Episode 1 : Mr. Monk Meets the Candidate, Pt. 1 (Pilot)
Working as a private investigator, Monk visits a crime scene to investigate the murder of Nicole Vasquez. He finds a number of significant clues, but is not yet sure of the identity of the murderer. Later, shots ring out at a campaign rally, and San Francisco mayoral candidate Warren St. Clair's bodyguard is killed. The incumbent mayor instructs Captain Stottlemeyer to bring Monk in on the case, and reluctantly, he does. Monk soon finds the cases to be intertwined, but why?
Episode 3 : Mr. Monk and the Psychic
When former San Francisco Police Commissioner Harry Ashcombe puts out a call to help locate his "missing" wife, Monk and Sharona volunteer their assistance. But no sooner than they are on the case when the body of Mrs. Ashcombe is discovered by the notorious quack psychic Dolly Flint, who claims she was led to the body in a psychic trance. After attending the late Mrs. Ashcombe's memorial service, Monk begins to suspect that her death was more than just an accident.
Episode 4 : Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale
San Francisco judge Catherine Lavinio places a frantic call to 911: there's an intruder in the house trying to kill her! As the 911 operators rush to dispatch a unit to the scene, the call is cut off, and Judge Lavinio is later found dead. The cops' prime suspect is 800-pound tycoon Dale J. Biederbeck III (Adam Arkin), a.k.a. "Dale The Whale." But Monk wonders how that can be possible - Biederbeck hasn't left his bed in eleven years, and can't even fit through his bedroom door!
Episode 11 : Mr. Monk and the Earthquake
When a minor earthquake rocks San Francisco, trophy wife Christina Rutherford seizes the opportunity to bludgeon her husband Henry to death with a handy marble statue. Afterwards, she topples a huge wooden display case onto his body so it will appear he died during the earthquake. It's a crime of opportunity. A perfect murder. Or so Christina thinks. Amy Sedaris guest stars as Sharona's free-spirited sister, Gail.
Episode 13 : Mr. Monk and the Airplane
Sharona blindsides Monk by announcing she is going to be flying to New Jersey to visit her Aunt Minn. The notion of going a whole week without her forces our obsessive compulsive hero to (gulp) swallow his paralyzing fear of airplanes and accompany her on the trip. At the airport, Monk notices a handsome married couple, the Chabrols, tenderly kissing. But what he doesn't see is Mrs. Chabrol being murdered in a restroom a few minutes later, her suave French husband, Stephan, disposing of her body, and Stephan's mistress (dressed exactly like Mrs. Chabrol) assuming her identity on the plane.