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.
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Season 1Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jul 12, 2002
Mr. Monk and the Candidate (Part 1) Jul 12, 2002 Three years after losing his job with the San Francisco Police Department because of his obsessive/compulsive disorder, Monk is working as a private consultant investigating the murder of a young woman named Nicole Vasquez. Shortly after determining that the murderer was at least 6'3", smoked menthol cigarettes, and wore slippers, Monk receives a call from his former boss, Captain Stottlemeyer, who reluctantly requests his aid in discovering the would-be assassin of mayoral candidate Warren St. Claire. While at least three people (including Mrs. St. Claire) seem to have sufficient motive to kill the candidate, the Vasquez murder seems to be unmotivated. Despite the captain's skepticism, Monk is certain that the cases are related. The police get a lead on the would-be assassin, but he manages to escape, in part because of Monk's fear of heights. Sharona convinces the deputy mayor to let Monk continue his investigation despite Captain Stottlemeyer's objections. After Monk has gathered the suspects together to recreate the crime scene, the hitman takes a shot at his accomplice and Sharona, playing Lois Lane, follows him into a sewer. Overcoming his revulsion, Monk goes in after them, placing Kleenex on the rungs of the ladder to protect his hands and feet on the way down. But Kleenex won't protect his shoes or the cuffs of his pants from the filthy, six-inch deep water. This novel act of courage moves Monk one step closer to recovering his emotional stability--and getting his old job back.
S01 E01Jul 13, 2002
Mr. Monk Meets the Candidate (1) Jul 13, 2002 A former San Francisco police detective suffering from an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is called in to investigate an apparent assassination attempt of a mayoral candidate in which one of his bodyguards is killed.
S01 E02Jul 13, 2002
Mr. Monk Meets the Candidate (2) Jul 13, 2002 With an introduction to Monk's talent, his phobia's, and need for an assistant, Monk investigates the murder of the candidate bodyguard and a political worker. He determines the candidate was not the intended target.
S01 E03Jul 20, 2002
Mr. Monk and the Psychic Jul 20, 2002 When a woman drives off the road to her death, her body is mysteriously found the next morning by a psychic known for fudging the truth. Monk must discover if she's telling the truth this time, or else let a murderer go free.
S01 E04Jul 27, 2002
Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale Jul 27, 2002 A judge is murdered while placing a 911 call, but before she dies she names her attacker - notorious criminal Dale Biederbeck. The problem is, "Dale the Whale" is over 800 pounds and hasn't left his bed in years.
S01 E05Aug 3, 2002
Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival Aug 3, 2002 A police officer and friend of Stottlemeyer is framed for a crime he didn't commit involving a ferris wheel. Meanwhile Monk tries to convince Stottlemeyer to get him reinstated.
Season 2Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jun 21, 2003
Mr. Monk Goes Back to School Jun 21, 2003 When English teacher Beth Landow falls from the clock tower at Trudy's former high school, the assistant principal doubts the police department's conclusion that the death was a suicide and invites Monk to investigate. Monk quickly concludes that the suicide note is a forgery: a highly respected English teacher wouldn't confuse ""its"" with ""it's."" A few words with the teachers in the lounge lead him to suspect that the murderer is a science teacher, Derek Philby. Unfortunately for Monk, Philby was proctoring an SAT exam when Ms. Landow's body landed on Philby's car, setting off his car alarm and alerting the entire school to her death. Armed with a strong suspicion but no evidence, Monk becomes a substitute teacher in hopes of finding the information that will incriminate Philby, who arrogantly informs him that he's ""failing the class""--he has no evidence to support his hypothesis. Faced with students who throw erasers at him, an irate father who is also the school's gym teacher threat
S02 E02Jun 28, 2003
Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico Jun 28, 2003 When a friend's college-age son dies mysteriously in Mexico, the mayor sends Monk to investigate. Doubting the coroner's report that the young man ""drowned"" in mid-air, Monk nevertheless has difficulty concentrating on the case. His eighteen suitcases carrying not only his clothes and ""back-up pillowcases"" but a year's supply of food and his favorite brand of bottled water are stolen, leaving him with nothing he considers safe to eat or drink. Even worse, someone is trying to kill him, first by running him down with a pick-up truck and then by planting an explosive device behind a picture that he compulsively straightens every time he enters his room. Neither the witnesses nor the police, a south-of-the-border caricature of Stottlemeyer and Disher, offer any helpful leads--except for the mention of another unsolved murder, this one a mauling by a ""wild lion,"" the previous year. The fact that both victims were from San Francisco offers Monk the clue that he needs to solve the case and e
S02 E03Jul 12, 2003
Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame Jul 12, 2003 When a ruthless CEO and his wife are lured to an industrial park and are shot dead in their car, Monk connects their murders to a star baseball player's quest for the single season home run record.
S02 E04Jul 19, 2003
Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus Jul 19, 2003 When a sarcastic and unpopular ringmaster is murdered by an acrobat wearing a face mask and a Ninja-like costume, Stottlemeyer suspects an animal trainer who not only has a motive (he's the former lover of the ringmaster's dinner date) but also owns the murder weapon. Monk, however, suspects the ringmaster's ex-wife, a trapeze artist billed as ""the Queen of the Sky"" who is also a sharpshooter. Unfortunately for Monk's theory, the trapeze artist, Natasia Lovara, has a broken foot, confirmed by X-rays. The mystery, as in ""Billionaire Mugger"" and ""Dale the Whale,"" is not who did it but how it was done. Meanwhile, the everythingaphobic Monk alienates Sharona by telling her that her fear of elephants is irrational and advising her to ""suck it up."" Only when the elephant actually crushes its trainer's head in front of both Monk and Sharona does he begin to empathize with her and attempt to offer her the sort of comfort and understanding that she routinely offers him. Having been informed b
S02 E05Jul 26, 2003
Mr. Monk and the Very Very Old Man Jul 26, 2003 In an attempt to stabilize his shaky marriage, Captain Stottlemeyer redecorates his office with the New Age artifacts that his ""hippie wife,"" Karen, has given him, but he can't bring himself to watch the documentary that she spent forty-five thousand dollars to film. When Karen thinks that her documentary subject--the world's oldest man--was murdered, the captain rejects the suggestion as absurd but calls in Monk to pacify her. Unfortunately for the captain, Monk agrees with Karen, and Stottlemeyer finds himself on Monk's front porch with two packed suitcases. Monk, glad for a chance to repay the captain for helping him through his three-and-a-half year ""slump,"" invites him to stay as long as he needs to. Predictably, they both end up with frazzled nerves and very little sleep. Depressed over his own ""slump"" and his inability to solve a five-year-old case involving the death of a seventeen-year-old boy, the captain becomes even more despondent when Monk finds a clue that he missed in
S02 E06Aug 2, 2003
Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater Aug 2, 2003 Sharona's actress sister, Gail, is suspected of murdering Hal Duncan, a fellow actor who dies onstage after Gail stabs him with what she insists is a retractable knife. When Sharona's mother (who thinks that Sharona is Monk's partner, not his assistant) arrives for a visit and Sharona tells her the bad news, Monk and Sharona promise to ""do whatever it takes"" to discover what really happened. ""Whatever it takes"" turns out to be a bit more than Monk bargained for, however. After talking with the props manager, he begins to suspect that Jenna Ryan, Gail's understudy, somehow killed Duncan and framed Gail, even though she was at a party on the other side of town when Duncan died. In order to talk with and observe Jenna, he endures a painful half hour at a speed dating service and even agrees to take the dead man's part in the play for two days until a new actor arrives. While Monk is on stage battling stage fright and fully aware that one of the knives on the stage is real, Sharona searche
S02 E07Aug 9, 2003
Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect Aug 9, 2003 In a new twist on the "how could he (or she) possibly have done it" theme that we saw first in "Dale the Whale", Monk suspects that the man responsible for the mail bombing murder of rich and beautiful Amanda Babbage is the victim's brother, Brian – who has been in a coma for four months after attempting to lure Stottlemeyer and Disher into a car chase and crashing into two cars. Since the package was postmarked three days before the bombing, Stottlemeyer is naturally skeptical, but he prefers siding with Monk to tagging along behind Agent Grooms of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, who suspects the victim's other brother, Ricky. Monk, meanwhile, has other problems. Dr. Kroger is leaving for a three-week vacation, Sharona's ex-husband wants her to come back to him and leave her job, and he temporarily loses most of his hearing after being caught in the explosion of another bomb. Depressed and lonely, Monk confides his woes to the comatose suspect – and makes a near-fatal blun...
Season 3Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jun 19, 2004
Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan Jun 19, 2004 Monk and his friends go to New York City to discover the connection between Trudy's murder and Warrick Tennyson, whose name was given to Monk by Dale the Whale in last season's cliffhanger, ""Mr. Monk Goes to Jail."" As they're checking into their hotel, mayhem breaks out in the lobby and three people are killed, including the Latvian ambassador to the United Nations. Monk quickly discovers that the ambassador's coat is wet--an odd detail because minutes earlier he was standing near Monk in a dry coat. Monk provides a police sketch artist with minute details about the perpetrator's left ear--the only part of his face that wasn't covered--and Stottlemeyer pressures the New York police captain to allow them access to Tennyson in exchange for their help in the new case. However, the DA, for reasons of her own, is blocking their access to Tennyson, and only after Stottlemeyer ""borrows"" the keys to the captain's office and pulls out the file that he saw Captain Cage hurriedly stuff into the b
S03 E02Jun 26, 2004
Mr. Monk and the Panic Room Jun 26, 2004 In yet another case of murder in a room locked from the inside, a music producer is found dead with bullets in his back, head. and chest, clearly neither an accident nor a suicide. But this time there's a further twist: the dead man's pet chimpanzee, Darwin, is caught with the murder weapon in his hand. Not wanting to make a monkey of himself by falsely accusing a chimpanzee of murder, Stottlemeyer takes the chimp into the interrogation room, tempting the animal to fire what he thinks is an empty gun. Meanwhile, Disher realizes that he's inadvertently given the captain a loaded gun and panic ensues. When the gun goes off, endangering not only Stottlemeyer but Disher, Monk, and Sharona as well, Stottlemeyer is persuaded that the chimp is guilty and is ready to allow animal control to put him to sleep. Sharona, however, is convinced that Darwin is innocent. In desperation, Sharona resorts to breaking and entering to rescue Darwin, persuading the most unlikely person imaginable to take hi
S03 E03Jul 10, 2004
Mr. Monk and the Blackout Jul 10, 2004 Three deaths during a city-wide blackout result in a joint investigation by Stottlemeyer, Monk, Sharona, and Disher, with the unprecedented cooperation of the FBI and the help of power company spokeswoman Michelle Rivas, an attractive brunette who is inexplicably attracted to Monk. While Sharona and Dr. Kroger pressure Monk to call Michelle, Disher follows up on Monk's suggestion that the power outage is connected to a '90s radical named Winston Brenner. Everything fits--the handwriting in the note, the phrasing, even a pair of photographs. Everything except one small detail at the end of the report--Brenner died in 1995. When the FBI acknowledges the possibility that Brenner may have faked his own death to avoid a trial, Captain Stottlemeyer presents a tree-hugging former friend of Brenner's with the evidence that Brenner is still alive and reminds him that this particular power outage is also a homicide. When the tree-hugger is murdered, it becomes clear that the killer is indeed Bre
S03 E04Jul 17, 2004
Mr. Monk Gets Fired Jul 17, 2004 Karen Stottlemeyer has decided to film a ""cinema verite"" documentary about her husband's work, but her timing couldn't be worse. The police commissioner shouts at the captain (on camera) for focusing on a routine arson fire in a wig factory and relying on Monk to solve a more newsworthy case involving a female victim whose body was cut up with a chainsaw. Monk is in even worse trouble. After presenting some useful leads involving the chainsaw victim's age and nationality, he accidentally erases several years' worth of crucial computer files, and the enraged commissioner revokes Monk's private practice license despite Stottlemeyer's protests that doing so will destroy him. With Sharona forced to return to her old job as a nurse, the devastated Monk sits in the hospital hallway all day waiting for her until, at her exasperrated insistence, he finds a job with a magazine as a fact checker. Meanwhile, having identified the victim based on Monk's information, the captain and Disher zero i
S03 E05Jul 24, 2004
Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather Jul 24, 2004 When five members of the West Coast Mafia are shot down in a barbershop, Monk is pressured by mob godfather Salvatore Lucarelli and his nephew ""Fat Tony"" to solve the case. But the FBI in the person of Agent Colmes is pressuring him, too. Despite Captain Stottlemeyer's insistence that Colmes is not to be trusted, Monk accepts his offer of reinstatement on the police force if he can bring down the whole gang. The only clues are a partially completed crossword puzzle and a gumball machine that was apparently used to break a back window so the killer could escape. With a Mafia bodyguard named Vince as their ""babysitter,"" Monk and Sharona interview the sole witness, Phil Bedard, a young U.S. mint employee who tells them that he saw three men running from the scene, one of them wearing a jacket with a strange-looking number 15 on the back. Bedard also explains the heightened security at the mint: someone has stolen five double-headed pennies. Associating the numbers on the jackets with a Ch
S03 E06Jul 31, 2004
Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf Jul 31, 2004 It's Sharona's turn to be terrified. After several frightening and mysterious encounters with a blood-soaked man that no one else can see, she begins to doubt her own sanity, and Stottlemeyer advises Monk to give her time off to restore her nerves. Monk is left with an irritating substitute nurse whose philosophy is the opposite of Sharona's: everything from Monk's requests for wipes to the obsessively systematic organization of his refrigerator has to go. Wanting Sharona back again, Monk goes to the garage where Sharona first saw the blood-soaked man and finds a clue--the silver tip from the toe of a cowboy boot. Meanwhile Sharona, who is attending a night class in creative writing, apparently forgets to turn in an assignment and seems to be misplacing objects. But when her writing instructor's husband dies of a heart attack after eating tomato soup, Sharona recognizes the plot of her missing story and realizes that she's not crazy. All she and Monk have to do now is tie together the...
S03 E07Aug 7, 2004
Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month Aug 7, 2004 When Edna Coruthers, a model employee at a giant chain store called Mega-Mart, is killed by a falling television set, Monk is called in to investigate by the store's security chief--who turns out to be his disgraced ex-partner, Joe Christie. Neither Monk nor Stottlemeyer wants to work with Christie, whom they hold responsible for some missing cocaine and the death of two police officers, and both of them disregard the evidence that Edna might have been murdered--a broken shoe heel (suggesting that the victim ran from someone or something), her dust allergy (which normally kept her from entering the loading dock where the death occurred), and the three letters (in different handwriting but with similar stamps) complaining about the victim. Twenty-seven days later, realizing that the stamps were all from the same roll and therefore from the same person, Monk reluctantly agrees to help Christie discover a suspect and a motive by working undercover as a store clerk. But he still doesn't tr
Season 4Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Jul 9, 2005
Mr. Monk and the Other Detective Jul 9, 2005 While Monk is immobilized by the presence of dog poo at a crime scene, slovenly private eye Marty Eels steps in, using the dog poo (and the dog) as clues in the murder of a security guard, the robbery of a jewelry store, and the disappearance of the store owner, Harold Gumbal. With Monk tailing helplessly behind, muttering ""He's cheating"" and ""That's impossible,"" Eels locates the stolen jewels, Gumbal's car, and Gumbal's body. Using Gumbal's watch as a clue, he determines the identity of one of the killers, who is then arrested and interrogated. Just as Eels is becoming a local celebrity, with Monk as ""yesterday's news,"" Monk figures out Eels' secret and confronts him. Eels challenges him to prove it, but moments later, he runs after Monk begging for his help: the killer who's still at large wants the jewels back and is holding Eels' mother hostage. The shoe is on the other foot, and Monk must figure out where Mrs. Eels is and why she must be rescued before 8:20.
S04 E02Jul 16, 2005
Mr. Monk Goes Home Again Jul 16, 2005 Monk is reunited with his agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, after the murder of an armored car driver.
S04 E03Jul 23, 2005
Mr. Monk Stays in Bed Jul 23, 2005 Monk feels too sick to work until a case gets him out of bed.
S04 E04Aug 20, 2005
Mr. Monk Goes to the Office Aug 20, 2005 Monk goes undercover as an office worker to solve a case.
S04 E05Aug 6, 2005
Mr. Monk Gets Drunk Aug 6, 2005 Monk goes to a wine-tasting and finds it a bit more than he bargained for.
S04 E06Aug 13, 2005
Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk Aug 13, 2005 Is Monk hallucinating or is he really seeing Trudy?
Season 5Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Jul 8, 2006
Mr. Monk and the Actor Jul 8, 2006 While working on a double murder, Monk finds that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery when he finds that an obsessive method actor has been cast to play...Adrian Monk in a new movie.
S05 E02Jul 15, 2006
Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike Jul 15, 2006 Monk finds himself adrift in an ocean of filth when a garbage strike brings San Francisco to a halt...and Adrian to near-paralysis.
S05 E03Jul 22, 2006
Mr. Monk and the Big Game Jul 22, 2006 Julie and her friends hire Monk to look into the suspicious death of their basketball coach.
S05 E04Jul 29, 2006
Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing Jul 29, 2006 When Monk goes to his firehouse to get his smoke detectors inspected, the crew is quickly called away to a fatal house fire in which a young woman is killed. Minutes later, a mysterious intruder walks into the firehouse, lethally bludgeons a veteran fireman, blinds Monk with cleaning acid, then escapes. Despite Monk losing his eyesight, Stottlemeyer coaxes him to continue investigating, and Monk soon finds that the fire and his attack are connected.
S05 E05Aug 5, 2006
Mr. Monk, Private Eye Aug 5, 2006 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.
S05 E06Aug 12, 2006
Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion Aug 12, 2006 Monk attends his college reunion and uncovers a complex murder plot against one of his former classmates.
Season 6Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Jul 14, 2007
Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan Jul 14, 2007 When Marci Maven is accused of a bizarre crime, she turns to the object of her obsession for help - Adrian Monk.
S06 E02Jul 21, 2007
Mr. Monk and the Rapper Jul 21, 2007 Monk is hired to clear the name of a famous rap star who is accused of murder.
S06 E03Jul 28, 2007
Mr. Monk and the Naked Man Jul 28, 2007 Monk must confront his prejudice against nudists when he's called to investigate a murder on a nude beach.
S06 E04Aug 4, 2007
Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend Aug 4, 2007 Monk's friendship with Captain Stottlemeyer is put to the test when Monk suspects the captain's girlfriend of murder.
S06 E05Aug 11, 2007
Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees Aug 11, 2007 Monk tries to prove a sports agent is guilty of murder while helping Natalie’s teenage daughter with her love life.
S06 E06Aug 18, 2007
Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure Aug 18, 2007 Monk digs up trouble after following a treasure map brought to him by Dr. Kroger's son Troy.
Season 7Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Jul 19, 2008
Mr. Monk Buys a House Jul 19, 2008 Monk finds himself forced to move into what he hopes will be his dream house... which is anything but.
S07 E02Jul 26, 2008
Mr. Monk and the Genius Jul 26, 2008 Monk must match wits against a grandmaster chess player that he suspects of murder.
S07 E03Aug 2, 2008
Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever Aug 2, 2008 Monk has to help out Natalie when she becomes involved in a lotto scandal.
S07 E04Aug 9, 2008
Mr. Monk Takes A Punch Aug 9, 2008 Monk finds a new lease on life after giving up his hope of reinstatement to the SFPD.
S07 E05Aug 16, 2008
Mr. Monk Is Underwater Aug 16, 2008 A friend of Natalie's ex-husband seemingly commits suicide aboard a locked cabin on a submarine. Monk agrees to investigate, despite his phobia about being on--and beneath--the water.
S07 E06Aug 23, 2008
Mr. Monk Falls In Love Aug 23, 2008 When Monk develops a crush on a model who is accused of murder, he is determined to prove her innocence, even though she confessed.
Season 8Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S08 E01Aug 8, 2009
Mr. Monk's Favorite Show Aug 8, 2009 After the attempted murder of a former child star from Monk's favorite show, Monk accept the job as her bodyguard.
S08 E02Aug 15, 2009
Mr. Monk and the Foreign Man Aug 15, 2009 Monk meets a visiting African widower who's determined to find the hit-and-run-driver who killed his wife near Monk's apartment. Monk begins to identify with the man and confuses his wife with Trudy.
S08 E03Aug 22, 2009
Mr. Monk and the UFO Aug 22, 2009 Monk and Natalie are stranded in a small desert town and the detective spots a UFO. He soon discovers himself the center of attention, and is called in to investigate a dead woman discovered in the desert.
S08 E04Aug 29, 2009
Mr. Monk is Someone Else Aug 29, 2009 Monk assumes a dead hitman's identity in order to foil an assassination plot.
S08 E05Sep 12, 2009
Mr. Monk Takes the Stand Sep 12, 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
S08 E06Sep 19, 2009
Mr. Monk and the Critic Sep 19, 2009 Natalie suspects a theater critic is responsible for a murder, despite the fact that he was present to review her daughter Julie's play at the same time the victim died.