USA (ended 2009)
"You'll never guess what he finds!"
That was the tagline for the commercials announcing this episode.... What did he find? nothing?. We didn't get anything new regarding Trudy's death besides the fact that she was killed in front of B-5 parking spot...and I'm not even sure that clue fits.
Anyways as for the episode itself, it was average, better than others of this half season. Kinda funny, but not what I expected. The episodes have really been hit or miss this season. too bad cause I love this show and the characters. I was hoping they'd leave some sort of cliffhanger for the last season. At least Trudy got a memorial park.
I was worried for a sec that Harold came up in the episode, maybe he'd suffer a similar fate as Kevin. xD
It was a better than the last episodes, but why did he threw her with his tie still on her? I dunno, for me it wasn't that well constructed on the mystery side. On the comedy and emotional side it was better. I was expecting a bit more of this.
oh and another thing....is it pure coincidence we were reminded TWICE that Monk was buried alive once? :/
(first in Mr. Monk and the Magician and now Mr. Monk fights city hall)
yea, i noticed he mentioned being buried alive again too.
but this was a really funny monk episode. calling that assisstant an idiot right to her face, monk saying his therapist was dr. door, the scene at the hotdog place, it was all pretty funny. added with a good plot, i thought it was a great episode.
|who wanted to punch harold in face because I want Too!|
|I would take Harold dying over Kevin any day! But then again Monk wouldn't have work so hard to solve Harolds murder lol.|
As I've already said in my review, considering there was nothing really to wrap up in this season I think that as a finale goes it was good. Everyone still alive was there, there were 3 linked murders, and the hot dog czar scenes put me off vendor eating for life. Randy saw what everyone else saw so how could he stomach that hotdog? It wasn't only Adrian who felt disgusted by that, you could see Natalie and the Captain looking on in disbelief at Disher, especially when he didn't get the allusion to Eileen Hill becoming "meat" .
I loved Adrian trying to charm Maria too, we've never seen him do that before - even when there was a woman he thought he could go on a date with (the one who reminded him of Trudy). Although it could have been made into a comical scene it came across as pure charm, so I agree with gmx13 that maybe we are seeing Monk evolve into becoming a more functioning human being again. I'm really looking forward to the next season now, although it will be bitter sweet knowing it's the final outing.
The promos had me thinking along two lines. Either Adrian would find new evidence as to the identity of "the Judge" (because I seriously expected a court hearing on the construction/demolition project). Or, Trudy would somehow turn up alive, as a Federally protected witness (which would have made for a great crossover with IN PLAIN SIGHT)!
But, even though I was wrong on both counts, I still liked the poignant little plot-twist at the end. Considering how frequently child-like Monk's OCD renders him, I'm very sure Trudy would have made a great mother, someday. So, it seems only fitting that the future playground gets named after her.