Season 1 Episode 3

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 21, 2006 on USA
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Banned by Lassister from participating in a high-profile engagement ring robbery investigation, Shawn and Gus finagle a wedding invitation and a place in the case – unbeknown to Lassiter – just as it turns from theft to murder with the discovery of a security guard's body.

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  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece

    The Good:

    -Shawn flirts with Lacey - the two have excellent chemistry - while still emulating his little crush on Juliet when he reads Juliet's palm.

    -"Disappointed?" "Besotted."

    -Gus catches the bouquet.

    The Bad:

    -This is the third time there has been a different actor playing Young Shawn.

    -The wrap-up eats a lot of time toward the ending, killing some of the suspense.
  • this was another good ep

    in this ep there is supposed to be a wedding but the night befor a really expensive ring was stolen from a safe the police think shawn and his asstinant must figure it out but in the mean time he must find anwsers from investgating things. like having a party in the head dectives room charging 1200 dollars to his room. and then go to the girls batchler party. things are funny in this ep like having a vision during the wedding those were some really good moments and he must figure it out in time before its too late.moreless
  • Shawn really wants to be involved in a high profile theft of a wedding ring from the Attorney General. He drags Burton along to what eventually becomes a murder investigation as well. Shawn basically is causing Lassiter problems and solving the case.moreless

    Another fine episode of what is becoming one of the most well produced shows currently on television. Another gem from USA network.

    Shawn's little gyrations can be annoying or very funny based on when and who he is doing them for at the time. Sometimes you get the feeling he is performing and sometimes he does it just for the reaction. The bit when they find the body and then Lassiter is about to arrest him. That was extremely funny. Matter of fact every time Lassiter is around Shawn should do his shtick! You can tell how well an actor is performing his role based on how much you like or hate him. Timothy Omundson is brilliant as Detective Lassiter. He belittles his colleagues and tries to dump on Shawn and Burton all of the time. Fortunately it all seems to backfire on him.

    I loved it when the Chief Karen Vick played by Kristen Nelson is walking into the hotel and stops Shawn and Burton. You are waiting for her to blow up, but she turns to Shawn and says, "I didn't see you and we didn't talk. Call me if you know anything!"

    Shawn gets himself and Burton invited to the wedding by flirting with the family and then uses Lassiter's room at the hotel to hold the bachelor party and runs up a $1600 bill for the Detective. The perpetrator of the murder and theft was not really who you expected until the last 10-15 minutes. Very well done with a clever script. This show just keeps it coming in a good way. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Psych does it again! Find that missing ring!!

    I loved this episode. I love Shawn and Gus together. It was great when Gus nudged Shawn when Shawn was telling the chief about why he suspected the secretary. Gus saved Shawn big time. Shawn could have blown his cover. I loved how Shawn fooled the hotel clerk into thinking he was a part of Interpol. That was so funny. And sneaking into Lassiter's room and lounging in bed, and later throwing a bachelor party there...!!! Classic stuff. It was so funny when Shawn and Gus spoke to the groom and the groom passed out. I laughed until my stomach hurt when Gus came off the elevator with shaving cream (?) on his head, saying he'd gotten a lapdance from Patrick Swayze. LOL It was great when Shawn solved the case during the ceremony. I love the looks of exasperation the chief gets because of him.

    This was a great episode with lots of funny situations. I love this show!moreless
  • Another great funny Psych episode!

    Shawn and Gus prove us once again that even when you're acting like a complete idiot, you can still solve a case. I found it really funny how Shawn managed to solve the crime, even though it seemed like all he did was flirting and having a good time. I really liked this episode, but I really do hope that in future episodes Gus gets less reluctant to help solve this cases. Cause I think that when Gus is really into the case they have to solve, that the episodes can get even funnier. And I hope to see more of Jules and Lassiter.moreless
Deejay Jackson

Deejay Jackson

Security Guard

Guest Star

Guy Fauchon

Guy Fauchon

Dietrich Mannheim

Guest Star

Patricia Drake

Patricia Drake

Elaine The Receptionist

Guest Star

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Karen Vick

Recurring Role

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (29)

    • Gus: We have less than twelve hours to crack the case, and you're throwing a kegger in a police officer's room!

    • Shawn: I made a list of suspects after attending Lassiter's briefing.
      Gus: He let you into his briefing?
      Shawn: He does when you're in the air shaft.

    • (concerning Lassiter's theory)
      Juliet: It does seem... very elaborate.
      McNab: And just a bit far-fetched.
      Lassiter: Are you a detective? Why are you here?
      McNab: You asked for all of us to come.
      Lassiter: Oh, well, officer, since you're such an expert on fetching, why don't you go fetch me a cup of coffee?

    • Lassiter: Listen to me, Spencer. The department's reputation is on the line with this one. If I catch you anywhere near this case, I will throw every book I can find at you.
      Shawn: What if you find the Bible? You gonna throw that too? Seems a little sacrilegious to me, don't you think?

    • Shawn: Let me gather some information, alright? Make a little headway? Then I'll have a psychic episode that blows the ears right off their skulls.

    • Juliet: (about Shawn) You're not going to shoot him are you?
      Lassiter: I haven't decided yet.

    • (Gus has caught the bridesmaid's wedding bouquet)
      Shawn: Dude, you're next!

    • Vick: (angrily, to Shawn) Okay, listen up. (quietly) I haven't seen you, and you haven't seen me. Call me as soon as you get anything.

    • Shawn: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! She's running?! In those heels? Really?
      Gus: We have to chase her, too?
      Shawn: We have no evidence except for that ring!

    • Shawn: No Lacy, because you... have magic hands. Which I was really looking forward to on Friday.

    • Shawn: (talking to Dillon) Gus here has some questions for ya, you flaxen-haired Argonaut!

    • Shawn: Are you gonna have some cookies?
      Gus: NO!
      Shawn: Do you wanna finish my banana?
      Gus: I wanna leave.

    • Gus: So now I have a cat?
      Shawn: An orange tabby. Last Christmas you made her a Santa hat. It was adorable.
      Gus: Fantastic! I can't even have a make-believe boy cat.
      Shawn: Gus, a boy cat wouldn't serve my purposes nearly as well. The next time I need you, Pickles is having kittens.
      Gus: Pickles?
      Shawn: Mrs. Pickles is her full name, though I'm not actually sure cats can marry outside of Boston.

    • Shawn: Here, let me read your palm.
      Juliet: How 'bout just one finger?

    • Guard: Can I help you sir?
      Shawn: I'm just... listening.
      Guard: For what?
      Shawn: For what? (takes in the guard's appearance)... Lyme disease.

    • Gus: You are not going to be my best man!
      Shawn: You bet your ass I am! I've already picked out which song I'm singing at the altar.
      Gus: Really?
      Shawn: You still like Ted Nugent?

    • Lassiter: (referring to Shawn) Was this the man?
      Bellhop: No?
      Lassiter: This guy was not in my room?
      Bellhop: I've never seen him before.
      Shawn: You got a room? Why? We should have a party!
      Lassiter: Get out of my sight!

    • Shawn: Oh, Gus, we're fine. We've got the whole wedding ceremony tomorrow to solve the case.
      Gus: Oh, OK, so we can do what an entire police force can't in two hours!
      Shawn: Hmm, OK, you're right. We should totally get there half an hour early.

    • Shawn: (referring to the drunken state of the guys at the Bachelor party) I've found they're particularly forthcoming with information while in this state. For example, I've eliminated every suspect here. Although, there is a guy stealing cable and another refilling his minibar bottles with shampoo, but I don't think these are gateway crimes to a jewelry heist.

    • Shawn: You know, I think you and I could help each other.
      O'Hara: And how would that be?
      Shawn: Oh, I know things... about rings...
      O'Hara: Oh, I thought you were here for a wedding.
      Shawn: I am... ish.

    • Lassiter: Questions?
      O'Hara: Is this your only lead?
      Lassiter: His responses to my interrogation were hostile at best.
      O'Hara: Clarify hostile.
      Lassiter: Use my tone now as a guide.

    • Lassiter: (to Maxwell) I am right on schedule sir. I booked myself a suite to use as a command center. I'll stay the night if I have to.
      Atty. General Maxwell: The city's not paying for that is it?
      Lassiter: Uh... no?

    • Shawn: (to a very annoyed Lassiter) If this is some sort of hazing ritual where I'm going to end up naked in a river somewhere, I need to arrange for a ride home.

    • Shawn: You're the sister of the groom, and the maid of honor and the wedding planner!
      Karen: Correct.
      Shawn: That is so many hats!
      Karen: You should see my closet.
      Shawn: I'm hoping to!

    • Young Shawn: (referring to a game of hide and seek) But we're just playing!
      Henry: Well, play right, Shawn... or don't play at all.

    • Shawn: And Dad... Dad throws a curve ball. (has a 'psychic' moment) Nope, wait... it was a slider.

    • Gus: I think I just got a lap dance from Patrick Swayze!
      Shawn: Like an impersonator?
      Gus: No, I think it really was Patrick Swayze!

    • Gus: What are you doing?
      Shawn: Dude, I'm onto something big.
      Gus: Tailing cops? In a police station?
      Shawn: Some monumentally expensive ring just got stolen. I'm gonna get on the case
      Gus: We just got a case five minutes ago.
      Shawn: Yeah, a lame one. Stolen computers from a high school? Like you weren't falling asleep during that one.

    • Shawn: Oh. Uh, Lassiter has this insane idea that this is an elaborate heist like on par with Oceans Eleven or Thomas Crown or, uh, the one where they kill Donald Sutherland in the first 10 minutes--the remake.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Lacey: I think I'm having sympathy Bridezilla.
      Bridezillas is a reality show about brides-to-be that become insane in lieu of making sure all their wedding plans come together.

    • Shawn: Oh. Uh, Lassiter has this insane idea that this is an elaborate heist like on par with Ocean's Eleven or Thomas Crown or, uh, the one where they kill Sutherland in the first 10 minutes, uh remake. Ocean's Eleven was released in 1960 and then remade in 2001. The Thomas Crown Affair was released in 1968 and then remade in 1999. The last movie that Shawn is referencing is The Italian Job. The original was released in 1969 and remade in 2003.