Season 1 Episode 10

From the Earth to Starbucks

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 26, 2007 on USA

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  • A deeper connection between Shawn and his father and the 'gang' chips in to restore Detective Lassiter's confidence

    The show opens when Shawn at a bar on a date with a girl on the rebound. After helping her reconnect and get engaged to her boyfriend, he finds a very drunk Lassiter who confides in him that he has lost his confidence. So, Shawn, Gus and Juliet team up and set out to restore Lassiter's confidence by solving the murder of an astronomer and making sure Lassiter gets the credit for it and also believes that he did genuinely solve the case.

    There is also a very awkward moment for Shawn when he visits his father and discovers that he is with a woman. He is unable to accept that his father is dating. The two become closer as Henry gives up a Friday night date to meet his son for a few drinks.

    The episode has it's usual excellent collection of jokes and one-liners, but what makes it special is that it shows that Shawn, Gus and Juliet do genuinely care for Lassiter and that Henry loves his son. It's nice to see such caring and support underneath the regular barbs.

    This is one of the episodes on the Season 1 DVD which comes with excellent and insightful audio commentary from James Roday, Dulé Hill, Creator Steve Franks and Executive Producer Kelly Kulchack.

    I also personally enjoyed the show becasue I grew up in Vancouver and the Science Center is the Vancouver Planetarium, where I have been!