In "Mr. Monk's 100th Case," when they play the tape of the 911 call for the murder of Cassandre Rank, you might feel chills running through your spine. Then there is the series of rapid black-and-white photos zooming in on the body of victim #2, Barbara McFarland.
- Also, it's less tear-jerker and more shivering watching the segment about Trudy's death.
James Novak: Then, in a flash...[a photo of Trudy turns into a negative of itself] she was gone. [photos of downtown San Francisco during the holiday season are shown, as well as a photo of Trudy with a balloon] Two weeks before Christmas, 1997, Trudy Monk was downtown running some errands. [an image of a parking garage appears] She returned to her car at a parking garage on Somerset Avenue. [a loud explosion plays as a flash of light turns the image into a negative]
Newscaster: Our top story tonight, the wife of a highly decorated San Francisco detective was killed this morning, the victim of an apparent car bombing. Trudy Monk, a 35 year old freelance journalist, died a short time later at St. Jude's Hospital. Her husband, Adrian Monk, was by her side. The police are pursuing several leads, but have made no arrests.
[Crime scene photos of the charred and mangled remains of Trudy's car are displayed]
James Novak: The case is still open. It has been Adrian Monk's obsession for eleven years. [photos of Trudy mixed with photos flash across the screen, culminating in a photo of the car in flames accompanied with the sound of an explosion]