Well we are almost near the end, although it would seem the writers are not aware of this. This episode is mostly a rehash of "Mr. Monk gets Cabin Fever", shows little to no character development and doesn't live up to the hype, to the show or anything else. The story itself should be filed under wikipedia's definition of "convenient". But long story short, Monk didn't even get reinstated. Why? This is the final season? Why not make changes already? As things go, the last two episodes will drop every solution out of nowhere and it will all feel rushed.