Monk: Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine (2004)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Detective Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV], Procedural Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is placed on a new medication which modifies his obsessive-compulsive disorder, making him a more relaxed and well-adjusted person--in fact, he's now so laid back that he's abandoned his conservative business suit in favor of a garishly flowered Hawaiian shirt! Unfortunately, Monk's gain is the SFPD's loss: The medication has seriously impaired his crimesolving abilities. As it happens, the "new" Monk could not have emerged at a less convenient time: Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) has been shot and wounded, and his assailant is still at large. This episode marks the last appearance of Bitty Schram as Monk's nurse-assistant Sharona Fleming.