History Series / Psych

9th Aug '17 4:12:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: The SBPD often gives Shawn a deadline to solve the crime or get out of the way so that the real police can investigate. Played straight in the third season finale, when the killer gives Shawn a time limit to save the victim, [[spoiler:his mother]].



* YouHave48Hours: The SBPD often gives Shawn a deadline to solve the crime or get out of the way so that the real police can investigate. Played straight in the third season finale, when the killer gives Shawn a time limit to save the victim, [[spoiler:his mother]].
24th Jul '17 8:50:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot has Lassiter paired with a different junior detective, with whom he's having an affair. She's gone by the second episode, and Lassiter's estranged from his wife. Shawn also worked a variety of jobs which on rare occasions had esoteric relevance to the plot. That disappeared relatively quickly and was replaced by Shawn learning his ChekhovsSkill in a flashback at the beginning instead. Shawn's also more hostile and belligerent towards Lassiter in the first episode, whereas in later episodes he becomes more playful, if still disrespectful.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot has Lassiter paired with a different junior detective, with whom he's having an affair. She's gone by the second episode, and Lassiter's estranged from his wife. Lassiter would also become much more morally upright (and so not the person to have an extramarital affair with a co-worker) and more inept with the opposite sex. Shawn also worked a variety of jobs which on rare occasions had esoteric relevance to the plot. That disappeared relatively quickly and was replaced by Shawn learning his ChekhovsSkill in a flashback at the beginning instead. Shawn's also more hostile and belligerent towards Lassiter in the first episode, whereas in later episodes he becomes more playful, if still disrespectful.
19th Jul '17 7:21:22 AM DoctorNemesis
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* AssholeVictim: Nigel St. Nigel in "American Duos" is a would-be case of this; he manages to survive the episode, but the fact that he's a hyper-critical, snooty, disdainful and arrogant [[TheMeanBrit British asshole]] means that finding who wants to kill him isn't particularly easy, since there's a list of suspects practically queuing up.
8th Jul '17 7:36:26 PM DoctorNemesis
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* AttentionWhore:
** Shawn, natch. That his 'psychic' abilities also conveniently enable him to solve crimes in a showy fashion where all attention is focussed on him is most likely not a complete coincidence.
** In each of the 'musical' promos, Shawn and Gus recreate a famous 1980s music video[[note]]Paul [=McCartney=] and Stevie Wonder's "Ebony and Ivory", Hall and Oates's "Private Eyes", Simple Minds's "Don't You Forget About Me"[[/note]] only for it to gradually devolve into both men trying to push the other out of the way so that they can be the focus of attention.
8th Jul '17 2:59:07 AM DoctorNemesis
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** At one point, Gus has to take Shawn to a petting zoo and let him pet the rabbits before confessing he has a secret girlfriend, so that Shawn won't cause a scene.

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** At one point, Gus has to take Shawn to a petting zoo pet store and let him pet the rabbits before confessing he has a secret girlfriend, so that Shawn won't cause a scene.
7th Jul '17 8:46:55 PM DoctorNemesis
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** At one point, Gus has to take Shawn to a petting zoo and let him pet the rabbits before confessing he has a secret girlfriend, so that Shawn won't cause a scene.
7th Jul '17 9:29:16 AM DoctorNemesis
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot has Lassiter paired with a different junior detective, with whom he's having an affair. She's gone by the second episode, and Lassiter's estranged from his wife. Shawn also worked a variety of jobs which on rare occasions had esoteric relevance to the plot. That disappeared relatively quickly and was replaced by Shawn learning his ChekhovsSkill in a flashback at the beginning instead.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The pilot has Lassiter paired with a different junior detective, with whom he's having an affair. She's gone by the second episode, and Lassiter's estranged from his wife. Shawn also worked a variety of jobs which on rare occasions had esoteric relevance to the plot. That disappeared relatively quickly and was replaced by Shawn learning his ChekhovsSkill in a flashback at the beginning instead. Shawn's also more hostile and belligerent towards Lassiter in the first episode, whereas in later episodes he becomes more playful, if still disrespectful.
5th Jul '17 4:33:18 PM Eagal
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* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead: Played straight with Despereaux in "Indiana Shawn", but then subverted.]]

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* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead: BackForTheDead: Played straight with Despereaux in "Indiana Shawn", but then subverted.]]
5th Jul '17 1:30:40 AM DoctorNemesis
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Shawn and Gus are a downplayed version of this trope, in that they're less 'vitriolic' and more 'affectionately snarky'. Each is very quick to make sarcastic comments about the other, but they're also utterly inseparable.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Shawn and Gus are a downplayed version of this trope, in that they're less 'vitriolic' and more 'affectionately snarky'. Each is very quick to make sarcastic comments about the other, other and frequently engage in childish bickering, but they're also utterly inseparable.
30th Jun '17 3:10:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Shawn and Gus are a downplayed version of this trope, in that they're less 'vitriolic' and more 'affectionately snarky'. Each is very quick to make sarcastic comments about the other, but they're also utterly inseparable.
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