Episode 3 : Mr. Monk Stays in Bed
When a pizza deliveryman mistakenly gives Natalie $50 in extra change, Natalie decides to do a good deed. She follows him, intending to return the money, but is shocked to find his car on a deserted street, with the deliveryman beaten to death in the driver?s seat. Stottlemeyer and Disher arrive to assess the situation, but they?re soon called away to a bigger case. With the authorities distracted, Natalie feels obligated to champion the cause of the dead deliveryman. She goes to Monk for help, but he?s feeling sick, and soon finds himself stuck in bed with the flu. Natalie is now on a mission to get to the bottom of things.
Episode 5 : Mr. Monk Gets Drunk
New York mob accountant Rudy Schick is in trouble. His partner Ben Gruber has skipped town with over $3 million in mafia money, and now hitman Al Nicoletto is looking to re-collect the cash. All Schick knows is that Gruber is hiding somewhere in California. Unfortunately, that information isn't good enough for Nicoletto, who kills Schick and then sets out on a frantic search for Ben Gruber and the money. Meanwhile, Monk and Natalie are traveling to wine country to celebrate Monk and Trudy's anniversary. Every year, Monk goes to the same bed and breakfast where he and Trudy spent their honeymoon.