On the way, they run into a very angry Lassiter who spent all day in court waiting to testify because the defense attorney didn't show up again. Once outside, Ryan tells Shawn and Gus he overheard a time – 10:00 to 4:30, a place – 420 something, and a name – Tom. Shawn sends Ryan on his way so he and Gus can research this new information at the Psych office. But Gus, shouldering all the work as usual, eventually gives up and goes back to his route. Shawn is then forced to call in Henry, once known as the human lie detector, for help with Ryan who then confesses to the murder. When Shawn confronts Ryan, he says he lied to Henry because they don't know whom they can trust. Shawn, frustrated, insists Ryan stop with the lies and just be Ryan. Just then Gus calls from his route. He's figured out where the hit is going to be – at the hospital. They call Lassiter and Juliet down but the supposed victim, Tom Lieber, ends up being an amnesiac with a boring life who apparently ran into a car a few days ago just after six on Anapamu Street. Since he's slowly regaining his memory, the only thing interesting in his life is that his accident and recuperation is being covered by the paper. Seeming like another of Ryan's goose chases, Lassiter leaves to take a call from the Chief, who tells them the body of the missing defense lawyer was found in a building on Gardner and Carrillo.
Back at the police station, Shawn asks the Chief if the murdered lawyer could be the victim of Ryan's assassination plot, but Vick, admitting the thought actually crossed her mind, tells him it's impossible. The lawyer was murdered on Tuesday around 6pm, the day before Ryan allegedly overheard the hit men talking about killing someone. McNab brings in surveillance footage near the crime scene and the cops leave to take a look. Shawn holds Gus back, and they realize that the lawyer was murdered around the same time and place that Lieber was hit by a car. Everything connects back to Ryan's story. They catch up to the cops and see footage of Lieber running away from the crime scene. The cops take this to mean Lieber killed the lawyer then got hit by a car as he fled the scene. Vick sends Lassiter and Juliet to the hospital to arrest Lieber before he remembers what he did and flees. But Shawn sees something else on the tape – two shadows chasing Lieber. He realizes Lieber saw Ryan's assassins kill the lawyer and ran for his life right into traffic. The killers, following Lieber's recovery in the paper, know Lieber becomes more of a threat every day and will try to eliminate him again. Shawn and Gus race to the hospital to warn Lassiter and Juliet but Lieber is already gone. Dejected, they get back in Gus' car to find Ryan and Lieber hiding in the back seat from the killers who Ryan insists are right on their tail. Gus careens into traffic as Ryan explains he had to get Tom out for his own safety. Gus, not seeing anyone following them, pulls over into an alley. But just as Shawn convinces him to trust in his belief in Ryan, the killers pull up and start shooting at them. Gus crashes the car and they are forced to escape on foot. Tom, still recovering, has problems keeping up so Shawn has Gus take him to safety and call for help as he and Ryan try to slow down the killers. Shawn and Ryan then spin the lie of their lives and nearly convince the killers they are surrounded by cops. Just as the hit men realize they've been duped, shots ring out. Lassiter and Juliet have arrived in time, making it appear Shawn and Ryan had been telling the truth all along. Back at the Psych office, Ryan thanks Shawn and Gus for believing him, realizing that his lying might have cost an innocent person his life. He's turning over a new leaf and from now on he's going to be just Ryan, he tells them, as he leaves to captain a hot air balloon in a multi-state regatta.