Monk - Season 5, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Monk and the Big Game


Episode Info

Everyone is thrown for a loop (or is it a hoop?) when Lynn Hayden (Samantha Smith), Julie Teeger's much-admired high school basketball coach, dies in what seems to be a freak accident with a hair dryer. Monk (Tony Shalhoub) of course suspects murder, but this seems unlikely since Lynn apparently had no enemies. To get to the truth, Monk signs up as assistant to the school's interim coach, who happens to be Julie's mom (and Monk's caregiver) Natalie (Traylor Howard). Amidst a great deal of personal agony over having to actually stoop to physical exertion (and in a sweaty, smelly high school gym to boot) Monk uncovers a link between Lynn's demise and a recent forest fire--to say nothing of a similarly suspicious death at a country club three years before.


Tony Shalhoub
as Adrian Monk
Esteban Powell
as Aaron Hayden
Ted Levine
as Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
Samantha Smith
as Lynn Hayden
Hayley Chase
as Emily C.
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Lt. Randall Disher
Traylor Howard
as Natalie Teeger
Molly McCook
as Emily J.
Emmy Clarke
as Julie Teeger
Jazz Raycole
as Kimberly
Jane Hajduk
as Attractive Mom
Jim O'Heir
as Park Ranger
Judith Scott
as Principal Franklin
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