Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department’s most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways.
#2 – None
Season 6 – Episode 17
The episode was rated from 3 votes.
#3 – Mr. Monk and the End (1)
Season 8 – Episode 15
Monk is called to a murder at the location where he first heard of his wife’s murder, and while Monk figures out who the assassin is, he doesn’t know that the one who ordered the hit is also responsible for the death of Trudy. Knowing that Monk will eventually put all the pieces together, he orders Monk’s death, and when all hope seems lost, Monk discovers something which could finally end his 12-year nightmare.
The episode was rated from 184 votes.
#4 – Mr. Monk Is on the Run (2)
Season 6 – Episode 16
Stottlemeyer must keep up the pretense that Monk is dead, while Adrian tries to determine who framed him for murder.
The episode was rated from 190 votes.
#5 – Mr. Monk and the Airplane
Season 1 – Episode 13
Monk braves the unfriendly skies–and finds murder in the air. No one believes him except for Randy, who provides aid back in San Francisco. While in the air, Monk must deal with his fear of flight, a flight attendant (Brooke Adams), a zealous extension cord salesman (Garry Marshall), and Tim Daly.
The episode was rated from 238 votes.
#6 – Mr. Monk and the Badge
Season 8 – Episode 14
Monk is put in charge of tracking down a serial killer.
The episode was rated from 157 votes.
#7 – Mr. Monk and the Three Pies
Season 2 – Episode 11
During the investigation into a carjacking over a cherry pie, Adrian is called by his estranged agoraphobic brother Ambrose (John Turturro), who is convinced that his next-door neighbor murdered his wife. Adrian must rebuild his relationship with Ambrose while investigating the neighbor at the same time.
The episode was rated from 240 votes.
#8 – Mr. Monk’s 100th Case
Season 7 – Episode 7
As Monk and his friends watch a TV news magazine piece on the solution of his hundredth case, he realizes that one of the victims was murdered by a different killer.
The episode was rated from 209 votes.
#9 – Mr. Monk and the Kid
Season 3 – Episode 16
After twenty-two-month-old Tommy Graser finds a severed finger and gives it to a policeman, Monk walks through the park with Tommy trying to retrace the child’s steps. He finds no body or other incriminating evidence, but he does discover a surprising affection for the placid and intelligent toddler, who constantly repeats Monk’s name and quietly submits to having his hands wiped when he touches “nature”. A lab technician identifies the finger as that of a twenty-five-year-old man, and Monk deduces from a callus that the young man played the violin. After visiting the home of Daniel Carlyle, a musician who fits this description, Monk concludes that Daniel’s mother and her other son, Jason, killed Daniel and that Jason is masquerading as his brother. Meanwhile, little Tommy is temporarily removed from the custody of his foster parents, and Monk surprises everyone, including himself, by volunteering to care for him for two weeks until his new adoptive parents can take him. With Tommy in…
The episode was rated from 229 votes.
#10 – Mr. Monk Meets the Candidate (2)
Season 1 – Episode 2
Adrian Monk, a former San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) detective, comes out of forced retirement to investigate the murder of a politician’s bodyguard and learns that there is more at play than meets the eye, especially after discovering secrets involving the candidate’s wife (Gail O’Grady) and campaign manager (Ben Bass).
The episode was rated from 275 votes.