For the final season of 'Monk', Bitty Schram will be returning as Sharona for one last episode. It will be an opportunity for some closure to the relationship she once had with Adrian Monk as her boss.
No clue as to what the reason may be for the character's visit; it may be a while before we get some spoilers.
But I'd like to think they'll be using the plotline from Lee Goldberg's tie-in novel, "Mr. Monk And The Two Assistants" (a reference to both Sharona and current assistant Natalie).
I haven't read the book yet, but I plan to. Although I've burned out on tie-in novels for any series after years of reading them, this one just sounds like it could be part of the show.
However, if I had to come up with a scenario in which Sharona came back into Monk's life, I'd go for one in which she's accused of the murder of her husband Trevor.
Her departure from the show was splained away with her reuniting with her ex-husband and moving back to New Jersey with him and her son Benjie. But that just felt wrong; from what we saw of Trevor when he appeared on the show, there was nothing about the guy that indicated he might change his ways.
Whether or not I'd want her to be end up being really guilty of the crime or not, I'm still kind of torn on that idea.....
But I can't wait for a screen capture showing Natalie and Sharona sharing a scene together!