Saturday, December 5, 2009
MONK: SERIES FINALE REVIEW
Released by Miss TV Girl
I just watched the series finale of "Monk" and it was one of the best season finales I have seen in a long time. I wasn't sure of how the writers would tie up all of the loose ends, and at the same time give Monk and his fans the happy ending they so wanted for him.
The finale started with Monk trying to gather the courage to watch the tape of Trudy telling him about a secret she had kept from him throughout their marriage. I swear everytime Monk hit the pause button out of fear of what she would say next was just heartbreaking.
The tape revealed the mystery surrounding Trudy's murder. Her killer was Judge Rickover(Craig T. Nelson), an ex-lover from her college years. He killed Trudy to keep secret that the two had an affair when she was his student that resulted in a child.
Once Monk figured out that Judge Rickover had also killed the midwife to protect his secret, there was nothing left for him to do but get a confession and then kill the judge. But in the end Monk couldn't kill the Judge, that's just not his style. The Judge, however being the coward that he was realizes that his life is all but over, so he grabs Monk's gun and shoots himself. "Take care of her" were the last words the Judge said before he died, this turned out to be another loose end for Monk, he couldn't figure out what the Judge meant , so therefore he didn't have full closure.
The last part of the mystery surrounding Trudy was her daughter "Molly". The daughter that she thought had died was put up for adoption 26 years earlier. To say the meeting with Trudy's daughter Molly was emotional, would probably be the understatement of the year. He couldn't stop crying and looking at her. So in the end Monk was finally happy again. He had his Trudy back in the form of Molly.
I think Natalie said it best when Monk was hesitant about meeting Molly,"Trudy sent you a gift, she sent you someone to love, that's what you have been missing".
Tony Shalhoub delivered a great performance in both parts of the finale and left you wanting to more. Great job once again Tony Shalhoub.
I love a happy ending and that is exactly what Monk's series finale gave its fans.