Season 2 Episode 12

The Old and the Restless

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2008 on USA
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Shawn and Gus investigate a man who has disappeared from a local retirement community.

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  • The Old and the Restless

    The Good:

    -"...the hiding Gus in a sack trick, which never fails!" Shawn lists a bunch of tricks that he and Gus have tried to get into a crime scene.

    -"I have a theory based on formaldehyde and mind control."

    -"Did anyone ever tell you that your hair smells like strawberries?" "Peaches."

    -Gus's dance partner doesn't sense movement well, and falls asleep on him.

    -After a long day of trying to straighten out a juvenile delinquent, Juliet succeeds by using her feminine mystique to her advantage.

    The Bad:

    -"The Old and the Restless" lacks excitement. It would seem that in its second half, "Psych" has descended in action.moreless
  • This was great!!

    This is a great Psych episode. It's about Shawn and Gus going to investigate the disappearance of an old man who's training to run a marathon at a local retirement home. Shawn's dad wants to come with them to see if he can solve the case before them. Shawn has a plan to pretend that his dad is his grandpa to get him into the retirement home while him and Gus search for clues. This installment is funny, engaging, fun, and above all a great episode. It's sadly not one of the best of Psych, but still an effective and funny episode!!moreless
  • This episode was quite good.

    I really enjoyed this episode. I only saw half of it so when I saw the other half I was satisfied. I loved when the guard caught Shawn and Gus - that was an awesome scene. I also love Young Shawn and all the little tricks he does to remember things. Checking Shawn's dad into the old folk's home was hilarious! That was a A LOT of paper work, I would feel like Gus too if I had to fill all of that out. The mysterious bracelets! Poor Meredith, I actually liked her and she didn't seem so suspicious either. I thought it would have been the lady at the front desk, she seemed very odd. Shawn and Gus going to the hospital - PRICELESS. Shawn didn't understand what the doctor was saying until he talked to him in 5-year-old words. I still do believe that Shawn's dad enjoyed it in the old folk's home. The teenage boy that stole street signs and other things - I thought that was a pointless B-plot but it was enjoyable to an extent. I didn't care for it, but still it was a great episode.

    Rating = Bmoreless
  • A really great, really funny episode!

    I absolutely loved this episode of Psych. It was great to see another member of Shawn's family, his grandfather. We now know that Grandpa had a big part in making Shawn the silly clown that we love to see. I loved that Henry got in on the action (more than when he just gives advice about a case). I thought it was great. I loved when it was Shawn and Gus versus Henry. I think that the show could have gone far with them as rivals. However, I was happy to see them come together as a team. My favorite scenes were the tango scene and the scene in the office. The celebration dance that Shawn and Gus did were just so funny. I love seeing them dance. The tango scene was so funny because Shawn and Henry both looked like they were in "lust" with their dancing partner. LOL

    The case was good, but not all that intriguing. But luckily for us, the show and the actors are so funny, that we don't need the best mystery in the world to keep us hooked. I didn't really care about the case until the second and third victims fell ill.

    I liked the story of Juliet and Lassiter, though I wish they'd worked with Shawn and Gus. The four of them as a team work so well, in my opinion. I wonder what Juliet said to the kid to "scare him straight". It was funny when she snapped her finger and got the kid to sit down.

    There were so many funny parts of this episode and so many great quotes, but my review has gone on long enough. Psych does it again. Another surpreme episode. :Dmoreless
  • Awesome episode very funny!!

    This episode was great!!! I love the part of Gus and Shawn at the hospital, when Shawn said "Explain to me like I am a 10 yr. old, Ok like I am a 5 yr. Old" It was really funny. The other case, I thought it was really great. JJ was really entertaining, he did a great job, funny too. It was great at the end, when Juliett talks to the kid, in private, and makes him changed his attitude. I wonder what she told him to make him apologized...Great episode, can't wait to watch Psych next Friday. I love this show.moreless
Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray

Grandpa Spencer

Guest Star

Curtis Armstrong

Curtis Armstrong

Jervis Kent

Guest Star

Joan McMurtrey

Joan McMurtrey

Meredith Cloverfield

Guest Star

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Gus' Alias: Knick-Knack
      Shawn's Alias: Dr. Howser
      Henry's Alias: Talmudge McGullagher

    • Trivia: Shawn references the Azaria Chamberlain disappearance ("[I've tried] the 'dingo ate my baby' routine"). On 17 August 1980, a ten-week old baby disappeared during a camping trip to Uluru. Her parents, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, stated that she was abducted by a dingo.

    • Trivia: Shawn states that he knows the day of the Santa Barbara Marathon because it's the same day as Val Kilmer's birthday. Val Kilmer was born 31 December 1959.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Lassiter: Detective O'Hara is an officer of the law. She is a competent investigator, efficient with her paperwork, and maintains her workspace in a clean and orderly fashion. But she is, above all things, not hot.

    • Lassiter: Ahh but that's how it starts, one minute they're destroying public property and the next thing you know they're shooting cops.

    • Shawn: Well, at least that gives us the "how". Now we just gotta figure out the "why", which reminds me, Gus, will you please get us those tickets for The Who?
      Gus: Where?
      (Gus and Shawn point to each other to acknowledge Gus' sharp comeback.)

    • Shawn: You sure you want to park this close, Dad? We're almost a quarter of a mile away.
      Henry: Shawn, we're exactly where we should be to get a read on the situation.
      Shawn: I can literally see the curvature of the Earth from here.

    • Shawn: A candy striper. Really? I didn't even know they made those uniforms for men.
      Gus: They just started. There was a lawsuit.
      Shawn: I'm just saying, aim higher.

    • Shawn: Hello, I am Doctor Howser. I am filling in today. This is my personal candy striper, Knick Knack.
      Gus: Hello.
      Shawn: He is from Guam. We will be instructing you. Let's begin. You. Impress me.

    • Shawn: Bam! (holds out visitor's badge) Say it with me. Vis-it-or's badge!!
      Gus: Uh huh. Uh huh. Do something. I dare you.
      Security Guard: I'll be watching you.
      Shawn: We'll be getting watched.

    • Henry: I'll be your Talmadge McGrauder.
      Shawn: McGregor.
      Gus: McGulager.
      Shawn: Exactly.
      Henry: I'll be all those guys, and I'll have this case solved by lunch.
      Shawn: Considering they eat lunch here at 10:15, I'm gonna say we'll have it done by 9:45.

    • Lassiter: You know that is a brilliant theory but, what you've failed to take in account is that it's five degrees hotter today than the same day last year.
      Shawn: Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open. It's true. (Everyone stares) I'm sorry I thought we were offering useless pieces of information.

    • Medical Student: John Doe admitted two days ago with severe hypotension causing low brain perfusion. Also suffered inter-cranial bleed from syncope and falling down.
      Shawn: Do you want to help this patient or not?
      Medical Student: Of course sir.
      Shawn: Then speak to me like I'm ten years old.
      Medical Student: He had a sudden drop in blood pressure which deprived his brain of blood. He also suffered a contusion and small cerebral hemorrhage.
      Shawn: Then speak to me like I'm five.
      Medical Student: His blood pressure went boom and his brain got an auwe.

    • Henry: 6:00 am, sharp.
      Shawn: No, it's too early.
      Gus: How about 9:00?
      Henry: 9:00 is a little late.
      Shawn: C'mon, guys, let's be reasonable. Just split the difference, okay? Call it 11:15.
      Henry: 6:00 it is.

    • Shawn: Touch it, just use your fingertip.
      Gus: I am not touching an electrified fence, Shawn!
      Guard: How about I touch it?
      Shawn: I don't think I like the way that sounds.

    • Shawn: Can you check for a John Doe please? Actually, can you check all the "doe-s"? Taekwon, cookie, play, do-si...

    • Juliet: Why don't you tell me why your acting out?
      Lassiter: I'm not acting out! He started it!
      Juliet: I was talking to the kid.

    • Shawn: Always hating on the Indians.
      Gus: I'm not hating on the Indians, I'm hating on you.

    • Shawn: We're gonna use my Indian blood.
      Gus: You can't get Indian blood by working in the casino.
      Shawn: Maybe you can't.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Israel – March 31, 2008 on YES Stars 2
      Finland – July 13, 2009 on MTV3
      Slovakia – July 25, 2010 on Markiza
      Australia – August 6, 2010 on TV1
      Czech Republic – February 19, 2011 on Prima