Monk gets up early in the morning and goes to the closet to examine his police uniform. Natalie has left him notes saying to smile, to not smile too much, and to be himself (but not too much). He then goes to the courthouse for his afternoon reinstatement meeting. He arrives hours early and waits.. and waits... and waits. Finally the three panel members arrive and call the reinstatement meeting to order. The first two members are impressed with Monk and talk glowingly about his detective work. The third one, Captain Frank Willis, tells Monk that he doesn't believe he's qualified. The panel makes their final decision in a week but it has to be unanimous...Read the full recap
Disher: I'm taking four kids camping this weekend. It's going to be so much fun. Everybody's going to get a badge.
Adrian: Almost everybody.
Disher: Hey, do you want to come? I could use the help.
Stottlemeyer: Eh, no.
Disher: Do you have plans?
Disher: You're not feeling well?
Disher: Well, I hope you feel better.
Natalie: Here are your wipes. Extra wipes. Back-up extra wipes. Some extra back-up wipes. You want me to write your name in your clothes?
Adrian: Ha, not necessary. A, my name's already in them, and B, these clothes aren't coming off.
Natalie: Even when you sleep?
Adrian: Oh, I won't be sleeping.
Natalie: Mr. Monk, where's your canteen?
Adrian: I won't be drinking either. Okay, if I drink water, I make water, you understand? I don't want to start the machine, you understand?
Natalie: Unfortunately, yes, I do.
Adrian: Who's your favorite band? I like the Various Artists. You heard of them? They do all kinds of soundtracks.
Adrian: Probably some juvies.
Brian Willis: Juvies?
Adrian: No, you know, they were probably playing hooky. I know I did when I was a kid. Yeah, I was a real hood. I was a hood in the hood.
Brian Willis: Somebody kill me.
Disher: I can't believe this is the same sky we have in San Francisco. Man, I could get used to this. How about you?
Adrian: I can never get used to anything.
Adrian: Okay, Brian caught the fish. Possession is 9/10 of the law. That's the rule. In fact, when you're in the woods, it's 10/10.
Nicky Phillips: 10/10s? That doesn't sound right.
Adrian: Yeah, rules don't have to sound right. That's another rule.