While detective Carlton Lassiter must drive the pregnant captain to hospital, Juliet O'Hara enlists Psych unofficially to start looking before the legal 48 hours pass into the disappearance of well-behaved nerd-knave Breyfogle. Examining his room suffices to realize the teen came into spending money and took two mates, fellow teenage comics-fans Don and Rob, to the nearby triennial convention TriCon. There Shawn performs as psychic and poses of Star Trek star Takei's assistant to snoop with true fan Gus into what turns out to be a planned series of crimes inspired by a comic. Written by
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Many of the character names are taken from the "Batman" comic book series: Dent (Harvey Dent, a.k.a Two-Face), Talia (Talia al-Ghul), Leslie (Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Batman's personal physician), Malone (Matches Malone, a mob boss once impersonated by Batman), and Breyfogle (Norm Breyfogle, an artist who has worked on several "Batman" projects). See more
The opening scene featuring young Shawn is set in 1986, but one of the comic books his dad is holding is 'Checkmate' vol. 1, #28 by DC Comics, which had a June 1990 cover date. The other comic has an advertisement on the back cover for the film 'Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight' which wasn't released until 1995. See more
I picked up Malone's astral trail - that's what it's called. It leads to a hotel across from the convention center. Room 428, oak door, can't miss it.
That's more specific than usual.
Sometimes the spirits are in a giving mood. Now you won't find Malone, but I sense some seriously dark juju-mo-gumbo went down in there.