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.
After Stottlemeyer, Disher and Monk are shredded on the stand in a murder case, causing the accused to go free, Monk loses his confidence. Meanwhile, Disher tries to help a boy he used to mentor who is accused of another murder.
With a residency at a top hospital and a boyfriend she adores, Lauren appears to have her entire life figured out. But when she loses both her job and her beau on the same day, Lauren reluctantly accepts a position in Alaska.
The POstables' investigation leads them to a public figure who could be brought down by the contents of a damaged letter; Oliver, Shane, Norman and Rita are personally challenged in the aftermath of Valentine's Day. Movie 6 of 12.