(Original article and title by Phillip W. Chambley)..... Sharona (Bitty Schram) started this Hit TV series with Monk (Tony Shalhoub) and will always be loved by it's viewers. Simply because she helped Monk years after his wife died in a car garage bombing which was supposed to be him during this" fouled up" and mysterious explosion, which Monk is still trying to figure out, because she needed the money for Monk's job's to pay her bill's because Monk was her employer.
Internet rumors stated that the producers of this hit TV series decided to take her character in a different direction and Bitty disliked the new character role and so she left without any incident. Monk's new partner and at times "Tries to be his nurse" Natalie (Traylor Howard), just does not fit the role because she is more selfish regarding Monk's needs. Sharona, on the other hand, would always give up to Monk's demands.
Sharona always played the part of this beautiful, sexy and lovable character, which Randy would sometimes try to "Hit On" as Sharona described, even after Randy took out a newspaper ad describing her in detail which he was looking for, which she discovered in one episode. However, after the episode of the "gumball machine" she realized that Randy was her "friend". This is one of the things that made Sharona's character so heart-warming and so lovable. The producers of this show should think about this moment?
The episode where Sharona had got drunk in this Mexican town and collected all these beads was great and comedic from a male's point of view!..... After the Mexican police officer told Sharona what the beads were for, she was so embarrassed! And as usual, Monk solves the crime through his mastermind and unusual "weird" detective works.
And also, the episode where "Dale the Whale" gives Monk the clues about how his wife died in this car bombing. Sharona, showed her pain, love and concern with so much emotion as shown on TV, which most likely showed her love for this TV role.
The original characters of Sharona and Monk will most likely be loved forever, which will probably become cartoon characters. The writers of these characters should be congratulated! TV has finally has came up with something NEW and interesting to watch since the Seinfeld characters. (Probably the greatest comedy ever written for television).
Personally, I don't know why the producers of this hit TV series decided to change Sharona's character. I have always been taught, " If you have a good thing going, why change it?" Good Luck Bitty Schram doing whatever you decide in your career. I will always be a fan.