Season 1 Episode 10

From the Earth to Starbucks

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 26, 2007 on USA
out of 10
User Rating
335 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Unable to bear a morose Lassiter who doesn't rise to the bait, Shawn sets out to prove that Lassiter's theory of murder is correct: that an astronomer did not die of natural causes.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • From the Earth to Starbucks

    The Good:

    -"My name is Aurora...Borealis."

    -Gus gets to be on a date for once. Even though it doesn't end well, it is nice to see him getting into the dating scene.

    -Shawn pretends that his name is also Carlton, but says he spells his name with two K's. Juliet pronounces both, calling him "K-Karlton."

    -It is nice that Shawn tells the woman at the beginning that her boyfriend is not cheating on her. He could have slept with her anyway, but this episode shows that he's not a sleazy guy.

    The Bad:

    -It's disappointing that Jessica and Gus are set up so nicely, only to have her leave. It would have been great to see the two of them have a continuing romantic story, since Shawn is not dating anyone.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of psych shawn sees lastiter at the bar and he is drunk and upset and he does not think he has what it takes anymore . he was working on case but could not prove anything happen . but shawn and gus want to solve the case but make belive lasiter did it himself and get all the credit to make him feel good again. and so they go and invesgate and turns out the guy that died was having in affair but also discovering a planet but the guy who he was working with was posining him with a flower from his garden and he killed him so he could get the credit . this was a really good ep i thought.moreless
  • So hillarious. I loved this episode it was so funny and amazing. OMG.

    This episode was so funny. Lassiter, completely drunk, opens up to Shawn at a bar about a case. He tells Shawn about a case he couldn't solve a couple of weeks ago and Shawn feels really bad for Lassiter so he decides to take the case, but give Lassiter all the credit. When he tells Gus about this, Gus isn't to happy and leaves him hanging for a fist pound. Later, Shawn tells Gus what the case is about and reveals that he has been watching Gus. This makes Gus go into "Stealth" mode(this part is so funny!). They end up solving the case and Lassiter has no idea that they helped him in any way. He does hint that he new Julliete helped him, but that is it.moreless
  • Psych does it again. Another perfect episode!

    I liked this new apsect of Shawn and Henry's relationship. Shawn was uncomfortable with his father having a love life. It was a nice change to see him looking genuinely uneasy about something. And when he met Henry at the bar at the end of the episode, that was sweet. Henry gave up his date to meet with Shawn. I liked Lassiter drunk. It was funny and he just kept spilling his guts, sharing his feelings. Shawn didn't really want to help him at first, but he ended up feeling sorry for him. The case was interesting as well. When Gus and Shawn suspected Jessica of murder, I felt bad for Gus because he obviously liked her a lot. It seems like the couple of women he's liked were suspects. (Shawn and Gus are always attracted to potential suspects). When it became clear that she wasn't the murderer, the look on Gus' face was funny. But why did Shawn spoil it for him by telling her that he and Gus suspected her? I don't get that part. He tried to hook them up and then her ruined it. I liked the scene in the observatory, when Shawn takes over the planetarium show. It was absolutely hilarious. "I am your host, Aurora Borealis". LOL It was so funny when Shawn described the constellations and then gave them stupid names like 'monkey with rash'. The guy who worked in the planetarium and was stealing from people was very funny too. It was funny when he stood at the podium with Shawn, right in Shawn's face! Later, when Gus and Jessica got back, it was too funny seeing all the people falling down and looking dizzy as they left the planetarium. Shawn walked off nonchalantly, adding to the humor of this scene. I think it's so sweet how Shawn, Gus and Juliet helped Lassiter solve the case, without him knowing. That was great. I love that they do sweet things for each other sometimes.moreless
  • Shawn is at a bar fixing another persons life with his observations when he runs into Lassiter who is having a bad night. Unable to leave Lassiter to his pain Shawn decides to help Lassiter prove to himself he is a good detective with Gus and Jules help.moreless

    This is what Psych is all about at its best. I think every character shined in a good light in this episode. Shawn for not always doing things for himself. Juliet for caring about her partner. Gus for finally feeling like he really is getting good at working with Gus. Shawn's dad who seems to be finally moving forward with his life. Finally Lassiter who had stopped believing in himself.

    There was a lot of really humorous moments in this episode. Gus trying to be stealthy and elude Shawn only to be found every time. Vernon the janitor played by Ryan Robbins was very funny and did a great job as being a little mysterious but harmless in the end. Shawn dumping the plant on his father porch when he finds out his dad is dating.

    Another love interest bites the dust for the boys. This time Gus had his eye on Jessica played by Nicole Lyn who then spurned him when she found out he was investigating her. At least this time she wasn't the killer. That has happened a little too often. If there was any miss-step in the episode it was the fact that his partner the other astronomer killed the victim. There is a lot of fame in doing this job and it's rather tedious, but to kill someone over a discovery they would have both got credit for seems a little far fetched. Of course people have killed for less. Richard Kind who played the killer is a great character actor and I have always enjoyed his work.

    This was a very enjoyable and entertaining episode and one of the best if not the best of the season so far. Thanks for reading...moreless
Richard Kind

Richard Kind

Hugo Rainer the Astronomer

Guest Star

Nicole Lyn

Nicole Lyn


Guest Star

Tamara Mello

Tamara Mello


Guest Star

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Isaah Brown

Isaah Brown

Young Gus

Recurring Role

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Karen Vick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: During his press conference, Hugo claims that the planet "he" discovered is Earth-like. However, the telescope he is seen using is not nearly large or powerful enough to resolve an Earth-sized planet around another star. Even the largest telescopes today are unable to directly view Earth-sized planets around other stars.

    • Psych-Out: Gus has some problems getting through a line, "We made a deal. Yesterday. We're equal partners. That means we collectively decide which appointments to make, which cases to take."

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mary Valley: Your name is Lassiter, too?
      Shawn: Yes, that's correct. Carlton Lassiter.
      Mary Valley: But, you're not affiliated with a Detective Carlton Lassiter who I met before.
      Shawn: Not in any way, shape or form. Different departments. Matter of fact, I spell mine with a K. Two of them.

    • Gus: Something wrong?
      Jessica: They've been in there forty-five minutes.
      Gus: So?
      Jessica: It's a four minute show. (The audience and Shawn exit the planetarium)
      Shawn: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is precisely why time travel is not only possible, but may have already happened.

    • Shawn's Date: I hope you don't mind being a rebound.
      Shawn: Uh, I usually prefer it… but, not in this case.

    • Shawn's Date: I signed up for a painting class today.
      Shawn: You know they make the kind of paint you can eat now.

    • Gus: What are you doing Shawn?
      Shawn: What are WE doing? Dude we're undercover.
      Gus: We are not undercover.
      Shawn: Sure we are, I'm the employee and you are the customer.
      Gus: I am the customer.
      Shawn: See, you're already in character, like Don Cheadle.

    • Gus: You want me to wear a wire?
      Shawn: Just this little baby one.
      (holds up a big wire)

    • Lassiter: Can I tell you a secret?
      Shawn: I wouldn't recommend it. No.

    • Shawn: I've been having this reoccurring dream where I'm flying over Auckland on the back of a swan made primarily of coco. His name is Clem. But.. YOUR dream was pretty interesting too.

    • Lassiter: There is something I've got to get off my chest.
      Shawn: Is it your shirt? Please say no.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Shawn: I only need you for a minute, like when Kenickie needed Danny Zuko. And you get to be Travolta in the analogy.

      Kenickie and Danny Zuko are characters from the movie musical Grease, which was released in 1978.