Monk: Season 7, Episode 2

Mr. Monk and the Genius (25 Jul. 2008)

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Brilliant chess grandmaster Patrick Kloster's wife Linda Kloster goes to Monk saying that her husband is planning to murder her, and she wants him caught posthumously.

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Monk and Natalie are approached by Linda Kloster, wife of renowned chess grandmaster Patrick Kloster, whom she believes is planning to murder her for the insurance money. Monk makes a promise to her that he won't let Patrick get away with the crime. Subsequently, Linda is found dead of an apparent heart attack in her bedroom, though Monk immediately suspects poisoning. In trying to find evidence to nail Patrick, Monk finds himself facing off against a foe who is much, much smarter and is able to anticipate his every move. Written by dmcreif

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The quote Patrick Kloster tells the reporter to look up is from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See more »

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When Monk, Natalie, Stottlemeyer and Disher first meet Patrick Kloster at the airport, and Patrick shakes Monk's hand, a jet can be seen taking off on the runway, but we don't hear the plane at all. See more »

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Patrick Kloster: This is a funeral home, Mr. Monk. My wife has just passed.
[notices Monk's grin]
Patrick Kloster: I find that grin on your face rather inappropriate.
Adrian Monk: I know how you did it.
Patrick Kloster: You still think I murdered my wife?
Adrian Monk: You set a trap...
Natalie Teeger: ...like the Poison Pawn.
Patrick Kloster: Oh you've been chatting with some chess masters. Good for you.
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Terrific episode
17 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best episodes of the series. The combination of brilliance and arrogance by the villain incites a powerful passion by Monk for his own game. Comparing his willingness to solve the case to his final moments with Trudy is an intelligent touch. The cat and mouse game was exciting, perhaps more so than in any other episode of "Monk". That final clue very cleverly put the cold-blooded murderer in his place.

Although somewhat different from the episode of "Columbo" years earlier in which a chess champion becomes a killer, "Mr. Monk and the Genius" is just as worthy of respect. Neither Columbo nor Monk can do much of anything on a chessboard, yet the triumphant conclusions of both respective episodes emphasize that neither hero needs to be a chess champion in order to come out a winner--good prevailing over evil.

This episode of "Monk" is priceless entertainment.


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