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Fear Itself: In Sickness and in Health

A bride's world is turned upside down when, on her wedding day, she receives a mysterious note. Written on it is the sentence "The person you are marrying is a serial killer."

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Thursday June 26th, 2008

Director: John Landis
Writer: Victor Salva

Alternate Airdates:

UK (5*) Jun 22, 2012

Guest Stars
Maggie LawsonMaggie Lawson
As Samantha
James RodayJames Roday
As Carlos
Marshall BellMarshall Bell
As Uncle Bob
Sonja BennettSonja Bennett
As Ruthie
William B. DavisWilliam B. Davis
As Father Chris

Co-Guest Stars
Tommy LimTommy Lim
As Alan
Emersen VekvedEmersen Vekved
As Flower Girl
Mitchell VerenkaMitchell Verenka
As Ring Bearer


At a church, the caterers are preparing for the service while the wedding party gathers. In the dressing room, bride-to-be Samantha is preparing with her bridesmaids. Samantha wonders where her groom Carlos is. She thanks her friends for being there with her and they say they think Carlos is wonderful for her. Samantha thinks no one wants her to get married and everyone thinks it’s a mistake, that it’s too soon. Her friend Kelly notes that her older brother Steven hasn’t arrived, which is kind of odd, and that Samantha’s previous boyfriends have given up and disappeared. Her other friend, Ruthie, comes in and gives Samantha a note she says some woman gave it to the priest to give to Ruthie to give to Sam. As she goes to the restroom, Samantha reads the note, which says that the person she’s marrying is a serial killer...

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Episode Notes
Director John Landis and James Roday have previously worked together on two episodes of Psych.

James Roday and Maggie Lawson star together on Psych, and were dating at the time this episode aired.

Episode Quotes
Samantha: How long is long enough? You know, what is the acceptable amount of time to know someone?
Kelly: For sex, about ten seconds. For making a life-time commitment, I don’t know.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMick Garris
Executive ProducerAndrew Deane
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Block
Supervising ProducerGrant Rosenberg
ProducerAdam Goldworm  |  Ben Browning  |  Jonathan Hackett (1)
Associate ProducerRandy S. Nelson
Production DesignerStephen Geaghan
CastingDavid Rapaport  |  Lindsey Hayes Kroeger  |  Shannon Ball  |  Julie Swistak
Line ProducerWanda Chaffey
MusicJeff Rona
Music SupervisorJennifer Ross
Costume DesignerJennifer Haffenden
Key GripOstap Toroshenko
Set DesignerDouglas Higgins
Set DecoratorCarol Lavoie
Location ManagerEric Rebalkin
Transportation CoordinatorGrant McPhee
Property MasterChris Dutton
Construction CoordinatorDuncan Campbell
Script SupervisorMarion Milner
Production CoordinatorKim Goddard-Rains
Re-Recording MixerLarry Benjamin  |  Ethan Beigel
GafferMartin Wilde
Director of PhotographyAttila Szalay
Stunt CoordinatorJodi Stecyk
Art DirectorSuki Parker
Post Production CoordinatorKristopher Valentine
Production ManagerDesmond Paes
Sound MixerGarrell Clark
Main Title ThemeSerj Tankian
Visual Effects SupervisorDuy Nguyen
Production AccountantTony Desmond
Transportation CaptainStacey Gooch
"A" Camera OperatorColin Hoult
Sound SupervisorNick Forshager
Key HairstylistRose Rimmer
Assistant To The DirectorSteve Best (2)
Assistant CoordinatorCheryl Brauer (1)
"B" Camera OperatorRod Crombie
Special Effects Make-upGreg Nicotero  |  Howard Berger
Canadian CastingRhonda Fisekci
Producers AssistantFareed Abdelhak
Key MakeupSamantha Rumball
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