfriend Linda Fusco is the killer. Imagine that! And yes, Stottlemeyer thinks they are jealous about the fact that he has what Monk doesn't have. But even with Stottlemeyer and Disher looking into other suspects, Monk and Natalie continue to suspect Linda.

One thing that makes the episode so great is the fact that Monk and Natalie actually have some chemistry between each other. Natalie's little diversions and traps that she handles herself so that Monk can find evidence are really brilliantly done. Especially at the end when Monk uses Natalie and a webcam communication to lure the going away party to Linda's alibi. All in all, one of the best episodes in season 6.

This episode features some of my favorite Monk moments:

1. Monk comments that one could not be naked when talking on a webcam.

2. The entire scene where Stottlemeyer tells Linda about her dead tree and how he's called a buddy of his to cut it down, and also has had the rental truck across the street towed for blocking her fire hydrant, making him a "full service boyfriend".

3. Monk and Natalie arrive at the police station to give news to Randy. Natalie says that the information she is about to give is confidential. Randy thinks she means to say she is in love with him, which annoys her to the point that she brings it up a few moments later when Monk asks Randy for theories on how to beat Linda's alibi.

4. Monk falls off a motorcycle when Natalie floors it, because he refuses to hold on by grabbing her shoulders.

5. Two moments in the motorcycle ride: one is when while stopped at a red light, Monk attempts to reach over and wipe the dirty window of a van that says "WASH ME". Later, he gives the thumbs down to a motorcycle who is pacing them on the highway.

6. Monk sabotages Stottlemeyer's interrogation by claiming to be an FBI agent and also picking apart Helen Hubbert's personal life.

7. Linda shows Natalie an apartment, and Linda asks her about where Monk is. Natalie says he does something every Wednesday, but Linda points out that it's Thursday.

8. Linda tells Stottlemeyer about Monk wanting to sleep with her.

9. Monk crashes the party by talking to them on the webcam from the impounded truck.

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