A man is playing a flute in front on Monk's building and is burning candles and putting flowers on the street. Monk approaches the man and asks him to stop but he says he is doing all of the things for his dead wife, She was killed at this spot by a hit and run driver. The man is from Nigeria and he was coming to visit his wife who was in the city for a conference when she was killed. Monk takes him in and he looks into his wife's death. Stottlemeyer is investigating the death of a maid and wants Monk to help. But Monk prefers to help the Nigerian, Stottlemeyer tells Monk he is doing this because he still doesn't know what happened to Trudy.
Did You Know?
Monk makes reference to a box van that says "pest control" on its side. Such a van was in Men in Black, in which Tony Shalhoub played an alien. See more
When Mr. Monk is showing Samuel the scrapbook of Trudy's murder the picture is of actress Stellina Rusich
who played Trudy in the earlier episodes of the show, whereas Melora Hardin
has played Trudy throughout the majority of the series. See more
What's that smell?
My flesh. It's burning.