Monk is bored. Dr. Kroeger suggests he find a hobby. Monk is called by Stottlemeyer to investigate a man who was killed while trying to break into a junkyard. The owner has no idea why the guy broke into the yard. Natalie suggests he try painting and the owner says he has all the materials he needs. So Monk tries but doesn't exactly do a good job. But a Russian shows up and buys the painting he did and is willing to buy any others he does. Monk learns that the owner of the junkyard was killed. Stottlemeyer learns the only thing taken was part of his log book so they find the guy who works for him to find out what was in the missing pages. And the Russian again buys Monk's paintings and Monk can't help but notice something odd about him.
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When Petya Lovak runs outside Natalie's house and leaps down from her porch to try and stop Monk from burning the paint canvases, Petya yells, "They are worth a fortune!" But his mouth doesn't move. See more
[Monk paints in Natalie's living room. He has literally cleared out her whole house. Natalie comes through the front door, and notices her stuff missing
Mr. Monk, where is my stuff?
Well, what if it rains?
Then your things will get wet. Art requires a little sacrifice.
[notices that her curtains are missing as well
What? And my curtains?
I need the light! Eastern light! C'est finis!