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 »


When Monk confronts Judge Rickover, Rickover asks Monk if he's going to kill a federal judge. Rickover is actually a California state judge. See more »


[Monk is holding his wife's killer at gunpoint]
Judge Ethan Rickover: You're gonna kill a federal judge?
Adrian Monk: Tonight, I'm the judge.
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Bland at Best
4 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All throughout the series, the writers did an excellent job in twisting and turning plots and plopped an occasional funny.

We knew the lyrics to "It's a jungle out there"...

All of the leads did an excellent job in their performances.

Of course Tony was the "star" in the series because obvious, only Tony could portray Adrian Monk.

But the end, sucked. Maybe because it was split into two segments because they had to split one story into two segments.

Monk was an epic series, with the quality of the direction, production, script and performers. Each performer knew who they were. They knew their character and all of the other characters. They had good direction and then became self-directed in their characters.

The "end" was an epic lead-up to solving the mystery of who killed Trudy.

This was not like a "who shot J. R.". The "Dallas" suspense was intended to tie the audience into another year of the series.

But dang! We knew Tony wanted to end the Monk series and we knew the end would be 12.4.09. We expected a usual Monk, but we got a contrived Monk. It was like the writers said, "we've got to come up with an end script that would return Adrian Monk to 'normal'". Then they banged around the room and the looser won.

I liked the theme song and didn't like the singer. The writers screwed up the final Monk and the producers stabbed it with Randy Newman's final Monk song.

Newman's Monk finale was pointless and maybe the end song should have been the other "instrumental" This End Part 2 contained about 40 minutes of content, but 20 minutes of value.

I think "Monk" is one of the best TV series, it might rank about the 2nd worse finale.

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