As it is, I was upset that Monk will be ending this year, but I had hoped that it would go out with a bang and not a whimper. This was a whimper to be sure. A Brady Bunch kind of show is what Adrian Monk imagined as his ideal family, but he soon finds out that the wholesome little girl from the show has grown up to be a very unsavory character with a past that is far from ideal. It seems that there is a killer after the former child star and Monk is hired as her bodyguard. This sets the story in motion but it is not a great season opener by a long stretch. When the solution of the crime is explained by our intrepid hero, it is not in the usual way. Instead, it is as though Monk were a character on the show, and without giving away the ending at all, what we have is almost a direct rip-off from Annie Hall and, frankly, not that funny. I expected better from the show I grew to love and this may be the reason the show is ending in the first place since it seems the writers have run out of decent scripts. I sincerely hope in the future, I am proved wrong. All I can say is that maybe page 73 would have made it better. (I'm afraid you have to see the episode to get that joke- the one joke that works in the episode.) And what a waste of the usually wonderful Elizabeth Perkins.