THE BOYS ARE BACK!!!! *SQUEE!*
Ok, now that that’s out of the way…
Before I begin, can I just say, how fantastic were the opening credits? I mean seriously?! Hats off to the Psych crew on that. And if you didn’t see it, the extended version of the opening was leaked online (only to be removed a couple of hours later) and It’s even better (so much dancing!)
Now, I’m a total Psych-O so be prepared for a looooong recap/review. “You know that’s right.”
First of all, Shawn Spencer: way better (and sexier) than James Bond. Just saying…
We begin with Shawn sleuthing into an ambassadors house to get a Darth Vader action figure (yes, action figure… it’s NOT a doll) back for a kid who had it stolen from him. He retrieves the action figure, tries to escape only to hear security coming and hides under a bed. Cue Shawn finding a dead body. The guards leave, Shawn tries to escape again, guards hear him, Shawn jumps out a window and hops off the roof (and I think I’m in love with Shawn Spencer all over again… that was sexy.). He runs (no screaming), back to Gus who is waiting in the Blueberry and they take off.
Meanwhile back at the station, Lassie decides to coerce Juliet into getting hooked up to a lie detector by saying its broken. He asks her her name, “Juliet…. O’Hara.” And then one more thing… “Are you currently dating anyone.” Ya, Lassie’s having a bitch fit because Juliet is dating Shawn and she didn’t tell him. She says she doesn’t have time for this, and they both storm upstairs where they run into Shawn who tells them about his surprisingly specific psychic vision of a dead body.
And we’re off to the Amabassador’s house but the body is no longer under the bed. Shawn see’s drag marks, leads them outside, and low and behold the body is found floating in a pool (dun dun dun!!)
Cut to Lassie who is still having a bitch fit which annoys Juliet so much that she just tells him that she has been seeing Shawn. Cue Lassie saying he wants a new partner, one he can trust (Cue me freaking out and screaming “NO!” at my tv.) Thankfully, Chief Vick has the same idea as I do and tells them to suck it up and deal with it.
Next we head to a staff meeting where we find out that the victim’s name is Annabeth York, a member of the ambassador’s staff who is in the states to free British citizen Colin Hennessey, who had been accused of strangling his girlfriend to death. Annabeth had proven his innocence and he is free to go. Henry then pulls Shawn aside and tells him basically he knows that Shawn was at the house and that he’s going to get caught and lose his whole Psychic career. Shawn then deduces that the Ambassador is having an affair with Annabeth, why else would a low level staff member be given such a high profile case?
Henry then goes to see Woody. And can I just extol the virtues of Kurt Fuller (who plays Woody) for a second please? How great is this guy? His creepy fun coroner character is just fantastic. Anyway, back to the show: Woody tells Henry that whoever killed Annabeth is the same person that killed Colin’s girlfriend. DUN DUN DUN!!!
Shawn wants to go back to the mansion, so remember that kid from the beginning? The one that paid Shawn to get Darth Vader? Ya, Shawn gets him and the Ambassador’s son together which led to my favorite scene of the entire episode: Gus threatens to punch kids, the Ambassador’s son says that the new Star Wars movies are better than the old ones. Cue Gus, Best. Facial. Expression. Ever! “We are dealing with a crazy person!” Come to find out that Shawn stole the Ambassador’s son’s keys. He sneaks back into the house, almost gets caught, and we’re back under the bed again. Shawn overhears the Ambassador saying that they need someone on their side “like that psychic.” Ambassador leaves the room. Cut to Shawn and Gus knocking on the Ambassador’s door offering their services in exchange for perks like diplomatic immunity, “Can I rob a bank? Can I print my own money? Can you introduce me to Harry Potter?” The Ambassador agrees to let them work for him, cue Shawn “Dude, I just got us diplomatic immunity. What do you want to steal?”
We go back to the bedroom where Shawn flashes back to the night of the party and remembers seeing a pair of shoes in the closet. Shawn (in a British Accent) “Where are your shoes?” Ambassador “Where are you getting your accents from?” Shawn “The usual places I guess. Peter Pan. Geico Gecko. Phineas and Ferb.” Turns out the Ambassador doesn’t keep his shoes there. The murderer was a guest at the party! They begin to suspect that Colin may be the murderer. Shawn, Gus, Lassie and Jules go off to Colin’s house, Shawn busts into the house, and finds creepy stalker pictures of the first victim. Shawn runs into Collin’s host father, Charles Wignall and they begin to argue about who has more diplomatic immunity. Gus, Lassie and Jules are invited in the house when Jules gets a call that fingerprints had been found on the victim. The finger prints belong to the Ambassador’s head of security who admits that she moved the body to avoid a scandal, but also claims that she didn’t kill her. Cue Creepy Gus “That woman wears loyalty like a micro mini skirt.” I was just bummed he didn’t add a “What” to the end of that statement.
Cut to Shawn parking the blueberry half on the sidewalk and me giggling like crazy. I couldn’t help it, I missed Shawn Spencer and his awesome antics so much. Gus is not amused, which leads to the first Gus “don’t be” line of season 6! “Gus, don’t be the mystery mouseketool!” (cue me squealing like a crazy fangirl and laughing my ass off.) They find Colin, who runs. They must commandeer a car. They run into traffic, stop a car and flash Gus’s “Which Wich” card at them, which according to Shawn, has the Ambassador’s signature and proof that he has diplomatic immunity. The driver isn’t convinced so Shawn tries another car, which, turns out, is a police car. Whoops!
Cut to Shawn, Gus and Collin in jail. Lassie comes in and shows Shawn that he has a faxed picture of what appears to be Shawn walking up the stairs at the ambassador’s party but its from the back, so they can’t prove that its him. Shawn claims it isn’t and Lassie says that there is one way to find out if he’s telling the truth. Bring out the lie detector. Now, I’ve seen this clip 5 bagillion times since it premiered at Comic-Con and I was so anxious to find out what happened that I was sitting on the edge of my chair. Lassie hooks Shawn up, asks him his name. Shawn gets pissed and says that he knows why Lassie is doing this, that he’s upset that Shawn and Juliet didn’t tell him that they were together but Lassie is just going to have to “deal with the fact that I (Shawn) love her.” (cue me AWEING!!) Lassie says he has one more question, “Are you, Shawn Spencer, psychic.” Shawn takes a breath “yes.” AND HE PASSES! (cue me cheering!)
Shawn then remembers that there is a smudge on the faxed picture that matches the smudge on the fax machine at Colin’s host families’ house. And we’re off! Turns out that Colin’s host father, Charles was kind of a creeper and killed both of the women in order to protect Colin in a weird way. Charles says that he can’t be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity. Ya, well the dumbass shouldn’t have said it in front of the Ambassador who fires him. He is arrested.
Cut to Juliet and Shawn having a VERY awkward conversation at the police station when Lassie asks Shawn for a word. Lassie takes Shawn back down to the interrogation room where Lassie hooks himself back up to the lie detector and tells Shawn that if he doesn’t treat O’Hara (Jules) with the respect that she deserves, he will “discharge my weapon.” Shawn: “you’re saying you’ll shoot me.” Lassie “Repeatedly.” Shawn smirks, then looks down at the lie detector and notices that there is not one bit of dishonesty in what Lassie is telling him. I LOVE THIS SCENE! Lassie was being a total bitch baby through the whole episode and this scene made up for it! It just went to show how much Lassie really does care for Jules. Anyway…
Flashback (I was so bummed when we didn’t get one of these at the beginning, but I squealed again when one popped up at the end.) Henry is hooking up little Shawn to a lie detector to show him how to beat it. AHA! That’s how Shawn did it! :0)
Favorite quotes (not already mentioned.)
Shawn: “So they just bust out immunity and that’s it?” Gus: “They just did.” Shawn: “Awesome.”
Shawn: “Put that on my bucket list.” Gus: “Before or after invisible plane?” Shawn: “Jet pack, wonder woman plane, immunity.”
Gus: “You just said you’re legless.” Shawn: “You’re legless.”
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Overall Grade: A! Loved this episode so much. It was a great mix of “oh crap, what’s Lassie going to do now?” and all of the greatness that is Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster.
And the preview for next week? I think that is probably going to be my new favorite episode.
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Next new episode of Psych airs October 19th 10pm EST on USA
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