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Monk: Mr. Monk and the End - Part I

When a killer connected to the mysterious "Judge" who ordered Trudy Monk's death murders a doctor at a midwife clinic, Monk is called in to solve the case. The Judge gets nervous and orders Monk's death by slow poison.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x15
Airdate: Friday November 27th, 2009

Director: Randall Zisk
Writer: Andy Breckman

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Special Guest Stars
Craig T. NelsonCraig T. Nelson
As Judge Ethan Rickover

Guest Stars
D.B. WoodsideD.B. Woodside
As Dr. Matthew Shuler
Melora HardinMelora Hardin
As Trudy Monk
Emmy ClarkeEmmy Clarke
As Julie Teeger
Casper Van DienCasper Van Dien
As Lt. Steven Albright
Mary Beth EvansMary Beth Evans
As Rickover's Wife
Hector ElizondoHector Elizondo
As Dr. Neven Bell
Ed Begley, Jr.Ed Begley, Jr.
As Dr. Malcolm Nash
John Edward LeeJohn Edward Lee
As Joe Kazarinski
Shelly ColeShelly Cole
As Edie Kazarinski

Co-Guest Stars
Brian HattonBrian Hatton
As First Detective
Ed FuscoEd Fusco
As Hooded Scientist
Sarah RushSarah Rush
As Nurse Fitzgerald
Ana Teresa SosaAna Teresa Sosa
As Housekeeper
Arnaud PeinyArnaud Peiny
As Undercover Cop
Chuck AshworthChuck Ashworth
As Second Detective
John KnoxJohn Knox
As Second Judge
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


Twelve years ago, Adrian and Trudy Monk are celebrating Christmas and come back from caroling. He thanks her for getting him out of the house. Monk is preparing to go to the midlife clinic where a missing woman, Wendy Stroud, worked. He notices that Trudy is upset and she admits she has a lot on her mind. As he goes, Monk notices a new present under the tree and suspects that it’s a digital watch. Trudy tells him not to open it until they’re together on Christmas. They share a last hug before Monk leaves...

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Episode Quotes
Trudy Monk: I love you.
Adrian: Can't imagine why.

Dr. Malcolm Nash: Excuse me, what are you doing?
Adrian: I was... I was straightening it out a little bit.
Dr. Malcolm Nash: They're umbilical cords. They're never straight.
Stottlemeyer: (points to Monk) I bet his was.

Trudy Monk: You're sleeping by yourself, Adrian.
Adrian: No, I'm not.

Natalie: This is for me. Mr. Monk. Me. Mr. Monk.
Lt. Steven Albright: I'm sorry, I don't get it. Why two separate carts? Why can't we separate them when we get home.
Natalie: Yeah, I stopped asking those questions a long time ago.

Nurse Fitzgerald: We're gonna need some blood.
Adrian: All right, Natalie, give her some blood.
Nurse Fitzgerald: I mean your blood.

Dr. Matthew Shuler: You're gonna feel normal for a while. And then there's gonna be some vomiting, followed by death.
Adrian: Vomiting?
Dr. Matthew Shuler: That's right. Followed by death.
Adrian: Vomiting.
Dr. Matthew Shuler: Yes. Followed by death.
Adrian: Vomiting!
Dr. Matthew Shuler: Adrian, I really need you to focus on the last part of that sentence. There's gonna be some vomiting and then death.
Adrian: Is there any chance death could come before the vomiting?
Stottlemeyer: Two days?
Adrian: Wish it were five.
Stottlemeyer: Why?
Adrian: 'Cause it's a bigger number.

Dr. Neven Bell: The man who poisoned you, this Kazarinski. Did he say anything before he died?
Adrian: He was hit by a train. He probably... said, "train."

Adrian: I've wasted so much time. I've probably spent three years just washing these hands.

Stottlemeyer: I had him all wrong. I know that now. I'd always thought that Monk was not all there, like there was something missing, like he was less than human. But he wasn't missing anything. He was seeing more than anybody. he was feeling more than anybody. That was his problem. He was too human. If we had more like him, we'd be better off.

(at Trudy's grave)
Adrian: I love you.
Natalie: Is that it? Sure you don't want to say something else?
Adrian: No, I can tell her myself tomorrow.

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-ProducerJosh Siegal  |  Dylan Morgan  |  Douglas Nabors  |  Sal Savo
Associate ProducerNathan Perkins  |  Sheryl Johnson-Poelking  |  Anton Cropper  |  Hayley Helmreich
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorJohn Duffy (1)
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Corbin Bronson  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorAnton Cropper
Second Assistant DirectorEric Oliver
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
HairstylistMartin Declercq  |  Margaret Hayes Jackson  |  Maxine Morris
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 MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Kevin Roache
LeadmanAngelo Amodio
OtherCary Conway (Lead Painter)  |  Jon Perkins (Technical Advisor)
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
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
Key Makeup ArtistEla Barczewska
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
Set CostumerBrigit Jones  |  Shelly Cowan
Writer's Office CoordinatorErica Schreiber
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