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
- In France, the first episode (in two parts) was re-edited into a single 44 minute episode, so half of the minutes were cut, and are still unpublished in France.
- Monk's second psychiatrist is Dr. Bell. Sherlock Holmes was modeled on Dr. Joseph Bell, a surgeon with outstanding deductive powers.
- The characters of Captain Leland Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Randall Disher (named Randall Deacon in the pilot) serve much the same function in Monk as did Inspector Lestrade in the Sherlock…
[show]The characters of Captain Leland Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Randall Disher (named Randall Deacon in the pilot) serve much the same function in Monk as did Inspector Lestrade in the Sherlock Holmes stories. This relationship may have inspired these characters' names: taking the first two letters of each name in order - LE from "Leland", ST from "Stottlemeyer", RA from "Randall" and DE from "Deacon" - spells out "Lestrade". (However, after the show's pilot episode, Randy Deacon's last name was changed to Disher.)