Psych

Psych, USA, Airs Friday 10/9c

Episode: “An Evening with Mr. Yang” (Season Three, Episode 16)

Synopsis: For the Psych season finale, Shawn and Gus match wits with Santa Barbara’s infamous serial killer, the Ying-Yang killer. Mr. Yang has sent a threat to SBPD, requesting that Shawn track him down, and Shawn reluctantly accepts. Meanwhile, Shawn must also juggle a potential love life with a random waitress, Jules and his high school crush Abigail (Rachael Leigh Cook). Cybill Shepherd also guest stars Shawn’s mom.

Review: Between this episode and last week’s love letter to Friday the 13th, I’ve noticed a slightly darker trend to the Psych universe. It’s not dreary and oppressive, but there’s a heavier note to some of these later episodes. It might be a bit of the hand of James Roday, who co-authored this episode and directed the one from last week.

Still, a heightened sense of the show is what you might expect from a season finale. I do feel sad because this year’s Psych season seemed to go too fast. I’d expect that from last year with the writer’s strike, but I wish these cable networks would commit to at least 20 episodes a season for great shows like this.

The story was pretty intriguing, with Shawn going toe-to-toe with the Ying-Yang killer (and inviting a pretty awesome reveal of the culprit). Gus took a back seat, as he has in several shows of late, but he still had a chance to shine, offering completely inappropriate distractions for Shawn. After all, who knew Dulé Hill could do such an awesome Michael Jackson impression.

The key to this show was the guest stars. It was nice to see the call-back to Rachael Leigh Cook and Cybill Shepherd, but I have to give a shout out to Jimmi Simpson as the FBI profiler for Mr. Yang. Simpson delivers a McPoyle level of creepiness in this role, which had me in stitches.

Up Next: Nothing (sob, sob). We have to wait out the spring until Psych returns to USA this summer.

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