In a "found footage" style episode, Shawn and Gus join two student filmmakers, Kate and Chavo, in their attempt to make a documentary on the discovery of Bigfoot. They plan on using the finished product to win the Student Academy Award. We learn that Shawn found Kate and Chavo's blog while searching the Internet for "Harry and the Hendersons." Once Shawn discovered Kate and Chavo's plan to find Bigfoot in the woods of Santa Barbara, he asked to be a part of it. But Shawn knew Gus wouldn't join in on the fun unless he was lead into the forest under false pretenses.
Madeline and Shawn bring Henry back from the hospital. Madeline says she can only stay a couple days and that it is her wish that Shawn take care of Henry after she leaves.
Later that day, after realizing the lease on his apartment is up soon, Shawn comes up with a plan to move in with his father to help take care of him until he is better. When Shawn tells Juliet this news, she is disappointed because she thought maybe Shawn would move in with her when his lease was up.
We pick up where we left off at the end of last season -- Shawn has just realized his father’s life is in danger. He rushes to find him, but it’s too late. One of Henry’s old partners, Jerry Carp, has already shot Henry because Henry found out Jerry was involved in a police scandal years ago, and Jerry needed to keep Henry quiet. Shawn rushes Henry to the hospital. After Henry makes it out of surgery okay, Juliet urges Shawn to not get involved with catching Henry’s shooter. Shawn doesn’t listen; he recruits Gus and they set out to find and arrest Carp.