History Series / Psych

2nd Apr '16 8:33:52 AM DVB
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** In the first few episodes, Shawn routinely claims to be speaking with and interacting with ghosts. That went away quick. And just in general, Shawn puts far more effort into his fake psychic episodes in the first couple of seasons, as opposed to later seasons where he mostly just puts his hand to his head and says "I'm getting something..."

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** In the first few episodes, Shawn routinely claims to be speaking with and interacting with ghosts. That went away quick. And just in general, Shawn puts far more effort into his fake psychic episodes in the first couple of seasons, as opposed to later seasons where he mostly just puts his hand to his head and says "I'm getting something..."" [[JustifiedTrope However, this is probably because Shawn has already establishd a reputation by some years and doesn't need to be as theatric as he needed to start out]].



* FinaleSeason: The last season was billed as the last, and makes strides to wrap up the series. [[spoiler: Chief Vick is briefly replaced, but ends up accepting a job as Chief in San Francisco. Lassiter was demoted to uniformed officer by the replacement Chief but ends up as the new Chief after proving himself to the Mayor, and learns Marlowe is pregnant. Juliet follows Vick to SF, and she and Shawn do a long distance relationship until he decides to follow her in the GrandFinale, with Gus following shortly after]].

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* FinaleSeason: The last season was billed as the last, and makes strides to wrap up the series. [[spoiler: Chief Vick is briefly replaced, but ends up accepting a job as Chief in San Francisco. Lassiter was demoted to uniformed officer by the replacement Chief Chief, but ends up as the new Chief after proving himself to the Mayor, and learns Marlowe is pregnant. Juliet follows Vick to SF, and she and Shawn do a long distance relationship until he decides to follow her in the GrandFinale, with Gus following shortly after]].



** [[spoiler: When Shawn proposes to Juliet in the finale not only is Gus present, but he delivers a significant portion of the proposal, and all three involved seem perfectly aware that marrying Shawn virtually marries her to Gus as well]]

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** [[spoiler: When Shawn proposes to Juliet in the finale not only is Gus present, but he delivers a significant portion of the proposal, and all three involved seem perfectly aware that marrying Shawn virtually marries her to Gus as well]]well.]]
2nd Apr '16 8:22:42 AM DVB
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*** Not just with Shawn though. In the episode involving the dinosaur, a psychologist appears eemingly to deal with Shawn's attitude with Henry behind him, only for the end to reveal he was there to deal with Henry's need for control. Henry flipped out in anger.
*** Lassiter also once went fishing with Henry and Lassiter was severely annoyed by Henry lecturing his ''fishing technique'' for the whole three hours. He admits that he understands a bit now why Shawn is the way he is.
2nd Apr '16 8:17:33 AM DVB
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* BrokenPedestal: When a case ends up exposing a {{Dirty Cop}} ring back when Henry was a detective, Shawn fears this on various levels. He isn't so much concerned of Henry being one of them but his partner, one of the dirty cops, was so close to the family young Shawn [[HonoraryUncle called him "uncle"]]. Shawn's real concern was that he always consider his dad a supercop who should have seen the deception. This gets rebuild when it's revealed that Henry was misdirected by both of his former friends and that it was really difficult to shake him off. Henry is also hurt by the discovery of the dirty cops, with the last one involved in something worse and shoots him when discovered.

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* BrokenPedestal: When a case ends up exposing a {{Dirty Cop}} ring back when Henry was a detective, Shawn fears this on various levels. He isn't so much concerned of Henry being one of them them, but his partner, partner Lou, one of the dirty cops, was so close to the family young Shawn [[HonoraryUncle called him "uncle"]]. Shawn's real concern was that he always consider his dad a supercop who should have seen the deception. [[RebuiltPedestal This gets rebuild when it's revealed that Henry was misdirected by could never get a leg up because both of his former friends and that it was really difficult (and one more) were doing everything they could to shake him off. off, and it was difficult in doing so. Additionally, Henry is also hurt by was the discovery only one to not become a DirtyCop out of the dirty cops, with group fo four (with the last one one, Jerry, being involved in something far worse than Jack or Lou), maintaining his integrity and dedication to what it means to be a real cop.
** Henry's discovery that his three closest friends on the force (one being his partner Lou) were all dirty cops shakes him up to where it leads to him retirning for the seonc and final time from police work. (the last one revealed to be involved, Jerry, was also a part of something much
worse and shoots him when discovered.a slip-up leads to Jerry shooting Henry.)
2nd Apr '16 8:07:40 AM DVB
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** Then again, considering it was ''Shawn' who said as opposed someone who would know better like Gus, maybe it was intentional.



** Shawn is well aware of this. he just knows the doctor isn't.

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** Considering his background, Shawn is probably well aware of this. he just knows this, but exploiting the likely possbility the doctor isn't.doesn't know.



* AwesomeByAnalysis: Shawn can remember even minute details thanks to his father's "training". In "Nip and Suck It", we're treated to a short scene where Henry does the same thing, complete with the same sort of effects usually given to Shawn.

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* AwesomeByAnalysis: Shawn can remember even minute details Shawn's analytical skills are some of the best and honed masterfully thanks to his father's "training". Henry's training. In "Nip and Suck It", we're treated to a short scene where Henry does the same thing, complete with the same sort of effects usually given to Shawn.



* {{Bathos}}: All the time. Shawn jokes while in mortal peril.

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* {{Bathos}}: All the time. Shawn jokes while in mortal peril. [[SadClown The first episode of the Yin/Yang trilogy has hims tate it's a coping mechanism to deal with the stress and danger.]]
9th Mar '16 9:23:12 AM Hossmeister
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** Season 2, Episode 12, when Shawn is wearing a doctor's coat, it has the name [[DoogieHowserMD 'Hauser']]

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** Season 2, Episode 12, when Shawn is wearing a doctor's coat, it has the name [[DoogieHowserMD [[Series/DoogieHowserMD 'Hauser']]
19th Feb '16 6:31:41 PM Scorpion451
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In Santabarbaratown, Shawn claims that colour blindness is usually passed down from father to daughter, and Gus, who would certainly know better, agreed with him. However, colour blindness is linked to the x chromosome, meaning that while it can be fairly common in males, it is fairly rare in females.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In Zigzagged in the episode Santabarbaratown, where Shawn claims notes that colour color blindness is usually passed down from father to daughter, and Gus, who would certainly know better, agreed with him. However, daughter. Since colour blindness is linked to the x chromosome, meaning that while it can will always be fairly common in males, it passed down from father to daughter [[note]]since men only have one X ''to'' pass down, and a colorblind male has an X with the mutation[[/note]]. ''Expressing'' this mutation, however, is fairly rare in females.females as they receive an X from their mother as well. So while a female being colorblind means her father ''must'' also be colorblind, a colorblind father does not ''guarantee'' the daughter will be colorblind. She also has to get a colorblind X from her mother, who may or may not be colorblind herself.
13th Feb '16 6:46:10 PM MikeW
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** Lassiter was convinced he and Desperaux were locked in a massive cat and mouse chase with the thief trying his best to outwit the dogged detective. Instead, Desperaux has no idea who the hell Lassiter is.
23rd Jan '16 1:36:07 PM wingedhat
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* PstandardPsychicPstance: Shawn exaggerates this to the point of mockery, finding more and more outlandish ways to flail around to represent his "powers." In one episode, he figured out some evidence from a photo and stated it calmly, and Jules asked him how he knew. He then said that he got it psychically, but didn't have enough energy to do the usual "hands on head" thing.

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* PstandardPsychicPstance: Shawn exaggerates this to the point of mockery, finding more and more outlandish ways to flail around to represent his "powers." In one episode, he figured out some evidence from a photo and stated it calmly, and calmly. When Jules asked him how he knew. He then knew he said that he got it psychically, but didn't have enough energy to do the usual "hands on head" thing.



** [[spoiler: Yang. Full stop. It especially stands out when she's with Mr. Yin, her father.]]

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** [[spoiler: Yang. Full stop. [[spoiler: It especially stands out when she's with Mr. Yin, her father.]]



* RealityIsUnrealistic: In the season 3 finale, Gus' voice while he's slightly out of breath from [[spoiler:chasing a train]] apparently sounds too fake to be real to a character he and Shawn briefly speak to.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: For several episodes in season 2, Lassiter had his arm in a sling. The reason for this was never revealed, but was implied to be something embarassing. It was actually caused by Timothy Omundon's real-life injury.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: In the season 3 finale, Gus' voice while he's slightly out of breath from [[spoiler:chasing chasing a train]] train apparently sounds too fake to be real to a character he and Shawn briefly speak to.
Abigail on the phone.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: For Chief Vick's pregnancy in the first season. And for several episodes in season 2, Lassiter had his arm in a sling. The reason for this was never revealed, but was implied to be something embarassing. It was actually caused by Timothy Omundon's real-life injury.



*** Hollabackatcha
*** The list goes on, and on, and on...

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*** Hollabackatcha
Holla Backatcha
*** The list goes on, and on, and on... To the point that Gus comments on it whenever someone actually introduces him by his real name.



** Gus naming his super-powerful nose "the Supersniffer"

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** Gus naming calling his super-powerful nose "the Supersniffer"



** People admiring Gus's perfect head or Shawn calling him "Magic Head".
** Gus really trying to be good with kids and ending up looking extremely creepy.
** Gus saying something dismissive and Shawn responding with, "Gus, don't be the [insert obscure cultural reference]."
** Gus saying a long medical or academic word and Shawn responding with, "Gus, you can't just make up words."
** Someone comparing the situation they're in to a certain movie and then pointing out who each person involved correlates to in the film. Sometimes with people arguing over which character they want or don't want to be.



* ShipTease: By now, Shawn has probably made some sort of romantic advance towards every member of the cast, except his father.

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* ShipTease: By now, Shawn has probably made some sort of romantic advance towards every member of the cast, except his father.parents.
23rd Jan '16 1:16:28 PM wingedhat
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** In the musical, the lyrics to "Santa Barbara Skies" refers to Santa Barbara as the murder capital of the world.

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** In the musical, the lyrics to "Santa Barbara Skies" refers to Santa Barbara as the [[LampshadeHanging murder capital of the world.world]].
23rd Jan '16 1:13:00 PM wingedhat
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** And then there's [[spoiler: Yin]] who turned his daughter into a [[spoiler: ThemeSerialKiller]]



* {{Callback}}: In the season 3 finale Shawn and Gus tell Mary he needs a new hobby to replace his Yang obsession. They suggest racquetball. It becomes a RunningGag in the finale of season 4 when they work with him again and culminates with them wearing racquetball uniforms to [[spoiler: his funeral]]. The joke comes back at the end of season 7 as a [[BrickJoke call-way-back]] to the line "[[spoiler: Do you think they have racquetball in heaven?]]" during the song "Promised Land" between Yang and Mary, who is dressed to play racquetball.



*** And a bit where it's made to look like [[spoiler: [=McNab=]]] is Mr. Yin. But he's not; [[spoiler: the drugs are just taking effect.]]

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*** And a bit where it's made to look like [[spoiler: [=McNab=]]] is Mr. * RedOniBlueOni: Shawn and Gus. Lassiter and O'Hara. Henry and Maddy. Yang and Yin. But he's not; [[spoiler: the drugs are just taking effect.]]This show is full of well-written [[{{Foil}} foils]].



** Shawn's hair being almost super-humanly awesome.

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** Shawn's hair being almost super-humanly awesome. And people appreciating each other's hair in general.



* ThemeSerialKiller: Yin and Yang. They even have a convenient logo.



* ThereIsAnother: Season 4 finale; [[spoiler: Remember Mr. Yang? She has a partner...]]

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* ThereIsAnother: Season 4 finale; [[spoiler: Remember Mr. Yang? She has a partner...]]
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