History Headscratchers / Psych

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.
27th Jul '17 12:19:07 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, there's. 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 they're too young to fully understand what was happening and just wants to get them home and move on.

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** I imagine that Henry probably ''suspected'' that Shawn opened his eyes, eyes but couldn't know for sure without Shawn actually telling him. Assuming Shawn and Gus never said anything, there's.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.
27th Jul '17 12:07:03 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, there's. 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 they're too young to fully understand what was happening and just wants to get them home and move on.
7th Jul '17 9:31:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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** If you listen to the back ground the scientist explains that the planet is exactly like Earth and may infact be able to suport life.

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** If you listen to the back ground the scientist explains that the planet is exactly like Earth and may infact be able to suport life.support life.
** Also, RuleOfDrama. It ''is'' a comedic mystery series, not an astronomy lecture.
26th Jan '17 2:53:24 AM SandyGunfox
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** Nobody called it ''sexual'' harassment. Vick describes it only as an "interdepartmental harassment" complaint. She felt harassed by Juliet's unwelcome attention.
** It wasn't. Vick even agreed it wasn't and told her she'd do what she could to get the charges dropped. It was likely just a very stern hint never intended to go anywhere.
19th May '16 4:16:06 PM nombretomado
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** The main argument as I understand it is that slashers generally ship male characters at the drop of a hat, for little or no reason, even if the two characters are [[{{Series/Supernatural}} biologically related]]. Considering the closeness and chemistry between the two leads, and the AmbiguouslyBi tendencies of Shawn, the lack of shipping between the two is suspicious. You see similar arguments with [[{{Film/IronMan}} Tony Stark and James Rhodes]].
** What people choose to ignore is that, often, what is called "preference" is the product of lots of social factors. It's not uncommon for people who believe that they hold no racial biases to have very deep-running subconscious ones. As stated, shippers are not above taking a single line or even 3 seconds worth of on-camera posture and building elaborate headcanon around it. People who question Shassie shippers are probably noticing that there's TONS more to work with that is directly handed to you by the writers of show, yet a more popular pairing is made out of a fraction of in-universe material. Canon gives you a ship that's pretty much on par with [[{{TheMightyBoosh}} Howard and Vince]] or [[Series/{{Misfits}} Nathan and Simon]]... and fans walk away trying to make Vince and Dixon happen. There could be a variety of reasons for this, but to deny that a level of racism is possible is... naive. It's overtly happened in many fandoms and is sure to happen in many more.

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** The main argument as I understand it is that slashers generally ship male characters at the drop of a hat, for little or no reason, even if the two characters are [[{{Series/Supernatural}} biologically related]]. Considering the closeness and chemistry between the two leads, and the AmbiguouslyBi tendencies of Shawn, the lack of shipping between the two is suspicious. You see similar arguments with [[{{Film/IronMan}} [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark and James Rhodes]].
** What people choose to ignore is that, often, what is called "preference" is the product of lots of social factors. It's not uncommon for people who believe that they hold no racial biases to have very deep-running subconscious ones. As stated, shippers are not above taking a single line or even 3 seconds worth of on-camera posture and building elaborate headcanon around it. People who question Shassie shippers are probably noticing that there's TONS more to work with that is directly handed to you by the writers of show, yet a more popular pairing is made out of a fraction of in-universe material. Canon gives you a ship that's pretty much on par with [[{{TheMightyBoosh}} [[Series/TheMightyBoosh Howard and Vince]] or [[Series/{{Misfits}} Nathan and Simon]]... and fans walk away trying to make Vince and Dixon happen. There could be a variety of reasons for this, but to deny that a level of racism is possible is... naive. It's overtly happened in many fandoms and is sure to happen in many more.
1st Jan '16 1:49:24 AM jormis29
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* I know the outside answer is: 1. RuleOfFunny to allow James Roday do so silly things, 2. the show would end or just be ''Series/{{Monk}}'', ''TheMentalist'', or ''Series/{{Unforgettable}}'', and 3. MST3KMantra and BellisariosMaxim applies. But what's the InUniverse reason?

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* I know the outside answer is: 1. RuleOfFunny to allow James Roday do so silly things, 2. the show would end or just be ''Series/{{Monk}}'', ''TheMentalist'', ''Series/TheMentalist'', or ''Series/{{Unforgettable}}'', and 3. MST3KMantra and BellisariosMaxim applies. But what's the InUniverse reason?
29th Dec '15 11:51:30 AM GoblinCipher
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** Juliet had already spent considerable time trying to get close to the new detective. The cupcake was the last straw.
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