The first shots of this episode are really epic, with the dingling music playing in the background over the sleek, night lights of San Francisco. We know we're in for great ride, but boy... once the stupid GPS tracking announcer drives Lawrence and Darby Hammond to their 'destination', and they get shot, then the silly voice chirps out "Thank you for using the SafeVoyage System, I thought to myself "Yeah, right... whatever you say, .
The character development for Benjy is nice for this episode, and the naked man we see gives us our first taste of how uncomfortable Monk is with Nudity, which later plays out in "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man" (Season 6, Episode 3). Sharona's "Oh, my running gag was quite funny, especially when after five times, they all look at her expecting her to say it a sixth time. The 'Girls Can't Eat 15 Pizzas' clue was neat, and on my last viewing, I couldn't help but notice on my last viewing that when Monk starts saying in detail that it's an acronym: 'G' stands for 'Girls', 'C' stands for 'Can't'... it's almost PRECISELY the way Kevin Dorfman would have replied. Even though he hasn't appeared yet, this shows how alike Adrian and Kevin are.
Great episode, great story.