Brad Garrett is a great guest star that completely fits the part of a money-seeking handyman. But the show focuses on Monk's OCD, and there is no way he would be able to stay in the house while the destruction was going on in a not orderly fashion. I figured that the money would have been hidden by the light that was off center or under the tub with the feet that Monk always wanted, but instead the money was hidden in a random wall. There were three parts that made me laugh, and I liked the new therapist, but other than that it was a bad choice of plot for a season premiere in my opinion.
The ending was very sweet with the piano music and it managed to save the episode. Rest in peace, Stanley Kamel.