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Psych: From Earth to Starbucks

While out on a date, Shawn sees Lassiter at the bar, sitting alone and drinking heavily. He invites Shawn over and, in a booze-induced rant, tells him about the latest case. An astronomer, Bryant Vallery, has died of natural causes, but Lassiter thinks there's something more behind his death. He also reveals to Shawn the self-doubt he's having and fears he won't be able to properly solve the case. The next day, Lassiter remembers nothing of the previous night, but Shawn decides to boost his waning confidence by secretly helping him figure out what really happened to Vallery.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: #1_1013
Airdate: Friday January 26th, 2007


Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Oct 01, 2008
NL (Comedy Central) Jul 31, 2009

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Kirsten Nelson
As Interim Chief Vick
Recurring
Tamara Mello
As Amanda
Nicole Lyn
As Jessica
Ryan Robbins
As Stallings

Co-Guest Stars
Liam James
As Young Shawn
Recurring
Isaah Brown
As Young Gus
Recurring
Daniel Bacon
As Reporter #1
Recurring
Eric Hempsall
As Clerk
Recurring
Kathleen Duborg
As Mary Vallery
Christina Schild
As Reporter #2
Main Cast
James Roday
As Shawn Spencer
Dulé Hill
As Burton 'Gus' Guster
Timothy Omundson
As Carlton Lassiter
Maggie Lawson
As Juliet O'Hara
Corbin Bernsen
As Henry Spencer
Episode Notes
Psych-Out: Dule Hill has some problems getting through the line, "We made a deal. Yesterday. We're equal partners. That means we collectively decide which appointments to make, which cases to take."

Nicole Lyn, who plays Gus' love interest, Jessica, is actually Dule Hill's wife.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Hot Hot HeatMiddle of NowhereShawn meets up with Henry at the bar


Episode Quotes
Lassiter: There is something I have got to get off my chest.
Shawn: Is it your shirt? Please say no.

Lassiter: Can I tell you a secret?
Shawn: I wouldn't recommend it, no.

Lassiter: I am done. Here, I want you to have these. (holds up handcuffs) I don't need them. I am over.
Shawn: All right, just stop this. This is nonsense. You're not over. Look, you're a striking man, with strong features, eyes that women want to do cannonballs into. You have great posture and penmanship the likes I've never seen.

Juliet: You were at a bar?
Lassiter: No, I wasn't at a bar. I don't drink.
Juliet: You don't drink?
Lassiter: Well, I get wine at weddings, occasional snifter of brandy, maybe a good single-malt scotch.
Gus: Sounds like drinking to me.

Shawn: OK, so you were not at Tom Blair's Pub last night?
Lassiter: I don't even know who Tom Blair is.
Shawn: Mm-hmm, and how'd you get that sweet bruise on your forehead?
Lassiter: I had an altercation.
Shawn: Yes, with a table.

Shawn: OK, we gotta solve that case.
Gus: What case?
Shawn: The one Lassiter can't solve.
Gus: He's gonna hire us for a case?
Shawn: Oh, God, no. He'd never do that.
Gus: So, we won't get paid.
Shawn: Exactly.
Gus: And we're just doing it for the glory?
Shawn: Nope, we give Lassiter all the credit. In fact, I don't even think he can know we're helping him.
Gus: (sarcastically) Dude, that's a good idea, Shawn. I ditch out of work on the day we release three new products to spend time on an unsolvable case in which we won't get paid and someone else gets all the credit.
Shawn: That quite honestly is some of the best nutshell-ing I've ever heard.

Shawn: (to Gus) I just need you to stand guard at the door, make sure no one catches us in there. It's gonna double the excitement, maybe triple it.

Shawn: (to Gus) Now, come on, who's in? (holds out fist) Don't fool around. You know I can't hold my hand like this for very long. Gus, I get very poor circulation to the limbic regions.
(Gus walks away)
Shawn: And now my pinky's going numb.

Mary: I'm sorry, something is really bugging me. Your name is Lassiter, too?
Shawn: Yes, that's correct. Carlton Lassiter.
Mary: But you're not affiliated with the detective Carlton Lassiter who I met before.
Shawn: Not in any way, shape, or form. Different department. Matter of fact, I spell mine with a "K." Two of them.

Shawn: Thanks again for coming in, Mary.
Mary: No problem, K-Karlton. If we uncover anything—
Juliet: Karlton?
Shawn: Yes, Karlton, with a "K."
Mary: Two "K"s.
Shawn: The second one is silent.
Mary: Oh...

Juliet: What are you doing reopening the Vallery case?
Shawn: Reopening? Come on, that word has so many syllables.

Gus: What is this?
Shawn: It's the Bryant Vallery case.
Gus: The one from this morning?
Shawn: And the rest of the week. I predict we will solve it Friday at 10:01 p.m. and then maybe watch some cable.

Gus: While you were out drinking last night and taking on free cases, I was up half the night dreaming about whether the gel caps are more effective than the tablets.
Shawn: First of all, tablets. Always tablets. That's a given. Secondly, I've been having this reoccurring dream where I'm flying over Auckland on the back of a swan made primarily of cocoa. His name is Clem. But your dream was...pretty interesting, too.

Shawn: Oh, come on. I know you go down to the space center.
Gus: That's preposterous, Shawn.
Shawn: Thursdays.
Gus: I'm never down—
Shawn: In the afternoon, usually around two.
Gus: Have you been following me?
Shawn: Maybe. Sometimes. To sharpen and refine my tailing skills, yes.

Shawn: Look, some guy dies at a space center that you frequently sneak off to? We gotta get down there, and we gotta do some serious...space digging.
Gus: No, we don't. As a matter of fact, now that I know you're tailing me while I'm at work, get ready to get lost in my dust.
Shawn: OK, dust? What, are you going off-roading?
Gus: I'm gonna be uncatchable, like a jackal.
Shawn: Like a jackal... How about I just tail you to the observatory?
Gus: Consider me stealth, Shawn. (moves head back and forth)
Shawn: Dude, that's weird. It's like you're a bobble head.

Gus: What are you doing, Shawn?
Shawn: What are we doing, dude? We're undercover.
Gus: We are not undercover.
Shawn: Sure we are. I'm the employee. You're the customer.
Gus: I am the customer.
Shawn: See, you're already in character, like Don Cheadle.

Shawn: Jessica? How do you know her name is Jess... (gasps) Oh, Gus.
Gus: What?
Shawn: You haven't been coming here on Thursdays to study the stars. You've been coming here for her! You love her.
Gus: Shut up, Shawn.
Shawn: You're in love with her.
Gus: Shut up, Shawn.
Shawn: I'm gonna go hook you guys up.
Gus: No, Shawn!
Shawn: She is my co-worker, and I have the inside track.

Jessica: I have to start the planetarium show.
Gus: Yeah, she has a planetarium show—
Shawn: Oh, can I do that?
Jessica: Have you been trained on the show?
Shawn: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yes. I just did the checklist like an hour ago. Perfect score. Uh...(leans in and whispers) Question 18 has a typo.

(improvising the planetarium show)
Shawn: Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I will be your narrator. My name is Aurora...Borealis. There are over four...hundred stars in our galaxy, maybe more. No one knows for sure. Many have said that the universe is even larger than the Indian Ocean. And that is why it is called Infinitum Staroctopussium.

(improvising the planetarium show)
Shawn: Ah, yes, our glorious constellations. There they all are. Take a look. Over here we have...one with a guy holding some sort of thing. Over here, our beloved Olympic rings, all seven of them. And here, here is one with a fish.
Vernon: You gotta name 'em.
Shawn: Notice, straight above you, the Hammer of Jeff. And over there in the south—
Vernon: North.
Shawn: ...north, you'll see Monkey with Rash. The Egyptians used to set their clocks by him.

(improvising the planetarium show)
Shawn: Oh, look! There goes an asteroid—
Vernon: Comet.
Shawn: ...comet! It's what they named that cleaning solution after. I know it may stink when you leave it in the sink, but boy, oh, boy, does it clean.

Shawn: Is there a reason you're standing so close to me?
Vernon: Just looking.
Shawn: Yeah, well, that's the great thing about looking. You can do it from far, far away.

(Jessica looks at the planetarium, bemused)
Gus: Is something wrong?
Jessica: They've been in there forty-five minutes.
Gus: So?
Jessica: It's a four-minute show.
(Shawn walks out)
Shawn: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is precisely why time travel is not only possible, but may have already happened.

Shawn: (about Jessica and Bryant) Why would she kill him?
Gus: She broke up with the guy. It's him. He dumped her.
Shawn: So, why doesn't she mention to you that her ex-boyfriend just bit the dust?
Gus: What is she gonna say? "Hey, how's it going? My boyfriend just died. He might have been killed. Maybe it was me." (giggles)
Shawn: I doubt she chortles.

Shawn: Gus, you know what this means?
Gus: It's murder.
Shawn: It's—no, it's motive.
Gus: That's what I said.
Shawn: No, you said, "It's murder!"
Gus: It's the same thing. Motive, murder, it's the same thing.
Shawn: No, motive is a reason for doing something—
Gus: It's in the same family, Shawn.

Shawn: (pretending to read Lassiter) I'm getting...I'm getting...Prince! No, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Ah, wrong. Wrong again. It's Prince after he was known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
Lassiter: It's Purple.
Shawn: Yes! Yes, that's it. You're amazing. (brings hand to Lassiter's head) Oh, the caverns of knowledge in that thing.

Gus: Digitalis would cause arrhythmia in a healthy heart!
Lassiter: Which would disappear as soon as someone died.
Gus: Solved it! (dances in celebration)
Shawn: No, you didn't.
Gus: Yes, I did!
Juliet: No, you didn't.
Gus: Yes, I did! Oh, oh, that's right. (to Lassiter) You did.



Cultural References
Shawn: I predict we will solve it Friday at 10:01 p.m. and then maybe watch some cable.

This is a meta-reference to the show's original air date and its time.

Gus: This conversation is over.
Shawn: OK, don't go all Vincent Gallo on me.

Vincent Gallo is an actor and director, among other things. He once had a feud with Roger Ebert over Gallo's film, which Ebert had given a negative review. Gallo started an argument, responding childishly to Ebert's criticism.

Shawn: See, you're already in character, like Don Cheadle.

Don Cheadle is an actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows.

Shawn: I only need you for a minute, like when Kenickie needed Danny Zuko. And you get to be Travolta in the analogy.

Kenickie and Danny Zuko are characters from the film Grease, a musical love story of sorts. John Travolta plays the character Danny Zuko, and Jeff Conaway plays the character Kenickie. Before the big race, Kenickie becomes injured and Danny must fill in for him.

Gus: You heard about Pluto? That's messed up, right?

This is a reference to the IAU's decision in 2006 to denounce Pluto as an official planet, based on a new set of three clearly-defined rules. It is now classified as a dwarf planet.

Shawn: (reading Lassiter) I'm getting...I'm getting...Prince! No, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Ah, wrong. Wrong again. It's Prince after he was known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
Lassiter: It's Purple.

Prince is a popular musician who has gone through a number of name changes. In the early '90s, he adopted the use of an unpronounceable symbol. He was, therefore, called "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince" by the public. He later changed his name back to Prince.



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