Monk: Season 8, Episode 16

Mr. Monk and the End: Part II (4 Dec. 2009)

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A videotaped clue from Trudy provides Monk with the clues he needs to solve her murder - but he has very little time to catch her killer while finding out what poisoned him.


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A videotaped clue from Trudy provides Monk with the clues he needs to solve her murder - but he has very little time to catch her killer while finding out what poisoned him.

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Before Monk and Natalie leave for the latest case, Monk checks the stove make sure it is off. Natalie comments it would be awful to get to the crime scene and then begin wonder if the stove was turned off. Monk comments that it has happened before. This is a reference to the first scene of the first episode of the series in which Monk is at a crime scene and asks Sharona if she checked the stove before they left. See more »


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Season 8: For the fans but, a few weak episodes aside, quite a solid season (SPOILERS)
9 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have watched Monk for many years mainly because my girlfriend enjoys it as an easy piece of television. Over the course of many seasons I have also enjoyed it but it has been showing the strain for many years. Season 5 was awful, season 6 was a bit better and season 7 was a mix of the bad and the so-so – as a result I was quite glad that season 8 would be the end of it, with my only worry being that watching the season would be like watching an old building finally collapse. Fortunately the truth is that the show doesn't do this and season 8 is actually a pretty good season all told – albeit that I say this with it having been some time since I last saw a really good season of Monk.

In this season we have plenty of solid episodes where Monk is Monk and the formula is in place with plenty of amusing lines and moments – which is all the show ever really was if we are honest with ourselves. Although it never tops "bees in blenders" for laughs, the season does generally entertain. Episodes where the formula is flipped or a ridiculous scenario is created simply to put Monk into it are limited (compared to previous seasons) but are still here to be tolerated. Mr Monk going undercover is certainly one example but fortunately it is so absurd that it is actually pretty amusing (in a "laughing at you not with you" type of way) but mostly these "out of place" episodes are still reasonably OK – certainly there are only one or two episodes which I thought were poor and this sadly does mark an improvement on the last three seasons! Of course we are also tying things up here so we do have things that have to be done. Sharona returning was a nice touch (although more comedy could have been made of it) but the thing we all knew was coming is where the problem is. The finale was always going to be about Trudy and, while fans get their resolution, it comes at the expense of the episodes as they feel forced, convenient and don't have anything in the way of emotion or heart that they should have. Monk's reunion with Trudy's daughter by another man is clearly meant to give us hope and give Monk a relationship but it doesn't ring true at all as the daughter has no connection to Monk and I didn't see any root at all for this sudden relationship they had. However it is all part of things being closed and I suppose it serves that purpose despite the final two episodes being pretty weak.

Shalhoub finishes a character that has been good for him in terms of steady work but ultimately didn't have the scope for him to work. He is good here when he is given the chance but, ironically, when he reaches out to do more with his character it is usually part of the material moving off-formula and thus producing weaker episodes. Howard is badly used this season and has little to do despite being funny at times – mostly she seems here for the reaction shots. Levine is solid although Gray-Stanford suffers from not having that much funny material to deliver this season.

Overall Monk is now finished and season 8 is probably a fairer reflection of what made the show popular than some of the last seasons have been. OK it probably should have finished around the season 5 mark but for what it is season 8 is mostly enjoyable and on-formula, with only a few episodes that are weak outside of the obligatory finale that only delivers what was expected in terms of being obvious, lacking invention and being cloying. Solid total season though for the fans (who, let's be honest are the main people watching now).

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