Season 4 Episode 1

Extradition: British Columbia

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 07, 2009 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Psych-out: Gag reel from the RCMP station shoot.

    • Goof: This episode is purported to have taken place in Whistler during the summer. Yet, Whistler/Blackcomb mountains barely have snow in January, let alone in the summer.

    • Pineapple Spotting: Behind the mime there is a pineapple balloon.

    • Goof: In Cpl. Hugh MacKintosh's book, there is a typo in the the estimated price of the crown.
      The decimal point is a comma, and is misplaced: 950,000-1,000,00,000 USD. It should have been: 950,000-1,000,000.00 USD.

    • Production Detail: The last scene at the bridge with Shawn and Juliet breaks what is in camera work considered the 180 degree rule. While the long shots of the bridge, show them facing one side, the conversation in the subsequent close-ups show them as if they were on the other side. While this is usually not done because it breaks continuity, it was purposely shot that way for effect.

    • In-Joke: Pierre Despereaux stays at The Gordon Mark Hotel. Gordon Mark is one of the producers of the series.

    • Goof: When they meet Pierre in the restaurant, as Shawn writes down his plans on a napkin, the waiter asks "Are you writing on our cloth napkins?". In Canada, where this episode is set (as well as in the UK and Australia), these would be referred to as "serviettes", not napkins (the term "napkin" is usually used as a term for diapers and/or sanitary pads in these countries).

  • Quotes

    • Gus: Shawn, I gotta pee.
      Shawn: I told you to go back at the hotel!
      Gus: I couldn't! I got freaked out! There were rose petals everywhere, all over the toilet! Why would they do that? It's weird!
      Shawn: It's not weird. It's wonderful!

    • Shawn: Pardon me! If everyone would like to adjourn to the roof, the psychic criminal-catching portion of the day is about to be begin.
      Lassiter: Everyone just please stay where you are… He does this all the time.

    • Shawn: But I have a point. It's this: I refuse to feel uncomfortable around you. It's silly. You mean too much to me. And… and I am perfectly capable of keeping this platonic as long as you are.
      Juliet: Oh, please! I can.
      Shawn: I can, too!
      Juliet: Great.
      (Juliet walks away.)
      Shawn: (to himself) But how?

    • Lassiter: Can you believe that? A high-ranking member of U.S. law enforcement not being allowed to carry his weapon on him!
      Juliet: Did you really think it wouldn't set off the metal detector?
      Lassiter: I've got to get my hands on a gun, O'Hara. I have enemies everywhere. Maybe I can pick up one at the hotel.
      Juliet: Oh, absolutely, right downstairs in the gift shop. They have Kleenex, mixed nuts, and 9-millimeter Lugers.

    • Shawn: You've seen the Mentalist, right?
      Cop: Yes.
      Shawn: It's like that.
      Gus: Except that guy's a fake.
      Shawn: Right, if I was a fake psychic it would be eerily similar.
      Gus: Exactly.
      Shawn: A virtual carbon copy.

  • Notes

    • The opera singer who appears at the end of the episode when Shawn and Juliet are talking is Mark Donnelly, who is best known for singing the Canadian national anthem at home games for the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks.

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Germany – April 5, 2011 on RTL

      Czech Republic – July 3, 2011 on Prima COOL

      Finland – July 2, 2012 on MTV3

    • Parts of this episode were filmed on location in Mount Seymour Park, British Columbia, Canada.

    • Featured Music:
      "Trouble" by Pink

    • Crew Transitions: James Roday and Dulé Hill have moved from co-producers to producers, Andy Berman moves from producer to supervising producer, Bill Callahan joins the writing team as a co-executive producer, and co-executive/writer Josh Bycel has left the production (for executive producer and showrunner duties at Scrubs). Julie Ashton has taken over casting director duties.

    • Andrew McIlroy makes his second appearance in Psych, this time as Mr. Stockwell. His first was as Prof. Hahn in Season 2, Episode 7 ("If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead?").

  • Allusions

    • Shawn: This whole time I'm thinking, "This guy is Thomas Crown." You're barely Remington Steele. Which makes me, what, Laura Holt? You think a guy like me wants to be Stephanie Zimbalist?

      Thomas Crown is an art thief played by Pierce Brosnan in the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

      Remington Steele was an art thief turned detective also played by Pierce Brosnan in the TV show Remington Steele running from 1982-1987. The show co-starred Stephanie Zimbalist as Remington's partner/lover, Laura Holt.