Season 3 Episode 10

Six Feet Under the Sea

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 09, 2009 on USA
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Shawn, sure that the death of Shabby the Sea Lion is murder, finds himself in deeper water after he stumbles upon a plot that involves much more than rehabilitating a mammal back to the wild.

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  • Shawn and Gus investigate the death of Shabby, a beloved sea lion

    I really like this episode of Psych. I immediately felt bad for the poor sea lion. Gus looked like he would actually cry at the funeral. It's funny how Gus tricked Shawn into attending the funeral.

    There were some really great scenes in this episode. The scene in the Psych office with April is the first scene that comes to mind. I love the back and forthexchange between Shawn and Gus as they competed over April (even though they'd both supposedly "backed off").

    Shawn's obsession with riding a dolphin is hilarious. I love how his character as a child ties in perfectly to the adult persona. I loved the scene where Shawn and Gus get caught at the aquarium and I love the chief's speech as she enters the police station. Shawn and Gus looked like naughty little children (nothing new for them).

    I liked the case, though I am very sympathetic to animals in distress and it was hard for me to see the "dead" sea lion. I think they tied up the case nicely in the end. It was easy to see why they suspected Labayda but the real reason Shabby was killedfit in nicely with all the clues they'd given.

    A couple of favorite quotes from the episode:

    "I'm gonna ride that dolphin into modern history"-Shawn

    "That's my lime green jacket, Shawn. And it's only for players."-Gus

    "Then why were you wearing swim trunks, carrying a 'How to ride a dolphin' pamphlet?"-Vickmoreless
  • Shawn and Gus investigate the murder of a Sea Lion.

    I think what makes this show what it is, are all the pop culture references Shawn makes. His humourous ranting and quirky remarks are the main appeal for me.

    Shabby the sea lion was the focus of this episode. A sea lion that Shawn and Gus had past history with. I didn't know previous to this episode that Gus was such a wildlife fan. A crusader I daresay. Shawn's cockiness is starting to wear on me. I love how he achieves the things that he does, but at the same time it's really annoying. I think a huge part of what I dislike about this show is how slow it moves in terms of overall story. No Juliet and Shawn interaction in this episode.moreless
  • A sea lion is murdered.

    After the disappointment that was Psych's holiday episode this did a good job of getting that sour taste of my mouth and making me a fan of the show again.

    Shawn's monologues and random outbursts of pop culture references are a thing of beauty and really separate him from just about every other lead in a comedy on TV. I'd really like to see James Roday get some movie roles to see that humor carry over to the big screen.

    Corbin Bernsen did not get much screen time as usual, but he is always entertaining with what they give him. And I loved the Sergeant knowing the best way to text, just a fun little gag there.

    This episode's concept with the sea lion, the Animal Planet host (played by Dancing With the Stars castoff Ted McGinley) and the murder was both original and adventurous. Good work by Psych for this return episode.moreless
  • Shawn and Gus investigate the death of a famous sea lion...

    When I first saw the previews of this episode, I had assumed that it was going to be really boring and stupid. I've learned my lesson: never assume when it comes to an episode of Psych XD Shawn always seems to manage to make any given situation funny and fun XD One thing I liked about this episode was how Gus and Shawn were fighting over the girl who worked at the aquarium XD That was just too funny! In the end, she turned down Shawn's offer of dinner because she didn't want to get in the way. By that, we can easily assume that Jules has feelings for Shawn. The relationship between Jules and the aquarium girl was weird. They got along so easily. It's almost as if they previously knew each other or something...Other funny parts include: Shawn trying to swim with the dolphins, Shawn stealing his dad's boat, and Lassie pronouncing "the sea lion" as "thesealion" and thinking it's of French origin XD Too funny! XDmoreless
Brooke D'Orsay

Brooke D'Orsay

April MacArthur

Guest Star

Jamie McShane

Jamie McShane


Guest Star

Michael Tiernan

Michael Tiernan


Guest Star

Carlos McCullers II

Carlos McCullers II

Young Gus

Recurring Role

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • There is actually no way that the hand gun used in this episode could have killed Shabby. The shooter appears to be firing at roughly 30 degrees and Shabby has to be further then a couple feet since they couldn't make out it was a sea lion with their high powered flash lights. If you are being shot at from about a 30 degree angle, you only need to be as far down as 3 feet to survive.

    • Goof: Although Shawn and Gus break into the aquarium at night, sunlight can be seen streaming into the dolphin tank while they search Labayda's office, meaning the scene was filmed during the day so that the interior of the tank could be seen and adjustments weren't made in post.

    • On the way to the funeral Shawn asks if Jacques Cousteau died. Gus informs him that Cousteau died in 1995. In actuality both are wrong as Jacques Cousteau died on June 25, 1997.

    • Psych-Out: Gag reel from the funeral scene.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (2)


    • Shawn says "Pa does not love Fa" to the dolphin at the aquarium. This is a reference to the line "Pa loves Fa" from the 1973 movie Day of the Dolphin .