In the season finale (I think), Monk takes some pills prescribed by his shrink because Monk is distraught over his condition, and finds himself paralyzed to do anything when a suspect runs right by him in a police take-down of the suspect. Monk goes from being OCD to a carefree spirit with no-focus at all. Shaloub was pretty funny as "The Monk". The scenes with Monk and Trudy are so heartbreaking at times. (Trudy reminds me of Sela Ward with long dishwater blonde hair).