History Headscratchers / Psych

20th Jan '18 12:54:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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** I imagine that Henry probably ''suspected'' that Shawn opened his eyes but there's no possible way he could know for sure without Shawn actually telling him. Assuming Shawn and Gus never said anything about what happened, since even a disciplinarian like Henry can't actually scold or punish Shawn for something he has no proof he did, Henry just decided to give Shawn the benefit of the doubt and let it lie. Either way, he certainly had no way of knowing that Shawn and Gus both opened ''and'' closed their eyes, thus seeing Sherry about to jump but missing the crucial bit where Henry actually saved her. He probably didn't mention what actually happened because he assumed that either Shawn had his eyes open the whole time and saw the whole thing (in which case there was no need, since he'd seen it), or that Shawn had his eyes closed the whole time and thus didn't see what happened (in which case there was no need, because he didn't see it). As for why he doesn't say anything at all, unlike Shawn Henry's not the kind of guy to blow his own trumpet, and remember that he didn't want the boys there to witness anything to begin with. He probably figures (again assuming they never revealed they opened their eyes) that they didn't see anything anyway, they're too young to fully understand what was happening and he just wants to get them home and move on.

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** I imagine that Henry probably ''suspected'' that Shawn opened his eyes but there's no possible way he could know for sure without Shawn actually telling him. Assuming Shawn and Gus never said anything about what happened, since even a disciplinarian like Henry can't actually scold or punish Shawn for something he has no without any proof he did, Henry presumably just decided to give Shawn the benefit of the doubt and let it lie. Either way, he certainly had no way of knowing that Shawn and Gus both opened ''and'' closed their eyes, thus seeing Sherry about to jump but missing the crucial bit where Henry actually saved her. He probably didn't mention what actually happened because he assumed that either Shawn had his eyes open the whole time and saw the whole thing (in which case there was no need, since he'd seen it), or that Shawn had his eyes closed the whole time and thus didn't see what happened (in which case there was no need, because he didn't see it). As for why he doesn't say anything at all, unlike Shawn Henry's not the kind of guy to blow his own trumpet, and remember that he didn't want the boys there to witness anything to begin with. He probably figures (again assuming they never revealed they opened their eyes) that they didn't see anything anyway, they're too young to fully understand what was happening and he just wants to get them home and move on.
19th Jan '18 11:38:35 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Since either way it's the same basic story outlining the same basic events occurring at the same point in the show's run, it can be reasonably surmised that at least one version of these events happened to Shawn and Gus at some point. It's simply up to the viewer which version of events they'd prefer to consider as the "canonical" version (although given that the episode has "Improvement" in the title, presumably the producers of the episode lean towards the latter version than the earlier one). The fact that Ralph Macchio and Ray Wise (and others) show up as different characters is just a cute little inside joke, really; presumably if the circle really has to be squared beyond RuleOfFunny, you can simply assume that the "Absolute Canonical" version involves the events in the latter version of the episode being the "true" version, but the characters were "actually" the actors who portrayed them in the earlier version.

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** Since either way it's the same basic story outlining the same basic events occurring at the same point in the show's run, it can be reasonably surmised that at least one version of these events happened to Shawn and Gus at some point. It's simply up to the viewer which version of events they'd prefer to consider as the "canonical" version (although given that the episode has "Improvement" in the title, presumably the producers of the episode lean towards the latter version than the earlier one). The fact that Ralph Macchio and Ray Wise (and others) show up as different characters is just a cute little inside joke, really; presumably if the circle really has to be squared beyond RuleOfFunny, you can simply assume that the "Absolute Canonical" version involves the events in the latter version of the episode being the "true" version, but the characters were "actually" actually the actors who portrayed them in the earlier version.version (that is, the judge was the Donnelly Rhodes version, not the Ray Wise version, but he did the things that the Ray Wise version did).
19th Jan '18 11:11:26 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Since either way it's the same basic story outlining the same basic events occurring at the same point in the show's run, it can be reasonably surmised that at least one version of these events happened to Shawn and Gus at some point. It's simply up to the viewer which version of events they'd prefer to consider as the "canonical" version (although given that the episode has "Improvement" in the title, presumably the producers of the episode lean towards the latter version than the earlier one). The fact that Ralph Macchio and Ray Wise (and others) show up as different characters is just a cute little inside joke, really.

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** Since either way it's the same basic story outlining the same basic events occurring at the same point in the show's run, it can be reasonably surmised that at least one version of these events happened to Shawn and Gus at some point. It's simply up to the viewer which version of events they'd prefer to consider as the "canonical" version (although given that the episode has "Improvement" in the title, presumably the producers of the episode lean towards the latter version than the earlier one). The fact that Ralph Macchio and Ray Wise (and others) show up as different characters is just a cute little inside joke, really.really; presumably if the circle really has to be squared beyond RuleOfFunny, you can simply assume that the "Absolute Canonical" version involves the events in the latter version of the episode being the "true" version, but the characters were "actually" the actors who portrayed them in the earlier version.
19th Jan '18 11:09:13 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Since either way it's the same basic story outlining the same basic events occurring at the same point in the show's run, it can be reasonably surmised that at least one version of these events happened to Shawn and Gus at some point. It's simply up to the viewer which version of events they'd prefer to consider as the "canonical" version (although given that the episode has "Improvement" in the title, presumably the producers of the episode lean towards the latter version than the earlier one). The fact that Ralph Macchio and Ray Wise (and others) show up as different characters is just a cute little inside joke, really.
15th Dec '17 7:33:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Even Shawn's memory isn't 100% perfect. He forgot someone who he briefly met and interacted with as a kid. Even for Shawn, that's entirely possible.
15th Dec '17 6:56:22 AM DoctorNemesis
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** I imagine that Henry probably ''suspected'' that Shawn opened his eyes but couldn't know for sure without Shawn actually telling him. Assuming Shawn and Gus never said anything about what happened, since even a disciplinarian like Henry can't actually scold or punish Shawn for something he has no proof he did, he just decided to give him the benefit of the doubt under the circumstances and let it lie. Either way, he certainly had no way of knowing that Shawn and Gus both opened ''and'' closed their eyes, thus seeing Sherry about to jump but missing the crucial bit where Henry actually saved her. He probably didn't mention what actually happened because he assumed that either Shawn had his eyes open the whole time and saw the whole thing (in which case there was no need, since he'd seen it), or that Shawn had his eyes closed the whole time and thus didn't see what happened (in which case there was no need, because he didn't see it). As for why he doesn't say anything at all, unlike Shawn Henry's not the kind of guy to blow his own trumpet, and remember that he didn't want the boys there to witness anything to begin with. He probably figures (again assuming they never revealed they opened their eyes) that they didn't see anything anyway, they're too young to fully understand what was happening and he just wants to get them home and move on.

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** I imagine that Henry probably ''suspected'' that Shawn opened his eyes but couldn't there's no possible way he could know for sure without Shawn actually telling him. Assuming Shawn and Gus never said anything about what happened, since even a disciplinarian like Henry can't actually scold or punish Shawn for something he has no proof he did, he Henry just decided to give him Shawn the benefit of the doubt under the circumstances and let it lie. Either way, he certainly had no way of knowing that Shawn and Gus both opened ''and'' closed their eyes, thus seeing Sherry about to jump but missing the crucial bit where Henry actually saved her. He probably didn't mention what actually happened because he assumed that either Shawn had his eyes open the whole time and saw the whole thing (in which case there was no need, since he'd seen it), or that Shawn had his eyes closed the whole time and thus didn't see what happened (in which case there was no need, because he didn't see it). As for why he doesn't say anything at all, unlike Shawn Henry's not the kind of guy to blow his own trumpet, and remember that he didn't want the boys there to witness anything to begin with. He probably figures (again assuming they never revealed they opened their eyes) that they didn't see anything anyway, they're too young to fully understand what was happening and he just wants to get them home and move on.
15th Dec '17 6:46:53 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Strictly speaking, while the other woman filed a complaint Juliet was never actually charged with anything. The requirements for filing a harassment complaint are simply that the person filing the complaint feels harassed for whatever reason; it's up to the officer / superior in question to determine whether any further action needs to be taken. Which was presumably what O'Hara was scoping out; having assessed the situation, she no doubt realised that Juliet's intentions were good and she never meant to harass anyone and was willing to act accordingly, while simultaneously taking the opportunity to warn Juliet to back off a little.
1st Sep '17 6:53:17 AM HalcyonDayz
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** I wondered the same thing and the closest I can come to is that as the son of a police officer (and merely by being media savvy), Shawn would know that he is being watched from outside the interogration room and that it was simply a lucky guess that Lassiter would test him this way.
** Those mirrors work because the reflected image of the (brightly lit) interrogation room is significantly brighter than the image getting through from the (dim) hallway outside; if you cast enough of a shadow on the mirror, you could look through it and (faintly) make out things on the other side. Probably. Not sure if you could do it as shown without Shawn Spencer Überperceptiveness, though.

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** I wondered the same thing and the closest I can come to is that as the son of a police officer (and merely by being media savvy), Shawn would know that he is being watched from outside the interogration interrogation room and that it was simply a lucky guess that Lassiter would test him this way.
** Those mirrors work because the reflected image of the (brightly lit) interrogation room is significantly brighter than the image getting through from the (dim) hallway outside; if you cast enough of a shadow on the mirror, you could look through it and (faintly) make out things on the other side. Probably. Not sure if you could do it as shown without Shawn Spencer Überperceptiveness, though.





















** It can also depend on how the insurange was gained. If the company bought it then they might want to make sure of high payouts to act as an extra incentive to potential employees. And in some cases there are policies that provide great coverage for accidental death that a person has before they take up a dangerous profession.

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** It can also depend on how the insurange insurance was gained. If the company bought it then they might want to make sure of high payouts to act as an extra incentive to potential employees. And in some cases there are policies that provide great coverage for accidental death that a person has before they take up a dangerous profession.









* How could Regina possibly be seen as a good guy? Yes, in compared to Brody, but she ''still'' wanted give Robert cosmetic surgery without his consent just so she could feel better. If she'd gotten someone to act as an intermidiary, perhaps their psychiatrist, someone could have helped them work things out, but as it was she was going to effectively mutilate Robert for her own (admittably reasonable, barring the context) reasons when he didn't even know she existed.

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* How could Regina possibly be seen as a good guy? Yes, in compared to Brody, but she ''still'' wanted give Robert cosmetic surgery without his consent just so she could feel better. If she'd gotten someone to act as an intermidiary, intermediary, perhaps their psychiatrist, someone could have helped them work things out, but as it was she was going to effectively mutilate Robert for her own (admittably (admittedly reasonable, barring the context) reasons when he didn't even know she existed.





















** Shawn remembered new details about something that happened in about third grade (The incident with Gus shooting a spitball and blaming it on a bully.). So obviously time isn't really a factor to him. Although he does get things wrong all the time ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Marzcipan"), initially storing memories wrong from lack of focus at the time being a symptom of ADHD, so having not initially focused on Yang or any of her identifying features is a plausable explanation. Still wish the show had at least ''tried'' to explain it, though.
** But Shawn was ''trying'' to remember that spitball incident, and it still took him the entire episode to piece togheter what really happened. Shawn was never ''trying'' to remember the random lady he took a picture with when he was twelve and he was never trying to remember meeting Yang years before he thought he did. When his mother mentioned the picture he immediately remembered that moment and said "That was Yang?" Had he had nay reason to think about that moment earlier than that odds are he might have realized it was her, but he had no reason to be focusing on that.

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** Shawn remembered new details about something that happened in about third grade (The incident with Gus shooting a spitball and blaming it on a bully.). So obviously time isn't really a factor to him. Although he does get things wrong all the time ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Marzcipan"), initially storing memories wrong from lack of focus at the time being a symptom of ADHD, so having not initially focused on Yang or any of her identifying features is a plausable plausible explanation. Still wish the show had at least ''tried'' to explain it, though.
** But Shawn was ''trying'' to remember that spitball incident, and it still took him the entire episode to piece togheter together what really happened. Shawn was never ''trying'' to remember the random lady he took a picture with when he was twelve and he was never trying to remember meeting Yang years before he thought he did. When his mother mentioned the picture he immediately remembered that moment and said "That was Yang?" Had he had nay reason to think about that moment earlier than that odds are he might have realized it was her, but he had no reason to be focusing on that.


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27th Jul '17 7:53:19 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also, RuleOfDrama. It ''is'' a comedic mystery series, not an astronomy lecture.

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** Also, RuleOfDrama. It ''is'' a comedic mystery series, not an astronomy lecture. They just needed the kind of big astronomic discovery that might justify a murder-for-credit.
27th Jul '17 12:24:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's also possible to enjoy watching horse-racing just for the thrill of the race, and as an opportunity for a father and son to spend some time hanging out together in the same place (similarly to why he tries to press Shawn on coming fishing with him every so often). Gambling adds an edge, granted, but it's like any kind of racing or athletic display really; there's the thrill of the sport by itself. Casinos, however, are pretty much all about gambling and nothing else.
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