Season 2 Episode 14


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 01, 2008 on USA
out of 10
User Rating
380 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

The duo investigate the death of a member of a local fraternity chaired by Lassiter's father-in-law.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Dis-Lodged

    The Good:

    -Shawn's cat was named Chairman Meow.

    -Gus is perturbed by men in white hoods, claiming, "that's how it starts" when Shawn points out that the hoods are violet.

    -Shawn demonstrates flying under the lodge radar with hand gestures.

    -Intense music plays when floodlights illuminate Shawn and Gus. The music stops whenever they jump away from the front entrance of the lodge.

    -Henry keeps his portrait next to Shawn so he can always keep an eye on him.

    The Bad:

    -The story lacks urgency, as does the acting. Even with Lasstier's ex-wife's father caught up in the action, there is little suspense.

    -The excitement is at an all-time low for the season so far.moreless
  • The duo investigate the death of a member of a local fraternity chaired by Lassiter's father-in-law.

    I am a huge fan of psych and I never thought I would be saying this but I was a bit underwelmed by this episode. Even a little bit dissapointed. Dont get me wrong, there were some very memorable moments(Shawn and his dad arguing using the famous A Few Good Men line "you want the truth,you cant handle the truth")but overall, it just seemed that everyone was just going through the motions. We hadn't heard a lot about lassies ex-wife in a while and it just seemed they were hard pressed to think of a sub-plot so they looked back on old episodes and found a plot that wasn't very explored and tried wrap it all up in the space of 40min.

    It also felt very unusual watching Lassie asking Shawn for help. It just felt forced and not really believable.

    Even Gus's storyline felt a bit half-hearted.

    I hope this is an annonamily and it recovers to become the show we all know and love next week cause it breaks my heart to think that this is where the show is heading.

  • Running on empty? Is there an end in sight?

    Another installment you can banish to the writers garbage can. The only reason I rated this episode as high as I did is because we got some more back stories to the of the shows major characters in both Lasseter and Sean's dad. Positives: I was pleased to get some information as to why Lasseter is the way he is; the fall of his marriage and insight as to what drives him to be the best. Sean's dad kind of gain a little more a vulnerable side in that he is not as wound tight as he may come off to be. Outside those the story and everything else was flat...I'm starting to wonder if this show is faltering into the Sophomore tailspin.moreless
  • Shawn and Gus realize there's more to a local lodge than funny hats and handshakes when a murder shakes the community at a secret ceremony.

    I thought this episode was wonderful. Always great to have Shawn and Gus working their way into a situation in which they don't belong. There was a lot of good character development for Henry and for Lassiter here as we learn that Henry was once a member of the local Monarch Lodge, but ultimately had to abandon it for a reason we learn later.

    As for Lassiter, well, as it turns out, he's got a relative, his "soon-to-be-ex-father in law" who surfaces as a suspect in the murder. It's Lassiter's job not only to somehow clear him as a suspect, but then find the real perp. A great episode all around. I love Psych.moreless
  • Fraternity Club with Lassie's almost ex-father-in-law as the newly made head of the organization.

    Found it very funny the way Shawn and Gus play off of one another. Like that they were able to get Lassie more involved in this episode. Great ensemble episode with Shawn's Dad adding some mystery, and including scenes for Lassie and Jules. This was not one of my top five, but I still think it was above average in comparison to most of what television has to offer. This series is really well written, great pace, superb comedic acting and timing. With the combination of the murder mysteries and perfectly timed comedic, light fare, it is a gem.moreless
Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall

Irving Parker

Guest Star

Malcolm Stewart

Malcolm Stewart

Ted Archibald

Guest Star

Jason Logan

Jason Logan

Monarch Lodge Guard

Guest Star

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Carlos McCullers II

Carlos McCullers II

Young Gus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The portraits on the Santa Barbara Monarch Lodge walls are members of the Psych crew. They include Josh Bycel and Andy Berman (writers of other episodes), Director Mel Damski, Writer Tim Meltreger and Creator and Executive Producer Steve Franks.

    • Trivia: In the flashback, Shawn and Gus are chanting "Kyrie eleison" during their club's meeting. This is a Greek phrase which means "Lord, have mercy".

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (4)


    • Shawn and Harry talks about what to name Shawn's pet cat: Chairman "Miao".
      Referencing Chairman Mao Tse-tung, leader of China from 1949-1976. His surname if, pronounced by a non-Chinese, in most cases would sound like the word "cat" in Chinese. Of course, the cat's name "Miao/Meow" also references to the vocalization used by cats to signal a request to their mother.

    • Shawn: I'm surprised he didn't say "Good day".

      Referencing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.

    • Shawn: Hold it, fold it, skim it! Crouching tiger, zookeeper's boy, hairdresser on fire, girlfriend in a coma, slap it on a biscuit!

      Referencing two songs by Morrissey, "Hairdresser on Fire" (1988) and "Girlfriend in a Coma" (1987 (as part of The Smiths)).

    • Henry: You can't handle the truth.

      Henry is quoting a line from Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, which was voted in the top 100 movie quotes of all-time by the American Film Institute.

    • Shawn: Relax, there was a 15-minute waiting period. I finally learned the words to "Informer" while they convened and agreed on me.

      "Informer" is a 1993 reggae-rap hit by Canadian performer Snow.