Psych Set Visit Gushing & S4 DVD Giveaway   

A month ago today I was making the long, long trek to Vancouver. My bank account wasn’t very happy with me but I wasn’t passing up the opportunity for a second visit to the set of Psych. In case you doubted just how much I love the show and the people who make it happen. Plus, C. Thomas Howell put it best when he said, “It’s one of the warmest sets I’ve ever been on.”

Interviewing C. Thomas Howell on the set of PSYCH. Photo by: Alan Zenuk/USA NetworkHowell guests in tonight’s summer finale and we got to watch as he filmed multiple scenes with Shawn and Gus and Lassiter and Juliet. The man has been in so many things it’s hard to pick just one of his roles to fangirl about, but I was totally having “OMG it’s Michael Ryan from Secret Admirer” (Give me a break, I had just re-watched the movie so it was fresh in my mind!!) moment as we interviewed him in between scenes.

Which just proves how much I love Tim Omundson because when Howell revealed the role of Lassiter had come down to him and Tim, I was horrified by the thought of anyone else as Lassiter! I’m looking forward to Howell as Federal Agent Driggs and I’m secretly hoping things plays out so that he can be a character that pops occasionally but I just can’t imagine him as Lassie. Plus then it would have deprived Tim of the opportunity to poke fun at him on the set for not getting the role. (Come on, USA, give us one of those moments in the S5 DVD outtakes!)

Meeting C. Thomas Howell wasn’t the biggest thrill of my set visit, that’d probably be the explosion you’ll see during tonight’s episode (and in the promo for the ep). We had just shuffled into the location offices where several scenes were being shot when executive producer and director Mel Damski warned us there would be an explosion in the next shot and not to be shocked. Given the little jumps and muffled gasps of surprise when said explosion happened, not all of us heard that warning! But it was awesome! As much as I appreciate the opportunity to talk to the cast and crew, I’d be just as happy to just spend an entire day observing the filming. There’s an energy on sets that I love and I dig seeing it all come together. The way a crew can move a set around so quickly for the different shots? Amazing.

Interviewing Dule Hill on the set of PSYCH. Photo by: Alan Zenuk/USA NetworkSo, yeah, I was in heaven. And though I suspect I was just reveling in the experience, I must admit I laughed silently every single time they repeated a certain Spies Like Us bit. And was appropriately horrified when Dulé later admitted he has never seen the movie! Come on now, it’s a classic! A must see! And, yes, I did tell him that. Not he cared (“There’s a lot of movies I need to see, trust me.”), he’s perfectly OK with not really getting most of the pop culture references Shawn and Gus throw out. As he said, “Between Roday, and Steve Franks, and Andy Berman who are just very much movie people, I’m very fine with not seeing all the movies.” Alright, I get that but it’s funny and he still needs to see it.

But my favorite part about our talk with Dulé was when he admitted, “I wouldn’t mind being a vampire.” HA! The man has been watching and loving True Blood. We all know I don’t get the love for that show but I do love the idea of Dulé as vampire. If he ever gets his wish, I may just have to break down and watch an episode of True Blood. For obvious reasons, I’d be just as happy if he gets the opportunity to, “Bring some friends, and tap on Glee.” Or to be a guest on Modern Family. Can he be Claire’s secret best friend? Please!

Interviewing Maggie Lawson on the set of PSYCH. Photo by: Alan Zenuk/USA NetworkI’m sorry, what was I talking about? You know what we weren’t talking about? How things would go between Shawn and Juliet if she were to find out the truth about his “psychic” abilities. Or, rather, Maggie Lawson was dancing around the issue. I think we all know why now. We’re getting a hint at how she’d react with Shawn 2.0, Declan. Although it’s definitely not the same in my opinion. Declan only lied to Juliet for a short time. Shawn’s been keeping up this pretense for years. But I also liked her take on it, “But I think that somewhere along, like, deep in everyone’s thoughts of Shawn, that they kind of know he’s a fake. I think he’s really good at what he does, but there is an element where we’ve all questioned it at some point like, ‘Really? I don’t know, but I’m going with this because it works and it’s good and you care and you get it done.’” At this point, I think that is probably the only way to look at it for the show not to suddenly drastically change its tone. Which, let’s face it, is not going to happen.

You guys, have I mentioned how much I fucking love these people? Sorry. Was just thinking about how this post isn’t doing justice to how much I enjoy interacting with them. Not that I did much interacting. I get quiet in big groups and our group this time was much bigger than last time. But, still, I appreciate how willing this cast and crew is to mingle and talk with us. I’m not sure I’d be as gracious if I were in the same position. Plus, I admit it made me feel good when Mel Damski recognized me from the last set visit and re-introduced himself to me at craft services. I’m not sure if he really recognized me (it was three years ago and we only met for about an hour!) or he knew there were a couple of us who had been there before but, still, it made me feel good that he made the effort to acknowledge me. And, although I suspect he was probably remembering having seen me at other Psych events since then, Dulé also asked, “Weren’t you here at the last set visit?” Nothing like making a girl feel remembered and welcome!

Interviewing Tim Omundson on the set of PSYCH. Photo by: Alan Zenuk/USA NetworkAnd then there’s Tim Omundson and his freaking adorable dog. I dare you to meet Tim and not love him. Take, for instance, how he started his interview with us (conducted in a conference room on the top floor of the office building where they were shooting on location), “I suppose you’re wondering why I’ve called you all here. There’s been some–well, it’s a downward economic turn, and I’m afraid we’ll have to let you all go. Kidding! I can’t fire any of you.” See? Not possible to resist that. Or his insistence that Lassie should go undercover as a drug lord. Granted, that’s mostly because he just wants an excuse to grow an awesome beard while on hiatus and have them work it into the show. But think of the humor potential in a situation like that?! I’ve seen his work on Jericho; he’d be believable as a drug lord.

Also, can I quote Tim when people ask why I’ve fallen behind on the blog these days? In his words, “You know, nobody blogs anymore, man. It’s all about Twitter.” I know he was only joking about how he only Twitters as Lassie now instead of blogging on the USA site but it still applies! Anyway, the man is great and funny and you should follow him (as Lassie) on Twitter.

What else? There’s no one else on this show is there? Of course we also got a few minutes with James. And I really do mean just a few minutes. Here’s the thing, James is like some kind of crazy multitasking genius. While we were there he was not only filming his scenes but writing and prepping for the next episode in between takes. And probably putting together the draft of his Fantasy Football league too. Ok, not that last part, though he did admit, “Fantasy sports. It’s my only true vice, and it’s a big one. There is no day in the calendar year where I’m not competing, because I go straight from football, to basketball, to baseball, and they cover the whole calendar year. And it’s multiple leagues for each sport, and it’s not just friendly leagues. I play at, like, a national, sort of, high-stakes level now. I’ve gone as far as someone can go as a fantasy sportsman.”

Interviewing James Roday on the set of PSYCH. Photo by: Alan Zenuk/USA NetworkFantasy sportsman. Every guy I know (except Ducky) is appropriating that term right now. But it is James’ other “vice” that I can relate to the most, “I’m a geek about movies – horror movies probably the most.” Of course when I asked him to pick a favorite horror movie he couldn’t do it. (I can’t either to be honest!) As he says, “That’s a constantly sort of moving, changing thing. There’re so many different types of horror, you know?” He did, however, give me a few of his all-time favorites: Rosemary’s Baby, American Werewolf in London, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the first one, natch), The Shining, and John Carpenter’s The Thing. Can’t argue with any of those. We should all have a James Roday’s horror picks marathon this Halloween!

We finished up visit by heading over to the studio for a tour of the Psych sets. Shawn’s desk was not in his office but I did sit at it and take pictures of what he has in his drawers (oooh! dirrrty!). But then we got to talk to producer Gordon Mark and writer/co-executive producer Saladin Patterson. Which you know was a highlight of the day for ME! (I’ll pause and let you all roll your eyes over my love for TV writers. And I’ll take that moment to also say that both Andy Berman and Todd Harthan were on set that day but things were busy so, beyond a few moments between takes, we didn’t get much time with them. Although, I enjoyed watching them react to the scene as it was being filmed. Also, I have to admit I do love interviews with James as well because he is one of the writers on top of being the star. Beyond his favorite horror movies, it was what he had to say about the writers room* that I remember most from his interview. Wait… Am I still writing in the parens?!)

Interviewing Saladin Patterson on the set of PSYCH.Anyway, I loved the interview with Gordon and Saladin because it gives me glimpse at the creative process behind the show. Like the type of scenes Saladin likes to write: “I tend to like playing a new dynamic or conflict between our characters that will allow the audience to see their relationship a little different, and then allow characters to kind of have to act in a way they haven’t had to act towards each other before. … You know, just like putting the characters in different situations where you can see our same characters, but learn something new about them.”

Plus he addressed a question that tends to come up in the fifth season of any show, how long do they want the show to continue, “I mean, again, of course in all honesty, we all want it to go on as long as we can creatively satisfy ourselves and the audience, you know. And right now we feel like we’ve still got some juice left – you know, different things we haven’t played.” Well, I hope so because no way I’m ready to say goodbye to these characters yet!

As always with these set visit recaps, I have to thank everyone over at USA Networks for making it possible. They don’t pay to get us there but they do provide lodging and transportation for those of us coming from out of town and that makes a huge difference in my ability to attend. Of course, a HUGE thank you to everyone at Psych. To the cast (and guest stars!) from taking time out of their day to talk to us, even chatting with us as we stood around gawking at them in between takes. And to the crew for putting up with 20 extra people trampling around the set, raiding craft services, and just generally getting in their way. They are always so nice and truly go out of their way to accommodate us and I appreciate them all the more for it. Then there are the PR folks from USA, Electric Artists, and New Media Strategies who are heroes for pulling the whole day together and keeping us on track! Much love to everyone involved. Thanks for making it a great day for this fangirly blogger.

ETA: The giveaway is now over! Thanks to everyone who entered. I wish I could give all of you a prize! Alas, I had to use to narrow that down to just one. Congratulations to DebraKetchner for winning!

Comment on this post to enter to win PSYCH S4 on DVD!Ok, now that I’ve made you appropriately jealous, let me pay you back for reading! USA gave a little welcome goodie bag and it contained the Psych Season Four DVDs. Awesome, right? Except I already bought them. And I’m a big fan but even I don’t need two copies of the same season on DVD. So I’m giving them away to one of YOU! Plus some other USA swag I’ve amassed over the past year. To enter comment on this post by Wednesday, September 22nd… And since I want you to watch tonight’s summer finale, you get an extra entry if you come back after you’ve seen it and tell me what you loved/hated about the episode. And! You can get ANOTHER entry if you tweet about the giveaway: “I entered to win Psych S4 on DVD over at @raelee’s blog:”

* I’m obviously cherry-picking a few quotes from our interviews for this post. Below is James’ comment about the writers room that I referenced above but go check out (she’s awesome!) for the full interviews from our visit. [James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Tim Omundson, C. Thomas Howell, Saladin Patterson and Gordon Mark]

“You know, it’s weird. It’s, like, some kind of mandate comes down from Steve every year, just because I think he feels like he’s supposed to have one. And it never holds. Like, this year it was supposed to be, “You know, we’re ratcheting up our cases. This is going to be the year of the cool, twisty, well constructed mystery.” I don’t know, we’re on episode nine and I feel like you’re probably way more on base than with the fact that we’re doing funnier stuff again.

It’s such a hybrid show, and it’s such a moving target that – especially on the writing staff. We never really know, like, what the bulls eye is. We’re just throwing tons, and tons, and tons of darts, which is the greatest part of our job is that we have that many darts to throw. But yeah, this year was supposed to be, ‘All right man we’re going to Mamet-ize this thing, you know – knock people out of their socks. Show comedy writers to write mystery.’

It’s, like, no we can’t. What are you talking about? So you didn’t change one person in this room – how are the cases going to get 300% better? But I think you’re right, I think we’re just having – a lot of these episodes that we’ve done really reminded me of stuff we did at the beginning of the series, you know – sort of throwbacks to just Shawn and Gus acting a fool.”

106 Responses to “Psych Set Visit Gushing & S4 DVD Giveaway”

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    Dana says:

    I can’t wait for the finale! It’s been a great season.

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    Ali says:

    I can’t believe the midseason finale is here already, it seems the like Season 5 has only just begun! Enter me please I would love to win Season 4.

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    Ali says:

    I also tweeted as socialison

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    Polter-Cow says:

    Man, your set visits do sound like a lot of fun! I love that they remember you. And you got to be near an explosion! You know how much I love when things blow up, so I look forward to the finale tonight.

    • 5.1
      Rae says:

      Ok, I feel like I should tone down the expectations! It’s not that big of an explosion… but it is an explosion! (And it was funny watching them film a “reaction” shot without the actual explosion… especially after Tim made fun of Dule for not jumping very high and pointing out that James got more air than him. So Dule went all out the in that no-explosion shot.

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    SciFiChick says:

    Thanks for the links! You rock! :)

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    Kelley says:

    It took me forever to read this because I was job hunting in another window. I let myself read it a paragraph at a time as a reward. And you know what, it was very rewarding! You cracked me up more than a few times. Good to see you excited to write about something!

    S4, not my fave, but there are a few gems in there. So enter me, please. And I will come back tonight to discuss the ep.

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      Rae says:

      Aww, thanks! Glad I cracked you up. I hate writing these things because I always forget a dozen things and don’t do justice to the actual visits. I need to figure out how to steal Sunil’s note-taking skills the next time I go on one of these things. ;)

      And, yeah, S4 NOT my fave either so I understand.

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    Sarah says:

    I am so jealous that you were able to visit with everyone~!
    I love that show!

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    Ben says:

    Another great season of Psych, looking forward to tonight’s finale!

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    Kyle says:

    So jealous–I’d definitely pay to fly out and visit as well! Sounds like you lucky bloggers had a great time! I will always remember C Thomas from his role in Soul Man–don’t think I’ve seen Secret Admirer.
    (I already managed to win myself a copy of the season 4 DVD, so I don’t need to be entered in the giveaway)

    • 10.1
      Rae says:

      We did! Haha, I saw people were bringing up Soul Man on Twitter last night too. On the actual visit, most of the bloggers were recalling him either from ET or from being the bad guy on… Criminal Minds? One of those crime shows that I don’t watch regularly, obviously!

      Secret Admirer was one of many 80s romantic comedies. C. Thomas Howell plays a guy whose best friend loves him but he’s besotted with HER best (girl) friend. When his BF writes him a secret letter professing her love, he actually thinks it comes from the other girl. Then wackiness of miscommunication occurs for an hour and a half and it ends with him jumping off the dock to prove to his BF that he loves her (she’s on a boat going off to School at Sea for a year).

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    Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing, it’s much appreciated. 10 more minutes until the finale for me! :D

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    Polter-Cow says:

    That was not a very large explosion! I thought they were going to blow up the Psych office or something. But I’m glad they didn’t.

    The bit that made me laugh the most was “Find That Spy.” Shawn’s final “Okay…find that spy” killed me.

    I’m pretty sure I enjoyed S4 more than you and Kelley, but I do that sort of thing.

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    Jules says:

    oh, man. this is so fantastic!!! so much fun to read. <3<3<3 xoxoxoxo

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    Tanya says:

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway I’d be thrilled to win :)

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    Strunkette says:

    Bummed that I didn’t get entered before the finale yesterday.

    The finale was great. It’s always a little weird seeing Shawn serious. Can’t wait to see where their relationship is when it returns.

    • 15.1
      Rae says:

      Ohh… I’ll still give you two entries.

      I didn’t mean to imply that you had to comment immediately to get that first entry! Anyone who didn’t get a chance to comment before the finale but comments with something about the finale will get two entries automatically.

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    Kyle says:

    Will need to check out Secret Admirer–sounds like 80s fun. I totally forgot about CTH on Criminal Minds until you mentioned it–he was the big Keyser Söze type villain for the season-ender a couple years ago. I also watched some VH1 Celebracadabra show–don’t ask me why :) –where he was one of the celebrities trying to learn magic. His whole family was nervously watching him do some straight-jacket escape while hanging upside-down from a crane. They even had it planned for one of his shoes/feet to come loose, but the family didn’t know, and one of his kids starting balling.

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    Kelley says:

    C Thomas Howell also recurs awesomely as an alcoholic, aggressive cop on SouthLAnd. Not sure if he will be back for S3, but he did five eps out of the first 13 and he was amazing.

    That finale was good. Didn’t love the spy storyline, but loved everything about Declan and Driggs. It’s nice for Shawn and Lassie to have men to play off other than each other and Gus (who hardly counts as a man, lol).

    I totally cried my eyes out at the end. And it really did feel earned. Suddenly very excited for Fall Premiere in November :)

    • 17.1
      Rae says:

      Yes, I was remembering that when I looked at his IMDB profile the other day!

      I didn’t love the spy storyline either. Or maybe just the camera work. I’m not ALWAYS a fan of when they completely change how they handle stuff — though I know they enjoy how it gives them something fresh to try.

      I cried too! Altho I feel like it’s a little bit of a retread of where they were before Shawn started dating Abigail, I’m going to wait to judge and see where they take it when they get back. As in, last time it was Juliet who was ready to admit her feelings… This time it’s Shawn. So hopefully that means they’re both finally *there* and, as soon as Juliet ditches Declan (or, rather, realizes she was just using him as a Shawn replacement), maybe they can try to date. I do think the framing in that last shot and intentionally dressing Shawn EXACTLY like the portrait of Declan in the background does hint that I’m on the right path re: Juliet dating Declan because of his resemblance to Shawn.

    • 17.2
      Rae says:

      Also I swear — and I have no idea if you’ve been watching White Collar? — but I swear Shawn in that trench coat with the newspaper was a shout out to when Mozzie did the same thing earlier this season with Peter in the park. Like down to the type of park they were in and where he was sitting on a bench! I mean, I know that’s pretty standard spy story fare but for a second there Roday sounded like he was channeling Willie Garson as Mozzie.

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    Pat says:

    Psych is a great show — fun, wellwritten, well casted, well acted, and an excellent escapist show — if only to visit Psych’s Santa Barbara – Enter me please!

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    Pat says:

    Also – the midseason finale was top notch – it brought us to a great place to pause until the next half. I love the casting & Gus remains my favorite — I loved the disguises on the benches w/ the newspapers a la cliche spy move

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    Stephanie P. says:

    LOVED the episode! So glad we only have to wait until November for more.

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    sarah says:

    would love to win- psych is the best!!

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    Rebecca says:

    So, I’d forgotten to say something before, but now that I’ve finally watched the episode (yay, DVR) I really loved the conversation between Shawn and Juliet at the end. I also loved Lassiter annoying the spies.

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    Maggie says:

    I loved this season, but the last two episodes especially. I hope that Declan appears a few more times. When he explained to Juliet that it was really him that left the grapefruit for her, I had the same reaction (that’s so cute!). I think he was the perfect choice for a Shawn 2.0-type of character. I would l-o-v-e to win this one!

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    Natasha says:

    Great article about the set visit! Am SO jealous that you were able to be there (not just once, but TWICE)!!

    Love the direct quotes you picked from James– I can totally picture Steve doing that.

    And yes, the Doctor-Doctor bit was hilarious in the finale.

    Thank you so much for this article and doing this giveaway!!

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    Lauren says:

    Wow, I’m so jealous that you got to and you MET PONYBOY! haha I love C. Thomas Howell. That would have been just as amazing as meeting the Pych cast…who I also love.

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    Lauren says:

    I know I’m a bit late, but I really did love the finale. I didn’t realize C.Thomas Howell was guest starring until I saw him. It was a great ending and I can’t wait for more. So happy that it’s coming back sooner this year than January.

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    Melanie says:

    I’m on the fence about the finale. LOVED that Shawn finally admitted to his feelings toward Juliet, but I’m torn about the kiss. I was like \o/ for a millisecond and then crushed after the euphoria ended and the realization of what this meant for Shawn. HEARTWRENCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 29.1
      Melanie says:

      er, forgot to mention that I tweeted it also *is embarrassed* Sorry.

      • Melanie says:

        *palmface* and that my name is @psychgrl007. i’m having some big senior citizen moments here, sooooorrrrrreeeeeeehhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Chelsea says:

    Nestor Carbonell was absolutely epic, and I think my fave ep so far is the one with Freddie Prinze Jr. Nerds unite!

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    Oh, I’m a huge, huge Psych fan and would love season 4. Shawn and Gus are the bomb. Plus, all their pop culture references date to when I was in school, so it’s mystery, fun and nostalgia all wrapped into one!

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    Kelly says:

    What didn’t I love about the mid-season finale? Famke Potente was a lot of fun. I loved watching Juliet hear Shawn confess his feelings, of course, and that then that kiss? I was very happy.

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    Amy says:

    Love Psych. Shawn and Gus are the best friends of all time.

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    Hannah says:

    i LOVED the conversation between shawn and gus that jules overheard in the van. i was fangirling through the whole thing, even though i almost never fangirl! gahh, it was great!!! i can’t wait for it to come back in november!

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    Adam says:

    Loved the finale, not because of the love story, but because the entire season was a blast. Just tons of fun throughout, and they have gotten back to the humor that made season 1 so good…and then improved it.

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    Bryan says:

    I love Psych! It’s the best show on USA now by a mile! Loved that Shawn finally revealed his love for Jules in the last episode. That was great.

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    Samantha says:

    I absolutely loved the finale! First of all, I like C. Thomas Howell. I saw him and thought. “AWW! Ponyboy is all grown up!” But I knew that, considering “The Outsiders” came out years before I was even born… I loved Declan being in the episode…and I loved that Juliet finally found out about Shawn’s feelings. I’m hoping they’ll finally get together!!!! Being a fan since season 1, it’s about time.

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    Beth says:

    I loved the Shawn & Juliet episode! Can’t wait for the day that the writers finally give us our Shules!!!! <3 :)

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    Anna says:

    …DVDs?? I like DVDs. And Psych. It’s my forever girl. Or boy. Or pineapple. :D

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    Jordyne says:

    Psych <3 the finale was amazing! Shules <3 nuff said! :D

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    Beth says:

    I can’t wait for the day that the amazing Psych writers give us our Shules!!!! <3 :)

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    Kevin W says:

    Loved the Psych season finale, but now that it’s over I’m sad. I’m not sure I like the new character, Declan (Nestor Carbonell). I thought he’d be a one-off, or a mild obstacle for Juliet’s affection.

    But if they need a recurring character who is rich and has great resources, I wish they’d bring back Dennis (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) from episode 5.3. I loved his geeky secret life.

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    Jared says:

    Wow, what an awesome experience, totally jealous!

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    Sean T says:

    The summer finale was fantastic. Just like the Psych_USA twitter explained, there were a few “OMG” moments. I believe they were referring to Juliet overhearing Shawn & Gus’ conversation and the epic kiss.

    As I reflect upon the finale, I find it difficult to think Juliet will ever accept Shawn for who he really is. If he does in fact confess to her by saying, “Psych, I’m not a psychic,” I don’t know if Juliet will ever be able to forgive him.

    I particularly liked Shawn’s speech at the end, “Don’t take pictures of the scenery, take pictures of moments.”

    Bottom line: How can you not love Psych? The show has wit, charm, humor, action, drama, and suspense. As for a new episode, it looks like we will have to wwwaaaiiittttt fffooorrrr iittt!

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    Joyce says:

    Great post; it’s nice to see someone else who likes the show as much as I do! Please enter me in the DVD giveaway sweepstakes. Thanks!

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    Jared says:

    There were lots of things that I enjoyed about the finale. This probably went unnoticed, but in Deckland’s driveway, there were 3 toyota prius’s, or prii? what’s the plural of Prius? Anyway, of course who wouldn’t like the long awaited Shawn and Jules moment. I also like Gus’s reaction to the situation, like he knew what happened.

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    Kassidy Hill says:

    You should totally pick me to win. Or just give it to me. I’ve heard it both ways. Oh and my favorite part of the finale was right before Shawn and Juliet kissed and they’re standing there facing each other and there’s this HUGE pop art painting of Deckland behind them. It’s hilarious.

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    Michael says:

    Of all the shows about fake psychic detectives, this is my favorite. I can’t wait for the Twin Peaks episode!

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    Dan says:

    The finale was good, albeit not as good as some of the previous finales. I’m glad there’s something happening between Shawn and Jules, though it’s been evident for a while

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    Jesika P says:

    I really loved the finally! It was filled with just about everything from romance to intense action and suspense. The kiss between Juliet and Shawn was probably the sweetest yet heartbreaking things ever. It makes me look forward to how things turn out for them.

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    Trish says:

    Hated that I have to wait ’til November for the next Psych.

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    Kelly says:

    Wish there would’ve been a Psych and Monk crossover. B
    oth awesome shows!

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    I LOVE this set-visit blog! (You’re not the only who who totally geeks out over the TV writers! I swear, I’d be fangirling over them more than the actors. Okay, maybe not more, but certainly not less!) Stories like these ALWAYS make me wish either to be a blogger OR to be a TV writer/producer/actor/assistant/gaffer/craft servicer/ANYTHING that will let me hang out on set!

    I liked the mid-season finale, and can’t wait to see how this love triangle(ish?) is resolved. I’m sort of on the fence whether or not I want my OTPs together: Bones and Booth, I like separate for the UST; Castle and Beckett just need to get together already; Jules and Shawn obviously belong together but I feel like Shawn’s bromance with Gus would suffer and I really don’t want that to happen! But I’d hate to see Shawn or Jules get hurt, so if the only way to avoid pain is for them to get together after Declan is out of the picture, then that’s what I want!

    I also entered on Twitter @DebraKetchner :)

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    Marnie says:

    Ah, what did I NOT like about this episode? Except for Declan, of course. ;D

    That last scene between Shawn and Juliet was so elegantly acted and my heart just broke hearing Shawn that way.

    Still breaking actually XD ♥

    Loved it, excellent way to end the summer half. Can’t wait for November!!!

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    Erika says:

    I LOVED the finale. It was completely amazing. I admit I screamed when Shawn and Juliet kissed. I probably annoyed everyone in my dorm. But I don’t care. I love Psych! <3

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    Joe says:

    Loved the finale, I’m a huge Lost fan so seeing Nestor in the show was great too! The only thing I didn’t care for was that we didn’t get to see what’s goin to happen in the Yin and Yang finale but now I can’t wait even more for it. Great entry, and yes, I am very jealous.

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    Stephanie says:

    Love this article. thanks!

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    Jennifer says:

    Saw this on twitter. Thanks!

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    ...adam says:

    I miss it already. Wednesdays are not the same. I used to get all excited about the day, but now, alas.

    So how about you help me out with season 4 ;-) . and your recap was great btw.

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    Stephanie says:

    I wasn’t sure I needed to leave a comment saying I tweeted… But I tweeted!! @stephmsmith. :)

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    Stephanie says:

    About the finale: I’m surprised Juliet kissed Shawn. I’m not sure how I expected it to happen but it wasn’t like that. All in all, though, I did really like the finale!

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    Charity S. says:

    This is the funniest show on TV.

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    Misty Lee says:

    I’m completely jealous! I’ve been trying to win season 4 since it came out! Maybe I’ll get lucky here! Have loved Psych since episode 1. Best show ever! Gonna tweet now! (mistyfincher)

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    Cate Breen says:

    I hated the season finale…..wait for it….because now I have to wait for November to see more episodes of my favorite show. (I actually loved the finale, BTW).

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    Shade says:

    Psych has really taken over the position Monk had. Hopefully, it last as long, if not longer.

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    Sarah says:

    Love psych to death! Would be psyched if I won the DVDs!

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    Meira says:

    I loved when the camera pulls back and you see that Gus is sitting there pretending to read the newspaper on the next bench over…classic!

    Pick me, please!

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    janess says:

    i <3 psych! always makes me smile!

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    Sarah says:

    I love love love the scene where Jules overhears the conversation between Shawn and Gus. So cute I started to tear up.

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    jen says:

    love psych. the finale was great. i really hope jules and shawn get together at some point. and when are they going to get back to the yin / yang killer?

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    Callie says:

    I loved the finale!! The spy theme was totally awesome and shawn’s speeches were beautifully written. I can’t wait to see what happens next! :)

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    Kelsey says:

    I AM BEYOND EXCITED FOR PSYCH! It is the best show in the entire world! If I win, you would be providing a college kid with so much of the best entertainment EVER!

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    Michelle says:

    Excellent article! I loved the finale, btw.

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    Kelsey says:

    And my favorite part of the season finally was with no doubt when Shawn was talking about his feeling toward Juliet! It was what I have been waiting for since the beginning. I really hope they get together next season! I would die! I wish the new season would start now, I don’t want to have to wait, I need to know!

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    Rebecca says:

    love psych! have to get dvds to watch it because it takes almost two years for New Zealand to broadcast it! A S4 DVD would go a long way . . . .

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    Brandon says:

    I love the show. It would be nice to have it on DVD. =)

    Tweeted also:

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    Heather says:

    I love Psych! Would love to add Season 4 to my collection!

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    Raww says:

    My tweet is up and fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing!

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    BethOnePage says:

    psyyyyych. I loved the finale. …he’s got two watches, you think you can hang with that? lol… i tweeted this my twitter name BethOnePage peace.

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    Linda says:

    OK, I really ned to win this…I’ve tried to win it THREE times already…so, I just KNOW I’m gonna win it this time. Plus I love “goodie bags” so I’d love to win that also!

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    Linda says:

    I’m back to say that the finale’, albeit a few weeks earlier was one of the best season finales’ I’ve seen. I loved the suspense at the end…what will happen with Shawn, Juliet, and Shawn 2.0.

    Did I mention I really want to win this Psych S4 DVD? Oh, yea, I did…

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    Mike says:

    Love Psych! Very well-written show!

    Have the first 3 seasons on DVD. My kids would think I am great if I got Season 4.

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    Angela says:

    After reading this article, I’ve become really impatient. I can’t wait until November.

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    Lauren says:

    I loved the finale…I cannot wait until next season!

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    Meredith says:

    I would love to get the Season 4 DVDs. Ever since I saw the announcement about Cary Elwes returning this season I’ve been wanting to re-watch Extradition British Columbia!

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    Jen says:

    I literally squealed and fell over during the last ten minutes of the finale – just an amazing dialogue!

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    Ann says:

    I’ve been waiting years for them to kiss!

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    Justina J says:

    I absolutely love Psych. The finale was fantastic. It was confusing, it was kind of deep and we FINALLY got to see Shawn and Juliet express their true feelings — through a great kiss. Fantastic episode.

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    Kari says:

    The summer finale and this blog post were amazing! I’m so jealous you got to visit the set, I would love to go up there, but a little thing called college is in my way. :) I would LOVE to win the S4 DVD set, as whenever I have a free afternoon, the Psych DVDs are always playing in the background. Your set visit sounds so cool, I’m glad you got the chance to go!

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    Amber says:

    MY FAVE show!!!!

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    trevor says:

    Great show!

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    Ashley D. says:

    Every season Psych seems to get better and better! Much love to Psych and USA!! Loved the mid season finale as I am also a fan of “spy-fi”… yes I just used that term : ) Would love to add season for to the collection.

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    Andrea says:

    I want to win! Haha. I’m a total psycho:p

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    Chris says:

    I can’t wait for Psych to come back. Such an amazing show.

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    Will says:

    Loved the finale… Great comedy and character moments. James Roday and Maggie Lawson were fantastic in their scenes and totally deserve to take home a couple Emmys next year. Since Nestor Carbonell’s character is supposedly not coming back, this episode could be the start of a pretty exciting game-changer for the Shawn/Juliet dynamic, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle it.

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    Jeremiah says:

    Well darn it, this show is a dream. It’s perfect-everything I want in a tv series and it gets better and deeper every season. Free season 4 DVD? Yes please. Great blog, by the way. Cheers