The world’s most dynamic, and oddball, detective duo get more than they bargained for when they take on con-artists, masked vigilantes and Darth Vader collectibles in the wild sixth season of Psych. Fake “psychic detective” Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best bud, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), go undercover, at the back of the scenes and over the top to solve probably the most most off the wall crimes possible. But how long can these super sleuths keep their psychic secret protected? Guest starring William Shatner (Boston Legal), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club) and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon franchise), re-live the laughs, thrills and mind-boggling mysteries uninterrupted and back-to-back in all 16 episodes of the totally unique and unpredictable series that will keep you guessing just whodunit.
In the sixth season of USA’s Psych, police consultant Shawn (James Roday) and detective Jules (Maggie Lawson) come clean about their relationship, but it doesn’t change the tone in any way, since Shawn remains as much of a goofball as ever (her strained relationship with her father, played by William Shatner, then again, lends the frequently sunny character a darker dimension). Initially uncomfortable with the situation, Gus (Dulé Hill) and Lassie (Timothy Omundson) enjoy a little romance of their own–the episode in which the two go clubbing with Henry (Corbin Bernsen) represents probably the most series’ funniest.
All the at the same time as, the cases keep coming, and the show is at its best when it keeps things light, as in the episodes that draw from comic books (“The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap-Man, Issue #2”), horror movies (“Heeeeere’s Lassy”), and The Hangover (“Last Night Gus”). In the latter, the guys, including Woody, the coroner (recurring guest star Kurt Fuller, most recently seen in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris), retrace their steps after someone spikes their drinks. Because they don’t take into account that anything from the night before, they must interpret strange clues, like Lassie’s black eye, Shawn’s unfamiliar shoes, and Woody’s powdery face (it appears, he licked a shelf full of donuts). Psych also has fun with the casting by hiring Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys) for a vampire-themed installment (“This Episode Sucks”). That said, not everything works, like the Skype episode (“Let’s Doo-Wop It Again”) and the return of Cary Elwes’s master thief Despereaux, who isn’t as entertaining as intended, but those are minor quibbles when everything else works so well. The extensive special features offer deleted and extended scenes, gag reels, video introductions, and audio commentaries with the entire cast. –Kathleen C. Fennessy
Release Date: 2/26/2013