Richard 23 Feb 2008 They just aired the second part of the two-part Monk finale. I thought the second part wasn't as good as the first, and the two parts had different writers, though all the writers are regular writers for the series. Do you know why two-part episodes are sometimes not all written by the same writer? In Star Trek that may have happened though it didn't happen with The Menagerie. On the other hand, the episodes of a "24" season were often written by different people.