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Monk: Mr. Monk and the End - Part II

As he is dying of poison, Monk finds Trudy's last tape telling him what happened, and he must decide whether to seek revenge for his wife's murder.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x16
Airdate: Friday December 04th, 2009

Director: Randall Zisk
Writer: Andy Breckman

Alternate Airdates:

BR (Universal) Jun 06, 2010


Special Guest Stars
Virginia MadsenVirginia Madsen
As T.K. Jensen
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
Casper Van DienCasper Van Dien
As Lt. Steven Albright
Sarah RushSarah Rush
As Nurse Fitzgerald
Mary Beth EvansMary Beth Evans
As Rickover's Wife
Hector ElizondoHector Elizondo
As Dr. Neven Bell
Alona TalAlona Tal
As Molly Evans
Madison MasonMadison Mason
As Senate Committee Chairman

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Coleman (2)Michael Coleman (2)
As First Uniform Cop
Nicole CumminsNicole Cummins
As Second Nurse
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


Upon discovering Trudy’s tape and realizing she had a secret in her past, the dying Monk pauses the tape. Two hours pass and Natalie finally convinces him to continue watching. On the tape, Trudy explains that she had an affair with her law professor and didn’t know he was a married man. As a result, Trudy became pregnant and gave birth to the girl at the midwife clinic in 1983. However, the girl died nine minutes later and Trudy never saw her. Trudy says that Ethan Rickover was the professor; the man who signed the warrant in Nash’s murder...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Randy NewmanWhen I'm Goneclosing montage

Episode Quotes
Trudy Monk: (to Monk) You are more than the love of my life. You are my life. You are... my life.

Disher: (on the phone) All right, I'll call you later.
Stottlemeyer: Who was that?
Disher: That was the Deputy Commissioner.
Stottlemeyer: Deputy Commissioner Patrick Watson?
Disher: Yeah, that's right.
Stottlemeyer: You said, "I love you."
Disher: I do... love him. I think he's doing a great job. Why? Why? You don't think he's...
Stottlemeyer: No, I think he's doing a fine job. I don't tell him that I love him.
Disher: Well, maybe you should. It's just common courtesy.
Stottlemeyer: It's not common courtesy.
Disher: Well, I think you're doing a great job. I love you.
Stottlemeyer: All right, Randy, I'm sorry I asked. When you're ready to tell me what's really going on, don't.

Judge Ethan Rickover: Are you gonna kill a Federal judge?
Adrian: Tonight, I'm the judge.

Dr. Neven Bell: It's time for Adrian Monk to sail into the Great Unknown.
Adrian: I hate the Great Unknown.
Dr. Neven Bell: How do you know? It's unknown.
Adrian: If it's unknown, how do you know it's so great?
Dr. Neven Bell: Good point. Maybe it's the not-so-Great-Unknown, huh? But it's out there, and it's waiting for you.

Adrian: What if she doesn't like me? I mean, a lot of people don't like me. I'm not crazy about me.

Adrian: Yeah, this is her parallel parking. Yeah S he's an excellent driver. She's never had a single parking ticket. Yeah, here we are. This is us having lunch. She eats out five times a week. She's a vegetarian, but she eats fish.
Stottlemeyer: You took all these pictures?
Adrian: Yeah. Oh, here she is drinking coffee.
Stottlemeyer: Ohhh.
Adrian: Yeah, it's a Kona blend. Sometimes she has the Colombian
Stottlemeyer: Monk, there's gotta be more than six hundred photos here.
Adrian: Well, the rest are still being developed.
Stottlemeyer: But you've only known her for thee days.
Adrian: I feel like I've known her forever. She feels the same way, she actually said that. Oh, yeah, these are her adopted parents.
Stottlemeyer: Oh.
Adrian: Yeah, that's Andy and Beth. He's a little overweight. He's a retired ophthalmologist. This is her new boyfriend, Kyle. He's two years younger than she is. She doesn't know how she feels about that. And this is her telling me not to take so many pictures.
Stottlemeyer: Um-hmm.
Adrian: This is her trying to take the camera away.
Stottlemeyer: Ah-hah.
Adrian: Oh, and guess what else? You know the Internet? She's on it.
Stottlemeyer: Really, she made the cut, huh?
Adrian: Uh-huh. Oh yeah, yeah. She has her own web site. It's called a blog. Really, I mean, that's what it's called. A blog.

Stottlemeyer: You and Sharona. I knew it. Well, I didn't actually know it. But now that I know it, I kinda knew it.

Molly Evans: Well, I thought you were broke.
Adrian: No, I'll be fine. I can live for 20 years if I don't eat or pay rent or pay Natalie.

Molly Evans: You have a gift.
Adrian: And a curse.
Molly Evans: It's not a curse. It's a gift. Can't you see that? Maybe that's why I'm here. To remind you. What?
Adrian: That's exactly what your mother used to say.

Adrian: I have plans.
Natalie: Mm-hmm. What kind of plans?
Adrian: With Molly. We're going to the movies.
Natalie: You're going to the movies?
Adrian: Yeah.
Natalie: Adrian Monk is going to the movies?
Adrian: Why are you crying? Is that so strange?
Natalie: That's not strange at all. That's why I'm crying. What are you gonna see?
Adrian: I don't know. Whatever's in Theater Ten.
Natalie: Okay, all right. That's more like it. That's the Adrian Monk we know and love.

Adrian: Wait.
Natalie: What are you doing.
Adrian: I'm checking the stove to make sure it's off.
Natalie: That's a good idea. You don't want to get all the way downtown and not be sure.
Adrian: That acutally happened to me once.
Natalie: Really?
Adrian: Yeah.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAndy Breckman
Executive ProducerRandall Zisk  |  Andy Breckman  |  David Hoberman  |  Tony Shalhoub  |  Tom Scharpling
Co-Executive ProducerJoe Toplyn  |  David Breckman  |  Jack Bernstein  |  Hy Conrad
ProducerScott Collins  |  Anthony Santa Croce
Co-ProducerDylan Morgan  |  Josh Siegal  |  Douglas Nabors  |  Shana Stein  |  Sal Savo
Associate ProducerHayley Helmreich  |  Sheryl Johnson-Poelking  |  Anton Cropper
Production DesignerChuck Parker
EditorArge O'Neal
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff  |  Corbin Bronson
Unit Production ManagerAnthony Santa Croce
First Assistant DirectorAnton Cropper
Second Assistant DirectorEric Oliver
MusicJeff Beal
Music EditorCraig Pettigrew
Costume DesignerIleane Meltzer
HairstylistMargaret Hayes Jackson  |  Martin 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  |  Ken Catando
Property MasterRich Hobaica
Construction CoordinatorJay Jergensen
Script SupervisorSilver Tree
Production CoordinatorAnn M. Kaiser
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
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
"B" Camera OperatorHarvey Rubin
Construction ForemanBrad Shoemaker
Set CostumerBrigit Jones  |  Shelly Cowan
Writer's Office CoordinatorErica Schreiber
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