Season three starts up right where season two left off - with Shawn welcoming his mother to Santa Barbara. His mother arrives, leaving Shawn to wonder at his dad's behavior for only a little while, as Gus' job is in jeopardy. Shawn takes it upon himself to help out his best friend, undeniably quashing any doubts about the pair's loyalty to each other. The episode is fun and surprising, but a little on the dramatic side for "Psych." Hopefully, this will even out as the season continues, like the drama in season one did.
-Shawn's mother has an eidetic tonal memory.
-Shawn finds Shrinky Dinks and a Furby when he is cleaning his bedroom.
-Lassiter makes a short appearance as a rookie cop in the introductory flashback.
-Alice Bundy reference - is it still too soon for inside jokes?