Psych (2006–2014)

Santa Barbarian Candidate 

When the mayor is found dead, Shawn & Gus try to prove he was murdered by the successor to the mayor seat. Shawn runs for mayor to delay the successor from stepping into office.




Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Straub
Mayor Gavin Channing
Renee Channing
Hostess (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Local Citizen
Miriam Smith ...
Abby Sheldon


Popular Mayor Gavin Channing dies while surfing, but although coroner Woody shares Shawn's murder suspicion, the chief refuses to ruffle political feathers and has it called an accident. Shawn suspects a political motive tied to a major real estate project, focusing on the interim mayor and forces an election by standing s candidate, only to find his alibi solid, so the focus shifts to the merry widow, her and the mayor's adulterous lovers and a governor campaign fund. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Crime | Mystery



Release Date:

1 May 2013 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


During one conversation, Gus remarks that he could have made it to the White House, to which Shawn quips, "Yeah, maybe as an aide," and then says, "Sorry, Charlie." This is a reference to Dulé Hill's longtime role as Charlie Young, special aide to the president, on the political drama, The West Wing. See more »


As the show is set in Santa Barbara, California the bank statement for the plumber shows a deposit in the form of a "cheque". Banks in the US don't use that spelling nor is it a part of American English. It should have said "check". See more »


Burton 'Gus' Guster: [Dulé Hill previously played Presidential Aide, Charlie Young, on "The West Wing"] You know, Shawn, I could have made it all the way to the White House.
Shawn Spencer: Yeah, maybe as an Aide.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: Of course.
Shawn Spencer: Say, "Yes, Mr. President."
Burton 'Gus' Guster: Yes, Mr. President.
Shawn Spencer: Sorry, Charlie.
Burton 'Gus' Guster: Man, you don't know.
See more »


References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Scariest Episodes glensjunk-305-90248
This show should come back! NovaProduction
favorite episdoe? dragongirl30
Second to last episode justinsharbert
Anyone else Layla_lorin
Favorite Guest Star gigik2
Discuss Santa Barbarian Candidate (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: