Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk and the Blackout 

A blackout puts half of San Francisco in the dark for a few minutes. When the police discover it wasn't an accident, Monk gets involved to try and figure out why.


Michael Zinberg


Andy Breckman (created by), Daniel Dratch | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Bitty Schram ... Sharona Fleming
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Stottlemeyer
Judge Reinhold ... Alby Drake
Alicia Coppola ... Michelle Rivas
Todd Stashwick ... Gene Edelson
Kane Ritchotte ... Benjy Fleming
Stacy Michelle Stacy Michelle ... Herself
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Kroger
Joan Blair ... Rita
John O'Brien ... Maitre'd
Scott Peat ... Construction Foreman
Timothy Thomas Brown ... Company Forman


When the power goes out for a few moments. The authorities get a letter from the one claiming responsibility, a radical who supposedly died a few years ago. Monk goes to the power plant to investigate and catches the eye of the P.R. woman. She asks him out and when they go to where she chose to take them his phobias become a problem. Later a former associate of the radical after being visited by the police calls someone and threatens to go to the police cause someone was hurt because of the blackout. Later he's killed. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

9 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


A number of topics can be seen on the stacks of index cards Monk prepares for his telephone conversation with Michelle from the power plant, including: investigation, where from?, thinking about you, history, English lit, biology, organic produce, reality television, travel: US, travel: Europe, 2004 compact sedans, 2004 film festivals, and, of course, Trudy. See more »


Near the end when Sharona is trying to call the police she hears the "fast busy" signal and says the line is dead. A dead line would be quiet. See more »


[During the blackout, Monk has been stalking Brenner through his apartment, wearing night-vision goggles. When the lights come back, Monk doesn't realize it]
Adrian Monk: Maybe... I'm a ghost... Oooooo...
[Brenner approaches him head-on with a knife]
Adrian Monk: ...You can see me, can't you?
Winston Brenner: Yeah.
Adrian Monk: The lights are back, aren't they?
Winston Brenner: Yep.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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the moron goes on a date
3 January 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

As usual, the moron tries way too hard to be funny and ends up looking even dumber ... he goes out with an erudite female power plant manager and ends up losing it in the elevator when the power goes off ... the woman was really pissed to learn how stupid the moron really was ....

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