A skydiving student on spring break appears to have drowned in midair - a case strange enough to convince Monk to travel to Mexico to investigate. While there, he must deal with a myriad of phobias, the theft of his luggage, the shortage of his favorite brand of bottled water, and apparent attempts on his life, all while trying to unravel one or more murders that are not what they seem. Written by
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Mr. Monk, in his refusal to drink anything but Sierra bottled water, refuses a can of Coca-Cola Sherona bought him from a vending machine because he can't be certain where it was bottled. In fact, Mexico is the largest consumer, per capita, of Coke and Mexican Coke is highly prized in the U.S. because it's made with cane sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup. See more
Monk reads the coroner's report, which as an official Mexican document would be in Spanish. Monk does not understand Spanish. We know this because he pulls out a Spanish-English dictionary and looks for the Spanish word for "Stop" as he is about to be rundown. See more
Mexico. I can't - I can't go to Mexico.
It's not... *here*.