Dr. Sloan investigates the murder of an antagonistic pro volleyball player. Steve searches for an alleged stalker while Amanda and Jack keep an eye on her teammates, none of whom are particularly upset over her death.
When Randy's mother marries a guy much younger than her he gets worried. When they go to some kind of couples retreat, he asks Monk and Sharona to go and keep an eye on her. So to go in they pretend to be married.
When Leah's husband Benjamin dies suddenly, Benjamin's brother Jake is stunned to learn he is expected to marry Leah to carry on the name. Jake suggests to Leah that they get married and maintain a secretly platonic relationship.
Laura is a working mother who wants to spend more time with her daughter Kelsey. When Kelsey's father files for joint custody, Laura is forced to take Kelsey to Texas, where she confronts the lifestyle and father she left behind.