The defective detective is back to help the San Francisco police to solve yet another baffling case! While this is certainly good news for Tony Shalhoub fans, the return of Monk for its eight season also marks the beginning of the end for the police procedural comedy. But there's a silver lining in the midst of this sad reality: As the series concludes, Adrian Monk will finally get some answers surrounding the truth behind his wife Trudy's death.
When we last saw the detective series, Monk was fighting City Hall in attempt to preserve the parking garage where he's wife was killed. Though he lost the political battle and made an emotional farewell to the parking garage, his fight to preserve the memory of his beloved wife wasn't in vain because the new playground set to rise in the garage's place was named after Trudy.
While Trudy's murder won't immediately get resolved at the beginning of the eighth and final season of Monk
, viewers are still in for a treat with the opener called "Mr. Monk's Favorite Show." When an attempt is made on the life of a former child star, who just published a tell-all book, Monk is thrilled to act as her bodyguard. But as the episode unfolds, Monk realizes how different her favorite actress is from her TV alter ego.
Appearing as Monk
's favorite actress is Elizabeth Perkins, who currently plays the psychotic yet highly entertaining Celia Hodes on the Showtime series Weeds,
where she has earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series in 2006 and 2007 and an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Joining Perkins, as well as the rest of the cast of Monk
, are gust stars Rena Sofer, Sarah Aldrich, Gary Weeks, and Taylor Longbrake.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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