Question: Q: Who played the captain's wife in the Monk episode "Mr. Monk and the Very Very Old Man"? More importantly, what other shows of bygone years featured her? This is one to keep us up nights. — John, Catonsville, Md.

Televisionary: A: That was Glenne Headly, whose last regular series work was as Nathan Lane's wife on the short-lived NBC comedy Encore! Encore!, which ran for about six months beginning in September 1998. You may also remember her guest appearances as Dr. Abby Keaton on ER.