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The One Where Monk Is Right

by admin September 25, 2005
Monk: “Mr. Monk and the Earthquake”

Darryl forces Sharona to her apartment door, as he explains that he was trying to get to the answering machine before she heard the message. Just then Mrs. Dead Guy shows up for no reason but that Sharona can call her a heartless bitch, and so that both accomplices can be in the same room. "Open the bloody door," Darryl snaps at Sharona.

Monk's giving directions to his cab driver. "Jehd squak. Kyriah tomen hahf." Alas, the cabdriver is a native English speaker who's trying to identify the language Monk's speaking. "Korean? Chinese?" I'd rather see a cheerful foreigner attempting to respond to Monk in fourteen or fifteen different languages. Or, better yet, understanding him completely and responding in kind, to Monk's total confusion. Ah, well. "Ndeelyeh frush commedyne!" Monk interrupts urgently. "Veen roe trau!" he says, urgently gesturing to turn left. The cabbie goes into a xenophobic rant about non-English-speaking immigrants as Monk keeps repeating, "Veen roe trau!" over and over.

Sharona has let the killers into her apartment, which isn't in too terrible shape, aside from the giant, gaping crack running the width of the ceiling in the front room, with a light fixture hanging precariously in the center. Darryl's less interested in the damage and more interested in getting the tape out of her machine, until Sharona tells him it's digital and Mrs. Dead Guy -- now pointing a gun at Sharona that she took out of her purse -- tells him to take the whole thing. Darryl pretends to wonder what they're going to do with Sharona. Mrs. Dead Guy hands him the gun, and they bicker about blood going everywhere while Sharona looks up at the light fixture dangling from the cracked ceiling. Mrs. Dead Guy asks who will see blood in the mess, and Darryl insists, "Monk will! Monk notices everything. He's a damn freak." Sharona takes advantage of the distraction to vault up onto the coffee table and grab the light fixture, bringing huge chunks of plaster crashing down on all three of them. They fall to the floor beneath the collapsing ceiling. Which is disappointing to me, because I'd much rather see Sharona swinging helplessly back and forth from a totally intact ceiling while they shoot at her at their leisure. That would crack my shit up.

Monk hops out of his cab at Sharona's place and almost forgets to pay the cabbie in his rush to get out. But then he pulls out his wallet and hands over a bill (which I'm surprised he's willing to handle), saying, "Keep the change." "So you can talk," the cabbie grumbles. "Bilingual sons of bitches." Kind of a shame that the gibberish is over. Tony Shalhoub really pulled it off quite articulately. Plus it was also some of the best dialogue of the episode.

Sharona is the first to rise from the wreckage of her ceiling, but her escape is cut short when Darryl grabs her and backhands her across the face. Monk rushes in and tries to pull him off, but only gets efficiently smacked down for his trouble. Darryl flings Sharona onto Benjy's bed and whips his stolen steak knife out so she can get a good look at it while he smirks at her.

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The One Where Monk Is Right

by admin September 25, 2005
Monk: “Mr. Monk and the Earthquake”

Darryl forces Sharona to her apartment door, as he explains that he was trying to get to the answering machine before she heard the message. Just then Mrs. Dead Guy shows up for no reason but that Sharona can call her a heartless bitch, and so that both accomplices can be in the same room. "Open the bloody door," Darryl snaps at Sharona.

Monk's giving directions to his cab driver. "Jehd squak. Kyriah tomen hahf." Alas, the cabdriver is a native English speaker who's trying to identify the language Monk's speaking. "Korean? Chinese?" I'd rather see a cheerful foreigner attempting to respond to Monk in fourteen or fifteen different languages. Or, better yet, understanding him completely and responding in kind, to Monk's total confusion. Ah, well. "Ndeelyeh frush commedyne!" Monk interrupts urgently. "Veen roe trau!" he says, urgently gesturing to turn left. The cabbie goes into a xenophobic rant about non-English-speaking immigrants as Monk keeps repeating, "Veen roe trau!" over and over.

Sharona has let the killers into her apartment, which isn't in too terrible shape, aside from the giant, gaping crack running the width of the ceiling in the front room, with a light fixture hanging precariously in the center. Darryl's less interested in the damage and more interested in getting the tape out of her machine, until Sharona tells him it's digital and Mrs. Dead Guy -- now pointing a gun at Sharona that she took out of her purse -- tells him to take the whole thing. Darryl pretends to wonder what they're going to do with Sharona. Mrs. Dead Guy hands him the gun, and they bicker about blood going everywhere while Sharona looks up at the light fixture dangling from the cracked ceiling. Mrs. Dead Guy asks who will see blood in the mess, and Darryl insists, "Monk will! Monk notices everything. He's a damn freak." Sharona takes advantage of the distraction to vault up onto the coffee table and grab the light fixture, bringing huge chunks of plaster crashing down on all three of them. They fall to the floor beneath the collapsing ceiling. Which is disappointing to me, because I'd much rather see Sharona swinging helplessly back and forth from a totally intact ceiling while they shoot at her at their leisure. That would crack my shit up.

Monk hops out of his cab at Sharona's place and almost forgets to pay the cabbie in his rush to get out. But then he pulls out his wallet and hands over a bill (which I'm surprised he's willing to handle), saying, "Keep the change." "So you can talk," the cabbie grumbles. "Bilingual sons of bitches." Kind of a shame that the gibberish is over. Tony Shalhoub really pulled it off quite articulately. Plus it was also some of the best dialogue of the episode.

Sharona is the first to rise from the wreckage of her ceiling, but her escape is cut short when Darryl grabs her and backhands her across the face. Monk rushes in and tries to pull him off, but only gets efficiently smacked down for his trouble. Darryl flings Sharona onto Benjy's bed and whips his stolen steak knife out so she can get a good look at it while he smirks at her.

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