Summary: The mayor’s death is examine by Shawn who ends up running for office in the process.
The mayor, Gavin, is giving a speech about the success of the police department. Shawn gets up to make a speech. There is a plaque on the stage and he gives it to Vick before continuing with his speech.
After the speech, Shawn goes to see the mayor. His wife, Renee, comes over and leaving. His campaign manger, Jason, comes over to bring him to the next event. He asks Shawn to brunch at his house and asks for Juliet to come.
Shawn goes to ask Juliet to go with him. She says that the way that he gloats reminds her of what he’s like.
Shawn/Gus go to the brunch. Shawn tells Gus how much he likes Gavin. As they approach the house they see him dead in his surfing outfit.
Lassiter/Juliet/Shawn/Gus are at the Morgue. Woody tells them where he died, called the Vortex which has rocks near the swell. Woody said it took them four hours before he was found, which would put him dead around 6am where there is no waves.
Shawn/Gus go to talk to Jason at city hall. He is cleaning up Gavin’s office. Shawn asks about his enemies. He says they were raising money to expand his campaign. Jason tells them that Renee is rich and doesn’t like to give up her money. He tells them that a new group is coming in to run the city. The new mayor, Tom Swaggerty, comes in and gives Jason the plan for the day. He tells them that there is a vote to build a mall on the wetlands but a company called Pacific is trying to build it.
Shawn/Gus go to the wetland preservation with a model for the convertion of the wetlands. She goes to get security and Shawn looks at her computer. And finds an Email for Aquita Equities, which the new mayor, Tom, is a part of.
Shawn/Gus tell Juliet/Lassiter/Vick that they think that Tom killed Gavin. They don’t believe Shawn/Gus. Gus shows Shawn that he stole the bylaws. He reads that he would get it if he is unopposed, if not then there would be a vote.
Shawn uses the podium to announce his run for mayor, where only Gus and a homeless woman are listening.
Gus is giving Shawn a pep talk before his first TV interview. Gus is giving him a tip on answering questions.
Henry comes into the kitchen and puts on the TV and sees that Shawn is interviewing for the mayor. Josephina, the interviewer, asks what he will do about the debt the city has. Shawn rambles on about candy before quoting Along Came Polly. Henry shuts the TV off.
Shawn/Gus show up at the office. Woody calls them and congratulates him on interview. He talks to them about the body. He says he finds gray hairs that’s not his. Jason comes in and says he wants to help. Gus says he’s got the campaign manager covered. Jason says that he’s gotta improve his image. He says that Tom’s fiancee died recently and has the public sympathy. He tells them to go to a gala with a date.
Shawn shows up with Juliet. She says she’s only there to help him investagate. Jason tells them about Hobbs, who is hosting event. Tom shows up with his daughter and Jason tells him to go and get some of the media. He asks where tom was during the day that Gavin died. He keeps trying to pull his hair and Gavin pushes him away.
Tom gives a toast for Gavin. He starts dancing with his daughter. Shawn asks Juliet to dance and she says no. She says it’s a good thing he can’t dance. He takes her hand and leads her to the dance floor. They talk about how he bailed on their dance lessons and he admits that he lied to her to go somewhere with Gus. Then he says that he felt guilty that he went back to the dance lessons and took them by himself. Juliet gets overwhelmed before leaving the floor. Shawn goes to see her. She says that he’s on the hook until he tells the Chief. He says he can’t do that. Juliet walks away. Shawn goes to shake Tom’s hand before pulling his hair.
Shawn goes to talk to Gus at Psych office. Shawn says that the hair’s not his. Shawn says he’s going to drop out of the race. Jason comes in and says that Shawn nailed t at the gala event. He says he took a straw vote and would win.
Gus shows Lassiter/Henry the paper. They both are not happy about it. Shawn shows up at the police station talking to the media. Lassiter yells at him to the room. He tells him to stop. Shawn says he’s going to withdraw. Henry says he can’t because then it would put him under scrutiny. Gus says that he can help him make look less desirable. Shawn sees a picture of a woman who is wearing a turquoise necklace. And then he concludes that Gavin must have been having affairs on his wife.
Shawn goes to see Renee. She said she knew that. She says their marriage was a career move. She says she didn’t kill him, that they had slept with him. She said that she had to get something for the $50k she gave him for his campaign.
Gus tells Shawn he leaked a photo of him surrounded by beer cans. Then he said he made a commercial showing all the negative stuff that he’s going to do during his run as mayor. Jason calls and yells at him about the commercial. Shawn tells him that Gavin got the money for his campaign before realizing that the book end is missing. He says to Gus that someone broke in and stole the money and killed him. He sees tools nearby and thinks it’s one of the help.
Shawn/Gus go to the plumber’s house. They see a new Mercedes outside his house before going in. Gus finds the plumber dead on the floor.
Shawn remembers seeing him at the speech Gavin gave. Shawn goes to look on his computer while Gus goes through his papers. He finds bank statements with a $50k deposit 4 days earlier. Shawn sees photos of Tom’s ex-fiancee with Gavin. There are pictures of them fighting. Shawn looks at the bank statements and sees that there was another deposit a few months earlier, a few days after her death.
It’s the city committee when Shawn cuts in. Juliet/Vick/Lassiter show up. He tells them that the woman died was in Gavin’s house. He believes that the death was accidental. He says that Jason helped Gavin cover up what happened. He goes in about the blackmail with the Plumber and Gavin. He says that Jason killed Gavin for wanting to come clean. He says that Jason didn’t want Tom as mayor because he wanted to reopen his fiancee’s investigation and then he had to kill the plumber so he wouldn’t testify. Jason gets up to run away but Lassiter arrests him. Shawn concludes his speech before shrugging his shoulders to Juliet.
Shawn/Gus show up at the police station. Shawn sees Juliet working and he remembers what she said. He heads to the talk to the Chief. He starts talking about the last case with her. Juliet busts in and she says that Shawn is covering for her. She scolds them before dismissing them.
Shawn and Juliet go for a walk. She says that if he went through with telling Chief the truth then she would be selfish. Shawn thinks that they can get back together but she says she still can’t trust him yet. They decide to get some soup or chili.
Next week: 7×11 ‘Office Space’
Shawn and Gus accidentally mess up a crime scene where Gus’s boss was killed and now are the prime suspects.