Monk: Season 4 (2005 - 2006)


Season 4
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Air date: Jul 8, 2005

Season Four of Monk begins as obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) seemingly meets his match in the form of private eye Marty Eels (Jason Alexander), whose disheveled appearance and careless manner evidently masks a keen analytical mind. Both Monk and Eels are working on robbery-murder at a jewelry store, and Monk is none too pleased that his rival is continually two steps ahead of him in uncovering evidence and arriving at the right conclusions--in fact, Eels' skills are something short of miraculous! Eventually, Monk discovers that Eels has been cheating all along with the help of his mother (!)...and it is a suddenly humbled and contrite Marty Eels who begs Monk's help when his duplicity puts his mom in harm's way.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2005

John Turturro returns in the role of Ambrose Monk, the agoraphobic older brother of obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub). In the middle of a murder investigation, Monk is summoned to Ambrose's home for a possible reunion with the boys' long-lost father. Upon arrival, Monk is hit squarely between the eyes with another mystery, this one involving a Halloween trick-or-treater who resorts to violence to get something more than candy. Ingredients essential to the action are a dead pigeon, a poisoned chocolate bar, and a real-life Frankenstein monster!

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Air date: Jul 22, 2005

While Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is in bed with the flu, Natalie (Traylor Howard) takes it upon herself to solve the murder of a pizza deliveryman. First off, she finds that the man killed is not man she thought he was. Next, she turns burglar to harvest a few likely clues, only to discover that a sinister figure has been watching her every move. And finally, she is taken hostage by the chief suspect in the case that Monk had been working on before he fell ill. As so often happens on Monk, two seemingly unrelated homicides are inextricably linked--but Natalie may not live long enough to find this out.

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Air date: Jul 29, 2005

To investigate the murder of a parking-garage attendant and the seemingly unmotivated assault on stock analyst Warren Kemp (Eddie McClintock), Monk (Tony Shalhoub) goes undercover as a temporary office worker. As the days wear on, he finds he enjoys his work regimen and the company of fellow worker Abby (Jennifer Hall), but he's less fond of the fiercely competitive Chilton Handy (Christopher Neiman), who emerges as the chief suspect. Meanwhile, Natalie (Traylor Howard) begins to feel left out of things as Monk pals around with his new coworkers and even participates in an office bowling tournament--but this doesn't prevent Natalie from stumbling upon the clue that solve the mystery.

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Air date: Aug 5, 2005

Accompanied by Natalie (Traylor Howard), Monk (Tony Shalhoub) goes on his annual pilgrimage to wine country, there to check in at the same bed and breakfast where he and his late wife Trudy spent their honeymoon. But this sentimental journey is interrupted by an obnoxious guest named Larry Zwibell (Daniel Roebuck), and by Monk's uncharacteristic display of drunkenness. Upon sobering up, Monk is amazed to learn that no one else has seen the intrusive Mr. Zwibell; indeed, it is highly likely that the man never existed! As it turns out, this little mystery is interwoven with a murder in which the victim was a mob accountant (Larry Clarke)--and inevitably, Monk must put his vacation on hold to solve both cases (but not before getting drunk a second time!)

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Air date: Aug 12, 2005

Can it be that Monk's beloved wife Trudy, reportedly killed by a bomb blast in 1997, is still alive? That's what Valerie (Traylor Howard) thinks when she sees a woman (Melora Hardin) who not only looks like Trudy, but is also overheard admitting that she faked her own death to save her family from the vengeance of the extremist group which may have ordered the bombing. Naturally, Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is exultant over this news, but Valerie suspects that something is terribly, terribly wrong here--and her suspicions are apparently confirmed when "Trudy" is seen lingering around the body of a murdered man named Ellinghouse (Harve Presnell).

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Air date: Aug 19, 2005

Natalie (Traylor Howard) and Lt. Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) attend the wedding of her brother Jonathan (Robert P. Benedict)--an event that is anything but festive for Natalie, since she has been long on the outs with her wealthy and highly judgmental parents. Soon, however, Natalie has a lot more to worry about than family friction when Disher is seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident. Arriving on the scene, Monk (Tony Shalhoub) begins questioning all the guests, despite his discomfort over the possibility that one of Natalie's relatives--or even Theresa (Ashley Williams), the bride-to-be--is a potential murderer. Just before the case is solved, a hostage crisis breaks out during the cutting of the wedding cake!

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Air date: Aug 26, 2005

Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is unexpectedly reunited with Sherry Judd (Donna Bullock), on whom he'd harbored a hopeless crush in his junior high school days. But it's hardly a happy reunion: Someone has murdered Sherry's housekeeper and defaced a valuable painting of her grandmother. As Monk investigates the case on Sherry's behalf, he repeatedly recalls incidents from his troubled childhood, incidents which seem to be paralleled by current events involving Sherry's ex-husband Michael Norfleet (David Hunt)--who of course had been Monk's principal rival for Sherry's affections back in the day. The story reaches its startling climax when a hitherto unsuspected third party--yet another of Sherry's childhood sweethearts--makes himself known. Grant Rosenmeyer is seen as the younger Adrian Monk.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2005

Monk interrupts its fourth-season schedule to offer this special Christmas episode, in which Monk (Tony Shalhoub) and his friends agree to anonymously exchange "Secret Santa" presents at the annual police department Christmas party. One such present is quite a surprise for Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine)--a bottle of poisoned wine intended for him but delivered by mistake to another detective, who promptly drops dead! Stottlemeyer is convinced that his would-be murderer is vengeance-driven Frank Prager (Gill Gayle), who had earlier taken some shots at the Captain outside a bar. But after a thorough investigation, Monk can't help but feel that Prager is innocent...and that maybe the "accidental" murder victim was the real target all along!

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Air date: Jan 13, 2006

His characteristic nitpicking over the condition of his shirts leads Monk (Tony Shalhoub) to a young man named Pablo Ortiz (Alejandro Chaban), who has been jailed for the murder of fashion model Clea Vance. Believing Pablo to be innocent, Monk makes a foray into the world of high fashion, where he meets egotistical designer Julian Hodge (Malcolm McDowell). A second murder convinces Monk that Hodge is the guilty party--but before he can close in on the culprit, Monk must overcome his disgust at the sight of superthin supermodels forcing themselves to throw up just before marching down the runway!

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In Season 4, Tony Shalhoub returns as the obsessive-compulsive private detective Adrian Monk, who assists the Homicide Division of the San Francisco Police Department and hunts for his wife's murderer. His cases involve the disappearance of a man who does not exist, solving a murder for his childhood crush, the world of high fashion and a bout of amnesia. His assistant, Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard), continues to help prevent his OCPD and 312 phobias from hindering his investigations...at least not too much. Guest stars this season include Jason Alexander, Michael Dempsey, Fred Stoller, Michael Shalhoub, Ariel Winter and Laurie Metcalf, in an Emmy-nominated performance.

Cast & Crew

Tony Shalhoub
Adrian Monk
Ted Levine
Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
Traylor Howard
Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford
Lt. Randall Disher
Misha Collins
Michael Karpov
Mini Anden
Natasia Zorelle
Dana Ivey
Mrs. Eels
Emmy Clarke
Julie Teeger
Susan Ruttan
Mrs. Ledsky
Stanley Kamel
Dr. Charles Kroger
Gregg Daniel
Truck Driver
Bob Jesser
Armored Car Driver
Chet Grissom
First Detective
Robert Catrini
Teddy Mulligan - Informant
Aaron Lustig
Prosecutor Fox
Morgana Davis
Female Paramedic
Keith Oney
Local Mechanic
Rose Abdoo
Mrs. Monk
Karl T. Wright
Principal Thicket
Joe Toplyn
Writer
Hy Conrad
Writer
Jack Bernstein
Writer
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