Ray Wise is a priest! Love it!
This episode was written by one of the Scrubs writers. And it shows. Shawn is much more J.D-like in this episode. And okay, so he's had J.D-ish moments before. But here it's so, so obvious. I feel like Roday mainlined all seven series of the show and decided to do a Zach Braff impression --- only pitching it so he's marginally less annoying. (Also, I swear the picture they show of Shawn and Gus cheek to cheek is a direct copy of a shot of J.D and Turk.)
I was slightly turned on when Shawn and Gus were about to fight. I think this proves how twisted my ideal relationship dynamics are. Snarky friendship? Oh, yes, please. Punching? Yay! They're so in love!
"Oooh, let me guess. Relationship trouble."
"Yeah. I hate it when we fight."
"I'm sure she feels the same way."
"I'm not talking about Abigail, I mean Gus."
"So am I." = AMAZING! EEEE! I love Henry.
Simon Baker reference! HAHAHAHA!
... wrong in your weenie?
I want to know what Shawn confessed when he was 16.
Overall, I really enjoyed this episode. The whole Shawn ever having gone to Sunday School thing didn't really ring true for me, although I'll admit there's probably been references to that before that I've ignored. Shawn was a bit of a jerk in this episode, but apart from how he treated Lucy's mother, I mostly liked him. And I especially liked that a lot of the episode was about Shawn and Gus' love.