Monk is smitten with an attractive former dancer and when she's accused of murder, he agrees to help her, even though all the evidence points to her, and continues searching--even after she confesses to the crime.
Did You Know?
The Eastern European land Zemenia, where Leyla and the butcher are supposed to come from, does not exist. The language Leyla is speaking sometimes is Polish. The Zemenian flag you can see in some scenes is patterned on the flag of Croatia but in other colors and with some little modifications. Additionally, the symbol on Leyla's hat pin and box contains the Ukrainian national symbol. The Zemenian language Mr. Monk is trying to speak (with the dictionary) is an invented language. See more
When Leila comes to visit Monk, she is offered a seat on a couch with two striped brown pillows. First sitting down, the stripes on the left pillow are vertical, and horizontal on the right pillow. The shot changes to Monk, and then back to Leila, and both of the striped pillows are vertical. The position of the pillows change several times in the scene. See more
[Randy has been speculating on who the suspect is based on a charm bracelet
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
If the suspect is a dancer, zoo-keeper's daughter who makes jewlery I'll resign.
References The Horse Whisperer