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

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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 »

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Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: [on the phone] Kevin, it's a restraining order! You issue 30 of them a day! No he hasn't hit her!
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Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Yes, she's still in the house.
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Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Because Adrian Monk told me, that's how I'm sure.
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Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Fine, good. You sleep on it!
[slams the phone down]
Adrian Monk: How did that go?
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: [to a detective in the room] Look, forget about him. Just get a cruiser out there. Park it out front until further notice.
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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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