Monk: Season 7, Episode 2

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

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Kloster
Eric Tavela
Linda Kloster
Susan Shalhoub Larkin ...
Michael the Cook
2nd Elderly Woman
1st Detective
Dona Hardy ...
1st Elderly Woman (as Donna Hardy)


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 »


During the stakeout, Natalie starts to take a sip from the lemonade cup with the drink in her left hand. The shot the changes to the other side of the car and Natalie is in the middle of her sip, but the cup is in her right hand. See more »


[Monk, Natalie, Stottlemeyer and Disher have arrived at the airport to question Patrick Kloster]
Lt. Randall Disher: Is he here?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Plane just landed. Whaddaya got?
Lt. Randall Disher: You're not gonna like it. The ME says natural causes; severe cardiac arrest.
Adrian Monk: What?
Lt. Randall Disher: He's already released the body.
Adrian Monk: Wh-What about a complete toxicology workup?
Lt. Randall Disher: He won't do it, Monk. Not without probable cause.
Natalie Teeger: But she was 42 years old!
Adrian Monk: What about the water, the tap water in the bathroom?
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A little mixed up
27 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I am not mistaken, an episode by this title aired July 25. The guest star was David Straitharn, but I see William Atherton listed as the guest star here on IMDb. If I am right, and this episode was the one featuring Straitharn, I will say it was a fun episode very much written in a COLOMBO vein. Monk matches wits with an incredibly egotistical grand chess master whose IQ is higher than Einstein's. While Straitharn is playing chess, live on TV in Vancouver, his wife dies by means unknown (actually, Monk immediately guesses how, but the evidence is missing). We're sure we know Straitharn is the murderer, and so does does Monk. But Monk has a tough time pinning the crime on him. It is a cat and mouse game to the very end, and pretty serious. The final shot is priceless.

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