Monk: Season 6, Episode 15

Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 1 (15 Feb. 2008)

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Monk is charged with the murder of the man who killed Trudy, and manages to escape custody in order to figure out what really happened.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Deputy Bell (as C. S. Lee)
Frank Nunn
Local Prosecutor
Detective #1 (as Ben Cain)
K-9 Cop
Camping Man (as Matthew Patrick Tulve)
Warehouse Supervisor
Gas Station Attendant


Monk is charged with the murder of the man who killed Trudy, and manages to escape custody in order to figure out what really happened.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery






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Mr. Monk claims he never fired the gun, yet he did not request that his hands be tested for gunpowder residue, something which could have shown his innocence or at least provided reasonable doubt (especially considering that the sheriff found him moments after the shooting, still holding the gun, with no time or opportunity for him to have washed his hands). As a 14-year police veteran, he undoubtedly would have known this. Further, in a previous episode in which he *did* fire a gun (claiming self-defense), the Captain won't let him so much as wipe his hands, insisting that they must test for gunpowder residue, even though Monk did not deny firing the gun. See more »


Detective #1: He made it across the river. He could be here.
[points to a location on the map]
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: What is this?
Detective #1: That's a dairy farm.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: [scoffs] I don't think so.
[Monk would not consider hiding out at a dairy farm]
Sheriff Rollins: [walks into the police station] Captain, call the phone company. We're going to need to wiretap.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: On who?
Sheriff Rollins: Dr. Charles Kroger downtown. Monk's shrink.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Yeah, I know.
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Spoofs The Fugitive (1993) See more »

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Homage rather than theft
1 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the plot of this episode to contain more homage than theft. I am most familiar with "The Fugitive," so I'll limit my references to the similarities between "Monk" and "Fugitive": Sheriff Rawlins is what Gerrard mistakenly calls the Sheriff on the scene of the train wreck in the movie and the sheriff in "Monk" is named Rawlins; the flight through the woods was similar in both works; the search perimeter set up in both works is the same; the similarities between the searches demanded by Rawlins and Gerrard are evident ("every dog house, hen house. . ." "every tricycle . . ."); the request for a helicopter sounds similar in both pieces; the exhortation to search hospitals sounds similar in both as well. I've only seen this episode once, so I can't add more, but view the shared material as something that the writers did for fun rather than out of laziness.

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