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Monk: Did Entertainment Weekly Spoil the Series Finale for You?

Monk last episodeIf you were reading the television recommendations in the “What to Watch” section of Entertainment Weekly last week, you could have had the last episode of Monk ruined for you.

The December 4th issue of EW leaked a big spoiler about Trudy having a daughter and described the series finale this way:

Monk concludes eight seasons on the air just as fans would want. He solves the 15-year whodunit behind his wife Trudy’s murder and finds something new to obsess over: namely, her lost daughter. It’s not very satisfying, as it’s near impossible for any show to wind up a series-long mystery in under an hour without sacrificing emotion and making us ask, “That’s it?” But it’s sweet, and the snaky guest star who turns out to be the villain is very, very salty. B-

What do you think? Did you read the EW review before seeing the episode? Would you have been upset if you had known about Trudy’s daughter ahead of time?

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Martin in Newry May 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

Just seen the last episode two years after the show ended in America. I have enjoyed every episode of Monk that I seen. Monk walked beside all the great detectives, Columbo, Sherlock Homes, Ironside. He will be watched thirty, forty years from now because the good never die. So sorry the series has ended.


Chip Monk December 9, 2009 at 10:15 am

I’d have enjoyed the Monk finale even if I saw EW’s spoiler first (which I didn’t). I even looked for such a spoiler but couldn’t find one. I guess I didn’t look very hard. I would have been happy either way just knowing that since Monk didn’t die he might be persuaded to do a new Monk series in the future. If he had died that never could have happened.


lulabalulah December 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

There’s a magazine called Entertainment Weekly???!!!!!



jo December 7, 2009 at 12:38 am

Thank goodness I didn’t read that before I saw the finale! I would not have wanted to know that in advance. I LOVED the finale!


beth landau December 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I can’t stand that Entertainment Weekly ruined the ending. They suck and should never get away with that for any other show’s finale. I hope they redeem themselves from such cynical and unethical moves.


DmdFreak December 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I didn’t read the article, but I think we all knew how this show would end when it started, if not the exact way it would happen. Sometimes its not about where you are going, but how you get there. Monk was a great show and I will miss it. It will be interesting to see what Tony does next. He is one of the greats.


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