Monk receives some bad news: he's been called for jury duty. Monk loathes the idea of being stuck in a room with 11 other people, but he has no choice when he's selected as a juror in a minor robbery trial. When time comes for the jury to deliberate, everyone votes "guilty" except for Monk. It's 11 vs. 1, but Monk is sure that the defendant is innocent. While Monk tries to win over his fellow jurors by picking apart the evidence, he looks out the window of the jury room and begins to suspect that there is a dead body in a garbage dumpster near the courthouse. Monk gets Stottlemeyer and Disher to check it out, and sure enough, there's a dead woman's body in the dumpster!