Monk - Season 5, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Monk and the Leper


Episode Info

Reported killed in an hot air balloon accident, reclusive millionaire Derek Bronson (Stephen Bogardus) seemingly returns from the dead to hire Monk (Tony Shalhoub) for a special assignment. The fact that Bronson is suffering from leprosy would normally be enough to send Monk scurrying in the opposite direction, but he is shamed into taking the job by his more tolerant caregiver Natalie (Taylor Howard). Here's the deal: Bronson had initially been willing to remain "dead", but now he wants Monk to deliver proof that he's still alive so that Mrs. Bronson (Sarah Brown) will not be cheated out of her husband's estate by some scheming relatives. Well, it's a good story, but it's not quite true--and without revealing any more of the plot, it can be noted that a pivotal scene articulates the old vaudeville catchphrase "Don't shoot--I'm only the piano player."


Tony Shalhoub
as Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard
as Natalie Teeger
Ted Levine
as Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
Jason Gray-Stanford
as Lt. Randall Disher
Emmy Clarke
as Julie Teeger
Stephen Bogardus
as Derek Bronson
Ann Gee Byrd
as Mrs. Kennedy
Sarah Brown
as Mandy Bronson
Paul Blackthorne
as Dr. Polanski
Geoffrey Wade
as Mandy's Lawyer
Anne Gee Byrd
as Mrs. Kennedy
Katie Ward
as Receptionist
Timothy Davis-Reed
as Nephew's Lawyer
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