Following the death of his beloved psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Kroger, from a sudden heart attack, Monk decides to buy a house to get away from the neighbor girl, who constantly plays a Chopin prelude on the piano that reminds him too much of Dr. Kroger. The house he purchases is that of Joseph Moody, an elderly man who died recently in what the police presumed was an accident in which he fell down a flight of stairs. Needing help with a minor repair, Monk hires "Honest" Jake Phillips, a handyman who is everything but handy or honest. While learning that the house could literally be a "money pit," Monk discovers that the former owner's death was no accident, but discovers the truth too late, putting himself, and Natalie, in grave danger. Monk decides it's time to try out a new psychiatrist. Written by
Lynne Boris Johnston
Did You Know?
It is revealed that Dr. Charles Kroger died of a heart attack. Stanley Kamel
really did die of a heart attack in April. This episode was dedicated to his memory. See more
When Monk, Natalie, Stottlemeyer and Disher arrive at Cassie Drake's house, Cassie's car is parked outside the entrance to the patio. However, after Stottlemeyer orders for Cassie's death to be phoned in, the scene cuts to a shot of a medical examiner's van double-parking next to two police cars. The marked cruiser on the left is parked in the same place that Cassie's car was. Did they have the car towed? See more
[Monk shows Jake and Ramone a piece of wallpaper that was lodged in Joseph Moody's wheelchair
'Honest' Jake Phillips
So you just put that together? Just like that? Fantastic.
[pulls a prescription out of the back of the wheelchair
Tributeral. This is the medication she said made him disoriented.
[He hands it to Natalie
It's never been opened. You think she killed him?
She lied about it. There's gotta be a reason.
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In Memory of Stanley Kamel See more
Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7
Written by Frédéric Chopin
(as 'Frederic Francois Chopin')
Played by the piano girl See more