Season 1 Episode 6

Weekend Warriors

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 11, 2006 on USA
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Episode Summary

Shawn and Gus attend a Civil War reenactment rehearsal for the sheer pleasure of watching Lassiter have a nervous breakdown as he runs it, but when a scripted death turns real they end up donning uniforms themselves in order to find the murderer and perhaps prevent another.moreless

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  • Weekend Warriors

    The Good:

    -Shawn's dad fusses over what to write as an inscription on a gold stopwatch he plans to give Shawn. He goes with, "Don't Lose. Henry." Shawn loses the watch immediately.

    -When Shawn tries to convince Gus to join the reenactment with him, Gus implies he would have to be a slave. However, Shawn recalls "Glory" and Denzel Washington, which peaks Gus's interest.

    -"Dude, I don't have a second-of-all!"

    The Bad:

    -The fake-out with Sally being the shooter's intended target is anti-climactic.moreless
  • Shawn and Gus investigate a murder that takes place during a Civil War re-enactment, starring Lassiter.

    Before this episode, I thought Psych was okay: I laughed a little bit, thought the characters were amusing...but it wasn't a must-see. I basically watched because of its time slot following Monk. After this installment, I have decided that I love Psych!

    I literally laughed out loud at the crazy antics and dialogue during this episode (I've been's Captin Crunch). The storyline was very unique and creative ~ the best that I've seen yet.

    I also liked seeing the friendship between Shawn and Gus, starting with the flashback to 1986. They have a great rapport and honestly act like the best friends they portray..."I solved it first! No I did!" And, of course, the scene with Gus using the watch to hypnotize Shawn was probably my favorite "psych" confession yet :)moreless
  • Shawn and Gus investigate a murder during a Civil War re-enactment.

    This is yet another fantastic episode of this series. It has a good mystery with a big switch in the middle of the story.

    It was fun to see Detective Lassiter in the comstume pretending to be his distant relative.

    This episode also really shows off Shawn\'s attention to detail when he fully recreates a mock up of the battlefield crime scene after only seeing the one in the cheifs office for a few minutes. That is impressive.

    Of course the episode becomes even more amusing when Gus and Shawn have to dress up in the costumes so they can try to prevent a second murder.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of psych shawn and gus decide to de a reactment of the civil war when someone is pronouced to have been murderd on during one of the rehearcils. shawn has a vision to have see the guy get shot to the heart . also shawns dad is making him awatch like his .shawn and gus go and vist the dentices office to see if there old friend had anything to do with the murder the main police officer seem to think he did have something to do with it. but shawn and guss dont think so shawn pretends to lose his watch but really hasnt he just wants to use his dads metal decter to see if he can find the bullet. and he does has another vision . so the dectevites can find the bullet. they go do up into the tree to see how the shooter took his shot and then realize the shooter was not aiming for the guy that was murderd he was aiming for sally the nurse. turns out sally and the old civil war collector wer both in on it but he wanted to kill her so he would not have to share the insurance money on his stuff.moreless
  • Shawn and Gus take some time out to have a picnic and watch the Civil War reenactment being rehearsed when one of the participants ends up dead. The boys sign up to be part of the reenactment so they can snoop around the case.moreless

    This is like the third time that one of the boys has taken a shine to a girl who ended up being one of the perpetrators in the end. After six episodes I am hoping this does not become a theme. There seemed to be real chemistry between Shawn and Sally until the end when Shawn realizes that she had to be in on the crime.

    Another observation. I enjoy the Civil War and the historical significance of the different battles. Here in Southern Arizona they reenact the only battle that took place here in Arizona, the Battle of Pike's Peak which was actually quite tame by Civil War standards (I think there was one Union soldier killed). What are a bunch of guys in Santa Barbara, California reenacting a battle that occurred in Kentucky for? OK, rhetorical question.

    It was nice to see Gus taking a more active part in this episode and not being the stick in the mud he usually is. That uniform of his was sure fancy. Shawn is getting his fathers goat a little more each episode. Last time it was the dog. This time the watch he never lost so he could use his fathers metal detector. Good one! It was a very clever plot turn when Shawn recognized that the shooting was not planned because the notch in the tree was not pointed to steady a gun at a downward direction. It is sort of a little rough to kill someone when you originally just planned to take the insurance company. Of course he was willing to kill his partner so I guess it was not too far fetched. Sally being his accomplice in the case came a little out of left field for both the viewers and Shawn. But the facts and observations boor this out in the end. It makes you realize how seat of the pants Shawn is really working sometimes as this all fell into his lap conveniently in the end.

    Another enjoyable episode. Thanks for reading...moreless
Kaja Gjesdal

Kaja Gjesdal

Erlene Cheslow

Guest Star

Gabe Khouth

Gabe Khouth

Luke Bauer

Guest Star

Colby Wilson

Colby Wilson

Mort Lindstrom

Guest Star

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Karen Vick

Recurring Role

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Isaah Brown

Isaah Brown

Young Gus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Pineapple Spotting: Shawn and Gus drink pineapple Snapples while they watch the Civil War reenactment. The bottles have pictures of a pineapple.

    • Shawn encourages Gus to watch "ESPN. Channel 206. I'm begging you." ESPN actually is channel 206 on DirectTV.

    • GOOF: In the scene where Shawn and Gus are in the dentist's office with the dentist the clock in the background says 12:51, but when Lassiter walks in the clock reads 12:07.

    • Nitpick: Gus states that the U.S. Air Force was not created until World War I; however, the Air Force was not created until 1947. Prior to 1947 it was known as the Army Air Corps.

    • Nitpick: Shawn and Gus "pass the dutchie on the left hand side". Shawn, perhaps under the impression that the Germans fought in the American Civil War, mistakenly calls them "deutschies".

    • Trivia: The list of suspects is primarily comprised of crew members.

    • Psych-Out: Shawn and Gus sing "Pass the Dutchie" by Musical Youth.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Shawn: Either that man is a phenomenal actor… or he's dead!

    • (Looking down at air hockey table)
      Gus: What is this?
      Shawn: The battlefield.
      Gus: Based on what?
      Shawn: The briefing board at the police station.
      Gus: You did this from memory.
      Shawn: Yes.
      Gus: You said you saw it for two minutes.
      Shawn: Right. Two whole minutes.
      Gus: You got problems.

    • Gus: Muscom?
      Shawn: What the hell is a Muscom?
      Gus: It was a very common name of the era.
      (surprised, Shawn looks at Gus)
      Gus: History channel!
      Shawn: ESPN, Gus. Channel 206. I'm begging you.

    • Shawn: (to Mahoney) Oh ye immoral man of low fiber! You should really eat more bran.

    • Lassiter: If I'm wrong, I'll hold a press conference where you are both cordially invited to come and say "I told you so."
      Shawn: Okay.
      Gus: Sounds fair.
      Shawn: Can I wear your face wig?

    • Vick: (about Lassiter) Shawn, unless you can give us a name, I'm afraid he's right this time.
      Shawn: Fine. I'll get you a name. (to Lassiter) And I'm going to get you a woman. (exits)
      Lassiter: Afraid he's right? (Vick shrugs) This time?

    • Gus: (Lassiter is wearing a fake beard) Is that Lassiter? What died on his face?

    • Sally: (Gus is wearing his Civil War uniform and plume) I think you look dashing. Personally, I always loved the marching band.

    • Henry: The truth, Shawn. You're not really my son, are you? Because I gave you a watch with the inscription, "Don't Lose", and what is the first thing that you do?
      Shawn: I lose the watch.
      Henry: You lose the watch!
      Shawn: Well, here's a news flash Dad. My birthday wasn't yesterday, okay? It was... four months ago.
      Henry: Yeah, well here's a news flash for you, kid. After you were born, it took you four months to smile at me. That's when the clock started ticking.

    • George: I know what you're thinking, "What's wrong with this picture?", but where is it written that the ugly guy never gets the girl?
      (awkward pause)
      Shawn: Everywhere, man.

    • Lassiter: This case is personal. One of my soldiers was killed on my watch and I, not you, am going to clean it up. We clear?
      Shawn: I wouldn't have gone with something as traditional as "We clear?" You could have gone foreign. "Right, compadre?" "Capisce?" Could have had a little fun with it: "You dig my jist, sweet pants?" These are just suggestions.

    • Shawn: Oh, come on, let me on this.
      Lassiter: No!
      Shawn: I was there, inexplicably drawn to the scene. I was meant to solve this case. It's sorta like a miracle.
      Lassiter: You have been out there every weekend when we rehearsed, and don't think I didn't see you trying to throw M&M's in the injured soldiers mouths.
      Shawn: Okay, first of all, those were Skittles and they have a rainbow of flavor.

    • Receptionist: There is a Lieutenant Crunch here to see you.
      Gus: Crunch?
      (Shawn enters dressed in Civil War uniform)
      Shawn: Actually, I've been promoted. It's Captain Crunch.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Shawn: I didn't even open the manual, it's like War and Peace. There are like 17 chapters.

      War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy. It is well known for its long length.

    • Shawn: I was thinking Glory.

      Referencing Glory, a 1989 movie about a black Civil War regiment.

    • Shawn: Y'know, it's not so much me as it is Mickelson; he's good.

      This is a paraphrase of a line from the movie Swingers. Vince Vaughn's character is playing a hockey game and comments, "Y'know, it's not so much me as Roenick; he's good."