Psych, "Heeeeere's Lassie": good boy

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Review: Psych, "Heeeeere's Lassie"
(S0611) As soon as I saw The Shining reference I knew that I was in for a treat. Specifically, the accompanying theme song.

Many times, when a show focuses on a supporting character, it will end up being a substandard episode. Not so much with Psych. Every character is so well written that it doesn't matter who takes the lead, a good time is guaranteed to be had by all.

I really liked the collection of guest stars offered up this week. Sara Rue has been a favorite of mine since Less Than Perfect and there has been a serious shortage of Lou Gossett Jr. for a number of years now. I only wish William Shatner had shown up a little earlier in the episode. However, his return at the end is clearly the harbinger of longer residence.

The only drawback to this story was that in order to make way for all of the references to The Shining, the storyline had to suffer a little bit. I would have preferred a more imaginative ending then the crazy spurned lover. Honestly, I wanted to see more about Carlton's (Timothy Omunson) wacky neighbors but I suppose that can always happen later.

As a side note, I have to acknowledge how much I enjoy the “Psych-outs” at the end of each episode. It reminds me of a simpler time when actors like Dom Deluise and Burt Reynolds got together to make a film and have some fun. Hopefully, the Psych writers will treat us to an episode where Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dule Hill) compete in a cross-country road race dressed as priests.

By The King of TV, Paul Goebel

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