Season 3 Episode 1


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 18, 2008 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Goof:In this episode it is mentioned a number of times that the latest crime solved by Shawn and Gus (from "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead") made the front page of the newspaper, but yet at the end of the last episode Lassiter comments that "his" big solve only made page 2, as the scandal with Saulter's affair made the front page

    • Goof: When Mr. Haversham says he knew Shawn was faking his psychic ability, he says he hears something at the end of the call (that came from inside his house), a voice that says "Gus." Shawn makes a big show of hanging up said phone when Gus catches him in the attic before anyone, either he or Gus, says a word.

    • Goof: Shawn finds a Furby on his bed. Furbys came out in 1998, and Shawn had already left home by 1995.

    • Psych-Out: Shawn and Gus sing "Ebony and Ivory".

  • Quotes

    • Gus: (forcibly removing Shawn from his office) Don't you dare go boneless on me, Shawn!

    • Lassiter: First question, Where's the bug?
      Madeleine: The what?
      Lassiter: The bug. (Lassiter feels under the coffee table) Nothing new in this area. It must be concealed on your person.
      Madeleine: I honestly don't have anything on me.
      Lassiter: Then you wouldn't be opposed to me patting you down …
      Madeleine: Actually, I'm very opposed to that.
      Lassiter: Would you be willing to submit to a polygraph?

    • Shawn: (after Haversham's dog jumps on the window) That dog is kind of an A-hole.
      Gus: I think he sees something.
      Shawn Yeah, urine stains on my pants!

    • Shawn: (to Haversham) I'm a psychic. I can't lie.

    • Shawn: The aftershave. The pumiced scalp. The suit.
      Henry: I can wear a suit.
      Shawn: Which one of the Three tenors did you borrow [the suit] from? Not the dead one, I hope.

    • Haversham: Wait, what's this? Are you leaving?
      Shawn: Mr. Haversham, it is my belief that we have done all there is to do here tonight.
      (Lamps next to Shawn flicker rapidly on and off.)
      Shawn: Tomorrow we will look into the history of the house. See if there's anything there that can help us.
      (Lights in the hall behind them flicker.)
      Shawn: Just don't have any leads at this point.
      (Lights on the mantle flicker.)
      Shawn: So, I think we should pat each other on the backs for a job well done so far, and reconvene in the morning for a nice farmer's breakfast.
      (All of the lights in the entire house begin to flicker on and off rapidly.)
      Shawn: I have dinner plans with my mother.

    • Shawn: (Sniffing, then looks at the cup in Haversham's hands.) Is that hot chocolate?
      Haversham: It's Dutch cocoa. Hadewych makes a pot for me each night before she leaves.
      Shawn: I see. Mr. Haversham, in order to fully understand the connection that you have with this ghost, I will need to see what you see. Wear what you wear. Drink what you drink.
      Haversham: You're saying you'd like some hot chocolate?
      Shawn: (pleased) Yes, with marshmallows, please.

    • Juliet: (walking next to Lassiter) So, how did it go?
      Lassiter: (grinning) I'm winning.
      Juliet: How are you winning?
      Lassiter: I answered every question in character as Tom Gunny Highway.
      Juliet: Who is Tom Gunny Highway?
      Lassiter: Clint Eastwood's character? In Heartbreak Ridge?

    • Shawn: Who needs 48 thousand dollars to live?
      Gus: I need 32. The other 16 generally goes to you.
      Shawn: Don't be ridiculous.
      Gus: I claimed you on my taxes, Shawn!

    • Shawn: (pained expression) Oh my god. This isn't a joke. You're really quitting Psych?!
      Gus: I am so sorry Shawn.
      Shawn: In a text message, no less?
      Gus: I couldn't think of any other way to tell you. I knew you would just convince me to stay. Listen, maybe we could still do it on the weekends.
      Shawn: Get ready to hear some good news. I've worked out a compromise that will solve all of this.
      (Gus looks hopeful)
      Shawn: Yes. You quit this job. This job you quit!

    • Gus: (dragging Shawn away from his co-workers) Shawn? What the heck are you doing here?
      Shawn: I should ask you the same question.
      Gus: I work here!
      Shawn: (nods) I should ask you a different question.

    • Gus: (to Ogletree) This... is... something I do on the side. A hobby, really. Like collecting thimbles... or raising carrier pigeons.

    • Shawn: (Talking on the phone to Gus. Shawn reaches under his pillow and pulls out a white Furbie.) Oh my god.
      Furbie: (In a shaky voice that reveals the battery is dying due to a lack of longtime use.) Furbie...
      Shawn: Dude, did you know I have a Furbie?

    • Shawn: (talking to Gus on the phone about his mother) Back in the country? Try back in the city. Try downstairs in my dad's kitchen!
      Gus: Where are you?

    • Henry: That's it, somebody book him! (points to an officer at the counter) You! Beanpole! Get over here. Fingerprint him now.
      Young Lassiter: (looks around, uncertain) Oh, I'm sorry. Me?
      (Shawn chuckles)
      Henry: Never mind, rookie. I'll do it myself.

    • (1995: At the Santa Barbara Police Station, Henry is seen forcefully escorting Shawn inside. Shawn is handcuffed.)
      Shawn: I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask for that "World's Greatest Dad" mug back.

    • (Henry opens the door to a car and finds a teenage Shawn inside with a girl)
      Shawn: (calmly) Whoops.
      Henry: Whoops?
      Girl: It's my neighbor's car. We were gonna put it back. It was just a dare.
      Shawn: Is there a problem here officer?
      Henry: You wanted my attention, Shawn. You got it, buddy.
      Girl: (confused and suspicious) Wait, you guys know each other?
      Shawn: Yeah, he's sorta my dad.

    • Chief Vick: It has come to my attention, Detective, that you've discharged your weapons in the last four cases you've worked.
      Lassiter: Thank you.
      Chief Vick: That wasn't a compliment.
      Lassiter: I'm just trying to keep the streets safe, Chief.
      Chief Vick: The last incident was at a cat show...
      Lassiter: Well, let me just go on record as saying that I would never shoot a cat.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Finland – August 31, 2009 on MTV3
      Slovakia – August 15, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – May 8, 2011 on Prima COOL

    • Cybill Shepherd (Madeleine) is credited as a special guest star.

  • Allusions

    • Gus: The call is coming from inside the house.
      This is a reference to Fred Walton's 1979 psychological thriller When a Stranger Calls starring Carol Kane

    • Shawn: (sitting on bed talking to Gus over the phone) Holy Dude. (Shawn reaches over to the bedside table to grab a magazine) I just found a pristine issue of Dynamite magazine. Square Pegs on the cover. Hold on, let me read Bummers.

      Dynamite magazine (1974 – 1992) was published monthly by Scholastic Press. The magazine featured profiles of television shows, movies and music stars; it also included puzzles and games. Bummers references the "Don't you hate it when…" section written by kids' submissions. Shawn is holding Issue 105, Volume 6, Number 8 dated February 1983.

    • Shawn: I'm a psychic – and with great power comes great responsibility.

      Referencing the Marvel Comics supehero Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The line, "With great power comes great responsibility.", is a paraphrase of a narrative caption in Amazing Fantasy #15.