Monk is bored. Dr. Kroeger suggests he find a hobby. Monk is called by Stottlemeyer to investigate a man who was killed while trying to break into a junkyard. The owner has no idea why the guy broke into the yard. Natalie suggests he try painting and the owner says he has all the materials he needs. So Monk tries but doesn't exactly do a good job. But a Russian shows up and buys the painting he did and is willing to buy any others he does. Monk learns that the owner of the junkyard was killed. Stollemeyer learns the only thing taken was part of his log book so they find the guy who works for him to find out what was in the missing pages. And the Russian again buys Monk's paintings and Monk can't help but notice something odd about him. Written by
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This episode marks the final television appearance of Stanley Kamel
before his death on April 8, 2008. See more
When Petya Lovak runs outside Natalie's house and leaps down from her porch to try and stop Monk from burning the paint canvases, Petya yells, "They are worth a fortune!" But his mouth doesn't move. See more
[an intruder walks into the junkyard and wakes up Bennie. As soon as the man gets near Bennie's bunk, Bennie stops him
[notices the gun
Okay, don't do anything stupid.
[the man does not stop and continues to tip toe towards Bennie
Not much of a talker, now don't take another step. I'm warning you, not one more step!
[the man doesn't spot a trip wire. He hits it. The trip wire pulls the trigger on a shotgun, which fires at him. The man is sent flying backwards
I tried to tell you. ...