Season 5 Episode 1

Romeo and Juliet and Juliet

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 14, 2010 on USA
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Episode Summary

When the daughter of a Chinese Triad family disappears, Shawn and Gus take on the case.

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  • I love PSYCH, and all episodes, but for the season 5 premier, i truthfully was slightly disappointed.

    I adore PSYCH. It is absolutly my FAVORITE TV show on currently on. I look forward to Wednesdays, and when they're is a break between episodes, it practically kills me. So i guess i got my hopes far, FAR to freaking high for the 5th premier. I mean, i loved it and all, and i was so SO happy that it finally aired, cause that was one of the longest breaks (or at least it felt like it!). But, like i said, my hopes where to high, and i was disappointed. Shawn seemed a tad annoying! And to tell you the truth, i was unsettled by it! I LOVE shawn, he's the best character in my book! And i couldn't believe how i felt! I was mad at myself, but later on in the season 5 i felt better, but i still couldn't believe i felt ANNOYED by Shawn! >:(moreless
  • 501

    It is good to have Psych back, but let's be honest this season premiere was "kind of eh" as Eminem would say.

    It started off fine enough, with a premise that seemed like it was pulled straight out of the Rush Hour series, but it quickly turned into a really awkward take on kung-fu movies with a bizarre final action scene that saw Shawn avoiding a karate master.

    There were some good lines though, I have to admit that the banter between Gus and Shawn is as strong as ever, but between the laughs was a really dismal storyline for the episode.

    Psych should make the dog days of summer a little bit better, but this was a pretty average episode overall.moreless
  • I am so glad it's back, but this episode would not pull in new viewers.

    I have missed Shawn & Gus. So I was super jazzed for the new season to start. Especially after the great season finally. I love the banter, awesome as always, but I really started to hate his father. I get he's a stand up guy & doesn't want to have to lie for Shawn. But how is Shawn supposed to Earn back trust for the mistakes made in the past, if he doesn't let him work a case? I did like that they showed Juliet taking some time to get back to work after her encounter with Mr. Yin. I wonder who he is & hope we find out before the season is over. I am excited to see more episodes, but the story line on this one was thin, Shawn's dad is being a bigger stick in the mud than usual & limited Juliet/Shawn interaction made this one I can skip when it repeats.moreless
  • The daughter of a Triad leader is kidnapped.

    This was easily my favorite episode of Psych so far. It was everything I loved so much about the entire series in one very nice episode. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard at a TV show.

    They cut it a little close to the whole "offensive" thing with their assumptions about Ken, but I don't really care at all. It was hilariously written and oddly believable at the same time. I had so many moments I just adored, Gus' lawyer speech at the front desk, Shawn's attempted scaling of the wall, Becky's punching the brother (though I was kinda hoping she would full out beat him to the ground), and so many more. I can't say enough about how I enjoyed every moment of this episode. I fell in love with the show all over again.moreless
  • An effective season opener...

    The Season 5 premier did not disappoint. It brought back the same comedic, suspenseful and captivating moments as it did in previous seasons, even though the mystery seemed average.

    The whole "Triad" storyline provided as an interesting back-story. However it did confuse me around the middle, as I wasn't sure which characters were parts of which side of the Triads. Nevertheless, this episode had Shawn and Gus doing their silly banter I enjoy, and the comedic duo certainly balanced out an otherwise normal mystery.

    It was interesting to see Henry and Juliet take on different roles in the episode. I'm neutral about Henry getting a job, perhaps being a way to include him in the plot more. I enjoyed Juliet's temporary leave to recover from the traumatic Yin incident, even though at the climax I knew she would end up saving Shawn and therefore coming back to the police station. Speaking of Mr. Yin, I was a bit miffed that we didn't get any follow up to the cliffhanger at the end of season four. I assume we'll have to wait until mid-season or the season five finale to find out the relationship between Mr. (Ms.) Yang and Shawn.

    All in all, this episode delivered, but I expect just a little more from PSYCH, which usually provides a mystery filled with red herrings and more "psychic visions." Anyway, I'm still tuning in for the next episode!moreless
Jerry Shea

Jerry Shea


Guest Star

Curtis Lum

Curtis Lum

Sang Tan

Guest Star

Jennifer Liu

Jennifer Liu

Bekki Chiang

Guest Star

Sage Brocklebank

Sage Brocklebank


Recurring Role

Carlos McCullers II

Carlos McCullers II

Young Gus

Recurring Role

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Juliet is talking to Shawn and Gus at City Hall, between the front and back shots, the position of her arms changes, and the papers in her hands disappear and reappear.

    • Psych-out: Gag reel from the "get back up on the horse" scene with Shawn, Gus and Juliet.

    • Pineapple Spotting: A decoration with a long red tassel hanging at the Santa Barbara Chinatown Festival at the beginning of the episode.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Henry has once again denied Psych a job.)

      Shawn: You have had five opportunities to hire us, now what is this really about?

      Henry: Are you familiar with the term "persona non grata"?

      Shawn: Why are we talking about food?

      Henry: Shawn, there's a reason they created the position I'm in! You burned a lot of bridges around here—

      Shawn: Here we go—

      Henry: You made a lot of sloppy mistakes. You're gonna have to earn your way back. Things are gonna be different now.

      Shawn: So unfair.

      Henry: Is it?

      Shawn: Yeah, my results speak for themselves, you just hold me to a different standard.

      Henry: I-I do not.

      Shawn: You buried my Easter eggs five feet underground.

      Henry: And I left loose dirt to indicate a fresh dig.

      Shawn: Yeah, under a camouflage tarp, covered with bricks and broken glass!

      Henry: That was the giveaway!

      (Shawn just looks at him)

      Henry: Oh, par– pardon me for trying to challenge you.

      Shawn: It took me three weeks to "close" the egg investigation. I was eight!

      Henry: Yeah, well just so you know, there's still two eggs you haven't found.

      Shawn: You're sick.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Orginal International Airdates:
      Finland: May 20, 2013 on MTV3

    • The episode was dedicated "In Loving Memory of Jim Nelson."

    • Crew Transitions: Todd Harthan (Crash, Skinwalkers) joins the writing team as a consulting producer, Andy Berman moves from supervising to co-executive producer, Tim Meltreger moves from story editor to executive story editor. Janelle Lopez moves from post production coordinator to post production supervisor, and Scott Sebert is promoted from post production assistant to post production coordinator. Writer Anupam Nigam and associate producer (post production) Tim Micsko are no longer with the show.

    • This episode ran from 10-11:05 pm E/P. The extra time was used at the end for a gag reel that was interspersed with extra footage from the two fight scenes, again set to Weezer's "Dope Nose."

    • Featured Music:
      "Dope Nose" by Weezer


    • Shawn: You know Romeo and Juliet, right? DiCaprio? Danes?

      Aside from being a famous play by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet was adapted into a movie in a modern setting by Baz Luhrman, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the title characters.