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Saturday, December 5, 2009
Monk Finale Spoilers on friday night
Here’s what happened: With the final episode of ‘Monk‘ airing Friday at 9 PM, we wanted to get some inside dope on the Obsessive Compulsive Detective’s last case. Fortunately, Jason Gray-Stanford, who plays Lieut. Randy Disher on the USA series, answered our call. With Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) barely clinging to life after being poisoned in the first half of the series finale, there was plenty to discuss.
But the ending is tough. There have been some shows that have stumbled badly at the end. Seinfeld, for instance, was a real stinker. But thed. Seinfeld, for instance, was a real stinker. But the memory of Newhart, which harkened back to The Bob Newhart Show may be the best-ever. Now, in the broader scheme of things, Seinfeld was a much better series than Newhart; in every way but the ending. Which brings us back to Monk. How did the writers navigate the Monk finale? Follow me after the jump and I'll tell you all about it.