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Psych – The Eighth (And Final) Season

by Alan Rapp on April 8, 2014

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  • Title: Psych – Season Eight
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Psych - The Eighth (And Final) SeasonThe final season of adventures for fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend pharmaceutical salesman Burton Guster (Dulé Hill) offers Psych a chance to go out in style beginning with Shawn and Gus’ trip to England featuring the return of notorious art thief Pierre Despereaux (Cary Elwes) in the season premiere, and end with a finale that offers new beginnings in San Fransciso for most of the core characters, a proposal for Juliet (Maggie Lawson), appearances by Billy Zane, the real Val Kilmer, and Bud from The Cosby Show, and Shawn struggling with saying goodbye to his best friend.

Highlights of the season include Lassiter‘s (Timothy Omundsonstruggles with impending fatherhood, Gus’ obsession with the murder of a man whose life mirrors his own, a 60s flashback episode with the cast playing new roles, Shawn and Gus going into the food truck business, murder at a paranormal consultant convention, and Gus’ attempts to solve his fear of loosing Shawn in dream therapy.

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Psych – The Breakup

by Alan Rapp on March 29, 2014

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  • Title: Psych – The Breakup
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Psych - The Breakup

After eight years the doors of Psych are closed in the series finale which features Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) working one more murder case while Shawn struggles to tell his best friend that he’s decided to move to San Fransisco to be with Juliet (Maggie Lawson). While offering a typical wacky adventure, “The Breakup” makes several nice nods to the show’s past while showcasing that Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) is in good hands without Juliet, Shawn, and Gus as Betsy Brannigan (Mira Sorvino) proves more than up to the challenge of solving crime without the use of a fake psychic (and her choice of Junior Detective is a nice touch as well).

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  • Title: Psych – A Nightmare on State Street
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Psych - A Nightmare on State Street

Gus‘ (Dulé Hill) attempts to get control of his nightmares, which he refuses to admit are caused by his increasing fear of Shawn (James Roday) abandoning him to live in San Fransisco with Juliet (Maggie Lawson), by agreeing to dream therapy with Dr. Ashford M. Simpson (Bruce Campbell) offers the penultimate episode of Psych to a variety of odd sequences as an increasingly tired Burton Guster has trouble distinguishing between the real world and that of his dreams which include a haunted house, evil children, and Curt SmithLassiter (Timothy Omundson), and Woody (Kurt Fuller) all being eaten by zombies.

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Psych – A Touch of Sweevil

by Alan Rapp on March 14, 2014

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  • Title: Psych – A Touch of Sweevil
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Psych - A Touch of Sweevil

After being denied entry to paranormal consultant convention for years, Shawn (James Roday) is ecstatic to finally have made the cut, but when the host drops dead midway through introductions Lassiter‘s (Timothy Omundson) seizes the opportunity to use Shawn and Gus (Dulé Hill), along with a witch (Yvette Nicole Brown) and ghost whisperer (Tom Arnold) to try and drive his new head detective out of the SBPD.

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  • Title: Psych – Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up
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“You just ate cow testicles.”

Psych - Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up

When their favorite food truck owner is killed Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) go undercover as food truck owners to track down a killer. Talking to the other food truck owners, the pair discover the entire group (except for their recently-deceased friend) pay protection money to a medical student (Corbin Bleu) pretending to be member of a local gang, a rash of bang robberies in the area where the trucks park, and that several local business owners hate the loss of business and parking issues the food trucks create.

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Psych – 1967: A Psych Odyssey

by Alan Rapp on February 28, 2014

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  • Title: Psych – 1967: A Psych Odyssey
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“Whatever it takes.”

Psych - 1967: A Psych Odyssey

Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson, who also directed the episode) returns to Santa Barbara to say goodbye by announcing she’s taken a new position in San Fransisco. One group hug later, Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) rounds up Shawn (James Roday), Gus (Dulé Hill), Juliet (Maggie Lawson), and Henry (Corbin Bernsen) to investigate an unsolved 1967 homicide in order to impress Mayor Swaggerty (John Kapelos), whose uncle was the victim, and become the SBPD’s next Chief of Police. The cast does double duty by playing various roles in 60s flashbacks (including Hill performing as the lead singer of the lounge band) as Lassiter attempt to piece together the case with the help of the remaining living witnesses (Loretta Devine, Peggy Lipton) while becoming increasingly obsessed with solving the crime.

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Psych – Cog Blocked

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2014

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  • Title: Psych – Cog Blocked
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“We just got smoked by a blind ninja.”

Psych - Cog Blocked

Dragged to a crime scene against his will, Gus (Dulé Hill) becomes obsessed with the apparent suicide of a man whose life eerily mirrors his own. Taking things personally, to an absurd amount, Gus bullies the pair onto the case convinced a man like Gus couldn’t have committed suicide. Humoring his best-friend, Shawn (James Roday) and Gus’ investigation lead them to a beautiful private investigator (Kali Hawk) with serious martial arts skills and a penchant for pretending to be blind, a shady Russian night club with a great buffet, and to the discovery of a complicated insurance scam that got their victim killed.

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Psych – Somebody’s Got a Woody

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 2014

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  • Title: Psych – Somebody’s Got a Woody
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Psych - Somebody's Got a Woody

When a murder suspect (Peter Stormare) breaks into the police station and takes Woody (Kurt Fuller) hostage, Trout (Anthony Michael Hall) organizes the troops for a siege and to prepare to take the morgue by force. Believing his abductor might actually be innocent, Woody convinces Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) to take the case and solve the murder of a recently-released con. And Juliet (Maggie Lawson), not willing to let Trout risk Woody’s life needlessly, puts her own life in danger by pretending to be the coroner’s daughter.

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  • Title: Psych – Remake A.K.A. Cloudy… With a Chance of Improvement
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“We have a bonerfide defense team now.”

Psych - Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With a Chance of Improvement

While cracking several jokes about unnecessary remakes (and making quips about things we know will come to pass over the show’s eight-year run), Psych turns its attention to unnecessarily remake one of the show’s First Season episodes “Cloudy With a Chance of Murder.” Bringing back some, but not all, of the episode’s original guest-stars (including Michael Weston as the defense attorney in far over his head) while adding in Ralph Macchio, Ray Wise, and Ed Lover, Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) head into the courtroom as legal consultants intent on saving a preschool teacher (Lindsay Sloane) who is charged with the murder of a local weather man (Dana Ashbrook).

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Psych – S.E.I.Z.E. the Day

by Alan Rapp on January 17, 2014

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  • Title: Psych – S.E.I.Z.E. the Day
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“Our killer is targeting a-holes.”

Psych - S.E.I.Z.E. the Day

Officer Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) psyches himself up to go after the shooter targeting Interim Police Chief Trout (Anthony Michael Hall), even if it requires dying “in a hailstorm of bullets” (something Trout is willing to live with), but when Marlowe (Kristy Swanson) breaks the news about her pregnancy the SBPD’s former Chief Detective finds himself less willing to put his life on the line. Enlisting the help of Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill), who are still banned from working for the department and are struggling with Shawn’s ridiculous new plan to transform himself into a life coach, Lassiter brings in Trout’s mother (Celia Weston) as their leading suspect.

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