"Mr. Yin Presents..." is the sixteenth and final episode of season four. A killer targets Shawn using scenarios from classic Hitchcock films.

Plot SummaryEdit

Shawn arrives late to meet Gus at a screening of "Psycho", and has to squeeze down the row past other theatergoers to take his seat. On their way out of the theater, they are surprised to meet Mary Lightly, who helped them track serial killer Mr. Yang. Mary takes them to a diner, where they discuss Yang's new book that has just been released. Mary points out that, according to the book, Yang could not have been working alone. She had an accomplice. Shawn and Gus don't believe it, and leave the diner - and the Yang case - behind. But later they are called to a crime scene to find the waitress from the diner murdered and her body arranged into a Yin/Yang symbol.

Shawn, Gus and the cops meet Mary at the diner where they find a Yin/Yang symbol on a pie and a crossword clue inside of it, daring them to "Find Me." Mary says this is the work of Yang's accomplice, Yin, so Shawn, Gus and Mary go to talk to Yang in jail. Yang tells them that she did have a partner, and Yin is worse than she is. Lassiter calls and tells them that the name of the person who wrote the crossword is Ben McKenna, a name Gus recognizes as a character in the Hitchcock film "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Shawn takes them back to the theater where they saw Psycho earlier, and uses the crossword clues to find a seat, in the same row they sat in the night before. Shawn remembers squeezing down the row, but not the face of the person sitting in that seat. Juliet finds a taunting note under the seat. Mary says Yin is acting alone now, and being the opposite of Yang, has no rules. Gus suggests going with the Hitchcock theme and reviewing all of his movies. They all split up an Shawn falls asleep in the middle of his film. But as he dreams, he remembers the person in the theater seat to be Mary. Mary is Yin.

Shawn tells the police his theory and suggests they keep Mary close and let him incriminate himself. So when Mary shows up with a new note from Yin that was left on his doorstep, they agree to follow the Hitchcockian clues to a fountain in a park. Shawn and Gus say they will meet them there, then take a detour to Mary's house where they find proof he was in the theater and a closet full of Yang information. At the park, Lassiter, Juliet and Mary climb the stairs to the fountain but Mary lags behind. Juliet realizes they are looking for a bus just as Lassiter notices Mary is gone. They see a figure in a fedora tip his hat to them and get on the bus. Lassiter puts in a call to stop the bus. Back at Mary's place, Shawn finds a notebook that seems to have rough drafts of Yin's next clue. Lassiter and Juliet get back to their car and find Mary waiting. He says he tried to catch the bus but couldn't. Lassiter gets a call that the cops missed the bus as well. Later, he, Juliet, Shawn and Gus stake out the location referenced in the rough draft and watch as Mary arrives. Lassiter and Juliet circle the building as Shawn and Gus enter into a sound studio to find surveillance monitors of a staircase. They see Mary enter the frame and climb the stairs, just like Martin Balsam in "Psycho." Shawn realizes too late they have it wrong and watch helplessly as Mary is fatally stabbed. They rush to Mary who says the rough drafts were really recreations, and he came there alone in an effort to be heroic. Shawn and Gus look up to see Yin standing in the shadows as Mary dies in their arms.

Shawn and Gus go back to Yang, who tells them to look in her book. Shawn holds the book up to the light and sees a stick figure of a girl with a note, "For Shawn." Shawn gets a call from Vick, who tells them Yin sent another clue. At the police station, Vick tells them Yin has cast them all as Hitchcock characters and given them locations where they are to play their parts, including Henry. That night, as they are all participating in their Hitchcock reenactments, Yin kidnaps Juliet. Back at the police station, Shawn blames himself. He's always been a target of Yang and now Yin. Lassiter asks if Shawn knows where his friends and family are. Henry and Madeleine are accounted for but Abigail was supposed to be arriving from Uganda that day. McNab arrives at the airport to pick her up, but is knocked out by Yin, who kidnaps Abigail, too. Yin calls Shawn and tells them he must choose between the women. He can't save them both.

Yin has Juliet tied up and dangling from a clock tower as he forces her to call Shawn with a clue. The cops figure out where she is as Shawn realizes the picture in the book is a clue to Abigail's location. Gus, Lassiter and Vick rush to save Juliet as Shawn and Henry go after Abigail. Shawn arrives at the pier to find Yin still there. Yin is surprised to see him, but Shawn realizes in order to save Abigail, he must let Yin go. He saves Abigail, and Gus and the cops are able to get to Juliet in time as well. Abigail tells Shawn his life is too crazy for her and he understands. Elsewhere, Yin (with his back to the camera) takes off his mask and places it next to a picture of a young woman - Yang - standing next to a young Shawn Spencer


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  • As well as echoing the Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series, the title evokes a theatrical production, harking back to An Evening With Mr. Yang.
  • According to USA Network's "Psych All Night" event, this is Corbin Bernsen's favorite episode.
  • Henry states the runtime for the Little Mermaid is 116 minutes; it is actually 92 minutes.