I thought this episode was terrific in B&W. It was so well crafted that by the end, I felt that I was seeing a color show. As a matter of fact it was interesting to see the color version and compare what my mind saw with what was the actual pallette.
This episode was just fabulous. All of the humor was back, Monk in a state of panic after shaking hands with the leper, and Natalie the last word on tolerance rushing into the kitchen after her date with the doctor, grabing Julie and telling her to draw her a listerine bath!
I think we should campaign for 52 weeks of Monk!