Steve becomes embroiled in political intrigue after the murder of a city councilman's wife appears to be part of a larger political strategy. Steve investigates two mayoral candidates, as well as a rogue detective and his partner.
A Malibu Hills fire is the backdrop for rising tensions between the residents; a disgraced stockbroker, a naturalist, a worried father, and a land developer. Dr. Sloan is worried when Steve helps fight the fire.
A woman commits suicide and minutes later Captain Stottlemeyer is shot nearby. Monk needs to determine if the two events are related, but his new medication has turned him into an obnoxious jerk who can't concentrate on the case.
The whole town anxiously awaits the impending blooming of the Middleton Merriwick, but when the plant is cut, it has dramatic impact upon the Merriwick women; Grace begins to suspect Nick is going to ask her out.
Billie Blessings has gone from beloved chef, restaurant owner, and morning show segment host to #1 suspect in a murder case when one of the executives at the network dies from poisoning. Stars Holly Robinson Peete, Rick Fox.
When Sally's wealthy aunt Gladys, dies from poisoning after giving a wedding toast, Aurora inspects if Glady's will hints at who may have wanted her gone. Stars Candace Cameron Bure, Niall Matter, Marilu Henner.