Jul. 12, 2002
60 min.
USA TV Network

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Monk - 08x15 Mr. Monk and the End (Pt. 1)

8x15 Mr. Monk and the End (Pt. 1)

4/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Nov. 27, 2009 on USA
Summary: While investigating the murder of a doctor who may be connected to Trudy's death 12 years ago, Monk soon discovers that his own life is in danger.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Judge Ethan Rickover played by Craig T. Nelson
Dr. Matthew Shuler played by D.B. Woodside
Trudy Monk played by Melora Hardin
Lt. Steven Albright played by Casper Van Dien
Dr. Malcolm Nash played by Ed Begley Jr.
Joe Kazarinsky played by John Edward Lee
Mrs. Rickover played by Mary Beth Evans
Edie Kazarinski played by Shelly Cole


  • Goof (continuity error): They talked about not having a recent photo of the killer, Kazerinski, but when they finally got one from his ex, a different one was up on the board at the police station.
  • Goof (continuity error): In episode #3.7, "Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month", MegaMart security guard/former SFPD office Joe Christie tells Sharona that he was there when Adrian got the call that Trudy had been murdered. Joe Christie was not in the scene in the finale episode, though he was accurate in saying Adrian was laughing when the call came - and it was the last time he ever laughed.
  • Goof (errors in geography): SPOILER ** Judge Rickover discusses having to commute to Sacramento due to his nomination to the California Supreme Court. This becomes an important plot point later as to why the judge would never sell his house (presumably located in the San Francisco Bay area). However, the California Supreme Court is actually located in San Francisco, CA. The judge would never have to move or commute to Sacramento for this job.
  • Goof (continuity error): In the flashback at the beginning of the episode, Trudy mentions that she is going to get medicine for Ambrose. Monk doesn't find this out until the Mr Monk and the Three Pies episode in 2004.
  • Goof (continuity error): In the flashback at the beginning, Trudy mentions that she has a busy day including picking up medication for Ambrose. In episode #2.11, "Mr. Monk and the Three Pies", Ambrose reveals to Adrian that Trudy was out that day because he had asked her to pick up cough medicine. Adrian would have known if the events played out like in the flashback.
3 years ago
The first post doesn't quite get it right. Judge Rickover doesn't mention that he is a federal judge. Monk mentions Rickover's previous ascension to the federal bench. There is no mention of an appeals court. Rickover says he is going to join the state Supreme Court. As stated in the previous post, Stottlemeyer would not go to a federal judge for a search warrant. Only a federal officer, working on a federal case, would do so. Also, no judge would leave the federal bench to join the state Supreme Court. That would be a step down. Television and film writers, for the most part ignorant of the criminal justice system, often use the word "federal" simply to punch up their writing or give things a certain emphasis, even though it doesn't apply. Another example that comes to mind is in "Analyze This," when Billy Crystal tells Robert DeNiro about an exception to normal treatment protocol that occurs when a patient is in "federal prison." But DeNiro's character is in SingSing, a well-known New York state prison.
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