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Season 1 Episode 9

Forget Me Not

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 19, 2007 on USA
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Episode Summary


Henry's old captain believes he's solved a murder, but his Alzheimer's has caused him to forget the most important details: the crime, and who committed it. Henry calls in Shawn and Gus who find themselves investigating a murder that happened decades ago – or was it just the other day? – and only the faulty memory of the retired officer gives them any hope of closing the case.


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  • Forget Me Not

    The Good:

    -"You should ask a mountain lion."

    -For once, Shawn is not the troublemaker. An ostrich chokes on a tennis ball that was probably thrown by Trish - who was trying to hit Shawn with the ball.

    -Shawn's accent and Gus's elaborately-pronounced nickname.

    -"Simba, I am your father."

    The Bad:

    -Using a man with Alzheimer's AND a girl from Shawn and Gus's past seems like a waste of two solid ideas. Captain Conners is obviously competent enough to handle himself, so his accompaniment to the office by Trish seems strange. The two ideas could have each come up in different episodes.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of psych shawn gus are called to the thing of a missing persons case and they must figure out what happen. it involves a old police captain and old friend from high school this was a good and funny ep. he must figure out what happen to the husband. who came looking for his mother and father. shawn and guss do some investgating and learn that the billiair is his father and that his wife killed the mother 20 years ago and then killed the son who came looking for his dad . and the wife did not want them to get any money so she disposed of both of them from a moutain lion. this was a really good ep i tought.moreless
  • Shawn and Gus are visited by Tish and her father retired Capt. Conners of the SBPD. Connors claims that he has witness some murders and hires the boys to investigate. Shawn's father tells Shawn to drop it as Captain Conners has early onset Alzheimer's.moreless

    One of the best episodes of Psych so far. A great performance by Kurtwood Smith of That's 70's Show fame as retired Captain Brett Conners who worked with Shawn's dad on the San Bernardino PD. In a way Conners trusted Shawn when his father wouldn't. Tish played by Ashley Williams who is Conners daughter is the same age as Shawn and Gus who both fancy her.

    What has occurred is a situation which played out similarly twenty years before. A person is mauled and killed by a Mountain Lion. In both cases the persons death was considered an accident but Conners had suspicions twenty years before and now is suspicious again. Shawn and Gus investigate and sure enough there are some things that just don't come together based on the way the authorities are putting the story together. One of the really damning pieces is the fact that it has not been a dry season and there was no reason for the Mountain Lion to attack a human. Also the Lion seems to be malnourished which again is strange for the surrounding circumstances.

    We are driven toward a certain suspect but the interesting thing is the surprise in the end and the fact that the businessman was oblivious to what had been going on. His wife was a gold digger and didn't want to share so she literally killed to keep as much of the family money as possible. It makes you wonder how long she would have kept her husband around at this point?

    Shawn and Gus are great together and really make an excellent team. Very enjoyable episode and a great sign of things to come. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • LOL "Simba I am your father." LOL A great episode!

    This episode of Psych was great! If it wasn't perfect, it came very close to perfect. This episode was just amazingly funny.

    I liked when Trish was talking to Gus and Shawn was in the other room, dancing on the table and acting silly. He even pretended to read a book, but then it was shown that the book was upside down! LOL

    My favorite part of the episode is when Shawn says "Simba, I am your father." But then the episode gets even funnier when he and Gus "communicate" after Joan asks Gus to help with the warthog delivery. This is one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen on television. I liked when Shawn and Gus went to the cabin with the ranger, pretending that they'd been lost in the forest. The looks on their faces were so funny. It was a great scene when everyone crashed the Crocker's home. Shawn gave a battle cry that was hilarious. When Shawn pretended to communicate with Mike, it was extremely funny. Lassiter's annoyance over this was a riot. Another great scene I almost forgot to mention was the opening scene, where Shawn and Gus are pretending to read the lips of Trish and Captain Connors. "Abs like Bruce Lee." LOL Too funny. I loved the look on Gus' face when he said that Trish "Sure has grown". It was great, too, when Shawn asked Trish if they'd ever kissed and she said no. He said that that image might be coming from the not-too-distant future. It was great. I loved how Shawn and Gus had a little competition going for Trish. It would have been great to see if either of them actually had a chance with her. LOL

    This has to be one of my favorite episodes of Psych. It's sooo funny. It was well written, well acted and very silly. I loved it. All of the Psych episodes are hilarious and I could watch any episode at any time but there's just something special about this one. Great episode!!!!moreless
  • A mountain lion framed of a murder

    The most hillarious show I've ever watched! Of course, Psych is the best when it comes to comedic-argument! The show was opened with a pretense dialog between a father and his daughter, dubbed by Shawn and Gus. It was obvious that at some point Gus had a crush on this girl.

    I especially loved it when Shawn and Gus were arguing with their "kosov" languange, using nonsense noise coming from their mouth. It was sooooooo freaking funny, I LMAO.

    I didn't expect that Shawn would stand down and give Gus a chance with the girl. But then again, as typical as they are, they made it a race to kiss the girl.moreless
Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

Trish Connors

Guest Star

Lisa Banes

Lisa Banes

Edna Crocker

Guest Star

Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith

Captain Brett Conners

Guest Star

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Karen Vick

Recurring Role

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Isaah Brown

Isaah Brown

Young Gus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Gus' Alias: Dr. McTock

    • When Shawn removes the poster of Mike, we can see two ads. One is a want ad for a "Green Spirit Strikes Again" collector comic, and the 2nd is a reward ad for a lost "Vintage Gold Pocket Watch" with the inscription: Don't lose..Henry. The 1st is a reference to episode 1.8 "Shawn Vs. the Red Phantom," in which Shawn destroys Gus' collector comic book. The 2nd is to 1.6 "Weekend Warriors," in which Shawn's dad buys him a gold watch like he used to own.

    • Pineapple Spotting: Shawn says the coffee shop has double chocolate mango pineapple scones.

    • Nitpick: When Shawn and Gus are under the blanket on the couch at the ranger's cabin, right after Shawn says "We've got work to do", he grabs his cup of soup with his left hand, and the handle is on the other side. But, in the next shot when he gets up, he's holding the cup by the handle.

    • Nitpick: In this episode, it is said that Zoe Sharp was killed 20 years ago. Shawn says she was killed 20 years ago, when Mike was a baby. Captain Connors also says that she was killed in 1986. The poster of Mike, however, states that his age is 26, when he should actually be 20 or 21 if his mother died when he was a baby.

    • Psych-Out: Shawn and Gus sing lead on the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way", while Juliet struggles to get a note in edgewise.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Gus: Shawn, in case you're confused, "closed" means "go away, stay out."
      Shawn: Yes, in the negative language dictionary, which is clearly the only edition you own. But in the positive language edition, "closed" means "Come in, step over the chain. There's so many less people to trample all over what you're looking for."

    • Shawn: Simba, I am your father.
      Gus: I don't think Mufasa said that.
      Shawn: Mufasa, Vader, it's all James Earl Jones.

    • Gus: What are you doing? We don't know anything about delivering warthog babies.
      Shawn: Ah, babies are babies. You just pull it out at the right time. The real question is, are you allergic to placenta?

    • Shawn: Captain Conners, how are you sir?
      Conners: Look at you fellas, all grown up. How long's it been?
      Shawn: About a day.
      Gus: Less, actually.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates

      Germany – 08 January 2008 on RTL
      Czech Republic – 23 July 2008 on Prima
      Finland – 02 March 2009 on MTV3


    • Shawn: Simba I am your father.
      Gus: Mufasa never said that.
      Shawn: Mufasa, Vader, it's all James Earl Jones.

      Shawn is referring to The Lion King and Star Wars where both Darth Vader and Mufasa were voiced by James Earl Jones.