Monk (2002)

8 mistakes in Mr. Monk and the Genius

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Mr. Monk and the Genius - S7-E2

Plot hole: Kloster's plan of switching the headstones wouldn't have worked because cemeteries keep records of who's buried in which plot. Before exhuming the body, the records would have been checked and someone would have noticed that the name on the headstone and the name in the records didn't match. (He might have broken into the office and changed the records, but it's never brought up, so he likely didn't.)

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Mr. Monk and the Genius - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: As soon as Monk finishes his summation to Patrick Kloster during the funeral parlor scene, he tells Natalie to call Stottlemeyer, and she walks away to get some privacy. Natalie is still in the background, a few feet away, when the two elderly mourners come in and Monk mistakes the woman in the coffin for the murder victim. Natalie is still visible behind the mourners for the first few shots, but then disappears, and suddenly is standing right beside Monk. (00:19:00 - 00:21:00)


Mr. Monk and the Genius - S7-E2

Character mistake: At the beginning when Monk is writing Natalie's check, we see a shot of it, but the I in "nine" isn't dotted. As meticulous as he is, Monk would never leave an I undotted (we've even seen him dot someone else's i) especially since it would bother him.


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Question: Is it ever stated (in-universe or otherwise) if Natalie has a second job, or how she can afford everything, including all her new cars (I've seen her in at least 5 new cars, including an Audi)? She's always complaining she's broke, even after it's revealed she's a Davenport. But she also claims she doesn't take money from them. Plus, she's always trying to get Monk to pay her and/or pay her the full amount she's owed.


Answer: Through the entire show, I don't recall her ever mentioning another job. The two explanations I had for being able to afford those cars, was there might have been a life insurance policy after her husbands death (or Mitch left her quite a bit after he died). The other may have been she had accepted some money from her family willingly or unwillingly asked for it. But in truth, I would imagine it was for product placement in the show. Most shows like Monk tend to keep the characters moderately wealthy or financially healthy, so they can insert products or items for the characters to use. Phones, food items, cars etc.

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Answer: In one of the episodes it shows her going back home and that she came from money. Her parents are wealthy. Maybe that is the answer.

But in the show after it's revealed she comes from money, she states she doesn't take money from her parents, despite still visiting them.


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