Season 1 Episode 7

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 18, 2006 on USA
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Shawn reluctantly settles for a private client who claims a ghost has it in for him after Lassiter kicks Gus and him off the much more interesting case of a murdered psychologist, but the two investigations seem to be running parallel and Shawn may still end up solving the police's case.moreless

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  • Who Ya Gonna Call?

    The Good:

    -The holy music cue which stops abruptly when Shawn tells Gus that he was the "ghost" named Wilting Flower.

    -"We don't HAVE balls."

    -The female personality has a crush on Gus.

    The Bad:

    -Dissociative Identity Disorder is extremely rare, although it is a favorite on television. It would be nice if this show had done something different.
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of psych. guss and shawn learn about a new case but laster does not want them involved and they go back to the psych building thing is a guy comes in claiming there is a ghost haunting him and shawn thinks he is crazy they go to his house and spend the night there but turns out the place catches on fire. while they are sleeping they make it out . they go and investage the ex girlfriend thing is but she is not involved . but she did say he would disseper alot and someone told her she saw him with another women. shawn then realizes that he has a rare disorder and that he is also a women and anger guy in side him. and well one of his disorders killed the doctor and they show it to laster through a vision and they rush over there to stop him. this was a good ep i toughtmoreless
  • Shawn and Gus take a private client that has a ghost that is following him from one home to another. Lassiter and O'Hara are investigating the murder of a psychiatrist. All four of them are looking for a Regina that seems to be nowhere to be found.moreless

    Once again Gus finds out how mean Shawn was to him as a child. Gus' long time fear of ghosts was helped along by Shawn's brilliant walkie talkie plan back when they were kids. The funny piece to this is that Shawn, who pretends to be a psychic does not believe in ghost and Gus the feet on the ground person does. So when Robert walks in with his tale of a ghost Gus takes the case immediately. The texting bit back and forth was cute, but I don't think they should have fired the model at the end with a text. Not funny.

    Once again Lassiter and Shawn are back and forth with their jibes. Lassiter, "Am I clear?" Shawn, "Like butter..." Shawn, "Collecting for the policeman's ball?" Lassiter, "We don't have balls!" Boy did he walk into that. I also liked the Louvre bit with the ex-girlfriend. Something to the effect that France has a monopoly on the title Louvre's?

    Great job of deduction on both Shawn and Gus' part. I think Gus is really getting into this despite his protestations. It was interesting that there were three separate persona's in Frank Whaley's character Robert, Regina, and Martin. By the way I have really liked Whaley in the majority of films he has been in especially Career Opportunities with Jennifer Connelly. I am surprised he hasn't got his own series or hasn't starred in more films.

    Another solid episode of Psych and I have to say this show is pretty consistent in general. Good performances, writing, and production values. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Another superb episode. I thought it was two seperate cases at first, but it ended up being one.

    This episode was great. It had a lot of great parts. I really liked the fact that Gus had thought for years and years that a ghost had spoken to him but it was actually Shawn speaking to him through a walkie talkie. That is so funny and yet so wrong on so many levels. LOL

    It was great how the guys kept texting each other back and forth. It's kind of ironic that Shawn doesn't believe in ghosts (or psychics, which is revealed in a later episode) but he makes a living by fooling people that he not only believes in these things but can communicate with these things. Supreme irony. :P

    I loved when Shawn asked Lassiter if he and Juliet were collecting donations for the policeman's ball and Lassiter said "We don't have balls." LMAO!! That is too funny.

    It was funny when Gus woke up with the lip prints on his forehead. I liked how Shawn drugged Gus' drink and took him on an impromptu road trip. Gus owes him big for that one. I really liked this episode. I would say that it's one of my favorites but with a show like Psych, I can't really say which episodes I like better than others. They all make me laugh. They all have impressed me.moreless
  • Who would have guessed.

    Are you being haunted? No, neither is the man in question in this episode. I would never have guessed that it all came down to split personality. The proper host is joined by a woman who is trying to warn the host and by a man who is trying to stop it all and go kill a doctor. Shawn always figures thinks out with great results as well.
Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley


Guest Star

Nico McEown

Nico McEown

Young Bully

Guest Star

Tracy Trueman

Tracy Trueman


Guest Star

Liam James

Liam James

Young Shawn

Recurring Role

Sage Brocklebank

Sage Brocklebank

Officer McNab

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Lassiter: I thought I told you "No."
      Shawn: But your eyes said "Yes."

    • Gus: (talking about the new secretary Shawn hired) Does she answer the phone?
      Shawn: Yes, but only her cell phone – she's expecting a call from Milan.
      Gus: Does she file?
      Shawn: Mostly her nails.
      Gus: Coffee?
      Shawn: Yes, she wants one.

    • Shawn: Good morning detectives… collecting donations for the policeman's ball?
      Lassiter: We don't have balls.
      Shawn: I honestly have no response to that.
      Lassiter: Need I remind you, Mr. Spencer, what happens when you interfere with a police investigation?
      Shawn: Uhh… the case gets solved.

    • Gus: Don't touch that, it's blood.
      Shawn: It's not blood.
      Gus: Enjoy your hepatitis.

    • Lassiter: Do you not knock?
      Juliet: There's no door.
      Lassiter: And?

    • (Gus and Shawn driving)
      Gus: I have to get back to work.
      Shawn: Gus? The plot is thickening!
      Gus: Shawn, I've already missed two days this week.
      Shawn: Oh, fine, fine, fine. I respect your wishes. Jerk chicken.
      Gus: You know that's right.
      (Scene fades, then comes back, this time with Shawn driving, and Gus just waking up.)
      Shawn: There he is.
      Gus: What time is it?
      Shawn: Day time.
      Gus: What happened?
      Shawn: Uh... I might have dropped six allergy pills in your frosty while you were peeing.

    • (Holding a beeping instrument)
      Gus: I got a cold spot, right here! Feel it?
      Shawn: Yes, yes, I do! Robert, we've definitely got something here. (lowers voice) You're standing under a vent.

    • Gus: When I asked her her name, Shawn, she said, "My name... "
      (Shawn cuts in with a high pitched voice)
      Shawn: "My name is Wilting Flower, I died without knowing love, will you be my friend?"
      Gus: H-How did you know that? I never told that to anyone before?!
      Shawn: I was Wilting Flower! Gus! I can't believe you fell for that!

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates

      Germany – 11 December 2007 on RTL
      Czech Republic – 09 July 2008 on Prima
      Finland – 16 February, 2009 on MTV3


    • Shawn: We also tried Louvre 2, Louvre Junior, Night Gallery... nothing cleared.
      Night Gallery was a horror-themed television series that was popularized in the 1970s.

    • Shawn: ... Gremlins? No, it wasn't Gremlins.

      Gremlins is a popular horror/comedy movie that came out in 1984 staring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates.

    • Episode Title: "Who Ya Gonna Call?"

      The episode title is taken from the theme song for the movie Ghostbusters which contains the lyric, "Who Ya Gonna Call?"