Monk: What Happened in the last episode, “Mr. Monk and the End, Part II”

Published: December 6, 2009


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So, after eight periods, we currently know that eliminated Trudy, Monk’s beloved wife, and also why. If you missed second part of “Mr. Monk and also the End,” here’s what taken place.

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This last episode of Monk picks up where the last finished. Monk (Tony Shalhoub) and also Natalie (Traylor Howard) are watching the tape that Trudy (Melora Hardin) had videotaped prior to her fatality. She’d wrapped it as a Christmas current and Monk refprovided to open it till currently, when he’s cshed to death. It turns out that Trudy had an affair via her college law professor some 27 years back, prior to she and Monk met. She was young, didn’t know that the professor was married, and became pregnant. She provided birth to a girl yet the baby died nine minutes later.

It turns out that, prior to Trudy’s death, Monk was investigating the loss of her former midwife. At the same time, Trudy’d gotten a contact to satisfy through her old professor, Ethan Rickover (Craig T. Nelson), currently on his way to ending up being a court of appeals judge. She had a poor feeling about meeting him and also made the tape just in situation.

It looks like the judge eliminated both Trudy and the midwife to prevent them from ruining his political methods. Though Monk is weak and also in pain from the poichild, he and also Natalie go to challenge the Judge at the hearings for his upcoming appointment to the State Supreme Court.

Rickover essentially blows them off and also Monk, consumed with rage, strikes him. Monk is pulled ameans and also later on carried to the hospital. Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) and also Lt. Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) visit him tright here and strangely sufficient, Monk’s condition is a little much better. They tell Monk that they’ve done some digging and discovered that the birpoint facility owner (Ed Begley Jr.) was most likely blackmailing the judge and also he had him killed by the same male that poisoned Monk.


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It’s not sufficient for Monk. He wants the judge dead and also asks his old friend to promise that he’ll kill him. Stottlemeyer does yet Monk doesn’t think him. Left alone to remainder, Monk is persuaded that there’s something even more to the case and is hit by the truth that, though the judge’s new project will be in Sacramento, he refoffers to move out of his small house.

At Monk’s residence, Natalie and Stalso (Casper Van Dien) are packing some of Monk’s points and she becomes sick too. Natalie realizes that it’s the antiseptic wipes that are tainted and also making Monk sick. With that indevelopment, the medical professionals will be able to make a cure for the poiboy and also save Monk. They call the hospital yet he’s not there. He’s drugged the guard and also stolen his gun.

When the judge retransforms home, it’s a rainy evening and Monk is waiting for him with a shovel and also a gun. He’s deduced that there’s something hidden in the back yard that the judge can’t threat being found. Monk forces Rickover to dig under the sundial. After all, why would certainly a sundial be put under a shady tree?

Stottlemeyer and Disher drive quickly to the judge’s residence and the Captain notices most individual stuff in the backseat of Disher’s automobile. Disher comes clean that he’s been selling some of his things, and might have actually sold the police siren also. To gain a stopped truck out of their means, Stottlemeyer fires his gun in the air and also says, “I guess we gained a siren.”

When they arrive, 2 police policemans have weapons pointed at Monk as he proceeds to pressure the judge to dig. Disher and also Stottlemeyer tell their staggering friend that they have actually an antidote for the poichild yet Monk won’t let go of his gun and also insists that the judge keep digging — till he hits something tough, the skull of the long-absent midwife.

Judge Rickover admits that the midwife had watched his photo in the paper years back and also, having actually discovered religious beliefs, told him that she was going to reveal the story. He eliminated the midwife and also then Trudy to store them quiet. Monk virtually shoots him but then puts the gun down in disgust. The judge grabs the gun, puts it to his head, yells “You take treatment of her!,” and then kills himself.

Monk is conserved and we check out him next at the office of Dr. Bell (Hector Elizondo). Monk’s more relaxed than usual but is surprised around how empty he feels. He says that somepoint is nagging at him, particularly the judge’s last words. His therapist urges him to let it go.

Later, while looking at an old post about the midwife, Monk reads around her finding an abandoned newborn baby girl in 1983. He puts it all together and deduces that Rickover wasn’t hiding the affair yet the baby. Unknown to Trudy, her daughter had actually lived.

Stottlemeyer tracks the daughter dvery own and finds out that she’s 26-years-old and named Molly Evans (Alona Tal). She lives surrounding, functions as a movie movie critic for the East Bay Chronicle, and is looking forward to meeting Monk. At first, Monk believes that he can’t see her but his friends convince him. Natalie says that Molly is a gift from Trudy, someone to love — the point that’s been absent from his life.

Monk nervously waits external Molly’s work building. They fulfill and he doesn’t recognize what to perform but ultimately they take on and also he sobs.

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Later, he shows his friends the numerous photos that he took of their time together over the past three days. While Monk is giving Disher Molly’s blog resolve, Stottlemeyer accidently sees a note addresses to him from Disher. His lieutenant is relocating away to end up being the new Police Chief of Summit, New Jersey. They’re all sad to see him go yet are extremely happy for him to. And yes, he’s going to be with Sherona, Monk’s previous assistant.

While walking on the beach with Monk, Molly tells him that she’s going to Toronto for two weeks for a film festival. Monk states that he’ll go through her. He’s not going to occupational anymore so that he deserve to be through her. He doesn’t must work-related — as lengthy as he doesn’t eat, pay rent, or pay Natalie. Molly assures him that she’s going to remain in his life and also insists that he save working, for all of the other “Trudys” in require of his help. The two continue walking on the beach, with Monk sharing personal points around Molly’s birth mommy.

We next check out Monk wake up in the middle of his bed, no longer sleeping solely on “his” side. Later in the morning Natalie is clipping recipes from a magazine and Monk is placing away dishtowels. He’s wearing a brown collarless shirt, looking much even more relaxed than usual. She invites him to dinner and he claims that he can’t bereason he’s going to the movies via Molly.

Natalie can’t think that her employer is going to the movies and starts to tear up. Their discussion is interrupted by a contact from the Captain around a instance. Before they leave, he puts on a casual sportscoat and checks the range to make sure it’s been turned off. He recalls that he when had to come all the method house from downtown to make certain it was turned off.

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As the duo leaves, the scene fades right into a montage of scenes from past episodes, to the tune of “When I’m Gone.” Afterwards, we check out Disher founding his new task in New Jersey via a photo of Sherona on his desk. Stottlemeyer hurries to obtain out of his house, kissing his wife Trudy or “TK”, and also glancing happily at the “Leland and Trudy” heart pillow on the couch.

We then see Natalie and Monk arrive at the crime scene and also be escorted in by the captain. Fade to black, finish of series.

What do you think? Are you satisfied with this final episode of this poignant and also funny show? Do you feel anything was missing?