We come back again to present the events of this powerful series which has many exciting and powerful surprises. The fifth season begins with a new set of events, most notably Monk and Natalie going to Berkeley to join the Monk's 25th book, but they stray when StutleMer appears to seek help in the latest murder of a retired clinic nurse. On the other hand, Natalie manipulates the monk to open his own agency, but his first case may be fatal.
The show is clearly evolving. Most notably... The show has been taking, for the most part, a more serious tone, mixing the comedic genius of Tony Shalhoub's masterful acting with more dramatic currents than ever before.