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Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09



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Monk is called to a crime at the location where he first heard the news of his wife's murder and begins the most important investigation of his life. Melora Hardin and Casper Van Dien guest star.


Down to the last two episodes - the series wraps up next Friday. I think this has been a pretty good season. I'll miss ol' Monk

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Old 11-27-09, 04:04 PM
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

But the old Monk has been gone for two seasons.

I did not know we only had two episodes left. Last weeks was good in that he has moved on from the past and I hope they end up going out with a bang.
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Originally Posted by kenage View Post
I hope they end up going out with a bang.
Well, if it doesn't end with a bang at least this episode started with one.
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In the series finale, Monk finally uncovers Trudy's killer in an explosive finale. Sounds like it will end with a bang also.
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Given we knew what would happen in these episodes, it was far too obvious "whodunit". It's also pretty obvious that the present will provide the clues Monk needs. Now he'll be torturing himself with that the rest of his life....however long that is.

Still, an entertaining hour and I'll miss ol' Monk too.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

I enjoyed it despite the shortcomings. This show has been so bad for so long; it's such a damn shame. I really loved the first four seasons. Nevertheless, I'll miss everyone's favorite obsessive compulsive detective.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

^ I agree. The past few seasons have been pretty bad especially in regards to the writing. They totally abandoned Trudy's murder and filled episodes with inane plots. But the show survived because of Tony Shalhoub and the supporting cast.

Kind of off-topic, but at first it was strange replacing Sharona with Natalie -- two different personalities -- but when she returned in that one episode recently, it made me appreciate Natalie even more...
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

I'm not crazy about the revelation that Monk may have been sitting on the needed evidence for 12 years.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
^ I agree. The past few seasons have been pretty bad especially in regards to the writing. They totally abandoned Trudy's murder and filled episodes with inane plots. But the show survived because of Tony Shalhoub and the supporting cast.

Kind of off-topic, but at first it was strange replacing Sharona with Natalie -- two different personalities -- but when she returned in that one episode recently, it made me appreciate Natalie even more...
I feel the same way regarding Natalie. I didn't like Sharona's return at all; I had really looked forward to it, too.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
I'm not crazy about the revelation that Monk may have been sitting on the needed evidence for 12 years.
Not to mention Trudy seemed jumpy and nervous the day she died and Adrian never picked up on it or questioned her behavior afterwards. It was so obvious that she was upset and hiding something, and he didn't press her on the issue. She was acting like a fugitive. It seems as if Trudy herself was up to no good and the entire marriage could have been a farce. She knew that she was going to die with her triflin' self.

It also seems weird that Adrian has been given a death sentence and Sharona and Ambrose are nowhere to be found. Randy had a ticket to Newark in his pocket, and I'm sure that meant he was going to see Sharona. Maybe she will show up in part 2, although I've heard nothing about it.

Overall it was still very entertaining, and I am looking foward to next week.
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Originally Posted by awil1026 View Post
I enjoyed it despite the shortcomings. This show has been so bad for so long; it's such a damn shame. I really loved the first four seasons. Nevertheless, I'll miss everyone's favorite obsessive compulsive detective.
Those are the exact ones I have on DVD, and I agree with you 100%.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

Originally Posted by TheMovieman View Post
Kind of off-topic, but at first it was strange replacing Sharona with Natalie -- two different personalities -- but when she returned in that one episode recently, it made me appreciate Natalie even more...
I thought I'd miss Sharona. But I ended up preferring Natalie. Even though the writing was sharper during the Sharona seasons, the Natalie character has been a better fit.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

Originally Posted by Chew View Post
Given we knew what would happen in these episodes, it was far too obvious "whodunit". .
I pick Randy (or whatever the dumb cops name is). He seemed a bit too jumpy in this episode (questioning Monk, not making it in time to the control tower, the poisoning). Plus, he would get Monks old job if he retired, right? (12 years ago?). I've only watched bits and pieces of the show over the years.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

...or its The Judge.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
...or its The Judge.
That's who I think it is. Randy has always been a buffoon, and it drives me crazy. Besides, the judge called in the hit long before Randy messed up at the train station.

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
I thought I'd miss Sharona. But I ended up preferring Natalie. Even though the writing was sharper during the Sharona seasons, the Natalie character has been a better fit.
Those two have always been interchangeable to me. Even though I started watching after Natalie came along, I saw one episode (Mr. Monk Goes Home Again when it originally aired) and immediately rented the first three seasons on DVD and had a marathon.

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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
I pick Randy (or whatever the dumb cops name is). He seemed a bit too jumpy in this episode (questioning Monk, not making it in time to the control tower, the poisoning). Plus, he would get Monks old job if he retired, right? (12 years ago?). I've only watched bits and pieces of the show over the years.
Their is no way it's Randy. I don't think the writers would destroy his character, he is part of the "Monk family" and they won't screw that up last minute.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

Uhhh
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It's the judge, it was him talking on that dark roomed phone call after all.. That annoyed me giving it away to the audience like that. But I guess somehow it wasn't supposed to be obvious even though it was Craig T. Nelson's voice?!
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

Originally Posted by Shady12 View Post
Uhhh
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It's the judge, it was him talking on that dark roomed phone call after all.. That annoyed me giving it away to the audience like that. But I guess somehow it wasn't supposed to be obvious even though it was Craig T. Nelson's voice?!
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Yeah, it was obviously CTN's voice. However, on the commercials for next week's episode, they show the same phone call and it sounds like a different voice. I guess they had to get a pretty big name for the main villain.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
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Yeah, it was obviously CTN's voice. However, on the commercials for next week's episode, they show the same phone call and it sounds like a different voice. I guess they had to get a pretty big name for the main villain.
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Bigger than CTN? Whatever the case they should have made his voice harder to recognize..
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

I was under the impression (Entertainment Weekly?) it was two people who did it - one being the very obvious choice above and another.
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I was under the impression (Entertainment Weekly?) it was two people who did it - one being the very obvious choice above and another.
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I'm still expecting to see Dale the Whale.
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Originally Posted by Kdogg View Post
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I'm still expecting to see Dale the Whale.
The question will be
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which Dale the Whale? The 1st Adam Arkin one? The 2nd Tim Curry one? The 3rd "guy I didn't recognize" one? Or a new, cheaper, even lesser known one?
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

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I'm not crazy about the revelation that Monk may have been sitting on the needed evidence for 12 years.
This was my thought exactly.

So what did the dude poison? The
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wipes
, or...?
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I thought I'd miss Sharona. But I ended up preferring Natalie. Even though the writing was sharper during the Sharona seasons, the Natalie character has been a better fit.
+1 to this.

uteotw - I think you are correct about the poison source.
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Re: Monk -- Series Finale --"Mr. Monk and The End" -- Starts 11/27/09

The closer Friday gets the sadder I am about loseing Monk.

What's going to be the replacement show? White Collar?
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Originally Posted by uteotw View Post
This was my thought exactly.

So what did the dude poison? The wipes, or...?
I didn't think about that until you mentioned it, but the wipes make perfect sense. I'm no longer dealing with spoiler tags because everyone reading this thread should've seen part 1 and if not they must want to ruin the surprise. Besides, we are only speculating.

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