LOGLINE: While watching a daredevil's motorcycle jump at a fair, Shawn believes someone is sabotaging his stunts. Shawn and Gus talk their way into his inner circle in order to find out who's trying to kill him.
SYNOPSIS: When Shawn and Gus get tickets to a daredevil show as payment for a job, Shawn notices that Dutch "The Clutch" Jenkins' fuel line has been cut just as his motorcycle flies through a ring of fire. Luckily Dutch survives the stunt, and Shawn, convinced someone tried to kill him, thinks the culprit will try again. He and Gus head backstage, where they express their fears to Louis, Dutch's son, who tells them something similar happened on his father's last two stunts. He'd love to hire a psychic detective to get to the bottom of things but money is tight for the family right now. After Shawn offers their services in exchange for an autograph, Louis tells them that Dutch is a skeptic who keeps his inner circle locked down tight, but he has an idea how to get around that.
He brings them into the after party and introduces them to Dutch as their new "die hards," – stunt testers. They also meet Dutch's much younger wife, Viki, who seems to be just as concerned with Dutch's safety as Louis. Dutch gets worked up when he sees an ad for an up and coming daredevil named El Diablo. He's Dutch's biggest rival but no one knows who he is as he always wears a mask. El Diablo is the reason Dutch has been pushing himself so hard. He needs to stay ahead of this guy. To that effect, Dutch's agent Manny tells him he's booked him some new stunts, but Louis thinks it's too soon. To prove his fearlessness, Dutch then throws himself off the balcony. Concerned, Shawn and Gus run over to see Dutch landed safely on a pile of garbage. It's going to be harder than they thought to keep this guy alive.
Back at the Psych office, Gus tells Shawn that according to Louis, Dutch doesn't have a will. Apparently invincible people don't need them. That takes inheritance off the table as a motive. Shawn says he's been looking into El Diablo. He always comes to town right after Dutch and they've been competing for the same gigs for over a year now, including the one Manny just got for Dutch. Getting rid of Dutch would clear the way for El Diablo, plus he would have intimate knowledge of the best ways to sabotage a stunt. They track down El Diablo at a motorcycle show, but when they go to question him, he takes off on his bike. Shawn hops on one himself, chasing El Diablo down and knocking him off his stunt bike. Shawn unmasks their suspect, who turns out to be Louis. Louis insists he's not trying to kill Dutch. He hides his identity because Dutch forbid him to follow in his footsteps for fear of his safety. As soon as Louis proves he's legit, he'll come clean to his father, who hopefully will then let him take over the family business and retire before Dutch gets really hurt. Shawn "psychically" notices Louis' bike was recently repainted. Louis tells them he got it from his dad, who didn't need it anymore because Manny had gotten him a newer, safer bike – the bike that was tampered with during the last stunt. Manny could be their culprit but instead of trying to kill his own meal ticket, he is just trying to make the stunts more exciting so they get more attention, which in turn means more gigs and more money.