Yeah, good episode. I was really stumped on the mystery, personally.
Just for the show.Sherminator said:A question, can you find out the identity of donors in the US, or was that just for the show?
One of the best Monk episodes in a long time, nevertheless.
I'm surprised to hear it was this difficult for him. My sister donated bone marrow and after a year the recipient requested to meet my sister. My sister agreed and the agency passed the contact info on to both of them. Maybe different agencies do it differently.markz said:Just for the show.
A know a guy that had to jump through serious hoops to find out who his son's organs went through. You could write letters to & from each other, but they went back and forth through an agency, which blacked out any pertinent data. The guy I knew had his own blackroom and used some of the chemicals to "unblackout" the data so he could finally find out the recipient's info. He struck up a good friendship with the recipient and has visited them on occasion.
In a similar vein, my wife's sister died as the result of an auto accident. The same date as Maria's tattoo. And her corneas were also donated. It was quite a moment when my wife saw the tattoo and put the dates together.betts4 said:I have to admit I was totally bored by this episode until Captain America showed up. Then Monk meeting Maria and the connection had me on my couch bawling. Just four months ago when my husband died, his corneas were donated and I received a letter telling me that because of his donation two people can see again. It was actually nice to know, even thru a fiction story, that the transplants stuff is real. I am saving this episode.
I would feel just as Monk did if I could find the people with Jim's eyes. To see them once more and alive, not just in a photo.
Wow! I think I would have lost it!BrandonRe said:In a similar vein, my wife's sister died as the result of an auto accident. The same date as Maria's tattoo. And her corneas were also donated. It was quite a moment when my wife saw the tattoo and put the dates together.