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MR. MONK AND THE BULLY (#714)
EPISODE PREMIERE: February 6, 2009
When a childhood bully who terrorized Monk hires the detective to trail his wife, whom he suspects of infidelity, Monk relishes the opportunity to prove him right — and things get even sweeter when the bully is accused of murder.
Roderick Brody, a man who used to bully Monk when they were kids, hires Monk to follow his wife Marilyn, whom Roderick suspects of infidelity. Monk agrees to take the case in the hope that Marilyn is in fact cheating, so that Monk can have the pleasure of breaking the bad news to the man who tormented him as a child.
The next day, Monk spots Marilyn in a bar with a man named Douglas Fendle. Monk shows some sloppily taken photographs of Marilyn and Fendle to Roderick, but the old bully is unconvinced. In fact, Roderick explains that he has a newfound trust in his wife and insists that Monk drop the case.