In a move that should have been saved for the series finale Monk was reinstated to the police force, yet in predictable fashion, he ended up reverting back to his position as a freelancer.
The episode was exciting when the final scene came around and we had Tony Shalhoub in an actual action sequence. Very well-done and Monk surprisingly held his own in a somewhat believable manner.
But the show is just not humorous in the way it once was and these past few episodes are more about nostalgia than comedy. That's the case for most shows, but I just wish they tried a little harder.