Inspector Lassiter is depressed enough to seriously consider resigning on account of an old case he feels unable to crack as isn't even officially ruled a murder. Shawn decides to save his nemesis by solving it and cuing Lassiter enough to believe he can claim credit. The victim is an astronomer, the observatory project partner of Hugo. Shawn uses pa's gardener plant expertise to find foul, then infiltrates as (utterly inept) planetarium guide, teasing Gus whose secretly admired girl actually works there. Suspects include a stealing janitor and anyone who could know about Hugo's great ambition. Written by
Did You Know?
Carlton Lassiter was named in part for the character of Paul Lassiter from Spin City. Richard Kind who played Paul Lassiter plays a character who works in the planetarium in this episode. See more
Jessica tells Gus that the astronomers had discovered an extra-solar planet six months earlier and that they were checking their data and waiting for the planet to complete it's orbit. The further away from the sun the longer a planet's year is. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun; this new planet would take even longer, not "six months". See more
Okay, what are you doing reopening the Vallery Case?
Oh, come on, reopening? That word has so many syllables.
Middle of Nowhere
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