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
Did You Know?
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 needs to enter the chess tournament to confront Kloster
All right, wait here.
[She approaches one of the teenaged contestants and begins talking to him
What's she doing?
Well, she's good at it...