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Season Seven is the seventh season of Monk and began airing on July 18, 2008 on USA Network. The seventh season concluded after 16 episodes on February 20, 2009. It contains the 100th episode of the series.

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The seventh season of Monk began airing in the United States on USA Network on July 18, 2008. The second half of the season began airing on January 9, 2009, while a Christmas special was aired on November 28, 2008. This was the final season where half of the episodes were aired in summer of one year, and the second half was aired early next year

The seventh season was released on DVD on July 21, 2009. It includes four discs with a total runtime of 688 minutes. The first disc includes the special features "Mr. Monk Buys a House" Video Commentary with Creator/Co-Writer Andy Breckman and "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever" Video Commentary with Writer Hy Conrad; the second the features "Mr. Monk Is Underwater" Video Commentary with Writer Jack Bernstein, "Mr. Monk Falls in Love" Video Commentary with Writers Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, "Mr. Monk's 100th Case" Video Commentary with Writer Tom Scharpling, and "Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized" Video Commentary with Writers Tom Gammill and Max Pross.[1]

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  • Gracie Allen Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Traylor Howard)

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Episode in Season Episode Overall Title Directed by Written by Aired U.S. viewers (millions)
1 93 "Mr. Monk Buys a House" Randall Zisk Andy Breckman July 18, 2008 5.64
When his new neighbor plays his music too loud, Monk decides it's time to move.[2]
2 94 "Mr. Monk and The Genius" Michael W. Watkins Joe Toplyn July 25, 2008 5.06
Monk goes up against a Bobby Fisher-type chess genius who always appears to be two steps ahead of Monk.[2]
3 95 "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever" Michael Zinberg Hy Conrad August 1, 2008 4.60
Natalie becomes the new lotto girl in California, and Mr. Monk finds himself a little jealous of Natalie's fame. She is embroiled in a scandal when the lotto machine is discovered to be rigged. [2]
4 96 "Mr. Monk Takes a Punch" Barnet Kellman Salvatore Savo August 8, 2008 3.62
Mr. Monk feels he is too over the hill and will never pass the SFPD physical. He finally gives up on his dream of reinstatement and finds it liberating, but a case in which he meets a boxer making a comeback in the ring re-inspires Monk.[2]
5 97 "Mr. Monk Is Underwater" Paris Barclay Jack Bernstein August 15, 2008 4.65
A former friend of Mitch's dies in a locked room aboard a submarine and everyone cries suicide. When Monk and the crew investigate, the ship suddenly descends and Monk finds himself trapped on-board, underwater.[2]
6 98 "Mr. Monk Falls in Love" Arlene Sanford Josh Siegal
Dylan Morgan
August 22, 2008 4.57
Monk develops a crush on a woman who is accused of murder. Despite the overwhelming evidence (including her confession), Monk is determined to prove her innocence.[2]
7 99 "Mr. Monk's 100th Case" Randall Zisk Tom Scharpling September 5, 2008 4.99
"In Focus" covers Monk's handling of a serial killer case (in which four people were killed) and the gang gathers for a viewing party to watch the piece. As Monk watches the interviews of his biggest friends and adversaries, he realizes that victim #3 was killed by someone else and must solve the crime.[2]
8 100 "Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized" Michael W. Watkins Tom Gammill
Max Pross
September 12, 2008 5.02
After Monk seeks a new form of therapy (hypnosis), he finds himself reverting to his 9-year old personality.[2]
9 101 "Mr. Monk and the Miracle" Andrei Belgrader Peter Wolk November 28, 2008 4.39
When three homeless men seek out Monk's services at the holidays, Natalie convinces him to investigate the death of their friend.[2]
10 102 "Mr. Monk's Other Brother" David Hoberman David Breckman January 9, 2009 5.24
When Monk's delinquent half-brother, Jack Jr., escapes from prison and breaks into Monk's apartment, he manipulates Monk into helping him find the person he claims framed him for murder.[2]
11 103 "Mr. Monk on Wheels" Anton Cropper Nell Scovell January 16, 2009 4.94
When Natalie unwittingly helps a thief steal the bicycle of a biotech CEO, she ropes Monk into solving a crime straight out of "Encyclopedia Brown" — until Monk learns the hard way how dangerous this thief really is.

The episode is also known as Mr. Monk Gets Shot.[2]

12 104 "Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door" Tawnia McKiernan Hy Conrad
Joe Toplyn
January 23, 2009 4.96
While investigating a murder at a museum of oddities, Monk befriends a warm older woman, but he has trouble believing the friendship comes without a catch.[2]
13 105 "Mr. Monk Makes the Playoffs" Randall Zisk Josh Siegal
Dylan Morgan
January 30, 2009 5.39
Monk has scored tickets to the biggest football game of the year, but he and Captain Stottlemeyer can't go inside until they figure out who tried to blow up a fan in the parking lot.[2]
14 106 "Mr. Monk and the Bully" David Breckman Joe Ventura February 6, 2009 5.67
When a childhood bully who terrorized Monk hires the detective to trail his wife, whom he suspects of infidelity, Monk relishes the opportunity to prove him right — and things get even sweeter when the bully is accused of murder.[2]
15 107 "Mr. Monk and the Magician" Randall Zisk Andy Breckman February 13, 2009 5.11
Monk goes head-to-head with a magician he suspects of murder.[2]
16 108 "Mr. Monk Fights City Hall" Chuck Parker Tom Scharpling
Josh Siegal
Dylan Morgan
February 20, 2009 5.54
When the parking garage where Monk's wife was killed is set for demolition, Monk intervenes — but soon finds himself investigating the disappearance of a city official key to preserving the site.[2]


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