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MR. MONK AND THE DOG (#814)
EPISODE PREMIERE: October 30, 2009
Captain Stottlemeyer organizes a volunteer search party at a field near Amanda's house. Monk, Natalie and Shelby watch from nearby. Shelby spots Steve DeWitt in the search party and barks. Steve pretends he's never met Shelby, and pats her belly, noting she needs to go on a diet. The volunteers search the field, and Steve "finds" Amanda's wallet. Monk thinks this was too lucky of a find, and suspects that Steve DeWitt is the guy.
The next day Stottlemeyer does some research and learns that Steve is an art patron, so he could easily know Amanda. They also learn that Amanda called 911 from the vicinity of Steve's townhouse. Steve is the clear suspect.
Meanwhile, some hikers find Amanda's body rolled up in a rug. Monk breaks the news to Shelby that Amanda is dead. Shelby is sad, and Monk completely understands.
Monk and Natalie go to Steve's house to question him about Amanda, and he claims he didn't even know her. Monk notices a brand new rug on the floor. Steve kicks Monk out of the house, but Monk now knows where the rug around Amanda's body came from.