I do not know what is going on, the Christmas special and now this episode seem to below average. They are not as funny or Monk as quirky. Are the writers running out of new material? Come on guys, get it together and give us a good one for a change. I want to be sitting at work the next day and chuckle about a scene or line from the night before. Today I cannot remember anything special and that is sad.
If the episodes continue like this I feel they will lose a lot of their audience. Maybe it is just a mid season rut, let us hope for better episodes ahead.