Former police detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub), whose photographic memory and amazing ability to piece together tiny clues made him a local legend, has suffered from intensified obsessive-compulsive disorder since the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy. Now on psychiatric leave, he works as a consultant with the eventual goal of reinstatement.
Last Episode08x16 Mr. Monk and the End (Pt. 2) Aired: Dec. 04, 2009
Conclusion. In the series finale, Monk hunts down Trudy's killer.
Series Fun Facts
- The sponsoring network used the term "Monkish" to publicize the series. The word describes Adrian's odd behavior but also is a play-on-words that relates to his monk-like isolation.
- Tony Shaloub's wife, Brooke Adams, appears in several episodes as a different character in each. She plays a flight attendant in Mr. Monk and the Airplane, the mother of a kidnap victim in…
[show]Tony Shaloub's wife, Brooke Adams, appears in several episodes as a different character in each. She plays a flight attendant in Mr. Monk and the Airplane, the mother of a kidnap victim in Mr. Monk and the Kid, and Sheriff Butterworth in Mr. Monk Visits a Farm.
- SPOILER: Monk is referenced in the series finale of Psych, another USA Crime Show about a man who pretends to be a psychic in order to avoid jail.