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Monk: Mr. Monk and the Badge

Monk finally wins his reinstatement to the police force as a detective, but soon discovers that it's not all he might wish for.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x14
Airdate: Friday November 20th, 2009

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  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (9 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Brooke Adams (1)
As Mrs. Edith Capriani

Guest Stars
Hector Elizondo
As Dr. Neven Bell
Mark Harelik
As Mikel Alvanov
Chris McGarry
As Detective Doyle
Jack McGee
As Sgt. Danny Weaver
Jay Malone
As Officer Russell DiMarco
Adria Tennor
As Donna DiMarco (as Adria Tenor)
Ian Paul Cassidy
As Jim Paxton

Co-Guest Stars
Brandon Ford Green
As Detective Jones
Chris Hartl
As Passing Cop
Jane Noseworthy
As Waitress
Kevin Flood
As First Detective
Sam Scarber
As Custodian
Televise Masalosalo
As Mr. Lawrence

Charles Dougherty
As Man on Phone
Main Cast
Tony Shalhoub
As Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard
As Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford
As Lt. Randall Disher
Ted Levine
As Captain Leland Stottlemeyer


Stottlemeyer and Disher are waiting for Monk at the station. When he arrives, Stottlemeyer tells him that he has important news and tells Monk that the review board had a private session and Stottlemeyer and Dr. Bell both testified. He informs Monk that they will no longer need his services as a private detective. Upset, Monk storms out and Natalie condemns Stottlemeyer for abandoning his friend before running after her boss. Stottlemeyer and Disher go after them and tell them the rest of the news; Monk has been reinstated as a detective with the San Francisco Police Department...

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Episode Quotes
Disher: How do you think he's gonna take it?
Stottlemeyer: I don't know. It's Monk. It'll probably get weird.

Adrian: I am going to roll call. It's like I'm dreaming. Maybe I'm dreaming.
Natalie: Ow! What are you doing?
Adrian: I'm pinching you to see if I'm dreaming.
Natalie: No, you're supposed to pinch yourself!

Adrian: You polished the bullets.
Natalie: Yeah, you don't want to shoot anybody with a dirty bullet.
Adrian: Yeah, they might get a infection. God, we're funny together.
Natalie: We are.

Stottlemeyer: Adrian Monk is back. Back where he belongs.
Adrian: Seventy years ago, Thomas Wolf wrote, "You can't go home again..."
Stottlemeyer: Monk, you don't have to say anything.
Adrian: Thank God.

Stottlemeyer: Okay, first order of business is the Pickaxe Killer.
Disher: Gold Rush Killer.
Stottlemeyer: It's not the Gold Rush Killer, Randy.
Disher: But they used pickaxes.
Stottlemeyer: Randy, forget about the Gold Rush Killer. Okay.
Disher: Yes, sir.
Stottlemeyer: We're moving on.

Detective Jones: Now that, gentleman, is what you call a real woman.
Detective Doyle: No doubt about it.
Adrian: You can tell. No Adam's apple.

(looking for Monk)
Disher: I don't see him.
Stottlemeyer: He's here somewhere. Separated the fruit salad.

Stottlemeyer: Come on, Monk, I want to show you something.
Adrian: What... what is it?
Stottlemeyer: It's outside.
Adrian: What... what is it?
Stottlemeyer: It's you not getting beating up
Adrian: Oh, I'd like to see that.

Sgt. Danny Weaver: Nice work, detective.
Adrian: Former detective.
Sgt. Danny Weaver: Former former detective.
Adrian: Former former former detective.

Disher: So what are you gonna do?
Adrian: Uh, I haven't decided. I'll either go home and brood or go home and sulk. I'm leaning toward brooding.
Disher: Well, when you leave, use the west entrance.
Adrian: Why?
Stottlemeyer: Surprise.
Adrian: What is it?
Disher: It's a surprise.
Adrian: Well, what is it?
Stottlemeyer: Well, if we told you, it wouldn't be a surprise now, would it.
Adrian: No, I guess it wouldn't. What is it?
Disher: What is it?

Adrian: I pay $900 a week.
Natalie: I am not taking a pay quit, Mr. Monk!
Adrian: Then you shouldn't have quit.
Natalie: I didn't quit, you let me go. Oh, God, you make me mad! What are you looking for?
Adrian: The captain said there's be a surprise.
Natalie: I'm the surprise! I talked to the captain this morning.
Adrian: Oh, good.
Natalie: What... what, you're disappointed?
Adrian: No, I said "oh, good."
Natalie: You sound disappointed. What were you expecting?
Adrian: I thought it might be Joey Heatherton.

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 ProducerHayley Helmreich  |  Nathan Perkins  |  Anton Cropper  |  Sal Savo  |  Sheryl Johnson-Poelking
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorThomas R. Moore
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Corbin Bronson  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorRandol P. Taylor
Second Assistant DirectorJennifer Reiss
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
HairstylistMartin Declercq  |  Maxine Morris
Key GripStuart M. Abramson
Camera OperatorBuddy Fries
Set DesignerWilliam F. Matthews (3)
Set DecoratorSuzette Sheets
Location ManagerLyal R. Holmberg
Transportation CoordinatorSteve Weinmuller
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Construction CoordinatorJay Jergensen
Script SupervisorKathy Mulligan
Production CoordinatorAnn M. Kaiser
Script CoordinatorKevin Albright
Assistant EditorChad Mochrie
Post Production SupervisorHolden Chang
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Kevin Roache
LeadmanAngelo Amodio
OtherCary Conway (Lead Painter)  |  Jon Perkins (Technical Advisor)
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Stunt CoordinatorCharlie Brewer (2)
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 CaptainJohn Willoth
Key CostumerJessica Torok
"B" Camera OperatorHarvey Rubin
Construction ForemanBrad Shoemaker
Warning: Monk season 8 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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