This episode was a surprise, I did not think we would see one until January. I was not completely thrilled with this one. While Monk went ballistic when the three homeless came into his house it was not as total Monk as we are used to. The fact that he find a murder while trying not to help was typical Monk.
I watched this episode twice and thought I was just so bored with TV lately that a Monk would set me right, and this one was not it.
This was not one of my favorites by a long shot, but it was better than reruns, but not much.
They could have done so much with this theme, it seemed to be rushed to screen and not fully thought out.