Lassie feels important. We all know that Lassie has a high opinion of himself and considers himself to be leaps and bounds above all other detectives, but this week, he got some validation from an unlikely source: the Feds! First, they told Shawn and Gus to wait in the helicopter because they were tired of looking at their faces (much to Lassie's pure joy), and then they made Lassie point on the investigation. He was like a kid in a candy shop and Shawn and Gus were dumbfounded. Shawn even pointed out that Tom had two watches and Lassie couldn't compete with that. But the icing on the cake was the explanation the feds gave for making Lassie point on the case: experience tells them that the guy without a life puts the most into the investigation. Hahaha!
Shawn and Gus read the news... in the dark. Trying to be inconspicuous and act like real spies aren't exactly things that Shawn and Gus are very good at (after all, earlier in the episode, the two caused such a stir on the pier that it got back to Lassie in a matter of minutes). So, Shawn drew on every spy movie tactic ever put on the big screen and wore a trench coat, sat on a bench alone in the middle of an empty park and read a newspaper (in the dark of night) in order to look
OK, FOR REAL, MY SIDE JUST SPLIT
Gus in the helicopter. OK, so there wasn't a true side-splitting moment in this one, but Gus freaking out in the helicopter came close enough to warrant the prize. After determining that searching for Nadia's former spy in the Los Padres National Forest was far too great of a task on foot, Shawn got an idea (that 99.6% of the time would not have worked, but since about a week ago, he knows a guy who can help). They needed a helicopter and Declan just happened to have one (along with a personal chef who makes creme brulee to order). After convincing Declan to let them use the chopper, they take to the air to see if they can spot the former spy's super-secret hideout. Declan was at the controls, but it soon came to light that he got his pilot's license only three days prior. Gus got nervous. Then, Nadia mentioned that they need to hurry and find the place before an F14 shoots them down. Gus's freaked out "What??!! We're gonna get shot down??!!" reply cracked me up! Finally, Declan confessed that landings are "dicey at best" for him. Even Shawn gets concerned, but it's Gus's worried look that left me laughing.
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