Natalie is determined to throw a surprise party for Mr. Monk, even though he's certain that she can't do it. Meanwhile, a janitor is killed shortly before a businessman is poisoned. Mr. Monk is distracted during the case, because he's always on the look out for a surprise party being sprung on him, and also obsessed with a new vacuum cleaner! Captain Stottlemeyer finally sees some romance in the form of Virginia Madsen as T. K. Jensen.
Did You Know?
Seven years after this episode aired, Virginia Madsen (T.K. Jensen) would play a character that got involved with the Captain of a different police department in the series "Elementary". In "Monk" her character gets involved with SFPD police "CaptIan Leland Stottlemeyer" and in "Elementary" her character gets involved with NYPD police Captain "Thomas Gregson". See more
Dr. Z says that sodium fluoroacetate is so "fast-acting" that it can kill within 10 seconds. In reality, the compound can cause symptoms within 30-60 minutes of ingestion. See more
If you buy me something, then I have to pretend to like it. And then I have to remember to thank you, and then I have to return it, and it's a nightmare. It's a nightmare!
References Royal Wedding