Psych Review: Implicated

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Apparently Gus still has some "Office Space" at Central Coast Pharmaceuticals.

Of course, he almost lost that this week when he tampered with a crime scene on Psych.

Saving Gus

If there's one thing I really appreciated about tonight's episode, it was the extent to which Shawn and Gus royally screwed up and succeeded in doing nothing but making it progressively worse.

The best part was that Shawn and Gus were solving the crime at Central Coast and continually implicated the people close to them in the entire debacle. From spilling their guts to Woody when he positively identified their scents on the body, to stealing communal travel mugs and straight up going to Henry for help, the only person who managed to remain at arms length was Lassiter. Luckily, they had enough help to keep him off the scent.

First, though, we really have to discuss how Gus managed to implicate Shawn in the first place. He tracked him down. Apparently at the home which Juliet still refers to as "hers" only. So, Shawn and Juliet upgraded from trust issues to hooking up when I wasn't looking? Okay. I guess I can sign onto that... for one episode and one episode only. I didn't like tuning into an episode and feeling like I'd missed a week.

Oh, well. It really did make for some entertaining moments, particularly when Shawn took her mug back to the crime scene that he and Gus proceeded to almost expertly swept clean. It forced him to tell Juliet the truth he refused to tell her originally, along with a series of truths thereafter. If there's anyway to build trust back up, that's fool-proof.

I have to say, however, that I really felt bad for Woody this week. Poor man was tied up in the Psych office with Depends on because he couldn't keep his mouth shut or his cell phone in his pocket. And then Shawn and Gus left him tied up there for far longer than he should have been. So much for cleaning up their own messes!

Then again, I have a strange feeling that he actually enjoyed it to some extent. Juliet, however, was horrified.

Overall, this episode was nonstop good fun. Many thanks to Andy Berman and Todd Harthan for the laughs and a little Shules love. Psych-O's really needed it!

Other highlights:

  • Shawn and Gus stealing Creech's socks.
  • Shawn pretending he had taken Henry to the ER to keep him quiet.
  • Gus' epic freakout in his dead boss' office. I couldn't stop laughing.
  • Fincher's inexplicable obsession with Gus.
  • Lassiter being shown up at his own crime scene.
  • Juliet wishing to remain ignorant of Shawn and Gus' methods going forward.
  • Lassiter calling Shawn and Juliet's fictitious unborn child "demon seed."
  • Henry threatening Gus. Priceless.
  • Gus being offered the VP position. And by the murderer no less.
  • Scratch n' Sniff stickers. We could all use more of those in life.
  • Shawn blaming Cagney and Lacey for his need to drink coffee.

Next week smooth Gus will be making an appearance. He has been on a role these past few episodes. How do you think Gus will do with his radio gig?


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C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


Psych has had a really entertaining season so far; Shawn and Gus have such great chemistry on screen together. The episodes in which they’re both in trouble, like this one, are some of my favorites. Unfortunately I haven’t gotten the chance to watch Psych this week because I’ve been so busy working at DISH. I just haven’t been home to watch TV, but thankfully I don’t need to be home anymore to watch because I have the DISH Anywhere app on my iPad. It can stream Psych, or any other show from my home DVR, to my iPad wherever I go with internet access.


Did anyone catch the line "Spencer for hire" when Shawn answers the phone at the office memorial? Great homage to the 1980s TV show of the same name and to the late, great Robert Urich.


OMG, this episode was hysterical! I couldn't stop laughing when Gus and then Gus and Shawn were messing up the crime scene. And, poor Woody being tied up like that, and having to wear Depends, lol. I was a little confused about Shawn being at Juliet's, and also was thinking that I must have missed something. I also want to say how very sad I am that Corbin Bernsen's precious Mom, Jeanne Cooper, passed away a couple of days ago. Bless him during this painful time.


Loved that line from Shawn about him not knowing the Gus still actually worked there


I thought I was the only one who was confused with Shawn and Juliet at the beginning of the episode. First thing that come to mind when the episode started was that did I miss an episode? I also did check last weeks episode


I thought I was the only one who was confused with Shawn and Juliet in the same bed at the beginning of the episode. First thing that come to mind when the episode started was that did I miss an episode? I also did check last weeks episode


The best was "Starfish Spencer" LOL


Loved this episode. Gus came to Shawn and he told him to be quiet cause Jules was sleeping I was like wait what did they get back together but it made since when Juliet said it was just a one time thing it made since. Gus messing with the crime scene then bringing Shawn there and him messing with the crime scene was great. Then tying up woody and Juliet about to untie him until he sad he knew she was apart of it and he would talk and her just putting the tape back on the couch was good. Henry trying to tell everyone what happened and Shawn and Gus pretending he had chest pains was funny. It was also kind of funny to find out Gus's bosses assistant didn't kill him but found him dead and. Got rid of the evidence of having put eye drops on his drink was funny. Who didn't mess with that crime scene. Gus saying that was his boss or something about the work and everyone saying you still work here was funny. I can't wait till the next episode it looks good.


I had to actually check the episodes to make sure i didn't miss one, it definitely did seem like they skipped one or cut out some scenes.


It was a laugh riot. Gus was hilarious messing up the crime scene and then Gus and Shawn messed it up more and then Dad acted to the mess. Poor Woody. But I do think he liked it. I'm glad Juliet and Shawn are back together.

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Psych Season 7 Episode 11 Quotes

Shawn: Woody, you're calling me.
Woody: Don't pick up.

You two nimrods still have a lot of explaining to do.