Psych Review: TEAM

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With only two episode remaining, Psych keeps pulling out all the comedic stops, including one that had Shawn, Gus and Lassiter - of all people - working together to push another co-worker out.

If social media is any indication, Psych Season 8 Episode 8 will go down as the episode that definitively sealed the new order in the SBPD.

It's not like we didn't know Mira Sorvino was joining the Psych cast for the final three episodes, but I didn't quite expect her character (Betsy Brannigan) to be a cross between Juliet in looks, while sharing Lassiter's love of gun-play and harboring the zany attributes of Shawn and Gus.

In fact, it made me miss Juliet a heck of a lot more than I intended for her to. Especially standing next to Lassiter! Is it possible she's supposed to remind Lassiter of all of his former partners once Shawn and Gus close Psych's doors?

Though I have no background for this, I have a very strong inkling that Shawn and Gus might not be sticking around Santa Barbara much longer. I know Lassiter misses Juliet terribly, lest there would have been no need for him to plot to push Brannigan out to bring Jules back in.

I am desperate to see her again as well. But, alas, we will have to wait.

What we didn't have to wait for were the crazy and classic Psych shenanigans to take over the episode. I truly enjoyed the four-year flashback of Shawn's frustrations with the Cutting Edge Consultants Conference for rejecting his proposals each year, which apparently coincided with Gus finding a new love interest!

Seeing Shawn and Gus cut loose at Lassiter's request was its own special beast. It has been a lifetime since we've seen this pair go all-out, flopping around on the floor, purposely butchering the English language... and I loved it.

It may be unorthodox, but it's Psych like we've come to know it and adore it and I can't wait to get more of it next week (second to last episode, you guys)!

Other highlights from the episode:

  • Brannigan creating a craft corner in Lassiter's office.
  • Witch Hazel---Thank you Yvette Nicole Brown.
  • Tom Arnold as Garth and his illusive partner, Bernie.
  • Brannigan naming her guns.

So, only one questions remains: Are you #TeamBrannigan?

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Psych Season 8 Episode 8 Quotes

I get to watch Brannigan crash and burn publicly.


Lassiter, did you just hear that? Bernie's in the interrogation room! He's not supposed to be ...