Jul. 12, 2002
60 min.
USA TV Network

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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.

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Adrian Monk was a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, until the tragic murder of his beloved wife, Trudy, left him shattered and wracked with phobias, obsessions and compulsions. His extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder cost him his job, and for a time rendered him virtually unable to function.

With the help of therapy and the support of his loyal friends and devoted personal assistant, Monk's condition has improved, but his many fears – including germs, heights, crowds, and even milk – pose daily challenges for Monk and the people around him.

Yet despite his condition, Monk remains a brilliant detective. Though his approach to homicide investigation is unconventional, Monk's vast intelligence, gift for crime scene analysis, and legendary powers of observation have earned him a reputation as one of the best detectives in San Francisco, if not the world.

Monk dreams of regaining his badge, and in the meantime continues to work as a consultant and private detective, taking on even the most impossible cases and continuing to investigate the most personal unsolved crime of all: the murder of his wife.

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Season 2, Episode 14
07x02 - Mr. Monk and the Genius
Season 7, Episode 02
01x10 - Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation
Season 1, Episode 10
03x12 - Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever
Season 3, Episode 12
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