Psych: Season 5, Episode 14

The Polarizing Express (15 Dec. 2010)

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After messing up on a case, Shawn wonders what life would have been like for his loved ones without him in their lives. He is shown by an elf in a dream. He goes through his loved ones ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Lava
Greg Kean ...
D.A. Clark
Michael Puttonen ...
Sergei Czarsky
Officer Bachynsky
D. Garnet Harding ...
Captain Lane Thomas (as Garnet Harding)


After messing up on a case, Shawn wonders what life would have been like for his loved ones without him in their lives. He is shown by an elf in a dream. He goes through his loved ones lives and makes many surprising discoveries about them... and himself. Written by Amanda Anthony

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When Shawn's dreaming and his younger self and super ego are there, they get into a debate about how Young Shawn doesn't look like "us as a kid." Young Shawn says "Well we changed." Up until 2011, Young Shawn was played by Liam James. He was replaced by Skyler Gisondo. This is possibly a reference to that recasting. See more »


When Detective Lassiter is first shown holding the bomb schematic in Juan Lava's apartment, he is holding it with a handkerchief, but in the close-up of the schematic, there is no handkerchief. See more »


Shawn Spencer: Brace yourself, Gus, we're going to have to play by the book. It will be difficult but I'm going to help you through it.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: I always play by the book.
Shawn Spencer: I know. We are going to use impulse control. Which is the practice of controlling one's impulses. For instance I look down and see that roach there, and I tell myself, I can't eat that.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: Do I need to slap you in the face?
Shawn Spencer: Let's focus. We're going to bring the police in on this lead before we do anything else.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: What are you staring at?
Shawn Spencer: I'm telling ...
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »


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Written and Performed by Curt Smith
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