A motley assortment of commuters, including Monk and the gang, are stuck on the highway after a fatal car accident brings traffic to a dead halt. But Monk doesn't think it was any accident and his impromptu investigation irritates authorities at the scene. Written by
Did You Know?
This marks the first time in the series that Monk actually fires a gun since the pilot, in which Monk shoots and wounds Ian Sykes in the head (though we don't see this because it happens in the dark, after Sykes kills the power in the sewer tunnel). Since then he has only held a gun/rifle or used a water pistol. See more
At the time of the murder, the killer clips the victim's cell phone onto his own belt, hooking it in front of his own cell phone. Later, when the scene is replayed in flashback close-up, he clips the victim's cell phone behind his own. See more
[stuck on a long stretch of Highway 101, Julie warns that she has to go to the bathroom
No, no... here.
[gives her a ten dollar bill
I'll give you ten dollars to hold it in.
Mr. Monk, what are you doing? You can't pay a kid not to pee!
Best money I ever spent.
Sure he can, it's called the free market. I learned about it in school. So, Mr. Monk... how much would you pay me not to vomit?
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman See more