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
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The quote Patrick Kloster tells the reporter to look up is from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See more
When Monk is talking to the two mourners he mistakes as being the victim's aunts, Natalie is in the background behind the two elderly women. The camera angle switches to show Monk, and when it switches back to the mourners, Natalie has vanished from the background, and the next angle change shows her standing a few feet away from Monk. See more
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