Season 8 Episode 14

Mr. Monk and the Badge

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 2009 on USA

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  • Shameless rip-off of Monk book; I repeat, shameLESS

    Despite the story of this episode being based off of Lee Goldberg's third Monk book, "Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu" I believe the writers handled the unresolved story arc of Monk's reinstatement amazingly. It was clear that Monk was not the same man he was twelve years ago, and I'm glad Mr. Monk and the Badge pointed that out. The climactic scene on the building made me feel like they were being symbolic; showing how far Monk has gotten from the first season. The episode was also sprinkled with good humor, always bringing a smile to my face. Overall, great episode; can't wait for the big finale!