A one-man band is a musician who plays a number of instruments using their hands, feet and various mechanical or electronic contraptions. One-man bands often sing while they perform; the simplest type of "one-man band" is a singer accompanying themselves on acoustic guitar and playing a harmonica mounted in a metal "harp rack" below the mouth. This approach is taken by buskers and folk music singer-guitarists. More complicated setups may include wind instruments strapped around the neck, a large bass drum mounted on the musician's back with a beater, connected to a foot pedal, cymbals strapped between the knees or triggered by a pedal mechanism and maracas tied to the limbs, a stringed instrument strapped over the shoulders. Since the development of Musical Instrument Digital Interface in the 1980s, musicians have incorporated chest-mounted MIDI drum pads, foot-mounted electronic drum triggers, electronic pedal keyboards into their set-ups. In the 2000s and 2010s, the availability of affordable digital looping pedals has enabled singer-musicians to record a riff or chord progression and solo or sing over it.
The earliest known records of multiple musical instruments being played at the same time date from the 13th century, were the pipe and tabor. The pipe was a simple three-holed flute; this type of playing can still be heard in England and Spain. An Elizabethan-era woodcut shows a clown playing the tabor. An 1820s watercolour painting shows a one-man band with a rhythm-making stick, panpipes around his neck and a bass drum and tambourine beside him. Henry Mayhew's history of London street life in the 1840s and 1850s described a blind street performer who played bells, the violin and accordions. Guitarist Jim Garner played guitar with his hands and triangle with his feet, Will Blankenship of the Blankenship Family of North Carolina played harmonica and triangle in shows during the 1930s. In the 1940s, entertainer and clown Benny Dougal used a crude "stump fiddle" with a footpedal-operated pair of cymbals. Blues singers such as "Daddy Stovepipe" would sing, play guitar, stomp their feet for rhythm, or used a foot pedal to play bass drum or cymbal.
One of the earliest modern exponents of multiple instruments was Jesse Fuller. Fuller developed a foot-operated bass instrument which he called the "footdella", which had six bass strings which were struck by hammers. In "one-man-band" shows, Fuller would use his "footdella", a footpedal-operated "sock", a homemade neck harness, a 12-string guitar. Fate Norris, of the Skillet Lickers, a hillbilly string band of the 1920s and early 1930s developed a geared mechanical contraption with footpedals that enabled him to play guitar, bass fiddle, fiddle and mouth harp. Joe Barrick, born in Oklahoma in 1922, wanted a way of accompanying himself on fiddle, so he built a contraption with a guitar neck on a board with footpedals to operate the notes. Subsequent versions of this "piatar" had bass guitar and banjo necks and a snare drum which are played by foot-operated hammers. To change notes on the guitar-family instruments, a foot treadle operates a mechanical fretting device. Two notable one-man blues bands active in Memphis in the 1950s were Doctor Ross and Joe Hill Louis, playing guitar and bass drum/high-hat.
The simple guitar and harmonica combination is so common now that it is considered to be a one-man band. British-born Don Partridge made the classic one-man band outfit famous in the streets of Europe, was an early busker to enter the Top Ten of the UK Singles Chart, with his hit singles "Rosie" and "Blue Eyes" in 1968. Modern one-man bands include such performers as Ben de la Garza, Hasil Adkins and Sterling Magee, better known as "Mister Satan," from Satan and Adam. "The one-man band exists, in all its uniqueness and independence, as a most elusive yet persistent musical tradition. As a category of musicianship it transcends cultural and geographic boundaries, spans stylistic limits, defies conventional notions of technique and instrumentation. Defined as a single musician playing more than one instrument at the same time, it is an ensemble limited only by the mechanical capabilities and imaginative inventiveness of its creator, despite its accepted status as an isolated novelty, it is a phenomenon with some identifiable historical continuity."
The term "one-man band" is colloquially used to describe a performer who plays every instrument on a recorded song one at a time, mixes them together in a multitrack studio. While this approach to recording is more common in electronica genres such as techno and acid house than traditional rock music, some rock performers such as Joe Hill Louis, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Paul McCartney, Kabir Suman, Dave Edmunds, John Fogerty, Emitt Rhodes, Todd Rundgren, Steve Winwood, Roy Wood, Nik Kershaw, Les Fradkin have made records in which they play every instrument. Mike Oldfield was noted for using this recording technique during the recording of his 1973 album Tubular Bells. Other examples of a one-man band in the recording studio are Dave Grohl for the first studio album by the Foo Fighters, Trent Reznor for Nine Inch Nails, jazz piano player Keith Jarrett for his album No End, Peter Tagtgren for Pain, Chris Carrabba for the
Monk (season 2)
The second season of Monk aired in the United States on USA Network from June 20, 2003, to March 5, 2004. It consisted of 16 episodes. Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Ted Levine, Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. A DVD of the season was released on January 11, 2005. Andy Breckman continued his tenure as show runner. Executive producers for the season included David Hoberman. Universal Network Television was the primary production company backing the show; the instrumental theme was replaced by "It's a Jungle Out There" by Randy Newman. The song received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, making Monk the first show to win the award twice. Directors for the season included Randall Zisk, Jerry Levine, Michael Zinberg. Writers for the season included David Breckman, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Hy Conrad, Daniel Dratch, Michael Angeli, Tom Scharpling, Joe Toplyn, Andy Breckman. All of the main cast from the first season returned, including Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, the "defective detective."
Bitty Schram appeared as Monk's forceful nurse and assistant. Ted Levine starred as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer of the SFPD, Jason Gray-Stanford returned as the oblivious but lovable Lieutenant Randall "Randy" Disher; the character of Benjy Fleming returned to the original actor, Kane Ritchotte, Stanley Kamel returned as Monk's psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Kroger. Guest stars for the season included Glenne Headly in two episodes as Karen Stottlemeyer, Leland's wife, Jarrad Paul as Monk's annoying upstairs neighbor, Kevin Dorfman. John Turturro guest starred as Monk's agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, a role that would win him an Emmy. Tim Curry took over the role of Dale the Whale, portrayed by Adam Arkin in "Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale"; the part of Trudy Monk, Monk's deceased wife, was played again by Stellina Rusich but after a recast Melora Hardin replaced her for the role. Amy Sedaris reprised her role as Gail Fleming, Sarah Silverman made her debut as Monk's biggest fan, Marci Maven. Additional guest stars included Corbin Allred, Kathy Baker, Danny Bonaduce, Bobby Brewer, Pat Crawford Brown, Betty Buckley, Billy Burke, Brooke Burke, Nestor Carbonell, Jane Carr, Rosalind Chao, Gary Cole, John Cothran, Jr. Lolita Davidovich, Rachel Dratch, Chad Donella, Sonya Eddy, Edward Edwards, Bill Erwin, Kurt Fuller, Melissa George, Lola Glaudini, Daniel Goddard, Currie Graham, Frank John Hughes, Kathryn Joosten, Leslie Jordan, Michelle Krusiec, Shishir Kurup, Jerry Levine, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Lyons, Fay Masterson, James C.
Mathis III, Holt McCallany, Andrew McCarthy, Steve Monroe, Jim Moret, David Norona, Tony Plana, Jenni Pulos, David Rasche, Jake Richardson, Rene Rivera, Michael Shalhoub, Michael B. Silver, Josh Stamberg, Lauren Tom, Danny Trejo, Marcelo Tubert, Marc Vann, Ilia Volok, Christopher Wiehl, Rainn Wilson, Matt Winston. A listed next to a viewership number indicates the number of household viewers; these are only used. Outstanding Actor – Comedy Series Outstanding Casting – Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Series Best Actress – Musical or Comedy Series Best Series – Musical or Comedy Outstanding Actor – Comedy Series
Mr. Monk and the End
"Mr. Monk and the End" is the two-part series finale of the USA Network original criminal mystery dramedy television series, Monk, it is the fifteenth and sixteenth episodes of the eighth and final season, is the 124th and 125th episodes in the series overall. Adrian Monk discovers his wife Trudy's murderer after twelve years of searching, concluding a seven-year, eight-season long arc; when "Part 2" aired, it set a series high and a new viewership record for the most watched episode of a regular drama series in basic cable with 9.4 million viewers. Both parts were directed by Randall Zisk. On the morning of December 14, 1997, Trudy Monk is discussing with Adrian how hard it is to keep secrets from him, she asks him about the disappearance of a midwife named Wendy Stroud. Monk notices a present under their Christmas tree, but Trudy instructs him not to open it until Christmas Day. Monk notes; that day, Trudy goes to a meeting with someone at multi-story parking garage, but panics when a six fingered man, watching her emerges from the shadows.
Trudy returns to her car. Monk and Captain Stottlemeyer question Dr. Malcolm Nash, director of the Palgrove Birthing Center where Stroud worked, they learn that Stroud was the first midwife he had never been late for work. Stottlemeyer receives informs Monk that Trudy has been killed. In the present day, 2009, Monk awakes on his usual side of the bed to find himself seeing a vision of Trudy before him, telling him it is time for him to say goodbye to her and to sleep in the middle of the bed, that "it won't be much longer"; when Monk discusses this that day with his assistant Natalie Teeger, he finds that their latest case is taking them back to the same birthing clinic he had been to 12 years ago, when he first heard the news of Trudy's death. Although Stottlemeyer offers Monk the chance to sit the case out, he insists; the pair learn that from the police's initial investigation that Dr. Nash had been shot dead while he had been digitizing patient records, that the killer's gun had a silencer on it, as no-one heard the crime being committed.
Monk concludes that the scene the police found had been set up to make it appear that the killer was a drug addict. Seeking a warrant for his arrest from Judge Ethan Rickover, the group overhear Rickover discussing with his wife that he will never move out of his current house, learning that he has been nominated for the State Supreme Court, despite it having not been announced by the governor at present; that night, Kazarinski receives a phone call from his employer. When attending a dinner the following day at Natalie's house, with her daughter Julie and Natalie's boyfriend Steven Albright, Monk starts to see spots and soon runs a high fever. Taken to hospital for a blood test, haemotologist Dr. Matthew Shuler reveals that the results of the test found that Monk has been poisoned with a powerful synthetic toxin based on ricin; as no-one else got sick, the conclusion is that the poison wasn't in the food at the dinner, so the decision is made to test all of the food and other consumables in Natalie's house, although Shule reveals that they cannot create or administer an antidote, without knowing which form of the poison was used.
When Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Disher arrive to check up on Monk, they learn he will die within 2-3 days if not treated. After a search of items Monk had purchased fails to turn up anything poisoned, after Natalie identifies Kazarinski as having been at a supermarket that she and Monk had visited, Stottlemeyer gathers an unofficial task force within the SFPD - Disher leads one half to find out who hired the hitman to kill Dr. Nash, while Stottlemeyer leads the other half to find the hitman in order to find out what poison he used on Monk, ordering his group not to use their guns, as Kazarinski must be captured alive in order for them to save Monk. After interrogating a contact of the hitman, the group track down Kazarinski to a train station, only for him to spot an undercover police officer and make a run for it. After a lengthy chase, Kazarinski dies, much to Stottlemeyer's horror. Learning that the hitman had rented a motel room, the police search it and find the chemicals he used to make the poison, only for Stottlemeyer to learn that the police labs won't be able to find the necessary information for the antidote in time.
Having learned that none of the food he had bought at the supermarket was found to be poisoned, Monk visits Dr. Neven Bell to talk about all that has happened in the past few days, leaves him dejected when he sets off to cancel his remaining appointments and finalize his affairs before his death. Taking a moment to visit Trudy's grave with Natalie, Monk returns home and decides to open his wife's small present for him, finding it to be a video tape. Playing it, he finds it be a recording made by Trudy, who addresses him and reveals that she managed to keep a secret from him, a terrible one that occurred years before they had met. Two hours into the recording, Monk pauses it. Natalie is forced to do so, despite the visible distraught on Monk's face when he hears how Trudy had had an affair with Rickover when he had been a law professor at B
Summit, New Jersey
Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 21,457, reflecting an increase of 326 from the 21,131 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,374 from the 19,757 counted in the 1990 Census. Summit had the 16th-highest per capita income in the state as of the 2000 Census According to Bloomberg, Summit ranked as the 72nd richest town in America in 2018, with an average household income of $220,971. Incorporated as Summit Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1869, from portions of New Providence Township and Springfield Township, Summit was reincorporated as a city on March 8, 1899. Possible derivations of Summit's name include its location atop the Second Watchung Mountain; the region in which Summit is located was purchased from Native Americans on October 28, 1664. Summit's earliest European settlers came to the area around the year 1710; the original name of Summit was "Turkey Hill" to distinguish it from the area known as "Turkey".
During the American Revolutionary War, Summit was known as "Beacon Hill", because bonfire beacons were lit on an eastern ridge in Summit to warn the New Jersey militiamen of approaching British troops. Summit was called the "Heights over Springfield" during the late 18th century and most of the 19th century, was considered a part of New Providence. During this period, Summit was part of Springfield Township, which broke up into separate municipalities. Only Summit and New Providence remained joined. Lord Chancellor James Kent, a Chancellor of New York State and author of Commentaries on American Law, retired to this area in 1837 in a house he called Summit Lodge on what is now called Kent Place Boulevard, he lived there until 1847. Today, the lodge is part of a large mansion, at 50 opposite Kent Place School. In 1837, the Morris and Essex Railroad, which became the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad and is now NJ Transit's Morris and Essex Lines, was built over what was called "The Summit" hill, a name shortened to Summit.
The railroad allowed Summit to outgrow neighboring New Providence, which didn't have a train station. In 1868, a hotel named. In 1869, Summit and New Providence separated and the Summit area was incorporated as the "Township of Summit". In the late 19th century, the area began shifting from farmland to wealthy estates. Abbott French cleared away a crest of a "summit ridge", removing "an impenetrable tangle of wild vines... and myriads of rattlesnakes," to build a house with a view of New York City, The Times Building, the Brooklyn Bridge. The present-day incarnation of Summit, known formally as the City of Summit, was incorporated on April 11, 1899. During this time, Summit was the home of America's "antivice crusader", Anthony Comstock, who moved there about 1880 and built a house in 1892 at 35 Beekman Road, where he died in 1915. In the 19th century, Summit served as a nearby getaway spot for wealthy residents of New York City in search of fresh air. Weekenders or summer vacationers would reach Summit by train and relax at large hotels and smaller inns and guest houses.
Calvary Episcopal Church was built in 1894–95. Silk weaving, which had thrived as an industry in the late 19th century, declined in the early decades of the 20th. In 1915, there was a strike at the Summit Silk Company on Weaver Street. In the early 20th century, there was much building. A new railway was constructed from; the Rahway Valley Railroad connected Summit with the Delaware and Western Railroad. In the early 20th century, both freight and passenger service were offered by this line. A trolley line called the Morris County Traction Company, once ran a passenger trolley through Summit to/from Newark and Morris County, in the early part of the 20th century. Broad Street in Summit was designed and built for the trolley, why it is wider and straighter than most streets in the city. Portions of the rails could still be seen on it as late as the 1980s. Relations between city authorities and businesses have not always been smooth. There were the Lackawanna railroad about walkways, they made a united rush, when the dust cleared away, the door wasn't there.
It is said. The commuters say they will remove it as as it is replaced."Following World War II, the city experienced a great building boom, as living outside New York City and commuting to work became more common and the population of New Jersey grew. At this point, Summit took on its suburban character of tree lined streets and archite
Las Vegas the City of Las Vegas and known as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known for its gambling, fine dining and nightlife; the Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities, it is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations; the city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, television programs, music videos.
Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century. Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, according to a 2018 estimate, the population is 648,224 with a regional population of 2,227,053; as with most major metropolitan areas, the name of the primary city is used to describe areas beyond official city limits. In the case of Las Vegas, this applies to the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester; the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago. A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829.
Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, California in 1829. The area was named Las Vegas, Spanish for "the meadows," as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as the desert spring waters needed by westward travelers; the year 1844 marked the arrival of John C. Frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas's Fremont Street is named after him. Eleven years members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies; the fort was abandoned several years afterward. The remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of land adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city. 1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas.
At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks. This year witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam; the influx of construction workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. The construction work was completed in 1935. In 1941, the Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School was established. Known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the aerobatic team called the Thunderbirds. Following World War II, lavishly decorated hotels, gambling casinos, big-name entertainment became synonymous with Las Vegas. In the 1950s the Moulin Rouge opened and became the first racially integrated casino-hotel in Las Vegas. In 1951, nuclear weapons testing began at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. During this time the city was nicknamed the "Atomic City". Residents and visitors were able to witness the mushroom clouds until 1963, when the limited Test Ban Treaty required that nuclear tests be moved underground.
The iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, never located within municipal limits, was created in 1959 by Betty Willis. During the 1960s, corporations and business powerhouses such as Howard Hughes were building and buying hotel-casino properties. Gambling was referred to as "gaming"; the year 1995 marked the opening of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas's downtown area. This canopied five-block area features 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000 watts of sound from dusk until midnight during shows held on the top of each hour. Due to the realization of many revitalization efforts, 2012 was dubbed "The Year of Downtown." Hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of projects made their debut at this time. They included The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and DISCOVERY Children's Museum, Mob Museum, Neon Museum, a new City Hall complex and renovations for a new Zappos.com corporate headquarters in the old City Hall building. Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides.
Much of the landscape is arid with desert vegetation and wildlife. It can be subjected to torrential flash floods, although much has been done to mitigate the effects of flash floods through improved drainage systems; the peaks surrounding Las Vegas reach elevations of o
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop is the eighth novel written by Lee Goldberg to be based on the television series Monk, it was published on July 7, 2009. Like the other novels, the story is narrated by Monk's assistant. Adrian Monk and Natalie Teeger stop by the University of California to investigate an open-and-shut self-defense murder. Professor Jeremiah Cowan was giving a class when a gunman burst into the room and pointed a gun at him. Cowan shot the intruder; the shooter's name is Ford Oldman, who made several threats against Cowan in the past. Monk explains to Captain Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Disher how Cowan staged the scene, but before he can explain Cowan's motive, Natalie cuts him off, since the department hasn't paid Monk for his consulting; that day, Stottlemeyer calls Natalie to say that he has Monk's check at the station. Arriving at the station, they notice that the San Francisco Police Department is making large budget cuts, it starts when Disher asks if they can break a $20 so he can get a cup of coffee from the machine, which Monk isn't willing to do.
Stottlemeyer asks Monk to accompany him to the Conference of Metropolitan Homicide Detectives, which this year is being held in San Francisco. At the conference, Stottlemeyer reveals several things like Monk's high 120% clearance rate. Afterwards, the captain thinks that Paul Braddock, the moderator, was asking questions that the other cops were thinking, he is humiliated, states that Braddock used to work for the SFPD until Stottlemeyer threatened to expose his abusive methods to Internal Affairs. While having coffee with Natalie, Stottlemeyer asks her and Monk to come with him to Mill Valley, where he is planning on checking in on a police informant he once worked with; the man's name is Bill Peschel. They travel out that day to meet Peschel, who lives with his daughter Carol, her husband Phil, their two children, he motions them to sit down at his bar. It becomes clear that Peschel is diagnosed with dementia because he keeps thinking that he is running his bar. Keeping the part, Stottlemeyer acts like Monk is his rookie partner and they are seeking information.
Peschel first starts by saying that Hy Conrad was in here bragging about a smash-and-grab, but gets to the point when he tells them that a fancy lady came in asking someone to kill her rich husband and make it look like an accident. Leaving Peschel, Natalie is convinced that he is crazy and has Alzheimers, additionally dementia, since he thinks that this is still the tavern he owned. Talking to Carol Atwater, Monk takes an obsession in the Diaper Genie diapers. Carol mentions that most cops her father used to know now hang up on him when he calls in late at night with his tips. Peschel has invested big in stock of InTouchSpace, a social networking site; when Monk and Natalie arrive at the police station the next day, Stottlemeyer explains that due to the budget issue, Monk's contract as a private consultant has been declared void. Natalie is infuriated. Disher walks in, informing them that Judge Clarence Stanton was just gunned down in Golden Gate Park. Hearing this, Monk prepares to go to the scene if no longer a consultant.
Examining the area outside the crime tape, Monk finds several clues that tell them that the killer is a woman. Judging from the impression of the killer's bike, it has a different distance from the seat to the handlebars, the frame's top tube is at an angle, consistent with that of a woman's bicycle; the treads match those of female running shoes. Back at the apartment, Monk "accidentally" creates several messes to prove that the Diaper Genies are great for trash bags. Natalie empties the Diaper Genie and walks back in to find Monk talking to the police hotline under assumed names with tips about Judge Stanton's shooting death. In the next morning's issue of the San Francisco Chronicle, the article about the shooting explains that Stanton was about to preside over the trial of Salvatore Lucarelli, the West Coast Godfather. Monk happens to open to an article about a hit-and-run and calls the police hotline anonymously again; this is too much for Natalie, who unplugs the phone suggesting Monk look through the Help Wanted ads.
As Monk is about to consider becoming a taxicab driver, Stottlemeyer calls to tell Monk to stop sending in anonymous tips, since their caller ID systems traced the calls back to him. Just someone knocks at the door; the man's name is Nicholas Slade, he is looking to hire Monk and Natalie at his private detective agency, Intertect. Slade explains how he used to be a vice detective on the force until ten years ago when he went private and started his agency, his agency is a "private eye" in many ways. He was at the conference when he witnessed Monk's interview, knowing that Stottlemeyer was about to change the consulting agreement. Natalie goes down to the office to fill out paperwork and meets her new office assistant, Danielle Hossack. Danielle describes how wonderful Slade is, having made some strategic investments in the stock market and used the profits to start Intertect, she describes the fact that her loyalty is as Slade has instructed her to both Monk and to Natalie. She is on call at any time.
In short, Natalie is disturbed to find that she is getting what she calls "her own Natalie", since after all Danielle's loyalty is to both of them, although Natalie is still loyal to Monk though Intertect is now paying her. That afternoon, Monk is at work solving the open case files, he proves a missing diamond case to be an inside job, that a spy at a helicopter manufacturing company
Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan
"Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan" is the first episode of the third season of the American comedy-drama detective television series Monk, the show's 30th episode overall; the series follows Adrian Monk, a private detective with obsessive–compulsive disorder and multiple phobias, his assistant Sharona Flemming. In this episode, Monk travels to New York City in an attempt to discover his wife's killer, but may solve the case of the death of the Latvian ambassador. Written by Andy Breckman and directed by Randall Zisk, "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan" was shot in New York; when the episode first aired in the United States on USA Network on June 18, 2004, it was watched by 5.5 million viewers. The episode garnered a mixed reaction from critics, praising the comedy obtained through putting Monk in a scenario that would arouse his fears while criticizing Monk's exaggerated reactions to the setting. Detective Adrian Monk flies to New York City to find criminal Warrick Tennyson. In the preceding episode, criminal Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck told Monk that Tennyson was involved in the murder of Monk's wife, Trudy.
On the trip, Monk is accompanied by his nurse Sharona Fleming, police officers Captain Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Disher. They stay at the same hotel as the Latvian ambassador, subsequently discovered shot to death along with his two bodyguards. Police Captain Walter Cage asks for Monk's help in solving the murder. Monk notices the ambassador's coat is damp though it had been dry minutes before the murder; the four retrace the ambassador's movements that day, discovering that he had stopped at a bar before arriving at the hotel. Stottlemeyer and Disher go back to the precinct to try to get a bead on Tennyson's location while Monk and Sharona discover that the ambassador's final words meant "This is not my coat". Stottlemeyer breaks into Cage's office to discover that Tennyson is dying in a hospital and has days left to live. Stottlemeyer confronts Cage, who says the only way he will allow access to Tennyson is if Monk solves the ambassador's murder. Monk is separated from the group after accidentally boarding the wrong train at Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets.
While reuniting with his partners he notices Steven Leight being interviewed on a TV screen in Times Square about the recent murder of his wife. Noticing Leight eating a mint from the same bar the ambassador had last been seen, Monk insists Steven Leight is the ambassador's murderer, despite the lack of supporting evidence. To support his theory, Monk proposes that Leight stole his wife's jewelry to stage a robbery proceeded to the bar before calling the police, he asserts Leight and the ambassador were wearing identical coats, that they must have been switched accidentally at the bar. As rain falls, Leight locates the ambassador's hotel room, subsequently kills both him and his bodyguards, switches the newly wet coat with his own. Subsequently, a ballistics report confirms that Leight's wife and the ambassador were killed with the same gun and Leight is arrested. Having solved the case, Monk is allowed to visit Tennyson who remembers being hired by a man who had six fingers on his right hand.
Tennyson asks for forgiveness. He turns off Tennyson's morphine drip saying, "This is me; the foursome prepares to leave New York, having gotten a step further in solving Monk's most important case. "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan" was directed by Randall Zisk. Series creator and executive producer Breckman was credited for the script for the fifth time in the series, while it was the sixth time Zisk worked on a Monk episode. While Monk's second season was filmed and produced in Los Angeles, "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan" was shot in New York City in March 2004. In the series' plot, Trudy was killed years prior to its first episode, which led Monk to develop obsessive–compulsive disorder and to be discharged from the San Francisco Police Department. At the beginning of the third season, executive producer and co-creator David Hoberman said the staff felt it was a good idea to explore Trudy's death, they were, careful about the manner in which they mentioned her death and Monk's desire to find the culprit.
This was out of concern. "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan" was first broadcast in the United States on the USA Network at 9 pm EST on June 18, 2004. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was viewed by an estimated number of 5.9 million viewers. It was the third most watched program on cable television that week with a 3.6 percent household rating and a household audience of 3.9 million. CurrentFilm.com and MovieFreak.com's Dennis Landmann qualified it as one of the best episodes of the season. Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Melanie McFarland said although it is "a fecund opportunity for cheap laughs", Shalhoub was able to keep the "balance between Monk's power and helplessness without caving into lower comedic impulses." McFarland praised its writing and Shalhoub, saying "It would begin to look like shoddy choreography" if they were not good. "A welcome return" was how it was described by Robert Lloyd from the Los Angeles Times who asserted its "pleasures are all in the predictable eccentricities of its characters, the fact that it's being staged for our benefit."
Ted Cox of the Chicago-area Daily Herald praised the scene when Monk forgives Tennyson dubbing it "great TV." Chris Hicks of Deseret News deemed it as "a terrific example of how the writers come up with