Thursday, December 15, 2011

Psych - Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat

Psych's mid-season finale finds Shawn (James Roday) and Juliet's (Maggie Lawson) weekend getaway hijacked by a charming couple (Jason PriestleyJennifer Finnigan) who rob them, a real sad sack (Tony Hale) in way over his head, and the discovery of a murder victim at a nearby winery.

Despite their agreement to leave work behind for the weekend the pair find themselves dragged into a murder investigation, and a search for Shawn's missing Nintendo DS, (which actually makes their getaway run quite a bit smoother).

With Shawn and Juliet off on their own Gus (DulĂ© Hill), Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), and Henry (Corbin Bernsen) find themselves alone and without plans and their decision to hit a local single's bar leads to an awkward day after when the woman (Arden Myrin) Henry picked up at the bar shows up and refuses to leave.

The episode works well, and it was nice to see Shawn and Juliet together in a different setting. The final scene gives us the final piece of the puzzle between what Shawn has been trying to tell Gus and the real reason behind his panic at loosing his hand-held game system. We'll have to wait until February, when Psych returns from its winter break, to find out what this means for Shawn, Gus, and Juliet.

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