David Strathairn plays chess in this episode, and it references chess throughout. In the episode Mr. Monk and the Genius, David Strathairn played a murderous chess master. See more
When Rosen picks up the quarter from the chess table, it's one of the state quarters (Virginia). Assuming Rachel is analyzing the same coin, it's mistakenly switched to an eagle quarter. See more
Dr. Lee Rosen
There are over six billion people on planet Earth. Ordinary folks like you and me. But if you look around carefully, you might find that some of these ordinary folks have extraordinary abilities. I call them Alphas. Some Alphas, like the ones I work with, can do things that would amaze you. Others, the angry, the lost, the afraid, have abilities that, frankly, can be terrifying.
People Don't Understand (Theme Song)
Performed by Trey Lockerbie
Written by Peter Luke Adams
and Erik Kertes See more