History Heartwarming / Monk

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.
1st Aug '16 1:10:31 AM HeroGal2347
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* "[[Recap/MonkS2E15MrMonkGetsMarried Mr. Monk Gets Married]]: When Padron gets ahold of a gun, one of the husbands at the retreat thinks he'll want to take a hostage to help with his escape and volunteers so Padron won't go after his wife. Later, the two are seen having a conversation, and [[RelationshipSalvagingDisaster it's evident how much this moment helped their struggling marriage.]]



* In the Season 2 episode "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico", Stottlemeyer gets a call saying Monk has died. He declares that if Monk doesn't get a police officer's funeral, even though he was technically no longer on duty, he would quit.

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* In the Season 2 episode "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico", 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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Stottlemeyer gets a call saying Monk has died. He declares that if Monk doesn't get a police officer's funeral, even though he was technically no longer on duty, he would quit.
31st Jul '16 7:33:32 PM HeroGal2347
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* "Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees": Natalie wants Monk to talk to Julie about her love life, pointing out that his experience being married to Trudy makes him a great role model for her (not to mention that Monk is essentially a father figure to Julie). Monk reluctantly goes along, and he first attempts to have Julie play along with him to make it seem like she understands, so that Natalie will be satisfied. But when Julie breaks down crying, Monk opens up for real about what his real feelings for Trudy were like.

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* "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS6E5MrMonkAndTheBirdsAndTheBees Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees": Bees]]": Natalie wants Monk to talk to Julie about her love life, pointing out that his experience being married to Trudy makes him a great role model for her (not to mention that Monk is essentially a father figure to Julie). Monk reluctantly goes along, and he first attempts to have Julie play along with him to make it seem like she understands, so that Natalie will be satisfied. But when Julie breaks down crying, Monk opens up for real about what his real feelings for Trudy were like.



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5th Sep '15 5:33:44 PM HeroGal2347
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* In "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 "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS3E8MrMonkAndTheGameShow Mr. Monk and the Game Show" 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'').
29th Aug '15 7:21:24 PM HeroGal2347
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--> '''Captain Leland Stottlemeyer:''' I'm going to tell you something Randy, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I loved that man.

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--> '''Captain Leland Stottlemeyer:''' I'm going to tell you something Randy, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. [[PlatonicDeclarationOfLove I loved that man.]]
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