Psych Review: Welcome to Adventureland

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This was a midseason return that only Psych could deliver: Despereaux, a mythical treasure, a faked death and treasure hunters. Indeed, "Indiana Shawn & The Temple of the Kinda Crappy Rusty Old Sword" was a clever and compelling welcome back for our boys.

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It looks like Gus decided to confront Shawn about the ring he found at the end of "Neil Simon's Lovers Retreat." Lucky for Gus, Shawn really wasn't as serious about proposing just yet, but he was quick to promise that when he finally did pop that question, Gus would be right there beside him.

I like how Shawn chose to designate it as his "emergency" ring. No proposal should be an emergency! That said, would we expect anything else from Shawn? Responding to his feelings in an emergency situation seems to be his strong suit.

At least we figured out where he got the ring from: his grandma. That's really sweet!

And then there's Despereaux. Of course that's who Shawn would call when the occasion required art expertise, or at least expertise in stolen good recovery. Or perhaps just expertise in being awesome?

I can't believe he made them patsies... again! In a lot of ways, faking his death like that made Shawn and Gus suckers. I'm really sad, though. You almost can't bring Despereaux back if everyone thinks he's dead. Then again, I very much want Shawn and Gus to figure out that they really did have the core collection artwork at their fingertips. That was a pretty epic coverup. Did he simply Windex that painting down? Who would have thought?

How about Shawn's lack of an ability to deal with death? He was seriously in denial about Despereaux. While it made complete sense given that he was right and Despereaux was very much alive, his wildly inappropriate antics at the faux-funeral were enough to make you cringe in between outburst of laughter.

Other highlights from the episode:

  • Shawn in the Indiana Jones gear had to be the highlight of this episode. He was so handsome!
  • Shawn and Gus getting into a physical altercation.
  • Shawn hiding the dagger in his pants.
  • Lassiter's complete lack of sensitivity.
  • the flashback to the loss of Lizardy.
  • the subtle references to Indiana Jones, i.e. the use of maps when the boys were traveling.

Welcome back, Psych!

So, do you think Despereaux has a chance of appearing again? Do you think Shawn and Gus will ever learn how close they really were to that treasure?


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Also loved the dagger in the pants! I do however think the way carleton acted was a little too much and he is starting to become an overbearing character to me. wat he dogs was carleton, but I dont believe him to be that heartless. I thought they stayed from who they have presented him to be.....he would have stol been an ass, but his sincerity on his condolences to shawn would have been serious and heart felt a little longer before he joked again......carleton may be an ass, but hes not tacky.


Big fan of psych from the beginning :)
Things I also loved - the whole indiana jones references thing, right down to the attire and the "satchel" that zak galafinakis brought to every ones attention in the Love despereaux, loved cary forever! The dynamics between himself shawn are comedic genius, I love watching them. I think that bringing him back is the only course of action-the way they set it up at the end, to me, they showed despereaux finding the real painting, blah blah - if they wernt gonna follow through on the story, why show us that, wat was the point? I think he will be back for the other paintings......or something - also it looks like they have too much fun on set for him not to come back.


"Rusty old sword"? Where'd that come from? You do know that the episode is called "Indiana Shawn And The Temple Of The Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger", right? ;) Anyways, I'm sooo glad my favorite show is finally back!!! As always, great episode! Loved that we got to see Shawns emotional side there, the scene where he got the DNA news at the funeral was intense... But I also love that even when there's sad stuff happening Psych stays a comedy and gets the smile back on your face a minute later :) Shawn stabbing everything in that guys house, hilarious! Can't wait for next week!


sooooo happy that psych is back! it delivered a solid episode, as usual!!


So glad to see Cary lost that weight. He looks like the actor I remember! So that made it so much better to watch too.


Considering what Steve Franks said last night during character chatter ("Cary is always welcome"), I'm sure they can(/probably will) find a way to write him back in at some point in the future if he so desires. I could also see Franks having an "aha!" moment when writing another episode, saying he just HAD to include Despereaux in this plot line, so he'd figure out a way to include him.

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