After a reclusive three years following the mysterious death of his wife, former San Francisco Police Officer Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) emerges as a private detective, though hobbled by a number of compulsive habits and phobias. With the help of his nurse, Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), Monk proves to be an effective crime solver thanks to his sharp memory and unusual attention to detail. Despite his quirks, he often is called on by former colleagues to assist in police investigations.
S1/EP 1 - Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1
Monk investigates an assassination attempt on Mayoral Candidate Warren St. Claire and learns there’s more at play than meets the eye.
S1/EP 2 - Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 2
Monk investigates an assassination attempt on Mayoral Candidate Warren St. Claire and learns there’s more at play than meets the eye.
S1/EP 3 - Mr. Monk and the Psychic
Everyone believes psychic Dolly Flint has accomplished the impossible when she discovers the body of the former Police Commissioner's missing wife. Everyone except Monk.
S1/EP 4 - Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale
An 800-pound recluse, aka Dale the Whale, is the number one suspect in a murder case. But how can a man who can’t even fit through his bedroom door be a murderer?
S1/EP 5 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival
Monk, who suffers from vertigo, investigates the death of a police detective murdered on a Ferris wheel.
S1/EP 6 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum
After being temporarily institutionalized, Monk stumbles upon a four-year-old murder. Or is his mind playing tricks on him? Kevin Nealon guest stars.
S1/EP 7 - Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger
A billionaire is shot dead while mugging a couple outside a theater. It appears to be a mid-life crisis gone horribly wrong, until Monk figures out the truth.
S1/EP 8 - Mr. Monk and the Other Woman
Monk investigates an attorney’s death and develops a love interest in one of the suspects.
S1/EP 9 - Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man
Monk, himself a former marathon runner, figures out the clever scheme devised by a furniture magnate to dispose of his mistress during a citywide marathon.
S1/EP 10 - Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation
During his vacation, Monk helps solve a murder witnessed by Benjy, Sharona’s son, even though the corpse keeps on eluding them.
S1/EP 11 - Mr. Monk and the Earthquake
Sharona’s life is in danger while Monk brilliantly solves a seemingly perfect crime committed during a San Francisco earthquake. Amy Sedaris guest stars.
S1/EP 12 - Mr. Monk Meets the Red-Headed Stranger
A blind woman witnesses the murder of Willie Nelson’s road manager. Is the country music legend the killer? Willie Nelson guest stars.
S1/EP 13 - Mr. Monk and the Airplane
Braving his fear of flying and of enclosed areas, Monk boards a plane with Sharona and solves the murder of a passenger’s wife.
S2/EP 1 - Mr. Monk Goes Back to School
Monk takes a job as a substitute high school teacher to determine whether a teacher's fall from a clock tower was really a suicide, or a lesson in murder.
S2/EP 2 - Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico
Monk travels to Mexico to investigate the mysterious demise of a skydiver who reportedly drowned to death... in mid-air.
S2/EP 3 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame
When a ruthless CEO and his wife are lured to their deaths, Monk connects their murders to a baseball great and his quest for the homerun record.
S2/EP 4 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus
When a circus ringmaster is murdered by a high flying daredevil, all leads point to his vengeful ex-wife. But how could the acrobatic ex have committed the crime with a broken foot?
S2/EP 5 - Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man
Captain Stottlemeyer takes a page from the book of Monk in order to determine why anyone would want to murder the world's oldest man.
S2/EP 6 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre
Monk reluctantly takes the stage to investigate an actor's murder.
S2/EP 7 - Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect
Monk knows who is behind a string of mail bombs that have been exploding around San Francisco. the only problem is his primary suspect... is in a coma.
S2/EP 8 - Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy
When a high-powered magazine publisher chokes to death under mysterious circumstances, all clues lead to the infamous swinging party palace, the Sapphire Mansion.
S2/EP 9 - Mr. Monk and the 12th Man
When a rash of murders sweeping the city goes unsolved, Monk is called upon to find a correlation with the victims and stop a killer before he strikes again.
S2/EP 10 - Mr. Monk and the Paperboy
When his paperboy is murdered, Monk turns to the pages of the newspaper for clues to solve the baffling crime.
S2/EP 11 - Mr. Monk and the Three Pies
What could possibly make a cherry pie worth killing for? Monk finds out, with a little help from his long-lost brother Ambrose. John Turturro guest stars.
S2/EP 12 - Mr. Monk and the TV Star
Monk suspects the star of a hit TV crime show of killing his ex-wife. His only problem: the actor's rock solid alibi. Sarah Silverman guest stars.
S2/EP 13 - Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny
A law student promises to get Monk reinstated to the police force in exchange for his help in finding the kidnappers of her beloved grandmother.
S2/EP 14 - Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife
When the Captain's wife falls victim to a union dispute gone awry, it's up to Monk to find out what really happened and bring Stottlemeyer back from the brink.
S2/EP 15 - Mr. Monk Gets Married
It's unholy matrimony as Monk and Sharona pretend to be married to get the goods on a con man.
S2/EP 16 - Mr. Monk Goes to Jail
When a death-row inmate is murdered 45 minutes before his execution, Monk is brought in to find out why.
S3/EP 1 - Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan
When Monk travels to New York City to investigate his wife's murder, he gets tangled up in a baffling case involving the shooting of a foreign ambassador.
S3/EP 2 - Mr. Monk and the Panic Room
When a big-time record producer is found dead in his panic room, Monk must help decide the guilt or innocence of an unlikely suspect. Carmen Electra guest stars.
S3/EP 3 - Mr. Monk and the Blackout
When the city is overrun by a string of unexplained blackouts, it's up to Monk to keep the "City by the Bay" out of the darkness. Judge Reinhold guest stars.
S3/EP 4 - Mr. Monk Gets Fired
Monk must find the evidence to put away a grisly murderer and regain his detective's license from the grouchy new police commissioner.
S3/EP 5 - Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather
Monk infiltrates an organized crime family as he tries to get to the bottom of an apparent mob hit.
S3/EP 6 - Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf
The shoe is on the other foot when inexplicable happenings put Sharona's own sanity to the test.
S3/EP 7 - Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month
Monk takes a job at a department store to solve the murder of one of the store's employees.
S3/EP 8 - Mr. Monk and the Game Show
Monk heads to Los Angeles to help the father of his late wife solve a very puzzling mystery on a game show.
S3/EP 9 - Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine
Monk takes a new medication that alleviates the symptoms of his obsessive-compulsive disorder but impairs his ability to solve crime.
S3/EP 10 - Mr. Monk and the Red Herring
Why would a thief want to steal an ordinary pet fish? Monk finds out, and meets a new assistant in the process.
S3/EP 11 - Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra
When all signs in a murder investigation point to deceased Kung Fu movie star Sonny Chow, Monk must find the real culprit.
S3/EP 12 - Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever
When Monk is taken into protective custody after witnessing a Chinese mob killing, he's brought to a remote cabin in the woods where he uncovers another murder.
S3/EP 13 - Mr. Monk Gets Stuck in Traffic
Monk gets stuck in a traffic jam and finds that the cause of the standstill is murder.
S3/EP 14 - Mr. Monk Goes to Vegas
Monk travels to Las Vegas when Captain Stottlemeyer suspects foul play in the death of a millionaire casino owner's wife.
S3/EP 15 - Mr. Monk and the Election
When Natalie runs for school board, Monk must figure out who's behind an attempt on her life.
S3/EP 16 - Mr. Monk and the Kid
Monk unravels a baffling mystery after a toddler finds a severed finger in a park.
S4/EP 1 - Mr. Monk and the Other Detective
When fellow detective Marty Eels shows up at a crime scene knowing all the answers, has Monk finally met his match, or is Eels cheating?
S4/EP 2 - Mr. Monk Goes Home Again
Monk solves a Halloween murder mystery while he and his brother Ambrose wait for their long-lost father to return home.
S4/EP 3 - Mr. Monk Stays in Bed
Natalie puts herself in jeopardy to pursue a case when Monk is sick in bed with the flu.
S4/EP 4 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Office
When a parking garage attendant is killed and a financial analyst’s hand is broken in a mysterious attack, Monk goes undercover in an office to solve the case.
S4/EP 5 - Mr. Monk Gets Drunk
A relaxing getaway in wine country turns into a crime-filled weekend as Monk and Natalie try to uncover a murder involving a man that doesn’t exist.
S4/EP 6 - Mr. Monk Goes to a Wedding
Monk must prevent a killer from spoiling the party at Natalie’s brother’s wedding. Holland Taylor guest stars.
S4/EP 7 - Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk
Monk must get to the truth when it appears that his late wife Trudy is still alive.
S4/EP 8 - Mr. Monk and Little Monk
When a childhood crush comes to Monk with a mysterious murder, Monk tries to win her heart by solving the case.
S4/EP 9 - Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
When a detective dies at the police department Christmas party after drinking from a poisoned bottle of port intended for Captain Stottlemeyer, can Monk find the killer?
S4/EP 10 - Mr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show
Monk enters the world of high fashion when he believes a young man accused of a model’s murder is innocent.
S4/EP 11 - Mr. Monk Bumps His Head
When Monk wakes up in an unfamiliar town with amnesia, can he solve a local murder mystery and find his way home?
S4/EP 12 - Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage
Captain Stottlemeyer has to go to anger management class when he slugs a cop who claims he's having an affair with the Captain's wife.
S4/EP 13 - Mr. Monk and the Big Reward
Monk and Natalie try to solve a diamond heist that promises a big reward. But in their race for the money, they face three unscrupulous competitors.
S4/EP 14 - Mr. Monk and the Astronaut
Monk tries to prove that an astronaut committed murder despite the suspect's seemingly airtight alibi: he was in space. Jeffrey Donovan guest stars.
S4/EP 15 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist
Lieutenant Disher quits the force when no one believes that he witnessed a murder while under anesthesia at the dentist. Jon Favreau and Brooke Langton guest star.
S4/EP 16 - Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty
While sequestered on jury duty, Monk juggles two cases: proving that the accused is not guilty and figuring out who was killed outside the courthouse.
S5/EP 1 - Mr. Monk and the Actor
A famous actor preparing to play Monk gets a little too close to one of Monk's real-life murder investigations.
S5/EP 2 - Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike
When a union boss' death threatens to prolong a city wide garbage strike in San Francisco, it's up to Monk to help end the strike by determining whether the boss' death was suicide or murder.
S5/EP 3 - Mr. Monk and the Big Game
Julie's basketball coach is murdered, and Monk must step in as the new coach while trying to solve the case.
S5/EP 4 - Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing
Monk is blinded after he witnesses a murder in a fire station but realizes that he can still solve cases.
S5/EP 5 - Mr. Monk, Private Eye
When Natalie convinces Monk to go into business as a private eye, his first case is a seemingly innocuous fender bender that leads to a far more dangerous investigation.
S5/EP 6 - Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion
While attending his 25th college reunion, Monk reminisces how he met Trudy and tries to prevent the murder of a former classmate.
S5/EP 7 - Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink
When Dr. Kroger retires after his cleaning lady is killed, it's up to Monk to solve the case and get Dr. Kroger back to work.
S5/EP 8 - Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert
Monk goes to a rock concert to look for Captain Stottlemeyer's son and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.
S5/EP 9 - Mr. Monk Meets His Dad
Monk's estranged father, Jack, returns at Christmas time, but all is not merry with the Monks.
S5/EP 10 - Mr. Monk and the Leper
Monk finds himself in the middle of a shadowy murder plot worthy of a classic Hollywood film noir.
S5/EP 11 - Mr. Monk Makes a Friend
A fun-loving everyman named Hal bumps into Monk, and the two become fast friends. For the first time in his life, Monk appears to have a buddy. But is Hal up to something?
S5/EP 12 - Mr. Monk Is at Your Service
When Natalie suspects foul play in the deaths of her parents' wealthy neighbors, Monk goes undercover as a butler to investigate.
S5/EP 13 - Mr. Monk Is on the Air
Monk goes toe-to-toe with a popular radio shock jock who is suspected of killing his wife.
S5/EP 14 - Mr. Monk Visits a Farm
When Lt. Disher inherits a farm from an uncle who committed suicide, he decides to quit the police force and start a new life in the country. But Disher soon suspects that his uncle was murdered, so Monk joins him on the farm to investigate.
S5/EP 15 - Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy
When the mysterious "Six Way Killer" strikes in San Francisco, Monk's detective skills are pitted against the flashy forensic technology of a federal agent as they both pursue the murderer.
S5/EP 16 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital
Monk goes to the emergency room for a bloody nose, but when a doctor in the hospital turns up dead, Monk joins the murder investigation, and soon his own life is in grave danger.
S6/EP 1 - Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan
When Marci Maven is accused of a bizarre crime, she turns to the object of her obsession for help: Adrian Monk.
S6/EP 2 - Mr. Monk and the Rapper
Monk is hired to clear the name of a famous rap star who is accused of murder.
S6/EP 3 - Mr. Monk and the Naked Man
Monk must confront his prejudice against nudists when he's called to investigate a murder on a nude beach.
S6/EP 4 - Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend
Monk's friendship with Captain Stottlemeyer is put to the test when Monk suspects the captain's girlfriend of murder.
S6/EP 5 - Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees
Monk tries to prove a sports agent is guilty of murder while helping Natalie's teenage daughter with her love life.
S6/EP 6 - Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure
Monk finds himself in a dangerous situation when he helps his psychiatrist's son follow a treasure map.
S6/EP 7 - Mr. Monk and the Daredevil
Monk's world is turned upside-down when a famous daredevil is revealed to be his rival, Harold Krenshaw.
S6/EP 8 - Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man
When a man Monk sent to prison years earlier is cleared by new DNA evidence, Monk helps him rebuild his life.
S6/EP 9 - Mr. Monk Is Up All Night
When Monk suffers from insomnia, he ventures into the night and stumbles upon a murder.
S6/EP 10 - Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa
Monk becomes a social pariah when he shoots a man dressed as Santa Claus. Can he clear his name and foil a larger criminal plot in time for Christmas?
S6/EP 11 - Mr. Monk Joins a Cult
When Monk infiltrates a cult to solve a murder, he falls under the spell of its charismatic leader.
S6/EP 12 - Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank
When the safety deposit box holding one of Monk's treasured possessions is robbed, Monk will do whatever it takes to solve the case. the Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta guest stars.
S6/EP 13 - Mr. Monk and the Three Julies
Monk must find a murderer who, to Natalie's horror, appears to be killing women with the same name as her daughter.
S6/EP 14 - Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece
Monk takes up a new hobby -- painting -- and meets with unexpected success.
S6/EP 15 - Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 1
When Monk is arrested for murder, he escapes the custody of a small-town sheriff and becomes a fugitive on the run.
S6/EP 16 - Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 2
While everyone mourns Monk's "death," Monk searches for the truth that will clear his name.
S7/EP 1 - Mr. Monk Buys a House
When his new neighbor plays his music too loud, Monk decides it's time to move. He takes a huge step and buys a house that turns into a money pit, particularly when he hires the handyman from hell who is determined to rip up the entire house. Brad Garrett guest stars.
S7/EP 2 - Mr. Monk and the Genius
Monk matches wits with a brilliant chess master who is suspected of murdering his wife.
S7/EP 3 - Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever
Natalie becomes the new lotto girl in California, and Mr. Monk finds himself a little jealous of Natalie's fame. She is embroiled in a scandal when the lotto machine is discovered to be rigged. Malcolm Barrett guest stars.
S7/EP 4 - Mr. Monk Takes a Punch
Mr. Monk feels he is too over the hill and will never pass the SFPD physical.
S7/EP 5 - Mr. Monk Is Underwater
A former friend of Mitch's dies in a locked room aboard a submarine and everyone cries suicide.
S7/EP 6 - Mr. Monk Falls in Love
Monk develops a crush on a woman who is accused of murder. Despite the overwhelming evidence (including her confession), Monk is determined to prove her innocence.
S7/EP 7 - Mr. Monk's 100th Case
"In Focus" covers Monk's handling of a serial killer case (in which four people were killed) and the gang gathers for a viewing party to watch the piece. As Monk watches the interviews of his biggest friends and adversaries, he realizes that victim #3 was killed by someone else and must solve the crime.
S7/EP 8 - Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized
After Monk seeks a new form of therapy (hypnosis), he finds himself reverting to his 9-year old personality.
S7/EP 9 - Mr. Monk and the Miracle
When three homeless men seek out Monk's services at the holidays, Natalie convinces him to investigate the death of their friend.
S7/EP 10 - Mr. Monk's Other Brother
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. Steve Zahn guest stars as Jack Jr.
S7/EP 11 - Mr. Monk on Wheels
When Natalie unwittingly helps a thief steal the bicycle of a biotech CEO, she ropes Monk into solving a crime straight out of "Encyclopedia Brown" -- until Monk learns the hard way how dangerous this thief really is. Bradley Whitford guest stars.
S7/EP 12 - Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door
While investigating a murder at a museum of oddities, Monk befriends a warm older woman, but he has trouble believing the friendship comes without a catch. Gena Rowlands guest stars.
S7/EP 13 - Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs
Monk has scored tickets to the biggest football game of the year, but he and Captain Stottlemeyer can't go inside until they figure out who tried to blow up a fan in the parking lot. Bob Costas guest stars.
S7/EP 14 - Mr. Monk and the Bully
When a childhood bully who terrorized Monk hires the detective to trail his wife, whom he suspects of infidelity, Monk relishes the opportunity to prove him right -- and things get even sweeter when the bully is accused of murder. Julie Bowen and Noah Emmerich guest star.
S7/EP 15 - Mr. Monk and the Magician
Monk goes head-to-head with a magician he suspects of murder. Jarrad Paul and Steve Valentine guest star.
S7/EP 16 - Mr. Monk Fights City Hall
When the parking garage where Monk's wife was killed is set for demolition, Monk intervenes -- but soon finds himself investigating the disappearance of a city official key to preserving the site. Tim Bagley and Jon Polito guest star.
S8/EP 1 - Mr. Monk's Favorite Show
When an attempt is made on the life of a former child star who recently published a tell-all biography, Monk is thrilled to act as her bodyguard -- until he learns exactly how different she is from her TV alter ego. Elizabeth Perkins and Rena Sofer guest star.
S8/EP 2 - Mr. Monk and the Foreign Man
While investigating the puzzling, high profile murder of a maid whose assailant apparently tried to treat her wounds, Monk finds himself increasingly drawn to another case involving a visiting African man investigating his beloved wife's hit-and-run death. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje guest stars.
S8/EP 3 - Mr. Monk and the UFO
Monk must uncover the link between a missing girl and a UFO sighting after Natalie's car breaks down in a small desert town. Daniel Stern guest stars.
S8/EP 4 - Mr. Monk Is Someone Else
Monk assumes the identity of a dead hit man in an effort to foil an assassination plot. Reed Diamond, Kelly Carlson, Vincent Curatola, Tim Bagley and Eric Balfour guest star.
S8/EP 5 - Mr. Monk Takes the Stand
Monk's phobias threaten to undermine a big murder case when an aggressive defense attorney targets the detective's unconventional methods in court. Jay Mohr guest stars.
S8/EP 6 - Mr. Monk and the Critic
Natalie becomes convinced a critic who panned her daughter Julie's theatrical performance was responsible for a murder at the same time as the show.
S8/EP 7 - Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse
Voodoo appears to be the only explanation when unmarked dolls sent to San Francisco residents accurately predict a series of inexplicable deaths -- including, perhaps, Natalie's. Meat Loaf guest stars.
S8/EP 8 - Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy
When Monk's insurance company refuses to pay for more individual therapy sessions, Monk joins Dr. Bell's therapy group, where somebody appears to be murdering his fellow patients. Tim Bagley and Hector Elizondo guest star.
S8/EP 9 - Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk
Natalie tries to throw a surprise birthday party for Monk while he investigates the mysterious death of an office building's maintenance man. Virginia Madsen and John Carroll Lynch guest star.
S8/EP 10 - Mr. Monk and Sharona
When Sharona returns to San Francisco to handle legal issues related to an uncle's death, Monk suspects foul play and finds himself torn between the differing styles of Sharona and Natalie. Bitty Schram guest stars.
S8/EP 11 - Mr. Monk and the Dog
Monk reluctantly adopts a dog while looking into the suspicious disappearance of its owner. Wallace Langham guest stars.
S8/EP 12 - Mr. Monk Goes Camping
To woo the lone holdout on the reinstatement committee, Monk accompanies Lt. Disher on a scouting trip with the man's troublesome son -- where nature isn't the only thing the troop has to fear.
S8/EP 13 - Mr. Monk Is the Best Man
In order to save the wedding of someone close to him, Monk must first find out who is trying to sabotage it and why.
S8/EP 14 - Mr. Monk and the Badge
Monk finds his return to the police force to be more challenging than he expected when he becomes involved in the case of a serial killer.
S8/EP 15 - Mr. Monk and the End: Part 1
Monk is called to a crime at the location where he first heard the news of his wife's murder and begins the most important investigation of his life.
S8/EP 16 - Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2
Monk pursues the killer of his wife in the series finale.