Season 6 Episode 12

Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 18, 2008 on USA
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Episode Summary

One of Monk's treasured possessions is stolen from a safety deposit box, and he'll go to any length to solve the case.

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  • I just lost an hour out of my life.

    Monk episodes have reached a new low with "Mr Monk goes to the bank". Any Monk fan is used to far stretched plausibility in the plots. But this episode really jumped the shark. It was horribly written, with boring lines that felt out of character. There were times when the episode dragged without anything happening. This episode wasn't funny or entertaining, and didn't have anything remotely clever. There was a whole unbelievable part with a mime statue in front of a bank. It didn't make any sense. And why would all of the bank employees be in on this, and then need to shoot someone to make it seem real? The majority of bank robberies don't involve a shooting. Finally the cliche of being locked in a bank vault is ridiculously overplayed in hollywood. Bank vault doors are locked by a timer, not manually. Additionally, bank vaults have ventilation just in case someone gets locked inside. This whole episode was preposterous. It was just a waste of one hour of my life. It lacked the clever wit of previous monk episodes.moreless
  • Another great episode of Monk. In this episode Mr. Monk's Bank is robbed. Can he figure out who did it?

    In this episode Mr. Monk's bank is robbed. Mr. Monk goes down to the bank as soon as he hears of the news. He wants to check on his safety deposit box that contain a bracelet belonging to his late wife Trudy. His box along with others have been broken into. Mr. Monk goes to work at the bank as a security guard to observe the employees, he feels it is an inside job.

    Monk and his gang end up getting trapped in the bank vault leading Monk to the discovery of who the robber or robbers are. Monk also discovers that the money stolen never left the bank. This is a great episode, clever, witty, and full of laughs. I enjoy Monk so much.moreless
  • This is such a classic monk episode. His bank gets robbed and of course Monk is trying to find out who was responsible, but then the revelation shocks everyone, even Monk!moreless

    Monk's Bank gets robbed by someone, and Monk and the Chief try to find who was responsible for the robbery. This such a Monk Classic, I just love how they did this one, it was funny and revetting.

    My favorite part is when Monk is trying to even out the ink in the two pens by scribbling on a piece of paper by the full pen.. I cracked up laughing..

    I love the part where he is in the safe as well.....

    OMG, Randy was so cute in this one. Trying to be a live statue!! lol

    This is for sure a must watch!moreless
  • Mr. Monk becomes the new bank securtiy guard in an attempt to discover the thief who stole Trudy's bracelet.

    This episode was pretty good. I was laughing at how Randy was trying to talk to the silver guy outside the bank to see what he knew about the robbery. I thought the silver dude was a statue! It was funny how Randy tried to become just like him. At any part in the episode, he would go still and not say a word or do anything anyone asked of him. The ending was hilarious too: Randy got a job like the silver dude and they were talking to each other without moving their lips or letting anyone know they were talking. The only part of this episode I didn't care for was how Monk and the gang were trapped in the vault. I'm claustrophobic, so it was kind of hard to watch that part.moreless
  • I think Mr. Monk and the Bank was the best episode so far this season. All four main characters were at thier best in this episode, Monk, Natalie, Leland and Randy. It was equally funny and serious.moreless

    Great episode! I loved Monk and Natalie in this one. Actually I love them in every episode, but this one was special. Whats going on with those two? Are they setting up for a relationship some day down the road? There were little things in this episode and in past episodes that lead me to believe this could be a possibility. Obviously, it would not happen until Monk found Trudy's killer, so he could then somewhat come to peace with Trudy's death and let go. I hope Monk and Natalie do eventually wind up together. That would be a great way to end this show some day, but I hope the end of this show doesn't happen for a long time to come. I love Monk!!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The exterior of the bank showed no windows along the front or side of the building. The interior set has windows along the front wall of the bank.

    • Although it would have ruined the plot, the bank vault would either have had a way to unlock it from the inside, or a telephone, or at the very least a panic alarm.

    • When Monk rushes to his safe deposit box in the vault, he touches it with his bare hands. While he was upset about losing his wife's bracelet, he should know better than to touch evidence with his bare hands (possibly ruining fingerprints). This also runs counter to his usual "germaphobia" issue of touching things in public and not using a wipe afterwards.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Monk: What are you talking about? Are you trying to banter?
      Natalie: Am I bantering? I guess a little.
      Monk: I don't banter.

    • Tiny Werner: (owning a pawnshop) He said this belonged to his grandmother.
      Natalie: You believed him?
      Tiny Werner: I believe everyone: it's store policy.

    • Natalie: Mr. Monk, you're not going to die here.
      Monk: You're right. I'm going to die over there. I call this spot. You can die over there.
      Stottlemeyer: That's it. Monk is no longer the morale officer.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Greece: December 7, 2008 on Star
      Finland: January 30, 2010 on YLE TV1
      Slovakia: October 27, 2010 on Markiza


    • Monk: As God is my witness, I'm getting it back.
      This alludes to the 1939 film classic Gone With The Wind (and book by Margaret Mitchell) in which Scarlett O'Hara vows, "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again."