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MR. MONK AND SHARONA (#813)
EPISODE PREMIERE: October 23, 2009
When Sharona returns to San Francisco to handle legal issues related to an uncle's death, Monk suspects foul play and is torn between the differing styles of Sharona and Natalie.
Monk is cleaning his apartment when his vacuum cleaner gets jammed. In the process of fixing the vacuum, he gets a cloud of dust in his face. He panics and calls for Natalie. When the dust clears, Monk is shocked to find that someone has responded to his calls, but it’s not Natalie. It’s Sharona!
Natalie arrives. Monk reacts like a spouse caught cheating, but Natalie and Sharona are happy to meet each other. It turns out that Sharona’s in town to sue a country club over the untimely death of her uncle Howie, who fell down some stairs on the club’s golf course. The good relations between Natalie and Sharona end, however, when Natalie discovers that Monk paid Sharona more than he pays her.
The country club offers Sharona a huge settlement, but Monk examines the pictures from her uncle’s “accidental” death and finds something amiss. Sharona, who barely knew her uncle, doesn’t want Monk to discover anything that could jeopardize her monetary windfall, and begs Monk not to investigate, but it’s no use. Sharona reluctantly joins Monk and Natalie as they go to the golf course to look around.