I was so completely right when I said that this was going to be my new favorite episode. Oh “Psych,” you are too awesome.
We begin with the gang at a retirement party for Jim, a cop that no one even knows. Shawn begins to wonder why they are there. Turns out Gus wanted to go to hit on women. Shawn and Juliet are disgusted. Juliet goes home (which I was kinda bummed about… I would have loved to have hungover Juliet who can’t remember anything… OMG SEQUEL!) and Shawn proposes a toast to Jim. He then gets a round on the police stations dime.
Cut to the Psych office the next morning. Shawn is asleep at his desk with a shower cap on his head and there’s a weird curly wig on the desk (which is never explained… wtf is that doing there? And why is no one concerned?) Shawn gets up and notices that Gus is asleep on the floor. He wakes Gus up and the two begin to wonder what the hell happened last night. Shawn has the shower cap, sandals that aren’t his on, and a gold chain around his neck. He can’t remember anything “Gus, my finger to eyebrow device is broken!” We here a groan come from the couch…
Lassie has just woken up, he has a black eye “What the hell happened last night?” Turns out he wasn’t sleeping alone on that couch. Woody: “Come back to bed peaches.” (OMG WTF HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?!) Cue Lassie freaking out and saying that what they think happened did not happen because nothing happened. And cue Shawn’s mocking. Shawn gasps and points to the fish tank where Lassie’s gun is. Lassie “My baby!” Lassie runs over to the tank, pulls out his gun then exclaims that there’s three bullets missing, he can tell by the weight (and I love Lassie and his crazy gun toting ways.) Shawn discovers a video on his phone of them partying with some dude wearing a Hawaiian Shirt. Nobody remembers who he is. They get a call from the police station saying that there is an emergency. We find out that Lassie’s car is missing. They decided to take the Blueberry.
Cut to the parking garage where we discover the Blueberry with a giant ding on it. Gus “If no one is going to start freaking out. I am OH MY GOSH. OH MY GOSH! DO YOU SEE MY CAR?!” Cue best Gus freak out of all time (hip thrusts included) and my laughing my ass off. Oh, this is just getting so amazingly good.
Cut to the SBPD morgue where there’s a dead guy, shot three times lying on the slab. Turns out to be the Hawaiian Shirt guy (who I’m going to refer to as HSG). Shawn texts Gus “Did Lassie kill this guy?” Cue Gus’s phone going off in HSG’s pocket and Shawn getting it out with a pair of tongs. Shawn gives Gus the phone, Juliet notices something going on and pulls Shawn aside asking him if he wants to talk about the phone call that he made last night. Shawn, obviously has no freaking clue about what she’s talking about. He says they will talk later, and reenters the morgue where he has one of the best freak outs of all time (which Dulé Hill said was completely improvised and done in one take. How awesome is James Roday?)because he can’t remember anything and he lost his psychic ability (which he never had, but Shawn does pride himself on being extremely aware of everything.) Woody exclaims that they all should pee in a cup to find out if they were drugged.
Cut to another area of the police station where Lassie is talking to McNab (yay McNab is back!) about finding his missing car. On the floor next to him is the victims phone. Gus does a sneaking I’m tying my shoe routine to fling the phone at Shawn who looks through it. He finds a bunch of pictures of a blond woman. Exclaims that he thinks the victim was a stalker. Woody comes back exclaims they were drugged and they head off the to bar they were at last night for Jim’s party.
Cut to an awesome slow motion walk into the bar (and I am in HEAVEN with this episode, oh pop culture references, they make my life.). Lassie walks up to the bar and says he has some hard serious questions… about his car. Bar tender doesn’t know anything about it. They ask him if he remembers HSG, he says ya, but why are they asking him. Bartender says they were best friends, buying him drinks all night. Gus: “Umm, I wasn’t buying some sandal wearing white guy drinks, ok? That’s not me.” Shawn remembers a creepy long haired blond guy at the bar, asks the bartender if he remembers him. The bartender knows him, its his partner Mikey. Mikey comes out from behind the bar. Shawn: “You, baby Thor!” (and I was totally thinking this!) It wasn’t him who drugged them. Enter some girl who remembers Gus from last night. Cue the two of them making out. Gus wants to leave, Shawn says no, we’re in the middle of an investigation so Gus stays. Shawn then remembers where they went after the bar.
Cut to a donut shop. The gang enters only to be yelled at by an angry little short man. So ya, guess they were there last night. Enter some other guy from behind the counter who points a shotgun at the gang exclaiming “You killed Bobo!” at Lassie. Gus: “Who the hell is Bobo?” Cut to the gang in a back room watching security footage of Gus and Shawn playing keep away with the Blueberry from Lassie, running into a donut statue (Bobo), knocking it over, and Lassie shooting it (Lassie shot a donut… hehehe). We then see some other guy come out of nowhere, yell at Lassie and Lassie get punched in the face. Lassie gets a call from the station saying that they are needed back there and they’re off.
Back at the station there’s another body and it’s the guy that punched Lassie in the face. Jeepers. Shawn discovers that the two bodies are related by looking at HSG’s cell phone. Everyone is off to the guy who punched Lassie in the face’s (referred to as GWPL for the rest of this review) house, but before Shawn leaves Juliet pulls him aside again asking if they are ever going to talk about the phone call that Shawn made. They decide to lay it all on the table. At the same time Shawn says that Lassie killed GWPL and Juliet says that Shawn asked her to move in with him. Shawn freaks out (commitment phobe) Juliet freaks out, they head over to GWPL’s house.
In the house they discover that GWPL is married to the blonde woman in pictures in HSG’s phone. Shawn figures out that HSG is a private detective that was following GWPL’s wife to see if she was cheating on him. Shawn gets a call from his dad who is holed up in a motel room that apparently he trashed. Shawn figures out that the shower cap that he was wearing in the beginning came from the hotel that his dad is at. They must have been waiting for GWPL’s wife. Shawn’s dad can’t remember anything, Shawn is on his way.
Cut to the motel where Shawn’s dad is at. The owner tells them they had trashed the place and Lassie had thrown a mattress into the pool. Lassie says he didn’t, but the owner has security footage. The owner also tells them that the woman that they had been waiting for had shown up eventually and they are off to their room where they discover that she hadn’t been there alone (there are two pillows each with a head indentation on it.) Shawn realizes that there is there is a gas leak and orders everyone out. They all jump off of the balcony to get out and land in the pool. The hotel room explodes (And I am awestruck. This episode has hilarious memory loss and explosions. It’s like an awesome dream.)
Cut to Chief Vick’s office where the gang is drying off with a towel. Chief Vick now knows everything that the gang knows. It’s extremely serious. Enter Ed Lover (holy crap it’s Ed Lover! “C’mon son!”) who is pissed because Shawn stole his necklace. He takes it back and leaves. Gus and Shawn fanboy out a bit. Gus gets a call from the girl at the bar and takes off saying that he almost got killed today and he’s going to go live his life. Everyone else goes back to solving the crime of the two dead guys. They begin looking through HSG’s phone again and discover that there is a picture of a convicted criminal named Leroy Jenkins (omg, really? Awesome! And if you don’t know who Leeroy Jenkins is, please google it.) with GWPL’s wife. They figure out that Leroy found out that HSG was taking pictures of him and killed HSG and GWLP to keep his whereabouts a secret. They then discover that Leroy has an adopted daughter, the girl that Gus is out with right now.
Cut to Gus’s apartment (it’s the first time we see Gus’s apartment! And its really nice… and is make me question my decorating skills). Gus is getting his game on, he tries to make out with the girl, but she stops him with a drink that she spiked. Gus drinks it.
Cut to Lassie, Shawn and Juliet who realize that Leroy is trying to kill Gus now too because Gus had HSG’s phone and he has seen the pictures. They leave to go after Gus in a police car. On the way they discover the bartender in Lassie’s car and Lassie freaking out and yelling at them, threatening to kill them. Back in Gus’s apartment, Gus is stoned, and it’s hilarious. Leroy is there threatening to kill him and Gus is just repeating everything he says. Leroy points a gun at Gus. Enter Shawn, Juliet and Lassie guns a blazing. The two teams take sides with Gus sitting on the couch in the middle… still stoned (only “Psych” can make a gunfight hilarious). Shawn is yelling at Gus that the other guys are the bad guys. Gus grabs a bowl of taffy and smacks Leroy upside the head with it. End gun fight.
Cut to the donut shop where Lassie is fixing Bobo. Lassie thanks Shawn for believing that he didn’t kill the guys. Shawn asks him if he wants a hug. Shawn and Gus have a short conversation about how Shawn is going to tell Juliet that he doesn’t want to move in together. Shan and Juliet then discuss it. Juliet knows that he isn’t ready to make that step and says that it’s ok, as long as it’s in their future.
Shawn: “You disgust me. You make me sick to my face.”
Lassie: “I think I’m going to turn myself in.” Shawn: “Why, for spooning with Woody?”
Shawn: “Man, I told you eating something called ‘Stick of Butter in a Bun’ was dangerous!”
Lassie: “Well, clearly, someone was trying to take advantage of us sexually. Me at least.”
Donut Guy: “Maybe they know you from the Cosby Show, Bud.” Gus: “I’m not Bud!” (yay for consistency!)
Shawn: “This was way easier when we thought Lassiter was the killer. Just saying.”
Shawn: “Which one of these houses is Terri Hatchers?”
Gus: “Sorry Shawn. It’s hard out there for a pimp.” Shawn: “It’s true Chief. It’s hard to make the rent.”
Shawn: “In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations can be made to ‘Glazed for Life.’”
Shawn: “You live amongst stacks and stacks of periodicals. And taxidermy… you have a stuffed werecat at home.”
Overall grade: A. This episode… what is there to even say. It was just fantastic. It was a great mix of hilarity, pop culture references and explosions… and I was in tears the whole time laughing my ass off. If you weren’t laughing, there is seriously something wrong with you.
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Next new episode of “Psych” airs October 26th at 10pm EST on USA (and OMG it’s a vampire episode… and it’s going to be awesome.