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Monk: Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy

When Monk's HMO cuts him off, he is forced to join Dr. Bell's group sessions, where someone seems to be killing the patients.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x8
Airdate: Friday October 09th, 2009

Director: Anton Cropper
Writer: Joe Ventura

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Guest Stars
Tim BagleyTim Bagley
As Harold Krenshaw
Amy AquinoAmy Aquino
As Rhonda
Hector ElizondoHector Elizondo
As Dr. Neven Bell
Brad GrunbergBrad Grunberg
As Augie Wellman
Joelle CarterJoelle Carter
As Barbara O'Keefe

Co-Guest Stars
Alex CastilloAlex Castillo
As Pool Cleaner
Jessica McCabeJessica McCabe
As Teenage Cashier
Karl MakinenKarl Makinen
As Xavier Danko
Mike RockMike Rock
As Lt. Dylan
Main Cast
Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Traylor HowardTraylor Howard
As Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-StanfordJason Gray-Stanford
As Lt. Randall Disher
Ted LevineTed Levine
As Captain Leland Stottlemeyer


Barbara O'Keefe is in the tub for the third time during a drought when she receives a call. She explains that she talked to Dr. Bell, who said she should pamper herself and not feel guilty about it. The phone goes dead and Barbara hears a noise outside in the hallway. Her cat comes in and Barbara relaxes for a moment before she wonders who let the cat in. Barbara sees a shadow outside and a man tries to get into the bathroom. He shoves his way in...

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Episode Quotes
Natalie: Uh-oh.
Adrian: What is it?
Natalie: It's from your HMO.
Adrian: Oh. Don't open that.
Natalie: It says "important."
Adrian: All the more reason--just throw it out.
Natalie: Maybe it's good news.
Adrian: Yeah, good news from my HMO. What do you think--I won a free colonscopy?

Natalie: I think you're being ridiculous.
Adrian: Yeah, ridiculous like a fox.

Natalie: I know, I know you're not a big fan of Harold Krenshaw's.
Adrian: I hate him. He can go to hell.
Natalie: Yeah, I understand, but besides him, besides Harold who can go to hell, how was the session?
Adrian: Awful.

Disher: Could be a serial killer. He's killing people according to their phobias. This guy was afraid of heights so he pushed him off the roof.
Adrian: Augie wasn't afraid of heights. He was afraid of spiders.
Disher: That's different. It's killing people using the opposite of their phobias. The opposite killer.
Stottlemeyer: So you're saying the opposite of a spider is a tall building?
Disher: What do you think the opposite of a spider is?
Stottlemeyer: I have no idea, but it's not a tall building.
Disher: Hmm, tell that to the opposite killer.
Natalie: Are you crying?
Stottlemeyer: No, I have allergies.

Disher: It's him--the opposite killer. That's his M.O.
Stottlemeyer: There is no opposite killer. If there were, you would have been killed by a falling rocket scientist years ago.

Harold Krenshaw: We need your strength, Neven. Your guidance. You're the beacon. you're the light that will see us through our darkest hour.
Rhonda: So, Harold, how is it up there in Neven's butt? You lonely? Getting scared of the dark?

Harold Krenshaw: Dr. Bell, I.. I don't know what to feel. Tell me what to feel.
Dr. Neven Bell: I think we should all feel confused.
Harold Krenshaw: Confused--I can do that.

(trying to find a murderer)
Natalie: Who else was in the group?
Adrian: There's Harold. Could it be Harold?
Natalie: I don't think so.
Adrian: You're right. God would never do that. It would make me too happy.

Adrian: We have to find a phone and call the police.
Harold Krenshaw: There's not enough time. It takes the police four minutes and 20 seconds to get here. Don't ask.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerTom Scharpling  |  Tony Shalhoub  |  David Hoberman  |  Andy Breckman  |  Randall Zisk
Co-Executive ProducerJack Bernstein  |  David Breckman  |  Hy Conrad  |  Joe Toplyn
ProducerScott Collins  |  Anthony Santa Croce
Co-ProducerDouglas Nabors  |  Shana Stein  |  Josh Siegal  |  Dylan Morgan
Associate ProducerNathan Perkins  |  Hayley Helmreich  |  Anton Cropper  |  Sal Savo  |  Sheryl Johnson-Poelking
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorJohn Duffy (1)
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff  |  Corbin Bronson
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorScott K. Harris
Second Assistant DirectorEric Oliver
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
HairstylistMartin Declercq  |  Maxine Morris
Make-upDenise Hooper
Key GripStuart M. Abramson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries
Set DesignerWilliam F. Matthews (3)
Set DecoratorSuzette Sheets
Location ManagerLyal R. Holmberg
Transportation CoordinatorSteve Weinmuller  |  Ken Catando
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Construction CoordinatorJay Jergensen
Script SupervisorSilver Tree
Production CoordinatorAnn M. Kaiser
Assistant EditorRichard Rodono
Post Production SupervisorHolden Chang
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerKevin Roache  |  Elmo Ponsdomenech
LeadmanAngelo Amodio
OtherCary Conway (Lead Painter)  |  Jon Perkins (Technical Advisor)
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer
Production SecretaryTara McSherry
Art DirectorWilliam E. Brownell
Post Production CoordinatorAlex Seymour
Sound MixerDavid Chornow
ConsultantFern Field
Costume SupervisorPerri Kimono
Boom OperatorLawrence Commans
Art Department CoordinatorLisa Parker
Main Title ThemeRandy Newman
Production AccountantTyna Hurd
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Transportation CaptainFred Teague
"B" Camera OperatorHarvey Rubin
Construction ForemanBrad Shoemaker
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