As soon as I saw the title, I was basically the most excited I have ever been for an episode of Psych
Suffice to say, the seal-clapping started really early. I knew
Andy and Roday weren't finished with this story.
I just. YES.
Jimmi Simpson would so have been the perfect American Sam in a far more decent US remake of Life on Mars
BEST. EPISODE OPENER. EVER. HOLY SHIT
. Creepy, creepy, creepy. And filmic! But creepy. If this isn't
Roday directing, they're doing a damn good job of emulating him.
And it is Roday directing! I love his style. He takes so many conventions of horror films and uses them with aplomb. He doesn't overuse, which I think is important.
The SHAWNVISION for the theatre! I love it when they make full use of the Shawnvision.
This has to be the coolest conceit they've ever used on Psych
HAH! This is what I said last time: "I really do feel like [Mary] and 'Yang' worked together. I think partly because of "American Duos", where Shawn picked the killer out within two seconds. I think he did that again, but that Andy and Roday are being super cruel and tricky." So --- called it? Although this is an early reveal (then again, 'Yang' didn't follow narrative convention either.)
I am so in love with Mary, oh man. Part of me is now hoping I didn't call it and Andy and Roday are being even trickier, because I like the idea of him just being odd
for no other reason than oddness.
Oh no! I got my wish, only in a horrible way. Don't kill Mary!
I... I... how could you do this? :( This is my major sadface.
OMG. OMG. From great sadness to great hilarity. Roday's impression of James Stewart is AMAZING.
YOU CANNOT HAVE KILLED BUZZ! NO. NO!
"McNab is okay." = The three sweetest words in this episode so far. Oh, thank God.
See, right now? I am kind of craving a conclusion where Jules and Abigail save themselves. I know it won't happen, and a huge part of this is deliberate lantern-hanging on the trope of damsel in distress, but, really.
"You've got other units, Chief. I'll be going to get my partner now" = the high pitched squeal of 'HELL FUCKING YES'.
Shawn as a badass!
And suddenly, that long running joke of any exertion of power being torturous is no longer funny.
The crack in Roday's voice, the father/son hug... this is all brilliant. I... eeee! No words.
N'awww. Abigail. (Dude, being a kindergarten teacher, you totally inspire people. Granted, they're five, but it counts. Just sayin'.)
I like this, though. This is also an understandable and not icky way to split them up.
Maggie Lawson is an amazing actress. And Jules/Lassiter, guys. Yay of massive yay.
This product placement psych-out is so totally incongruous with this episode.
And having said that, this episode was somehow better than Mr Yang. In every way. And I loved
Yang, so that's saying something. It was tense, and touching, and twisty, and looked fabulous. It was genuinely scary and still undeniably Psych
. And I couldn't be more of a fan of Roday if I tried, because he nailed everything. (Also, Andy. Andy Berman is still my favourite.)