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originally posted April 22, 2015



SHAWN
Decides to become motivational life speaker to being in extra money
Has come up with acronym “SEIZE” – the “S” stands for “seize”
Can’t go to the police station or crime scenes
Show up at a crime scene behind the barriers
Invites himself to a man’s anniversary dinner
Talks the man into facing down Trout so he can go home
Sneaks into the station
Puts a patrolman’s cap on Gus as they sneak over to Lassiter
Hides his face from Trout
Takes Lassiter on as first client
Lists Eric Roberts and Gus’ mom as potential clients
Wants to know why and how Lassiter is no longer physically capable
Hired by Lassiter and want to be paid
Finds Lassiter’s insurance policy
Has a fantasy cricket team
Narrows down the suspects by letters
Follows a motorcyclist with Gus and Lassiter
Gets called “Ham Head” by Trout’s mother
Willing to take the money from Trout’s mother
Tags along with Juliet’s permission to interview witness at the hospital
Thinks the killer is targeting A-holes so calls Henry
Sees Lassiter getting a checkup
Has appointment with Gus’ mother at 9am in the morning
Approaches the white van cautiously with Lassiter
Refuses the gun when Lassiter tries to hand it to him
Thinks Lassiter is dying
Goes inside to check out the building and get shot at
Finds the body of the witness in his office
Tells Juliet about Lassiter
Tells Gus his mom was an open book
Considers the 1980s the greatest decade of all time
Realizes that Anniversary Man is the killer
Sees Lassiter go into the house across the street and follows
Listens from the hall as Lassiter talks with the killer
Figures out Lassiter is going to be a father
Bails on SEIZE

GUS
Will be Shawn’s booking agent and audience plant
Can’t go to the police station or crime scenes
Show up at a crime scene behind the barriers
Sneaks into the station
His sales at Central Coast stank last month
Goes over to Lassiter
Hides his face from Trout
His mother is playing the underground poker circuit
Wants to know why and how Lassiter is no longer physically capable
Hired by Lassiter and wants to be paid
Follows a motorcyclist with Gus and Lassiter
Tags along with Juliet’s permission to interview witness at the hospital
Approaches the white van cautiously with Lassiter
Refuses the gun when Lassiter tries to hand it to him
Thinks Lassiter is dying
Goes inside to check out the building and get shot at
Finds the body of the witness in his office
Tries to cry for Lassiter but can’t
Considers the 1980s the greatest decade of all time
Follows Lassiter into the house across the street
Overhears Lassiter confess he’s going to be a father

LASSITER
Hurries to Trout’s side when he asks for his head detective
Has been demoted to beat cop
Puts Anniversary Man into the back of his patrol car
Sees a suspicious character and tackles him
Saves Trout during a shooting
Sits on a bench in the hallway
Wants Shawn to leave him alone
Walks in and takes over the briefing
Middle name is Jebediah
Is required to write no less than 80 traffic citations a month
Wears male Spanx
Willing to go out in a hailstorm of bullets
Gives motivational pep talk at the station
Calls Marlowe “smootchie pie”
Tells Marlowe his job is under review
Says he got asked for autographs after his speech
Is going to be a dad
Takes sonogram with him to work
Torn between the job and impending fatherhood becoming overly cautious
Hires Shawn and Gus to help him find out who shot at Trout
Tells Shawn and Gus he’s no longer physically capable to pursue it on his own
Took a 43% pay cut
Brings Trout’s scrapbook of threatening letters
Grabs insurance policy before Shawn can read it
Follows a motorcyclist and hopes they aren’t armed
Sees a .38 tucked into the pants
Stands behind Shawn and Gus
Pulls in Trout’s mother
Goes with Juliet, Shawn and Gus to interview a witness at the hospital
Looks out into the hallway and sees the sick and dead
Writes a letter to his son
Panics when he sees a white van in the parking lot and calls Shawn
Offers Shawn and Gus his gun while he stays behind
Cowers when the shooter aims his gun at him
Finds the body of the witness in his office
Keeps a spare pen in an ankle holster
Realizes the others know
Goes after the bad guy on his own
Gets his mojo back when the suspect threatens his family
Tries to tell killer about SEIZE
Dives into a roll and points his gun at the man
Becomes Trout’s driver
Talks with Henry about fatherhood vs. the job
Gives Henry a ticket for a broken taillight

JULIET
Is the new Head Detective
Feels guilty getting the head detective position so whispers her first briefing
Arrives to Lassiter’s call and finds him behind his car
Knows Wreck-It Ralph
Invites Lassiter to go with her to the hospital to interview witness – lets Shawn and Gus tag along
Is told by Shawn and Gus that Lassiter is dying
Calls him Lassie and wants to help
Lets Shawn and Gus tag along to question a suspect
Hugs Lassiter
Overhears Lassiter confess he’s going to be a father

HENRY
Fishing at the marina when Shawn calls
Admits his relationship with Shawn is on life support
Blames his broken marriage and relationship with Shawn on his love of the job
Tells Lassiter that there’s always going to be a bad guy to chase but your child only grows up once
Has a broken taillight in the truck

MARLOWE
Is called “Smootchie pie” by Lassiter
Knows about his speech
Is pregnant

TROUT
Is there to lead them through the drug raid
Tells Lassiter to arrest a man for interfering in police investigation
Calls a press conference two days later
Says an “unnamed officer” instead of naming Lassiter
Tells Lassiter to go out and get the guy, playing up the getting shot part
Made a scrapbook of death threats
Does blind exercises in case he loses his sight
Wants first crack at his mother
Wanted to dance when he was little
Likes the witness and thinks they’ll get together for a golf trip
Orders Lassiter to return the man’s personal effects
Orders Lassiter to hand over his citation pad and pens
Bet against Lassiter arresting the shooter
Rewards him by offering him the job of his personal driver
Takes 7:30 spin class

TROUT’S MOTHER
Will pay them each $20 to talk about anything but her “jerk weed son”
Left her husband for the pool guy, Azucar de la Punto
Throws a chair at the two-way mirror while in Interrogation Room 1
She’s a stabber, not a shooter

PINEAPPLE SIGHTING

As a bookend in Trout’s office

GUS NICKNAMES
Recap McGee
Trending on Twitter

GUS, DON’T BE…
The 100th luftballoon

CATCHPHRASES
“C’mon, son.” (episode: 3 Series: 29)

ALLUSIONS
Seize the Day – (Latin: carpe diem) 1. (idiomatic) To enjoy the present and not worry about the future; to live for the moment. 2. (idiomatic) To make the most of today by achieving fulfillment in a philosophical or spiritual sense. 3. (idiomatic) To attack the day's efforts with vigor and purpose.
“That's ‘seize’, or as the Mayans called it, ‘seize’.” - The Maya Empire, centered in the tropical lowlands of what is now Guatemala, reached the peak of its power and influence around the sixth century A.D. The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork. Most of the great stone cities of the Maya were abandoned by A.D. 900, however, and since the 19th century scholars have debated what might have caused this dramatic decline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuOlD0JZhM4
“This is my partner, Trending On Twitter.” – Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Trending topics are those topics being discussed more than others.
“You know, it was the late and underappreciated Millard Fillmore who once said--” – Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853), the last Whig president, and the last president not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Fillmore was the only Whig president that did not die in office or get expelled from the party, and Fillmore appointed the only Whig Supreme Court Justice. He is consistently included in the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States by various scholarly surveys.
“Gus, don't be the 100th Luftballon.” – "99 Luftballons" is an anti-war protest song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. An English version titled "99 Red Balloons", written by Kevin McAlea, was also released after widespread success of the original in Europe and Japan. The English version is not a direct translation of the German and contains a somewhat different set of lyrics. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xshnvv_nena-99-luftballons-99-red-balloons-german-version-hd-720p_music
“Besides, nobody can hear a word Jules is saying anyway'cause she feels Guilty Baggins about taking your gig.” – Shawn is playing on the characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's “The Hobbit” (Bilbo Baggins) and “Lord of the Rings” (Frodo Baggins)
“Well, not while I've got a pulse under my performance zone male Spanx.” – Spanx, Inc. is an American hosiery company founded in 2000 that is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States (U.S.). The company mainly manufactures pantyhose and other undergarments for women and, since 2010, produces male garments. Spanx specializes in foundation garments, including undergarments and bodysuit shapewear, which are intended to give the wearer a slim and shapely appearance.
“Yeah, that's King Candy from Wreck-It Ralph.” – Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film tells the story of the eponymous arcade game villain who rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade, and ultimately must eliminate a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph himself inadvertently started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87E6N7ToCxs
Eric Roberts (a potential client) – Eric Roberts is an American actor. His career began with King of the Gypsies (1978), earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor Debut. He earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Runaway Train (1985). Through the 1990s and 2000s he maintained dramatic film and TV film roles while appearing in TV series. His TV work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect and a recurring role on the NBC drama Heroes. His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers. He achieved recent recognition for his feat of acting in over 100 films between 2013 and 2014.
“Gus, Runaway Train was, like, 30 years ago.” - Runaway Train is a 1985 American survival-thriller film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay and John P. Ryan. The screenplay by Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel and Edward Bunker was based on an original screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, with uncredited contributions by frequent Kurosawa collaborators Hideo Oguni and Ryuzo Kikushima. The film was also the feature debuts of Danny Trejo and Tommy "Tiny" Lister, who both proceeded to successful careers as "tough guy" character actors. The story concerns two escaped convicts and a female railroad worker who are stuck on a runaway train as it barrels through snowy desolate Alaska. Voight and Roberts were both nominated for Academy Awards for their respective roles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IsWL-9kRis
“And nobody saw Crash the series.” - Crash is an American television drama series set in Los Angeles, California that starred Dennis Hopper and Eric Roberts. It is the first original series produced by the Starz network. The network ordered a 13-episode season which premiered on October 17, 2008. The series is based on the 2004 film of the same name. It was developed for television by Glen Mazzara. In Canada, Crash can be seen on Super Channel. Starz ordered a second season that premiered in September 2009 before concluding in December 2009. Lead actor Dennis Hopper died in May 2010 and the series did not continue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_fW4wW4ZCQ
“I gotta drop Sachin Tendulkar from my squad.” - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (Listeni/ˌsətʃɪn tɛnˈduːlkər/; born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years. He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, holds the record for most number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket, the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.
“I mean, sure, the man bowls a wicked googly--” – In cricket, a deceptive spinning delivery by a leg spin bowler which spins the opposite direction to the stock delivery. For a right-hander bowler and a right-handed batsman, a googly will turn from the off side to the leg side. Developed by Bosanquet around 1900.
“But the wickets.” – 1. a set of stumps and bails; 2. the pitch; or 3. the dismissal of a batsman.
“The devil is making s'mores with his spongy brain.” - A s'more (sometimes spelled smore) is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a fire roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker. National S'mores Day is celebrated annually on August 10.
“Oh, you and Ginger Rogers.” – Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. During her long career, she made 73 films, collaborating with Fred Astaire as a romantic lead actress and dancing partner in a series of 10 Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre. She achieved great success on her own in a variety of film roles and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kitty Foyle (1940). She ranks #14 on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of actress screen legends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAym-UBhfb8
“We have a report of shots fired at a coffee shop called ‘Javva the Cupp’." – A play on Jabba the Hutt, a character appearing in George Lucas's space opera film saga Star Wars. He is depicted as a large, slug-like alien. His appearance has been described by film critic Roger Ebert as a cross between a toad and the Cheshire Cat. He first appears in “Return of the Jedi” (1983)
“The King Kong of losers.” – King Kong is a giant movie monster, resembling a colossal gorilla, that has appeared in various media since 1933. The character first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong, which received universal acclaim upon its initial release and re-releases. The film was remade in 1976 and once again in 2005. The character has become one of the world's most famous movie icons, having inspired countless sequels, remakes, spin-offs, imitators, parodies, cartoons, books, comics, video games, theme park rides, and even a stage play. His role in the different narratives varies, ranging from a rampaging monster to a tragic antihero. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEkkV-toli8
“Chewbacca-ccino from Javva the Cupp on the fly, or I'm gonna sue this hellhole for botching my bandages.” – A coffee from the Star Wars themed Javva the Cupp. Chewbacca, or "Chewie," is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Chewbacca belongs to the Wookiee species, who are tall, hirsute bipeds native to the planet of Kashyyyk. Chewbacca is fiercely loyal to Han Solo, and serves as co-pilot on Solo's Millenium Falcon. Chewbacca was portrayed by actor Peter Mayhew in the Star Wars films.
“Either that, or he wants to be the G-Poo-bah of all the a-holes.” – Grand Poobah is a term derived from the name of the haughty character Pooh-Bah in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado (1885). In this comic opera, Pooh-Bah holds numerous exalted offices, including "First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief, Lord High Admiral... Archbishop of Titipu, and Lord Mayor" and Lord High Everything Else. The name has come to be used as a mocking title for someone self-important or high-ranking and who either exhibits an inflated self-regard or who has limited authority while taking impressive titles. (Most people connect this with “The Flinstones” or “Happy Days”
“Second of all, the personal items we booked into evidence from his sweet yellow Corvette--those need returning.” - The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet. The car has been produced through seven generations. The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette is currently manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“We did rule out Pac-Man fever.” – "Pac-Man Fever" is a hit single by Buckner & Garcia. Capitalizing on the video game craze of the early 1980s, the song, about the classic video game Pac-Man, peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States in March 1982.
“Look, humor and Atari are the best medicine for situations like this, Jules.” - Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA (ASA). The original Atari, Inc. founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company's products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the electronic entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid-1980s.
“Do Heckle and Jeckle know too?” – Heckle and Jeckle are postwar animated cartoon characters created by Paul Terry, originally produced at his own Terrytoons animation studio and released through 20th Century Fox. channel 1993 on Cartoon Network. The characters are a pair of identical anthropomorphic magpies who calmly outwit their foes in the manner of Bugs Bunny, while maintaining an aggressively mischievous streak reminiscent of the early Woody Woodpecker or Screwy Squirrel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLFOOspuds
“Apollonia, Vanity.” – Apollonia Kotero (born Patricia Apollonia Kotero on August 2, 1959, in Santa Monica, California) is an actress, singer, former model and talent manager of Mexican heritage. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the lead singer in the girl group Apollonia 6.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vskr1-D_WOk Vanity Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), better known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and model, who turned away from her music and acting career to concentrate on evangelism. Her career lasted from the early–1980s until the mid–1990s. She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983, best known for their 1982 R&B/funk hit "Nasty Girl". Vanity's music career also included two solo albums on the Motown Records label, Wild Animal and Skin on Skin, as well as the hit singles "Pretty Mess", "Mechanical Emotion", Undress (from the movie Action Jackson), and "Under the Influence". She also had a successful film career, starring in the movies The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson. Throughout the 1980s to the mid–1990s, Vanity appeared in many magazines around the world. She died on February 15, 2016 at age 57 due to renal failure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qbcPomqK9s
“And your boy went all Mikey Douglas from Falling Down, which I saw again recently, by the way.” – Falling Down is a 1993 crime drama thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Ebbe Roe Smith. The film stars Michael Douglas in the lead role of William Foster, a divorcé and unemployed former defense engineer. The film centers on Foster as he goes on a violent rampage across the city of Los Angeles, trying to reach the house of his estranged ex-wife in time for his daughter's birthday party. Along the way, a series of encounters, both trivial and provocative, cause him to react with violence and make sardonic observations on life, poverty, the economy, and commercialism. Robert Duvall co-stars as Martin Prendergast, an aging LAPD Sergeant on the day of his retirement, who faces his own frustrations, even as he tracks down Foster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOUdakrP52E
“Between that and ghost in the darkness, looks like he went temporarily...” - The Ghost and the Darkness is a 1996 historical adventure film starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas set in Africa at the end of the 19th century. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and the screenplay was written by William Goldman. The film tells a fictionalised account of the true story about the two lions that attacked and killed workers at Tsavo, Kenya during the building of the Uganda-Mombasa Railway in East Africa in 1898. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M38HWM4CTY
“I'm your Huckleberry.” – Huckleberries hold a place in archaic American English slang. "I'm your huckleberry" is a way of saying that one is just the right person for a given job. It came back into the popular consciousness after the film, “Tombstone” when Val Kilmer, as Doc Holiday, used the term. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8OWNspU_yE

CONTINUITY
“So let the stern bush breathe...” - (1x11 "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me, Oops He's Dead!", 5x14 “The Polarizing Express”, 7x03 “Lassie Jerky”, 7x07 “Deez Nups”)
Gus’ mother’s gambling – first seen in 3x09 “Christmas Joy”
Shawn’s inability to handle death – 6x10 “Indiana Shawn”
SEIZE- S=Seize, E=Eggs, I=I don’t know, Z=zebra, E=eighties
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