T.V. Series Review: Psych Season 6

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Psych Season 6 Summary

Season 6, Episode 1: Shawn Rescues Darth Vader

While working a case which involves sneaking into the home of a British ambassador (Malcolm McDowell) to retrieve an item, a Darth Vader figure, Shawn discovers a dead body and places his credibility as a psychic in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Lassiter confronts Shawn and Juliet over their relationship, even using a lie detector to get to the truth

Season 6, Episode 2: Last Night Gus

After a night at a bar, Shawn, Gus, Lassiter, and Woody wake up one morning in the Psych office, not knowing what happened to them the previous night, but there are several clues: Gus’ car has been dented, Shawn is wearing things that aren’t his, Woody has a white powder on his chin, Lassiter has a black eye and his gun is missing three bullets, and Henry wakes up in a trashed hotel room, without his pants. Shawn’s attempts to piece it all together reveal that he had a conversation with Juliet that could change their relationship.

Season 6, Episode 3: This Episode Sucks

A body that’s been drained of its blood is found, and Shawn comes up with–as usual–a crazy theory: the man was killed by a vampire. That same night, Lassiter connects with a woman (Kristy Swanson), but he then finds his personal and professional lives colliding when Shawn, Gus, and Juliet suspect that she was somehow involved in the murder.

Season 6, Episode 4: The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap Man, Issue #2

A local drug syndicate known as the Caminos falls under attack by a masked vigilante called The Mantis (Miles Fisher), and Lassiter is soured by this since The Mantis has already made more progress than the police. Shawn is also put off, due to Juliet expressing an admiration for The Mantis’ efforts. Shawn and Gus believe that a new cop (Joey McIntyre) is the vigilante, but as they put the pieces together, they start to believe that the Mantis’ efforts may not be altruistic.

Season 6, Episode 5: Dead Man’s Curve Ball

The hitting coach of the local minor league baseball team suddenly dies with amphetamines in his system. The team’s manager (Danny Glover) believes it to be foul play, so he hires Shawn and Gus to go undercover as the new coach and mascot in order to investigate. Shawn winds up uncovering more than just a potential motive for murder, including various secrets between the team.

Season 6, Episode 6: Shawn, Interrupted

A billionaire (Brad Dourif) whom Lassiter investigated for murder avoids a jail sentence by means of an insanity defense. After he is sent to a mental hospital, Shawn and Gus go undercover as a patient and orderly, respectively, to prove that the man is sane, but Shawn asks the question that Lassiter didn’t even consider: what if the man is actually crazy?

Season 6, Episode 7: In for a Penny …

As Juliet’s birthday approaches, Shawn takes it upon himself–due to his own daddy issues–to reunite her with her estranged father Frank O’Hara (William Shatner) without taking the time to learn that he’s a con-man. Not wanting Juliet to be resentful, Shawn hires Frank to assist them in a case involving a safe cracker who was broken out of jail and is attempting to steal a rare coin from an expo run by Sheldon Gates (Marc Evan Jackson). While Frank’s knowledge proves useful, his true motives come out.

Season 6, Episode 8: The Tao of Gus…

A woman named Nicole (Diora Baird) claims to have witnessed a murder, yet everyone–except for Gus–is having trouble believing her story, and it takes an attempt on her life to make her story credible. Even Juliet is fired at when she is mistaken for Nicole. Shawn and Gus take Nicole to her commune to protect her, which they realize is a cult after meeting its charismatic leader (Diedrich Bader). As usual, Gus’ tendency to fall hard for women has consequences: he forgets about the case and devotes all his time to the cult.

Season 6, Episode 9: Neil Simon’s Lovers Retreat

What starts out as a romantic getaway for Shawn and Juliet turns into disaster when the couple (Jason Priestley and Jennifer Finnigan) they previously befriended rob them and several others (including Tony Hale), and Shawn is especially angry when his Nintendo DS is one of the missing items. Just as a dead body which may be connected to be robberies turns up, Gus, Lassiter and Henry arrive and join the case. When it’s all over, Gus learns Shawn was so distressed because he was planning to propose to Juliet with a ring he had hidden inside the Nintendo.

Season 6, Episode 10: Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger

As Gus confronts Shawn over the diamond ring he just discovered, a valuable shipment of artifacts is stolen from a museum, so Shawn calls in Pierre Despereaux (Cary Elwes) to help them catch the thief (Mädchen Amick) who stole the shipment, but it’s an old dagger that she was really after. As usual, nothing is what it seems since Despereaux is involved, and they understand that the dagger is the key to a much bigger mystery.

Season 6, Episode 11: Heeeeere’s Lassie

Shawn and Gus are hired by a spooked Lassiter to investigate the strange events at his new condo. Lassiter moved in after the previous tenant was found dead.

Season 6, Episode 12: Shawn in the Real World

A contestant on a reality TV show in the style of The Bachelorette lands in a coma after a car crash. Immediately Shawn deduces it was no accident, so he and Gus go undercover as two new contestants. Shawn thinks that the culprit is after the show’s bachelorette (Lindsay Sloane) until his main suspect is nearly killed, and Shawn starts to question the culprit’s motive.

Season 6, Episode 13: Let’s Doo-Wop It Again

The founder (Cheech Marin) of an at-risk youth program is nearly killed during a benefit, which also included an a cappella performance from Shawn, Gus, and Gus’ friends Tony and Drake (Jaleel White and Mekhi Phifer). Unfortunately, Shawn lands in the hospital after an appendectomy, forcing him to stay on the sidelines, but Gus helps him stay on the case anyway. Lassiter gets help from Marlowe (Kristy Swanson) as he investigates.

Season 6, Episode 14: Autopsy Turvy

Woody’s apparent mistake on an autopsy–a death he ruled an accident may actually be murder–may very well cost him his job, so Vick has Shawn and Gus take on the case to find out the truth. They are joined by a major fan of Shawn and Gus and overzealous murder expert (French Stewart) as they delve into the underground culture of Santa Barbara, which leads them to believe not only that it was murder, but that their killer is closer than they realize. Woody meanwhile reconnects with a woman (Glenne Headly) he had dated years earlier.

Season 6, Episode 15: True Girls

A chef (Anthony Anderson) who is exonerated for an armed robbery he didn’t commit hires Shawn and Gus to find out who really committed the crime that put him in jail. Shawn learns that it was Juliet’s case to begin with, causing a great deal of friction between them, but as two other robberies occur, the mounting evidence reveals something bigger than they expected.

Season 6, Episode 16: Santabarbaratown

The body of a 70-year-old man also reveals another corpse–a woman named Veronica Towne–from a 20-year-old unsolved murder case. Since the case belonged to Henry and his late partner, Henry returns to detective work and teams with Shawn and Gus to find the killer, who may be the dead man’s son (Rob Estes) as well as Veronica’s ex-boyfriend. In the course of the investigation, Henry learns some disturbing information about two of his former partners, and decides to retire again permanently from police work as a result. When another former associate, Jerry Carp (Max Gail) inadvertently reveals he too was involved in those activities, Jerry shoots Henry in the chest at point-blank range.

Psych Season 6 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Fun and detail orienteted crime show.

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