Monk: Season 8, Episode 9

Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk (16 Oct. 2009)

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While Natalie attempts to surprise Monk with the ultimate 50th birthday party, a janitor and a patent lawyer are killed during the launch of the first vacuum with a self-cleaning filter.



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Episode cast overview:
Kurt Pressman
Richard Meckler
Aaron Linker ...
Annabeth Miller ...
Mrs. Meckler (as Anna Beth Miller)
Brad Foster
Paul Wellman
Cowboy Hank
Michael Coleman ...
Uniform Cop #1
Uniform Cop #2
Sean Blodgett ...


Natalie is determined to throw a surprise party for Mr. Monk, even though he's certain that she can't do it. Meanwhile, a janitor is killed shortly before a businessman is poisoned. Mr. Monk is distracted during the case, because he's always on the look out for a surprise party being sprung on him, and also obsessed with a new vacuum cleaner! Captain Stottlemeyer finally sees some romance in the form of Virginia Madsen as T. K. Jensen. Written by Sharnhorst

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Natalie Teeger: Okay Mr. Monk congratulations. You win. You're going to spend your birthday alone, and the next birthday after that, and the one after that too, until you finally die alone and pathetic and miserable and sad and alone.
Adrian Monk: Deal. Can we fix the vacuum now?
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Ice is nice
20 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Monk's impending 50th birthday is fraught with peril as Natalie plans a surprise party for the reluctant detective. He also gets his hands on a super-duper vacuum cleaner, which he does everything but marry. Meanwhile, people start dying around him. The two plots mesh quite nicely. Meanwhile, the captain meets a woman who might just prove to be a keeper. This is assuming she doesn't turn out to be a killer (remember his last flame?). I must admit the killer in this episode is telegraphed early on, but it is fun watching him try to outmaneuver the defective detective. We get to see Monk as a little boy in a poignant flashback.

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