Enjoyable episode of Monk tonight. Not a lot of quotable lines, although I loved Monk saying his favorite band was Various Artists, "they do the soundtracks for a lot of movies".
The plot reminded me a bit of the 1990's film The River Wild starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon, with a little bit of The Edge starring Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins thrown in (mainly the confrontations with the bear). But I guess all wilderness films and TV shows run together.
It pains me to say that Monk is coming close to ending its run on television. The show has produced many memorable episodes, has brought in big name guest stars and has just provided so much solid entertainment for the whole family. We can only hope USA can find another show like this.