History Heartwarming / Monk

22nd Sep '17 12:02:20 AM Gravidef
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* "Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny" is full of sweet moments:
** When the titular character, a kindly elderly woman named Mrs. Parlo, is returned after being kidnapped, her granddaughter Julie breaks down and cries over the idea of her beloved granny being hurt, blaming herself for not being home when the crime occurred. Mrs. Parlo insists that it wasn't her fault, and tells her that even if she ''had'' died, Julie still would have a full, rich life. It's especially poignant because both of Julie's parents died a few years prior, which is why she lives with her grandmother in the first place.
** Throughout the episode, Julie mentions that she's always wanted to open a bakery, but since her parents always wanted her to go to law school, she's focusing on that instead (even though she's awful at it). Even her grandmother encourages her to follow her dream of starting the business. At the end of the episode, when it's discovered that the kidnapping was [[spoiler: a smokescreen so a pair of antique dealers could steal Mrs. Parlo's rocking chair, which is a priceless piece once owned and used by Thomas Jefferson himself]], Julie excitedly calls her granny and announces that she's going to quit law school and open the bakery after all, [[spoiler: presumably using the money that will be earned from the sale of the chair.]]
** When Monk, Sharona, Stottlemeyer, and Disher prepare to apprehend the criminals, Sharona sincerely (though with a bit of snark) congratulates Disher on helping to solve the crime, as [[spoiler: his cat allergy was the key to exposing the antique dealers' lies]].
** Monk agrees to take the case when Julie offers him a deal: one of her professors is a brilliant law scholar who's worked out a way to get Monk reinstated, and if the detective solves the case, Julie will share the information. During one interrogation scene, Stottlemeyer allows Monk to come into the room with him, as he wants to give him the chance to try it out again. Seeing Stottlemeyer be so encouraging to Monk and trying to ''help'' him is always nice.
** The episode's crowner, though, goes to Sharona. Throughout the show, Monk arrogantly assumes that he'll pass the exam necessary to be reinstated, even going so far as to have his old uniform cleaned and pressed. When his OCD kicks in during the test, he fails to get past the first question and ends up looking like a fool. In the coda, Monk sadly puts his uniform away, thinking that he'll never get to wear it again...and Sharona, without a word, secretly puts it back in the closet with his other suits. For as much as he drives her crazy, she really does love him.
6th Jul '17 5:04:31 PM HeroGal2347
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* "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico":
** Despite Sharona's frequent exasperation with her boss, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther she's absolutely distraught when she gets the (incorrect) news that he's been killed.]]

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* "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS2E2MrMonkGoesToMexico Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico":
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** Despite Sharona's frequent exasperation with her boss, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther [[FriendshipMoment she's absolutely distraught when she gets the (incorrect) news that he's been killed.]]
3rd Jul '17 3:55:55 PM HeroGal2347
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* In "Mr. Monk and the Genius," Stottlemeyer trying to convince Monk not to plant evidence.

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* In "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS7E2MrMonkAndTheGenius Mr. Monk and the Genius," Genius]]," Stottlemeyer trying to convince Monk not to plant evidence.
20th May '17 12:51:56 PM nombretomado
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* The USANetwork tie-in blogs show off that in retrospect, Natalie finds Monk to be a much better boss than her own parents.

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* The USANetwork Creator/USANetwork tie-in blogs show off that in retrospect, Natalie finds Monk to be a much better boss than her own parents.
5th Feb '17 10:33:21 PM DaScarecrow
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* In "Mr. Monk and The Three Julies" it seems that women with the name Julie Teeger are being hunted down and murdered. Given that this is the name of Natalie's daughter the rest of the cast is terrified for her. When the suspect, a schizophrenic who is obsessed with his mother that was the first victim, escapes custody and goes after Julie while she's taking her driving test. The police arrive while the suspect is chasing Julie but Monk prevents them from shooting him and encourages Julie to talk to the man, assuring her she's safe. He gives her his lucky rabbit foot, telling her that his mother gave it to him to keep him safe.
* In "Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa" Julie longs for it to snow, having never seen it before. Monk describes it for her, finding it beautiful in spite of his usual hangups.
-->'''Monk''': No two snowflakes are alike... and yet it's still beautiful.
2nd Jan '17 8:52:26 AM AngelWolf
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* At the end of "Mr. Monk Meets The Godfather", Stottlemeyer called out the FBI agent who broke his promise on getting Monk reinstated after agreeing to go undercover to spy on the mafia. When the FBI were leaving, as a "payback" Monk packed one box completely full and another half full to make them uneven. Stottlemeyer could of easily made fun of him at his poor attempt of vengeance, but ever since the first episode, everyone knew how incredibly important getting his job back is. Monk wanted just a little bit of a victorious feeling after having his hope shattered again, and Stottlemeyer didn't want to take that away from him.

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* At the end of "Mr. Monk Meets The Godfather", Stottlemeyer called out the FBI agent who broke his promise on getting Monk reinstated after agreeing to go undercover to spy on the mafia. When the FBI were leaving, as a "payback" Monk packed one box completely full and another half full to make them uneven. Stottlemeyer could of easily made fun of him at his poor attempt of vengeance, but ever since the first episode, everyone knew how incredibly important getting his job back is. he choose not to. Monk wanted just a little bit of a victorious feeling after having his hope shattered again, and Stottlemeyer didn't want to take that away from him.
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2nd Jan '17 8:46:32 AM AngelWolf
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* At the end of "Mr. Monk Meets The Godfather", Stottlemeyer called out the FBI agent who broke his promise on getting Monk reinstated after agreeing to go undercover to spy on the mafia. When the FBI were leaving, as a "payback" Monk packed one box completely full and another half full to make them uneven. Stottlemeyer could of easily made fun of him at his poor attempt of vengeance, but ever since the first episode, everyone knew how incredibly important getting his job back is. Monk wanted just a little bit of a victorious feeling after having his hope shattered again, and Stottlemeyer didn't want to take that away from him.
26th Dec '16 5:49:43 PM HeroGal2347
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* "Mr. Monk and the Three Pies":

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* "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS2E11MrMonkAndTheThreePies Mr. Monk and the Three Pies":Pies]]":
22nd Dec '16 11:20:00 PM HeroGal2347
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* Pretty much any episode that ends with Monk fondly remembering Trudy with a happy smile. But one in particular always gets me ''right here'', and it's not even a happy one. He has finally found Trudy's murderer. The man in question is on life support an dying he asks Monk to forgive him. In response Monk hits a switch, and as the man begins to gasp in agony, says, "This is me, turning off your morphine." Then he flicks it back on, and says, "and this is Trudy, turning it back on." Cue waterworks.

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* Pretty much any episode that ends with Monk fondly remembering Trudy with a happy smile. But one in particular always gets me ''right here'', One "Trudy" moment is a heartwarmer and it's not even a happy one. He Monk has finally found Trudy's murderer. The man in question is on life support an dying he asks Monk to forgive him. In response Monk hits a switch, and as the man begins to gasp in agony, says, "This is me, turning off your morphine." Then he flicks it back on, and says, "and this is Trudy, turning it back on." Cue waterworks.



** Another mild one from "Mr. Monk and the End": when Stottlemeyer tells the detectives that they won't be paid overtime for finding the guy who poisoned Monk, one of the officers replies "We're not doing this for the money."
*** Mild? That's a big moment, given that the men in the police department developed over the series to merely being amused by Monk's eccentricities and annoyed when he got in their way to respecting and appreciating him enough to do that for him. Not to mention when the one cop says he's not in it for the money, ''everyone else nods their assent.''

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** Another mild one from "Mr. Monk and the End": when Stottlemeyer tells the detectives that they won't be paid overtime for finding the guy who poisoned Monk, one of the officers replies "We're not doing this for the money."
*** Mild? That's a big moment, given that
" Not to mention when the one cop says he's not in it for the money, ''everyone else nods their assent.'' This especially warms the heart if one remembers the beginning of the series -- the men in the police department have developed over the series to from merely being amused by Monk's eccentricities and annoyed when he got in their way to respecting and appreciating him enough to do that for him. Not to mention when the one cop says he's not in it for the money, ''everyone else nods their assent.''



* in "Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy," Sharona tells her son he might be [[KidsAreCruel bullied]] at school soon because a bad guy owns some [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney embarrassing photos]] of her. Benjy is obviously shocked, yet he tells his mom she shouldn't let a bad guy win just because he might have problems at school.

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* in In "Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy," Sharona tells her son he might be [[KidsAreCruel bullied]] at school soon because a bad guy owns some [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney embarrassing photos]] of her. Benjy is obviously shocked, yet he tells his mom she shouldn't let a bad guy win just because he might have problems at school.



* In "[[Recap/MonkS3E8MrMonkAndTheGameShow Mr. Monk and the Game Show]]" we finally get to meet Trudy's parents. The audience is ready for them to be mean to Adrian or to hate him, maybe even blame him for Trudy's death. Instead, Trudy's parents care for Monk greatly and treat him warmly and kindly, to the point that Trudy's father 100% goes along with Adrian's investigation and never once doubts him (though this primarily has to do with the fact that Dwight already suspected his game show host Roddy Lankman was helping Val Birch cheat, and asked for Monk's help to figure out ''how'' and ''why'').

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* In "[[Recap/MonkS3E8MrMonkAndTheGameShow Mr. Monk and the Game Show]]" we finally get to meet Trudy's parents. The audience is ready for them to be mean to Adrian or to hate him, maybe even blame him for Trudy's death. Instead, Trudy's parents care for Monk greatly and treat him warmly and kindly, to the point that Trudy's father 100% goes along with Adrian's investigation and never once doubts him (though this primarily has to do with the fact that may be because Dwight already suspected his game show host Roddy Lankman was helping Val Birch cheat, and asked for Monk's help to figure out ''how'' and ''why'').





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\n* "Mr. Monk and the Three Pies":
** Adrian comforting Ambrose when he breaks down over his guilt about Trudy's death. He even holds him while he cries, [[HatesBeingTouched a really big thing for Monk]].
** Monk's worry for his brother when he realizes the shell implicating Pat Van Ranken in his wife's murder is in Ambrose's house. He ultimately dashes straight into the burning house to drag Ambrose out because he realizes that his brother's agoraphobia would have prevented him from leaving.
2nd Aug '16 8:14:51 PM HeroGal2347
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* The ending of ''Mr. Monk and the Magician''. Monk and Natalie are watching [[spoiler:Kevin Dorfman's video will (Kevin had been killed earlier in the episode)]], and it turns out that [[spoiler:Kevin]] is rambling on in it in his characteristic way. Natalie asks him if she should fast-forward.

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* The ending of ''Mr. ''[[Recap/MonkS7E15MrMonkAndTheMagician Mr. Monk and the Magician''.Magician]]''. Monk and Natalie are watching [[spoiler:Kevin Dorfman's video will (Kevin had been killed earlier in the episode)]], and it turns out that [[spoiler:Kevin]] is rambling on in it in his characteristic way. Natalie asks him if she should fast-forward.
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