My own take and opinions of how Shawn and Juliet - Shules - are the perfect TV couple.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
S1 E2 – Spellingg Bee
In a DVD commentary, Steve Franks mentioned that it was
during the filming of the initial scene where Shawn and Juliet meet that he
decided that ultimately Shawn and Juliet would be a couple. He also knew that eventually James and Maggie
would also become a couple after watching the chemistry between the two of them
That first meeting between the two of them has to be one the
best first meetings ever. First Shawn
seeing a beautiful woman and having a true excuse to talk to her when she took
his seat, plus her possible put down as him being that guy who has to have
things just his way. You could see how
well they clicked right from the beginning.
Then with Shawn not going for the immediate use of his abilities; but
saving them for when she is willing to give him a chance was the perfect move
for him. I love his Juliet voice, both 8th
grade Juliet and the college educated Juliet.
Her surprise at all that he knew about her and then the realization that
she was a cop. All of the elements
played so well together. I can easily
see why Steve Franks came to the conclusions that he did.
At the crime scene, Juliet still being a new detective does
have a hard time looking at the dead body, although she is nowhere near the
level of difficulty around corpses that Gus has. Something that Juliet will eventually learn
to get over completely; however Gus will just get worse. Juliet can see the ramifications that a dead
body falling over a ledge may have on those in attendance of the bee, however
in these early episodes it’s easy to see why it is so easy for Shawn to
belittle Lassie’s police work, as he really doesn’t investigate that much. Lassie wants the easy answer and he now has a
partner that will question him on it. No wonder she scored higher on the
detective’s test. Plus right off we can
see that she is very personable and takes peoples feeling into account showing
that bad cop isn’t always the answer. I
add this so we can see where Juliet is at personally when she meets Shawn.
Although the second meeting between Shawn and Juliet is
short, but seeing Shawn in action declaring that the death was not an accident
but murder, she is very impressed by his skills. Then later in the chief’s office when Shawn
is going into more detail about his Chinese food vision, after getting results
from his dad, Lassie is annoyed and says how ridiculous it is, but Juliet is
taken in and is a believer, and questions lassie’s skepticism. So right from the start we can see that Juliet
will be one of Shawn’s biggest supporters in the police station. We know that Lassie doesn’t believe and that
the Chief has her suspicions, but as long as there are results she isn’t going
to question it.
When watching the conclusion of the case and Shawn’s antics
to get there, Juliet learns that Shawn doing crazy things to lead to who the
killer really is, is normal for him, she takes this news fairly well, although
she was surprised. But then we see what
a supporter of Shawn Juliet really is, when Shawn can’t confirm with a vision that
there was poison, Juliet steps up and tells everyone that since Shawn was so
sure about his vision of the Chinese food being poisoned she ran it through the
lab. When you think about it, with how
new she must be to the department, and how little she knows about Shawn, you
can see that a real relationship is forming there. She risked getting in trouble during her
first week, because she trusted Shawn’s hunch or vision. Then when Shawn realizes what she did for
him, he is floored. He can’t believe
that this beautiful woman believes in him.
I love the way that they acknowledge what the other did. With the silent thank you, and the nod
implying you’re welcome.
There wasn't much interaction, but the little that was
there, shows that Shawn and Juliet will become good friends working together. Juliet believes in his abilities, maybe even
more than she should, but she trusts that he will be able to solve the case when
no one else can.
Pineapple spotting: Shawn is eating a slice of pineapple
while building the doghouse.
Gus Nickname: No nickname; but the Super-Smeller was introduced.
Pop Culture References: One of the spelling words that Shawn
gives is Onion, Gus immediately questions this.
Gus played by Dule Hill played Sam the Onion man in the movie Holes.