Episode 1 : Mr. Monk and the Other Detective
Harold Gumbal robs his own jewelry store and delivers the loot to two thugs who have taken his dog hostage. When a security guard shows up, one of the thugs panics and kills him. With Gumbal now a witness to the murder, the shooter turns to Gumbal and kills him, too, in cold blood. Monk is called in to investigate. Before he can make any progress, a disheveled, second-rate detective named Marty Eels (Jason Alexander) shows up. But today, Marty's detective skills are far from second rate. In fact, he's amazing. He's even better than Monk. He seems to be solving the case by magic. Monk, meanwhile, is convinced that Marty Eels is cheating.
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.