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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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