The BEST episodes of Monk
Every episode of Monk ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Monk!
An ex-cop suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder solves crimes with various (and usually exasperated) sidekicks. The 'defective detective' may have an abundance of phobias (heights, crowds, and even milk), but also razor-sharp deductive skills, which he uses to help the San Francisco police with especially baffling cases.
#1 - Mr. Monk and the End (Part Two)
Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/4/2009
After listening to Trudy's last message, Monk finally discovers who killed his wife. Racing against time before he dies of poison, he must make a fateful decision.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#2 - Mr. Monk and the End (Part One)
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/27/2009
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#9 - Mr. Monk and the Three Pies
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/23/2004
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#13 - Mr. Monk Takes the Stand
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/11/2009
Monk and the police have a killer right where they want him... until the case goes to court and a hotshot lawyer demolishes the prosecution as he uses Monk's phobias against them
#14 - Mr. Monk and the Kid
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/4/2005
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...
#15 - Mr. Monk Meets the Candidate (1)
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/12/2002
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 and campaign manager.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#19 - Mr. Monk's Other Brother
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/9/2009
When Monk's delinquent half-brother, Jack Jr., escapes from prison and breaks into Monk's apartment, he manipulates Monk into helping him find the person he claims framed him for murder.
#20 - Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/16/2002
A billionaire computer mogul is shot dead while mugging a couple outside a movie theater, and a uniformed officer later is seen fleeing the scene. While the press hound the police about the identity of "Fraidy Cop", Monk investigates what at first appears to be a midlife crisis gone horribly wrong–until he finds out that the two cases are connected.
#22 - Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/23/2007
When the mysterious “Six Way Killer” strikes in San Francisco, Monk matches his detective skills against the flashy forensic technology of a federal agent as they both pursue the murderer.
#24 - Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/25/2009
Area residents receive unmarked dolls that seem to predict a series of strange deaths, leading many to suspect a voodoo curse is in play. The mystery hits close to home when Natalie becomes involved.
#25 - Mr. Monk and the Airplane
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/18/2002
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.