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MR. MONK FIGHTS CITY HALL (#716)
EPISODE PREMIERE: February 20, 2008
When the parking garage where Monk's wife was killed is set for demolition, Monk intervenes ó but soon finds himself investigating the disappearance of a city official key to preserving the garage.
Itís demolition day for a parking garage in downtown San Francisco. The city is planning to build a new playground on the site, and the whole community is happy except for Adrian Monk, whoís chained himself to one of the garageís concrete posts in protest. Eileen Hill, a city councilwoman who led the effort to demolish the garage, approaches Monk, who explains that for him, the garage is a sacred place since his wife, Trudy, was killed there. The councilwoman agrees to halt the demolition pending a new vote on the matter, and Monk rejoices.
Days later, Monk is called to a murder scene. Two German tourists have been killed on an isolated pier. Monk tries to focus on the case, but the new City Council vote on the garage demolition is happening later that day, and Monk canít wait to get there. Despite his lack of concentration, Monk is able to deduce that the tourists were not killed for money, but for something they witnessed.