In an attempt to bond with Rachael’s (Parminder Nagra) son, Gus (Dulé Hill) takes Maximus (Mateen Devji) to the circus not realizing Shawn (James Roday) has been hired to by a member of the circus (Kirsten Prout) only to have the young boy witness the death of the missing person the psychic detective was hired to find. Needing to get closer to the action to investigate what might be a murder, Shawn and Gus take jobs with the circus as the yodeler and master of ceremony.
For the show’s 100th episode, Psych reunites several members of the cast of Clue in a whodunit that goes back to Shawn (James Roday) and Gus’ (Dulé Hill) third case with the Santa Barbara Police involving aging rock star Billy Lips (Steve Valentine) convicted of manslaughter. A little more than five years later, Shawn is invited to a super-secret party at a Santa Barbara mansion originally owned by a famous chocolatier. With Juliet (Maggie Lawson) unable to attend, Shawn and Gus are greeted by the mysterious benefactor’s butler (Garrett Morris) who offers no clues at his employer’s identity.
“Gus, don’t be the remake of Yours, Mine and Ours. For that matter don’t be the original, either.”
After celebrating moving in with Juliet (Maggie Lawson) with their friends and family Shawn (James Roday) goes a bit overboard in his attempts to force Henry (Corbin Bernsen) into a friendship with Juliet’s stepfather Lloyd (Jeffrey Tambor). A simple package pick-up escalates quickly and gets his father shot at (twice). Henry’s ever-lessening trust in Lloyd isn’t improved by an impromptu plane ride into Mexico, being thrown into a Mexican jail, and being kidnapped by the most wanted man in Mexico (Tony Plana).
“O’Hara, I forbid you to buy into this load of crap!”
Shawn (James Roday) tricks Gus (Dulé Hill) into the woods to meet up with a pair of film students (Kate Rogal, Alex Enriquez) attempting to capture proof of Bigfoot on video. Convinced the pair are concocting a hoax of their very own to win a student film award no one is more surprised than Shawn when the foursome are attacked a very large furry creature, but not as surprised as Gus when he stumbles into a shallow grave containing three fresh corpses (and one panicking pharmaceutical salesman) while running from Bigfoot.
Shawn (James Roday) becomes jealous when Juliet (Maggie Lawson) goes undercover on an online dating site trying to find a serial killer who has a thing for late twentysomething blondes and Gus (Dulé Hill) begins spending all his free time with his new girlfriend Rachael (Parminder Nagra), also found on the dating site, rather than his psychic best friend. Feeling a little lost and taking advice from his mother (Cybill Shepherd) a little too far, Shawn decides to move in with his father (Corbin Bernsen) to help in his recovery after getting shot by one of oldest living friends.
“Let’s go catch the son of a bitch that shot my dad.”
In the conclusion to last season’s cliffhanger Henry (Corbin Bernsen) fights for his life in the hospital, and deals with the unwanted affection of Chelsea (Arden Myrin), and a sleep-deprived and destructive Shawn (James Roday), with the help of Gus (Dulé Hill), searches for his father’s old friend Jerry Carp (Max Gail), who shot Henry and left him for dead. After finding a secret room in the man’s house and clues to continue searching, but also being caught in the act of breaking “half his house” by Juliet (Maggie Lawson) and Lassie (Timothy Omundson), Shawn once again promises to leave the case to the SBPD.
Although last season of Psych hit DVD shelves this week it looks like we’ll have to wait a few more months for Season Seven. On the plus side the show has released this promo giving us a glimpse of what we’re in store for when the show returns in February.