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Psych: An Evening with Mr. Yang

Shawn is the target of the famed Yin Yang serial killer, who has eluded capture after disappearing eight years earlier. Now the killer is back and wants to play his twisted games with Shawn.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x16
Production Number: #3_3016
Airdate: Friday February 20th, 2009

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  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (23 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Cybill Shepherd
As Madeleine Spencer

Guest Stars
Ally Sheedy
As Mr. Yang
Rachael Leigh Cook
As Abigail Lytar
Jimmi Simpson
As Mary Lightly

Co-Guest Stars
Sage Brocklebank
As Buzz McNab
Guyle Fraizer
As Officer Fraizer
Beulah Wong
As Receptionist
Emma Lahana
As Waitress
Gemma Levinson
As Hostess
Tae Helgeth
As Old Pedicurist
Main Cast
James Roday
As Shawn Spencer
Dulé Hill
As Burton 'Gus' Guster
Timothy Omundson
As Carlton Lassiter
Maggie Lawson
As Juliet O'Hara
Kirsten Nelson
As Chief Karen Vick
Corbin Bernsen
As Henry Spencer
Episode References
Shawn: Abigail Lytar. Judd Nelson.

This is a reference to episode 2 of this season, Murder?...Anyone?...Anyone?...Bueller?, in which Gus insists instead of name tags, everyone wear their graduation photo. Instead of his own, Shawn wears a picture of Judd Nelson. When he sees Abigail she greets him as Judd Nelson.

Shawn: I’ll pick you up at seven. I’ll be the one flaring my nostrils uncontrollably.

This is another reference to Murder?...Anyone?...Anyone?...Bueller?, when Shawn implies he believes Judd Nelson flared his nostrils too much in From the Hip.

Visual: The photograph of Shawn that Mr Yang uses to single him out to play her game.

This is the same image seen in the museum in Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead to dedicate the discovery of the T-Rex skull to Shawn.

Visual: The newspaper lining the mouse cage has two personal ads, with plays on Shawn’s previous cases: ’Adam Hornstock selling black snake, will go fast,’ and ‘Mira Gaffney seeks Bruton Gaster to love her tender.’

Adam Hornstock was the lawyer from Cloudy... With a Chance of Murder that Shawn and Gus helped out.
Mira Gaffney is Gus’s ex-wife from There’s Something About Mira.
Bruton Gaster is the misspelling of Gus’s name from the plaque in the museum, which Shawn also uses as an alias at the end of Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead.

Mary: Finding Bouchard's treasure was extremely impressive.

Mary is referring to Shawn and Gus uncovering lost treasure in The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable.

Juliet: You can count me in for next year’s re-enactment, partner!

In season 1 episode, Weekend Warriors, Lassiter is seen to be in charge of an annual Civil War re-enactment.

Gus: Brendan Vu! From the Spelling Bee!

Trying to figure out why Yang spelt the word view ‘vu’ Gus guesses that maybe she’s referencing their case from season one episode two, Spellingg Bee. Brendan Vu was the victim that lead Shawn and Gus to take the case.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSteve Franks (1)
Executive ProducerSteve Franks (1)  |  Mel Damski  |  Kelly Kulchak  |  Chris Henze
Co-Executive ProducerSaladin K. Patterson  |  Josh Bycel
ProducerGordon Mark  |  Andy Berman
Co-ProducerJames Roday  |  Dulé Hill  |  Geoff Garrett (1)
Consulting ProducerKell Cahoon
Production DesignerEric Norlin
EditorEric Jenkins
MusicAdam Cohen (2)  |  John Robert Wood
Director of PhotographyMichael McMurray
Warning: Psych season 3 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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