In an attempt to woo the lone holdout on the reinstatement committee, Monk accompanies the man's troublesome son and Randy's camping group - where they soon find themselves running afoul of some dangerous armored car robbers.
The man charged with murdering Steve's former girlfriend is set free when the only witness against him is shot in the courtroom before he can testify. Mark suspects that his new, rude neighbor murdered his live-in girlfriend.
Henry and Maggie attend party of a local publisher, where his son and stepson reenact a historical dual. Someone, however, has loaded the pistol with a real musket ball, so when son pulls the trigger, he kills his stepbrother.
A Hollywood film crew descends on the town to produce a film based on a book written by Aurora's ex Robin Daniels. However, when the actress who is playing Aurora is killed, the real Aurora and the Murders Club must investigate.