I have absolutely no idea what this episode is about because this is like the one episode I haven't spoiled myself for. YAY!
For a second there - only one, but definitely there - I thought we'd have a scene of Henry just being a great, supportive Dad. But, of course, this is Psych, and that is Henry.
Dude, those baseball costumes are so cute.
HAHAHAHA! LASSITER BEING FUNNY AND EVERYONE GIGGLING AND EEEEE, THE WINK.
How much do I love that Shawn goes straight to Lassiter? Answer: a lot.
Holy shit, Lassiter. There wasn't a subtler way of handling that?
Kill one of them?! Oh noes!
Henry hugged Shawn and Shawn hugged back and, oh! Is it possible to ship a father-son dynamic in a non-incestuous way? Because I totally do with these two. Shawn and Henry scenes make me so very happy.
Oh my God --- "you ate a banana?" "I sure did, you know why? because it makes me think of you. 'Cause you're my big ol' papa monkey." This is up there with "you were bragging on me, you have a dad-crush on me" on the list of inexplicably weird and yet hilarious exchanges these two have. ♥ ♥ ♥
Huh, Kell Cahoon and Bill Callahan together (how much do I hate that we have to wait until 9 minutes in before we get the writer credits? Answer: also a lot.) This means we get plenty of great gay innuendo and awesome Lassiter, and wonderful Shawn & Gus dynamic.
THEY'RE USING SHAWN AS A REPLACEMENT PREFIX TO WORDS. WIN WIN WIN. SHAWNSIRE. A STREETCAR NAMED SHAWNSIRE!
They haven't changed their clothes? Seriously?
Someone's trying to kill Lassiter? OH NOES!
"A lot of people want to kill me. I take great pride in that." WIN AGAIN.
We get a high-pitched 'what' from Lassiter: awesome.
He literally threw the book and actually got Shawn. So great.
Is this exercise machine a reference to everyone and anyone being ridiculous about Roday putting on a couple pounds over the course of four years? I hope so. And I hope it's a giant 'fuck you'.
Another reference to confession. Huh. They're really pushing 'Shawn is a lapsed Catholic' this series.
Okay, this is a genuine 'oh no.' McNab!
Speed on an exercise machine. That's a genius idea. I am SO, SO GLAD they acknowledged that's what it is, too.
Gus? That's actually not at all consoling. I long for an episode where Gus is totally cut up about Shawn being in danger --- you know, like Shawn was at first in 'Gus Walks Into a Bank'. What do we get from Gus? Slightly widened eyes. What did we get from Shawn? People having to hold him back from storming into the bank, followed by snarky jittering. It was glorious.
Shawn failing to tell Gus he loves him, but (kind of) saying sorry and Gus saying he forgives him? Oh yes.
MY GOD. THAT IS EVIL. JULIET!
Oh, Shawn. You poor, poor darling.
I sincerely hope that's make-up. The things they do to Sage Brocklebank are just cruel.
Wooo! Big dinger! Lassie!
My second favourite of all Psych running gags - seemingly massively heavy object that both Shawn and Gus find torturous.
Gus saying something nice about Lassiter? Say it isn't so!
Shawn and Gus' photobombing techniques leave a lot to be Shawnsired.
Shawn and Gus are spending more than a couple of minutes talking solely about Lassiter, leading me once more to my Shawn/Lassiter/Gus proclivities.
I love Jules' coat.
Shawn, you tried, at least. I like that concession that it was Lassiter's ultimate actions that won the day, though.
By the way, this is the second episode this series that not only have we not had a scene with Abigail, they haven't mentioned her either. Second out of five. To which I ask --- why the hell didn't they hire an actress they could regularly pay?
I LOVE GUS' JAMAICAN ACCENT SO MUCH!
But he is meeeeeeaaaaan.
I loved this episode.