Sharona takes a break from Monk so that she can concentrate on her creative writing class, but gets caught up in a twisted murder plot that causes her to question her sanity. Meanwhile, Monk is distracted by Sharona's replacement, who is determined to fix him.
The local theater is producing a mystery that crime fiction expert Amy unearthed. When one of the actress' life is threatened, Amy & Travis must uncover which character is playing for keeps. Stars Jill Wagner, Kristoffer Polaha.
Hannah is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when a fellow judge is found murdered, Hannah takes it upon herself to find the killer. Stars Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison.
Jessica introduces the story in which Dennis Stanton investigates the murder of Truman Calloway, a man with no shortage of enemies, when the ex-husband of one of Calloway's clients is charged with the murder.