Monk: Season 7, Episode 2

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

TV Episode  -   -  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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Eric Tavela
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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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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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1st Elderly Woman: She was our niece.
Adrian Monk: Well I'm a former police officer, and I'm afraid we're going to have to borrow your niece, her remains, for a couple of days.
1st Elderly Woman: Borrow her?
Adrian Monk: Yes we're going to have to do some toxicology tests. Don't worry we do it all the time.
[takes flowers off the top of the coffin]
Adrian Monk: We're going to cut her open, a little bit, and cut out a small piece of her liver, and her stomach, and uh, a tiny, nearly imperceptible bit of fluid from her eyeball. Like on TV. Who likes TV?
1st Elderly Woman: But why?
Adrian Monk: The fact ...
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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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