(Image from Psych’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/psych )
So, if you’re a fellow Psych-O, you’ve probably already seen the final episode of Psych — or maybe you recorded it, and you plan to watch it later. Regardless of how you watch it, we’ve all got one thing in common: We’re going to miss the show. Like the picture says, the series ended with 8 seasons, 119 wonderful episodes, and 1 amazing musical. A lot of series don’t last to their 8th season, and not many series even attempt a musical — and if they do, it sometimes ends up failing epicly. But the wonderful writers, directors, producers, actors, and actresses involved in Psych made all this wonderfulness happen.
For any of you who don’t know what Psych was…
Psych was a comedy-drama TV series, broadcast on USA Network. The first episode aired way back in 2006. Psych involved James Roday as Shawn Spencer, who was a consulting detective pretending to be a psychic. He’s not actually a psychic — his father just taught him how to be extremely observant, and he has a special photographic memory, in which he can also remember what he heard. His best friend, Burton Guster — or whatever incredibly odd name Shawn makes up for him–is played by Dule Hill. Shawn’s love interest is Juliet O’Hara, played by Maggie Lawson, and she is also a detective at the Santa Barbara Police Department. Carlton Lassiter, played by Timothy Odmondsun, is the incredibly sarcastic detective at the SBPD; he is also Juliet’s partner. Corbin Bernson plays Shawn’s less-than-understanding, former police officer father, Henry Spencer. Last but not least, we have Karen Vick, played by Kirsten Nelson, as the SBPD Chief; and Woody, played by Kurt Fuller, who is the incredibly whacky coroner for SBPD.
The show always included a mystery and a good bit of humor. While some episodes could be a little overbearing with the humor, the show was always wonderful, and will be missed by nearly 3 million fans, or Psych-Os. (Don’t worry — aside from the name, us Psych-Os are pretty tame… compared to some fandoms, anyway!)
The musical was aired December 15th, 2013, and was a brilliant, 2-hour long presentation — and not to mention extremely catchy!
The final episode was absolutely bittersweet, but they could not have ended the series better. I’ll leave it at that, so I don’t spoil anything for anyone. Let me just suggest one thing: Bring the tissues.
Are there any Psych-Os out there? What did you think of the series finale? If you’re not a Psych-O and want to watch the show, Netflix has quite a few seasons; and I’m pretty sure that you can watch some of the episodes on USA Network’s page–definitely the series finale. You can find the page HERE.