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?
In the teaser, before being killed, Joseph Moody rambles about how he once had a neighbor whose surname was Nabors. Doug Nabors was credited in the opening and was one of the long-time co-producers of the series. 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 has moved into Joseph Moody's house and is showing Natalie around. Natalie moves her hand along the stair wall
Oh, I love all the woodwork.
Hey, don't touch that.
What, wet paint?
No, just don't touch it.
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