Monk: Season 1, Episode 6

Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum (9 Aug. 2002)

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Monk is committed to an asylum, where he becomes convinced the chief psychiatrist committed a murder several years prior.

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Monk is committed to an asylum, where he becomes convinced the chief psychiatrist committed a murder several years prior.

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The first of only two episodes in which Jason Gray-Stanford (Randy Disher) does not appear. The other is "Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic". See more »

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When Mr. Monk checks the back of Trudy's picture the secret message from Sharona is visible though it was facing the wall and wasn't exposed to light. See more »

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Sharona Fleming: He takes three showers every day with this star-shaped nozzle. This is the nozzle. And he needs a five watt night light for sleeping. Anything more, he won't sleep and dark-colored pillowcases.
Adrian Monk: Sharona?
Sharona Fleming: Nothing light, okay?
Adrian Monk: Sharona?
Sharona Fleming: What?
Adrian Monk: You're scaring the man.
Sharona Fleming: No, I'm not.
Adrian Monk: Well, you're scaring me.
Oliver: Ma'am, your friend's in good hands. I'm going to look after him personally. You can trust me.
Sharona Fleming: Mmm-hmmm.
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A bit dumb
20 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK - not the best episode. Mr Monk is arrested after walking into someone else's home (thinking it is his own) and it is clear he is having a bad day. While in the nut house for a few days 'rest' he gets involved in the mysterious death of a doctor from several years earlier. And guess what! He solves it - after some business involving Santa Claus and a very angry woman (both patients of the said nut house).This episode shows that anything mentioned earlier always has a bearing on the outcome, so it is pretty much waiting for the flagged objects to turn up later. The crime solved there isn't much mention of his breakdown or whether it will appear again. How mentally ill is the guy? It seems to ebb and flow.


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