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19th-Sep-2009 04:29 pm
Psych (Lassiter is Fabulous)


I am loving the opening scenes where Henry comes across as super sweet. He wasn't always terrible father. No, most of the time he was merely a deeply flawed father who was only doing what he thought best.

Is that Mohinder? It is! It's Mohinder! Ooh, Sendhil's using his real voice.

And finally we have Abigail again.

OMG. I LOVE HOW SHAWN IS RIGHT NEXT TO HIS GIRLFRIEND AND YET HE AND LASSITER ARE SHAMELESSLY FLIRTING. "I do his job, and sometimes his hair." "I'm sorry, Spencer, I can't play with you today..." ASJLKSADHHALADHL!

...


"I was too harsh."

"When?"

"Just now. Perhaps always." = WIN.

... Lassiter is evil. And so are the writers. Because who is Shawn talking to? Sendhil's character? Abigail? Lassiter?

Shawn scooting back is SO HILARIOUS. Mostly because we don't hear or see the chair moving, Shawn's just further away when we cut to him.

THIS IS COMPLETELY SATISFYING, I AGREE, CARLTON.

They're eyefucking through a mirror. THROUGH A TWO-WAY MIRROR.

THE THEME TUNE. THE MOTHERFUCKING THEME TUNE. THE WHOLE CREDITS. OH MY FUCKING GOD.

This show, you guys. This show is a neverending glee factory of AWESOME.

Why am I not at all surprised that this episode is co-written by Steve Franks? Also, Anupam Nigam! YAY!

Wonderful Harry Potter reference. Plus, my third favourite Psych running gag. "I've heard it both ways." Yay.

Shawn and Gus should totally kiss during one of these close whispering sessions.

And now we have Homer Simpson whispering.

BONELESS. HEEE.

Is this the bit where I admit what I wanted to see was Shawn emulating the dance before catching Meena? Yes, yes it is.

That was a great wonderfully cliché Shawn/Jules moment, I have to say. I still think they're too, too cute.

Oh man, I love Roday and Hill so much. They are selling this scene.

"No. He's definitely bugged by O'Hara dating this guy." OH MY GOD. THAT IS THE BEST THING EVER. THE WAVE.

Shawn's very, very jealous. Er. I don't know how I feel about this.

Jules getting too into being undercover again, woot!

Shawn's unintentional offensive remarks make me uncomfortable. And yet they're so in character.

We haven't really had a genuine Shawnvision this episode. Everything he's noticed has been kind of glaringly obvious.

That resolution was even more obvious than usual, but since this episode has had more than enough win, I don't care. Is this the first episode where no one has actually died? That would make the title incorrect. But I guess "Bollywood Attempted Homicide" doesn't quite have the right flow.

"I solve a case every week. And usually one around Christmas." --- I love metahumour.

This is annoying. I like Shawn/Jules. I prefer it with a lighter touch, but I do like it. However, I actually also really like Abigail, as it turns out.

I once again feel like the writers have come up with this GREAT idea, have knocked everything they've done out of the ballpark, but have lacked a small yet crucial element. In this episode? Not having the full Bollywood dance number. If you're going to do an ode to Bollywood, surely you include a scene where the regular cast get to dance? Isn't that kind of the point? I bet they were warned not to by the network and compromised with the amazing credits.

Ooh, extras!

Teen-Gus is too cool, and Teen-Shawn is too articulate. You need to slur it on up there a little, mini-Shawn. Listen to Liam. Listen to Roday.

In other news, I TOTALLY FORGOT they put the Psych-outs on the website. So I have a whole bunch to watch, wooot!

And I just realised we only have a few more episodes before the mid-year hiatus, which --- HATE.

Comments 
19th-Sep-2009 07:13 am (UTC)
Shawn scooting back is SO HILARIOUS. Mostly because we don't hear or see the chair moving, Shawn's just further away when we cut to him.

RIGHT??? I just. PERFECT sight gag, I can't even.

aaaah, I forgot about Lassie listening and commenting on the walkie talkie! and his waaaave. :D

and I concur, re: Bollywood dance.

(I.. somehow managed to forget that the hiatus is soonish. D: NOOOO)
19th-Sep-2009 07:29 am (UTC)
It was wonderful. The grin on my face was massive. I may also have squeaked.

Lassiter was of ridiculous amounts of win this episode. This was the Lassiter I like the most, actually. Confident. Antagonistic. HOT.
19th-Sep-2009 08:10 am (UTC)
The Psych-Out should have been a cast Bollywood dance! I do feel a bit cheated.

THE CREDITS WERE PURE GOLD.

OMG THE TWO-WAY MIRROR. And I nearly fell out of my chair laughing as they cut to Shawn sitting further and further and further away from Mohinder.

I can't remember if this is the first episode where no one dies, but yeah, when they came back after the credits, I was surprised to hear that the victim wasn't also the decedent.

Also, Sendhil has purdy hair.
19th-Sep-2009 08:21 am (UTC)
Sendhil's too pretty in every way, really. He was giving all the gorgeous girls a run for their money, and they were all gorgeous.

And yes! They wouldn't've got in trouble for a dance-number Psych-out, would they? It was likely a monetary concern. I'm sure it frustrates Steve that he's forced to make episodes with a $200 budget.

Now that I think on it, I don't think anyone dies in "Gus Walks Into a Bank", "The Greatest Adventure in the History of Basic Cable", "Extradition: British Columbia", nor "Ghosts". So. Definitely not the first.
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19th-Sep-2009 10:30 am (UTC)
It was a really fun episode, I highly recommend it. ;)
19th-Sep-2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
I laughed myself silly at the opening credits (hopefully not scared my budgie too much). *G*
20th-Sep-2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Me too! And I squeaked.
20th-Sep-2009 02:11 am (UTC)
I loved all the Shawn/Lassiter we got. Lassiter was hands down awesome throughout the whole episode, to be fair.

But. You know. I don't know if this has been put in my mind by Racefail but - Shawn's unintentionally racist remarks are actually starting to grate. A lot. Which is a shame because I love the show - it's just, I don't know, I spent lots of bits of this episode cringing a bit.

(I know that the show shows him as being wrong - but I don't feel like he really gets called on it hard enough.)

Other than that the episode was gloriously fun. Mohotass is weird without his accent, though. I suppose it's a measure of the accent Sendhil does in Heroes that that accent felt entirely wrong.
20th-Sep-2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Shawn's unintentionally racist remarks are actually starting to grate. A lot... I know that the show shows him as being wrong - but I don't feel like he really gets called on it hard enough.

I agree. But then, Shawn doesn't get called on most of his shit. The episodes I tend to like the least are the ones where he really doesn't suffer the consequences of his occasionally horrid behaviour (which always seems MORE horrid in those instances.)

I am surrounded by racism every day in a highly concentrated manner (and it comes from all sides), so I'm always particularly sensitive to it. I try not to then become ridiculously oversensitive, you know?

I also agree about Sendhil's accent. I think Mohinder sounds English as opposed to Indian and there were moments where I was thinking 'he sounds like an English man putting on an American accent', and yet I know Sendhil's actually American. He did study in England, though. And I find the same thing with Alexis Denisof. I'm so used to hearing his voice one way the other is just wrong.
20th-Sep-2009 03:42 am (UTC)
omg wasn't that THE BEST EPISODE EVER???? *loves loves loves*

All the Shawn interactions were so fantastic but the Shawn + Lassie stuff was GENIUS. I loved seeing Lassie's expressions in the reflections in the interrogation viewing room (easier to see on a second viewing) and YES, the slow wave from the driver's side window?? So perfect my reactions was--silence. The whole time it was like Shawn was trying, trying, trying to drive Lassie crazy by touching everyone else EXCEPT Lassie while beating Lassie to the punch...I also loved how they put Shawn back in his blue polo at the end. I adore that blue polo. ♥

And the above is only a slice of what was so fun--for instance: Jay, with his whole speech on reality as he floats into the air wearing angel wings, omg. The writing in this show was beyond brilliant!
20th-Sep-2009 10:51 am (UTC)
I loooved Jay. He is Sendhil Ramamurthy's cousin in real life and has directed an episode of Psych before.

The Shawn/Lassiter stuff was what has been sadly missing since series two. It was so, so good.
21st-Sep-2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Shawn's unintentional offensive remarks make me uncomfortable. And yet they're so in character.

Yes! I think the shock therapy one bothered me the most. Shawn, don't be a jerk. (Same for him stalking Jules/Raj.)

Lassiter was MADE OF WIN in this episode. And I think my favorite bit of metahumor was when Shawn was like "he has to say that so it's more dramatic later when he asks me for help" and Abigail was like "more dramatic for who?"

And yes about the dance number! I wanted it! The Hustle Bollywood episode did it!

Also, LASSITER. ♥
22nd-Sep-2009 07:55 am (UTC)
Yes, the shock therapy comment upset me too. I also think it was probably an ad lib, given the way it was said.

Lassiter was just --- aahdlhdhaj!
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