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MR. MONK'S OTHER BROTHER (#710)
EPISODE PREMIERE: January 9, 2009
When Monk's delinquent half-brother, Jack Jr., escapes from prison and breaks into Monk's apartment, he manipulates Monk into helping him find the person he claims framed him for murder.
Itís morning, and Monk is alone in his apartment, making breakfast and watching the news. A story comes on the television about a convict who escaped from a local correctional facility the previous night, killing a woman in the process. Then, Monk hears a noise. Thereís someone in Monkís apartment! Monk confronts the intruder, who turns out to be the recently escaped fugitive. Monk wants to call the police, but the fugitive begs Monk for mercy, claiming to be Monkís half-brother, Jack Monk, Jr. Monk agrees not to alert the authorities until hearing Jackís story.
Jack was serving a long prison sentence for selling stolen cars, and decided to escape. He dug his way out of his cell, crawled through a sewer, and emerged in the prisonís parking lot in the middle of the night. He saw what appeared to be an abandoned car, but was shocked to find the dead body of a well-liked prison social worker named Lindsay Bishop. He tried calling 911, but before he could, a guard opened fire from a watchtower, and Jack ran for his life.