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Monk: Mr. Monk and the Candidate (2)

The police finally got a lead on the would-be assassin, but he manages to escape, in part because of Monk's fear of heights. Sharona then convinces the deputy mayor to let Monk continue his investigation despite the objections from Captain Stottlemeyer.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: T1100B
Airdate: Friday July 12th, 2002
Network: USA Network

Director: Dean Parisot
Writer: Andy Breckman

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Kane Ritchotte
As Benjy Fleming
Michael Hogan (1)
As Warren St. Claire
Ben Bass
As Gavin Lloyd
Rob LaBelle
As Sheldon Burger
Vincent Gale
As Jesse Goodman
Gail O'Grady
As Miranda St. Claire
Stanley Kamel
As Dr. Charles Kroger

Co-Guest Stars
Fred Ewanuick
As Jake
Shawn Reis
As Ian Sykes
Edmond Wong
As Cop at Kindergarten
Alexis Ioannidis
As Elevator Girl (as Alexis)
Dax Belanger (1)
As Second Cop
Esme Lambert
As Angry Old Lady
Stellina Rusich
As Trudy (Trudy Anne Monk)
Carmen Aguirre
As Uniform Cop
Ray Galletti
As Cop at Rally
Doris Chillcott
As Jason's Mother
Michelle Addison
As Nicole Vasques
Dean Marshall
As Cop in Lobby
John Sampson
As Jason Rondstadt
Guyle Fraizer
As Detective

Janet Wright
As Bonnie
Mary Black
As Mrs. Street
Main Cast
Tony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Bitty Schram
As Sharona Fleming
Jason Gray-Stanford
As Lt. Randall Disher
Ted Levine
As Captain Leland Stottlemeyer


Deacon informs Stottlemeyer that the officers found Jake's hat lodged beneath the seat in his wrecked car, and it has the volunteer list that Monk said would be there. Nicole Vasques' name is on it, and she didn't come up initially because she was a part-time volunteer who quit two months earlier. A depressed Stottlemeyer wonders how he can miss the things that Monk sees, but Deacon tells him that he's a better officer, and a better man, than Monk is. Stottlemeyer thanks him, but tells him they need to bring Monk back in on the case. Deacon informs him that Sharona quit and Monk has gone missing...

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Episode Notes
This episode is the second half of the pilot movie. Lt. Disher is still being referred as Lt. Deacon.

Episode Quotes
Deacon: So Monk was right. There is a connection.
Stottlemeyer: How does he do it? I...I have two eyes, I see everything that he sees, but... I...I don't see what he sees.

Stottlemeyer: Sharona quit? You mean Monk's alone? Out there in public?

Sheldon Burger: Wow. These are really good. Did you make these?
Sharona: They're Oreos, Sheldon.
Sheldon Burger: They are?
Benjy: They say Oreos on them.
Sheldon Burger: Oh, yeah.

Adrian: That was our song.
Sharona: I'm sure she heard you.
Adrian: I don't see how. She's been dead for four years.

Sharona: How's it feel, always being right?
Adrian: Terrible.

Adrian: So you ever gonna tell me what kind of dancing you did in Atlantic City?
Sharona: Ballroom.
Adrian: Really?

Adrian: Unless I'm wrong, which, you know, I'm not, you were in Chicago.

Stottlemeyer: Who does she think she is?
Adrian: I don't know. Lois Lane.

Episode Goofs
In the scene where Monk and Sharona visit Trudy's grave, the shadow figure of a man can be seen kneeling behind another grave stone. He was a crew member and not an extra.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerAndy Breckman  |  David Hoberman
ProducerJane Bartelme  |  Tony Shalhoub
Associate ProducerJudith Craig Marlin
Production DesignerTony Devenyi
EditorJoe D'Augustine
CastingJason L. Wood
Unit Production ManagerLope Yap, Jr.
First Assistant DirectorLee Knippelberg  |  Annie Spiegelman
Second Assistant DirectorCaroline Battista  |  Sharon Gerhard
Music EditorHelena Lea
Costume DesignerTish Monaghan
HairstylistAngelina P. Cameron
Make-upFaye von Schroeder
Key GripMichael McLellan  |  Dave Childers
Camera OperatorTrig Singer  |  Mickey Freeman (2)
Set DecoratorGeorge Zimninsky
Location ManagerDennis Swartman  |  Gail Stempler
Transportation CoordinatorRon James (2)  |  David Pappas
Property MasterPhil Gough
Construction CoordinatorJim Davie
Script SupervisorPortia Belmont  |  Peggy Geary
Production CoordinatorJulia Neville  |  Fran Massimino
Assistant EditorAndrew Seklir
Supervising Sound EditorPeter Austin (1)
Re-Recording MixerJoe Earle
GafferPeter Capadouca  |  Frank Strzalkowski
Director of PhotographyJerzy Zielinski
Stunt CoordinatorJ.J. Makaro  |  Rocky Capella
Art DirectorMichael Diner
Production ManagementJim Rowe
Sound MixerWilliam Butler (4)
Third Assistant DirectorShelby Johnstone
Boom OperatorMartin Mitchell
Main Title ThemeGrant Geissman  |  Jeff Beal
Production AccountantReva Clavier  |  Joyce Quan
Transportation CaptainTony Johnson
WardrobeIleane Meltzer
Assistant To The DirectorTanja Balic
Assistant To The Executive ProducerKim Meade
Assistant Costume DesignerKarin Nosella
Special Effects CoordinatorJoel Whist
Dolly GripJohn Brown (5)  |  Michael Iwan
Sound Effects EditorKen Johnson (4)
Second Assistant CameraDavid Lourie (2)
"B" Camera OperatorBrian C. Murphy (1)
Canadian CastingLynne Carrow  |  Susan Brouse
1st Camera AssistantBob Findley
Second Assistant "B" CameraMark Gordon (2)
Best Boy ElectricianPaul Bougie
Set SupervisorMichelle Baines
First Assistant "B" CameraMarty Naucler
Best Girl GripShauna Hanna
Supervising Re-recording MixerRick Ash
Warning: Monk season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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