Season 8 Episode 16

Mr. Monk and the End - Part II

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 04, 2009 on USA
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After listening to Trudy's last message, Monk finally discovers who killed his wife. Racing against time before he dies of poison, he must make a fateful decision.

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  • about the episode

    When I'm Gone had great song.
  • Phenomenal.

  • Finally, a finale done right!

    This is how a finale should be done! Closure, hallelujah! Giving the series a few episodes to wrap up instead of rushing everything at the last minute let everything flow naturally, and more importantly, satisfactorily. And it did what every great finale should do, give you that sense that the characters have, A) matured over the course of the series, B) not strayed too far from their roots, and C) are still out there doing their thing. Cheers for including Sharona in the final arc. Well done MONK cast and crew! A A A

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  • Thanx 4 being there, you were a beautiful Island to go to on Friday nights. I will miss that.

    The evolution of the show was amazing. Who would of thought in this day and age that a show would last 7 years. It survived a witers strike and allowed the TV viewer to become a part of a family. The show handled its own trial and tribulations well, adding strong characters when need be. Tony Shalhoub certainly has come along way since being a taxi driver in Wings. I am sure that once the the box set of all seasons come out there will be many a Monk marathon parties. I know I will be throwing one. However the question is , What food would Adrian serve, certainly not one beer per person.moreless
  • What and ending? Best FINALE I've seen in a long while.

    "Here's what happened..."

    I was not much of a Monk fan. In fact, I almost hated it at first, but my wife watched it from season 2 on. After being subjected to it for a few years, I finally became a fan during the 6th season. After re-watching all of the episodes leading up to the 2 part finale, I can honestly say that I was blown away by the completeness and feeling of closure presented at the end. While I could continue to watch Monk for a few more seasons, the finale was so well-rounded and complete, that I can truly say good-bye. The acting was top-notch. The script was brilliant, and the fact that the second half of the episode was devoted to bringing the well needed closure, places this at the top of my all time favorite tv episodes period.

    To all those that worked on this wonderful show, Thank you. May your future endeavors shine as bright.moreless
DB Woodside

DB Woodside

Dr. Matthew Shuler

Guest Star

Casper Van Dien

Casper Van Dien

Lt. Steven Albright

Guest Star

Alona Tal

Alona Tal

Molly Evans

Guest Star

Hector Elizondo (I)

Hector Elizondo (I)

Dr. Neven Bell

Recurring Role

Melora Hardin

Melora Hardin

Trudy Monk

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Monterey County is two hours away from San Francisco, not 20 minutes as Stottlemeyer states.

    • Monk graduated college in 1981. He met Trudy while in college. This is stated in the season 5 episode 6, "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion." The whole reunion he kept saying he was referred to "as the guy with Trudy". However, in the video she makes for Monk, Trudy's states her pregnancy happens in 1982-1983. She says in the video it was years before she met Monk, but that would have been impossible.

    • Monk and Natalie constantly press Play and Pause on Monk's remote to watch Trudy's tape. But at the end of "Mr. Monk and the End - Part I," Natalie hooked up the video camera to the TV to watch the tape.

    • Trivia: When Monk checks the stove to see if it's off, Natalie comments that it would be horrible if they were downtown and forgot if the stove was turned off. Monk replies, "You know, that actually happened to me once!". This was a reference to the very first scene when the character made his premiere in "Mr. Monk and the Candidate." In which Monk is concerned that he left his stove on while at a crime scene.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (to Monk)
      Trudy: You are more than the love of my life. You are my life. You are... my life.

    • (on the phone)
      Disher: All right, I'll call you later. (hangs up)
      Stottlemeyer: Who was that?
      Disher: That was the Deputy Commissioner.
      Stottlemeyer: Deputy Commissioner Patrick Watson?
      Disher: Yeah, that's right.
      Stottlemeyer: You said, "I love you."
      Disher: I do... love him. I think he's doing a great job. Why? Why? You don't think he's...
      Stottlemeyer: No, I think he's doing a fine job. I don't tell him that I love him.
      Disher: Well, maybe you should. It's just common courtesy.
      Stottlemeyer: It's not common courtesy.
      Disher: Well, I think you're doing a great job. I love you.
      Stottlemeyer: All right, Randy, I'm sorry I asked. When you're ready to tell me what's really going on, don't.

    • Judge Rickover: Are you gonna kill a Federal judge?
      Monk: Tonight, I'm the judge.

    • Dr. Bell: It's time for Adrian Monk to sail into the Great Unknown.
      Monk: I hate the Great Unknown.
      Dr. Bell: How do you know? It's unknown.
      Monk: If it's unknown, how do you know it's so great?
      Dr. Bell: Good point. Maybe it's the Not-So-Great-Unknown, huh? But it's out there, and it's waiting for you.

    • Monk: What if she doesn't like me? I mean, a lot of people don't like me. I'm not crazy about me.

    • Monk: Yeah, this is her parallel parking. Yeah She's an excellent driver. She's never had a single parking ticket. Yeah, here we are. This is us having lunch. She eats out five times a week. She's a vegetarian, but she eats fish.
      Stottlemeyer: You took all these pictures?
      Monk: Yeah. Oh, here she is drinking coffee.
      Stottlemeyer: Ohhh.
      Monk: Yeah, it's a Kona blend. Sometimes she has the Colombian
      Stottlemeyer: Monk, there's gotta be more than six hundred photos here.
      Monk: Well, the rest are still being developed.
      Stottlemeyer: But you've only known her for thee days.
      Monk: I feel like I've known her forever. She feels the same way, she actually said that. Oh, yeah, these are her adopted parents.
      Stottlemeyer: Oh.
      Monk: Yeah, that's Andy and Beth. He's a little overweight. He's a retired ophthalmologist. This is her new boyfriend, Kyle. He's two years younger than she is. She doesn't know how she feels about that. And this is her telling me not to take so many pictures.
      Stottlemeyer: Um-hmm.
      Monk: This is her trying to take the camera away.
      Stottlemeyer: Ah-hah.
      Monk: Oh, and guess what else? You know the Internet? She's on it.
      Stottlemeyer: Really, she made the cut, huh?
      Monk: Uh-huh. Oh yeah, yeah. She has her own web site. It's called a blog. Really, I mean, that's what it's called. A blog.

    • Stottlemeyer: You and Sharona. I knew it. Well, I didn't actually know it. But now that I know it, I kinda knew it.

    • Molly: Well, I thought you were broke.
      Monk: No, I'll be fine. I can live for 20 years if I don't eat or pay rent or pay Natalie.

    • Molly: You have a gift.
      Monk: And a curse.
      Molly: It's not a curse. It's a gift. Can't you see that? Maybe that's why I'm here. To remind you. What?
      Monk: That's exactly what your mother used to say.

    • Monk: I have plans.
      Natalie: Mm-hmm. What kind of plans?
      Monk: With Molly. We're going to the movies.
      Natalie: You're going to the movies?
      Monk: Yeah.
      Natalie: Adrian Monk is going to the movies?
      Monk: Why are you crying? Is that so strange?
      Natalie: That's not strange at all. That's why I'm crying. What are you gonna see?
      Monk: I don't know. Whatever's in Theater Ten.
      Natalie: Okay, all right. That's more like it. That's the Adrian Monk we know and love

    • Monk: Wait.
      Natalie: What are you doing.
      Monk: I'm checking the stove to make sure it's off.
      Natalie: That's a good idea. You don't want to get all the way downtown and not be sure.
      Monk: That acutally happened to me once.
      Natalie: Really?
      Monk: Yeah.

  • NOTES (6)