On a deserted beach, Captain Stottlemeyer stands alone, waiting. And who should emerge from behind the rocks but Adrian Monk, last seen falling into the bay after being shot twice in the chest by Stottlemeyer. Thanks to a bulletproof vest, Monk is only a little worse for wear. But, as the two friends had planned, the rest of the world thinks he's dead. So Stottlemeyer hands Monk some dry clothes and sends him off with instructions to lie low until they can figure out what Sheriff Rollins is up to.