Lt. Disher and Captain Stottlemeyer capture a "Most Wanted", Columbian criminal, Miguel Escobar, who's wanted for drug trafficking crimes in multiple states, and arrest him for a local homicide. Escobar is notorious for escaping custody, so Stottlemeyer must take extra precautions to ensure that this does not happen while Escobar is in his custody. Captain Stottlemeyer learns that the US Attorney General is ordering him to turn over Escobar to the Federal Government, and is to do nothing more than detain their prisoner until the hand-off, following an extradition hearing. This takes place in the same courthouse where, much to his dismay, Mr. Monk is unable to talk his way out of jury duty, and finds himself forced to hear the case of a robbery/stabbing of a man out to make a bank deposit. During the course of deliberating the robbery case, however, Monk is inadvertently pulled into the Escobar saga. Written by
Lynne Boris Johnston
Did You Know?
Emmanuelle Vaugier, who plays Pat - Juror No. 12 was Jason Gray-Stanford's long term girlfriend at the taping of this episode. See more
Given that the proceeding would have ended in a mistrial, the evidence would have been needed for the new trial and would not have been left in the jury room unattended after the jurors were dismissed. See more
Don't get me wrong. It's a great system. It really is the best justice system in the world.
I just don't want to be a part of it.
Mr. Monk, what if everybody felt that way?
References Blazing Saddles
It's a Jungle Out There
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman See more