Psych "Deez Nups" Review: Not Everybody Will Wang Chung Tonight

Psych S07E07: "Deez Nups"


After watching Psych's spectacular "Deez Nups," I'm not sure what hurts more: my stomach, because I laughed so hard, or my heart, because James Roday RIPPED IT OUT OF MY CHEST.    

Yes, the show's star, who co-wrote and directed this episode, deserves both the credit and the blame for what went down.

And most of it was epic.

Like all great wedding comedies, "Deez Nups"—which managed to feature most of the regular and guest cast members—was ribald and romantic, careening toward a fairy-tale ending. For a brief, wondrous moment, it seemed that Lassie and his new bride Marlowe wouldn't be the only ones making an eternal pledge.

As Shawn strolled toward his girl after a heartfelt talk with his dad at the bar, I studied him intently: Was he packing a secret engagement ring? Because surely this Romeo was about to propose to his Juliet!

Curse the fates! Or did that delicious cake and Wang Chung somehow conspire to produce the blond detective's sudden moment of clarity?

If your heart didn't seize when Jules tossed her prosecco in Shawn's face, then you—sir or madam—are colder than a corpse on Woody's table.

But let's take a moment to focus on the good times.

Lassie doesn't believe in long engagements. (At least not this time around.) He interrupted Chief Vick's briefing—about a mobster's accountant who fled with their cash and records—to hand-deliver his Save the Date cards… just days ahead of his and Marlowe's nuptials.

"What can I say?" he shrugged as he followed up with the actual invitations. "I've got one speed and it is full throttle."

His partner and chief were especially lucky: Lassie invited/ordered them to attend Marlowe's bachelorette party, thrown by her former cellmate Big Wendy.

Lassie shot down the prospect of a bachelor party, but did reveal that he'd invited his BFF, Stumpy (the Stumpinator!), to be his best man.

So naturally, Stumpy joined Gus, Shawn, Woody, and Henry when they kidnapped Lassie for a ride on the Phat Cat party bus.

Huge props for Lassie's Hangover reference—a meta shout-out to last season's brilliant "Last Night Gus" and both episodes' tributes to the franchise films.

Meanwhile, at the Agua Verde casino, Big Wendy—the self-titled "chief of making bitches do shots"—was ordering Santa Barbara's Finest to let loose with the ex-cons. Enter the cop-costumed male stripper—a.k.a. Officer Buzz McNab, who told everyone he had a part-time security job. At least he dressed the part?

When the boys arrived at the casino, it didn't take long for their celebration to collide with the case: Lassie spotted Herb Pollack, the missing mob accountant, and quickly apprehended him. Naturally it resulted in a quick detour for the party bus, with Herb handcuffed to the support beam/stripper pole.

At Herb's condo to pick up his files, Shawn pocketed a receipt for an upcoming Michael Damian concert ("because it has a picture of Michael Damian on it"). Herb made an even more disturbing discovery: There were mobsters in his condo. A shootout ensued, and although "that cop from Santa Barbara who looks like Mr. Bean" managed to steer his group to safety, the mob had the upper hand: They'd kidnapped Marlowe.

Everyone double-crossed each other during the eventual hostage exchange: Both Herb and Marlowe had escaped their captors. Thanks to Shawn's "spectacular vision" (or excellent deduction), the team found Marlowe in the trash chute. His "psychic powers" (or that pretty-faced receipt) led him to find Herb at the Michael Damian concert. 

Aww Moment No. 1: Lassie revealed that the only reason he invited the douchey Stumpinator was that he was too embarrassed to admit he didn't have a real BFF. Plus, the glance exchanged by Shawn and Gus when Lassie said "bromances are overrated" was priceless—and another meta nod to the backbone of the show.

Aww Moment No. 2: Before kissing his bride, Carlton raised her palm in a tribute to their only "contact" during his prison visits.

Aww Moment No. 3: Shawn finding Juliet adorably alone with her cake: "Right now, I am enjoying this cake. I love cake. You know I love cake. I deserve this, dammit."

You do, Juliet, you do! And you deserve to know the truth about Shawn's "psychic" abilities. But why did you choose that instant—one of the most romantic scenes in seven seasons of Psych—to take the blinders off?

My guess? Roday hates us. Either that, or he brilliantly recognized the powerful effect it would have.

"I'm good at what I do," Shawn desperately insisted. "And what I do is good. Isn't it?"

So, so good. That's why it hurts so bad.

QUOTES:

– "If I was a mobster, I think my mobster name would be Frankie Friction." "That sounds like a porn name." "No, Chubby Pumpalo sounds like a porn name." (Shawn and Gus)  

– "Somewhere disappointing Jesus." (Gus, when Lassie asked where Stumpy was)

– "He was the only other member of the anti-glee club who bothered to come to meetings." (Lassie about Stumpy)

– "Marlowe Viccellio, you have given me something to believe in even stronger than the NRA's Code of Ethics." (Lassie's wedding vow)

– "You're like the old guy in Up." "Except your mother's still alive." (Shawn and Henry)

QUESTIONS:

– Did you cry, or did you Lassie up like a man during all the dramz?

– What was your favorite scene?

– Where will Shawn and Juliet go from here? (They share a home, remember.)

– How about Big Wendy and the other guest stars?!





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Saddly, when/if the show ends, I won't have much left in the comedy arena to watch weekly. And I need my Shawn and Gus...time to go out and buy the dvd's I suppose....
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I agree with the aforementioned "forced" parts. Like Woody in his bathing suit coming to the wedding. I saw juliet reaching into shawns pocket where he had the tickets for the show. And when I saw the look on her face when they showed her again I knew something was up, just didn't think it was this. My heart hurt to see those two in that situation. My guess is when Shawn gets home either his stuff is outside, or Juliet has gone to stay with her family for a few days to "figure things out". Great job by Roday in writing and directing btw.

As for Maggie leaving, she's set to finish out Season 8, according to zap2it and deadspin. She shot a pilot and it's unknown if it's been picked up. However, USA has only 8 episodes for Season 8, and there's no word yet if that is going to be the end of Psych. If it is, then this is the way to wrap it up I suppose. Or to start. I truly hope that Shawn and Jules work it out. As for his past 'convictions' coming under fire, he's not a police officer, and he merely gave the police what they needed (albeit sometimes not in the most legal way) to point them in the right direction and they finished things up. he hasn't testified in court or anything so he's merely a consultant so I don't think any past cases will come back to haunt him.

It'll be sad to see the show go, but it's always best to go out on a good note, so I'm hoping that he and jules work things out and live happily ever after.
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good episode, but at this point does it really matter if he's "psychic" or not by now the haven't really focused on the "psych" thing for a while, it just seems like he's more of a consultant or P.I. now, and I'm pretty sure Chef Vic knows
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Okay, I did not see that ending coming at all! I actually gasped and dropped my cup of tea. I was holding my breath until the credits rolled as well, WOW is all I can say to that.

The rest of the episode was okay, it had the usual Psych humour and a couple of really funny parts (and I did love the references to the Hangover movies) but some of it did seem a little forced.

The ending redeemed it for me, I mean that was the mother of all cliffhangers as far as Psych is concerned- even the season 6 finale wasn't this unsettling.
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1. I teared up like a bitch, especially when they had those flashbacks, and then after when Shawn looked up at Gus and he just knew, it was too much!
2. Wedding/shootout, only at a Lassie wedding haha
3. I really hope they can work it out, we waited too long to have it taken away
4. Like always, guest stars did the perfect job, especially Big Wendy
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#1 psych fan, but i thought this wasn't as good as all previous episodes of this season...
I felt like everything was a little forced...some great moments here and there though...

But then the ending...starting with the dance moves after the wedding (Dule cracks me up every time haha!)...and then that already infamous scene! I did not see that coming and i had to watch twice to realise what had just happend...wtf?? Props to James Roday for this...very bold move, but i'm sure it'll lead to whatever is meant for the show.

Still can't believe that just happened...did i say wtf??
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This was a GREAT episode. Seeing as how Juliet found out about Shawn's "psychic abilities" really put me off guard considering it was a wedding episode. However, I think everything will work out in the end. As William Shakespeare made every comedy end that he wrote, every comedy has a marriage at the end. Hopefully it doesn't end with Lassie's but rather with Shawn and Juliet marriage.
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Truthfully if they remove Juliet from this show so Maggie Lawson can move onto another show I might just lose it... and to answer the questions
1. I did cry... I couldn't help it, I haven't been this moved by something since The Final Page episode from HIMYM and the season 8 episode of Smallville Requiem...
2.My favorite scene was the final one with Shawn and Jules... so powerful...
3. Hopefully they patch things up they really do love each other, and as I said before i'm not sure I could take it, her leaving and all...
4.Even though he's no longer a guest star Woody is still one of my favorite not main cast characters... :D
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My main concern is that this revelation calls everything Shawn's ever done into question. If Jules goes to the Chief about this (though I doubt it), bad things could happen. Murderers could go free.
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Maggie Lawson is slated to star in a new show.
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The rumor is that Maggie Lawson is leaving the show.
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Great episode, and truly heartbreaking ending. I didn't see that coming AT ALL. Psych never ceases to amaze me. Shawn, Gus, Lassie, Woody and the rest had me cracking up the entire episode. That's why the ending had the impact it did. For a moment I thought Shawn was going to propose to Juliet, and when she had her hand in her pocket I KNEW she would be pulling out a ring. Imagine my surprise (and Shawn's) to see the horrifying look on her face. She realized he was a phony, after all of these years. Seeing the look on her face was terrible, I really felt for her, and when Shawn was trying to explain why he did what he did, it made it even more heartbreaking. He IS good at what he does, and I doubt he ever expected for it to run on as long as it has. And he definitely didn't expect to fall in love. That is part of the reason why he had to keep up with the lie. How do you tell the person you love that you are a liar? Even if your lies help people your still a liar? And that is a BIG thing with Juliet.

I think Juliet's reaction was understandable. From the beginning she has been very trusting of Shawn and his "gift". Out of everyone, she was the one who believed it the most. I agree with other posters who said that the Chief and Lassiter already know the truth, and I don't think it will be that big of a deal since Shawn does help solve a lot of cases. The reason Juliet is so upset is because she has had men lie to her her whole life (her dad, her stepfather, etc.) so she already has serious trust issues when it comes to men. Shawn knew this, and although he never meant to hurt her, once they became a couple he needed to tell her the truth. I don't think this is the end, but it will take a little while before Juliet is ready to take him back.
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this was easily the best episode of pysch i've seen in a while, very well done in all aspects
and yes, the heart wrenching at the end, with her checking his pocket after he gave her the jacket.. very well done though, very much look forward to next week
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It was an really crushing ending to a fun episode. Especially because it shows that Shawn has finally started growing up by admitting the truth right off the bat. It was heartbreaking.
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Yeah, I agree with all of you guys... that was heartbreaking.
And I so need to see the next episode [nooooooow!].

I also wanted to thank Drusilla Moorhouse for these awesome reviews,
I am reading them all the time, and I am enyoing them every time I am reading them!
It sorta makes the psych episodes even better.
Thank you :) !
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"Shawn pocketed a receipt for an upcoming Michael Damian concert ("because it has a picture of Michael Damian on it")"

I didn't recognize the name Michael Damian when I saw the episode. Not sure if I've ever heard that song. It's *terrible*. I wish I could unhear it now.
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Rug swept from under my feet. What an ending. Rest of episode was also awsome,but wooow,what an ending. I agree,like heart being ripped out. And the scene and everything was perfect.
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I loved this episodel. I just love this show so much. They rarely disappoint me. I understand Juliet's hurt and anger. She feels like she can't trust Shawn now, or believe anything that he says. He's been a fraud for all these years. Of course, I love James Roday (and Shawn!) and I want her to forgive him immediately :P

I guess Shawn will be bunking with Henry until Jules decides to forgive him. I wonder if they will break up for a long time in an attempt to make things interesting. I also wonder if Juliet will keep Shawn's secret or feel compelled to share it with the Chief Vick.
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I get why she should be upset, but I felt she made a bigger deal about it than it needed to recieve. i'd rather him be lying about it than actually be a crazy psychic lol this season has 16 episodes and it's already been renewed for another season, but only for 8 episodes.. makes me feel like next could be the last.
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I clearly seem to be in the minority here, with maybe only Gatorsrule6 having some similar thoughts, and I can't quite believe I'm saying this about Psych, but I didn't like about 80% of this episode.

The writing and directing for most of the episode felt like some really bad made-for-TV C-movie (and yes, I get that this IS made for TV -- that's not the point). There were a few gags or scenes or jokes that on their own (or written) seem like usual Psych, but I felt like something about the directing or acting were off on almost all of em. Maybe that kind of quality was a part of the joke in some way, like a spoof of a bad movie? In which case, I apologize -- I've never been good at enjoying bad shows/movies unless I'm watching with a group of friends and half-intoxicated (which I didn't and wasn't for this).

The ending was kinda great... that whole development was surprising and pretty damn strong. But even that wasn't perfect -- the way Juliet "found out" made me groan a little bit. "Aha! You have a receipt for the Michael Damien show, and you knew there were garbage shoots on every floor." Blech. I felt like that demeaned Juliette a bit. I know the conceit of the show is that even smart people can't fully figure out Shawn's lies, but I feel that Juliette's too smart to even question Shawn in what I feel is a very far-fetched and kinda lazy way. It would've worked much better with a different kind of case, one in which Shawn's ability and "visions" involved more impressive deductions and reasoning. With that said, it also could've been much worse but was kind of saved by having Juliette not fully jump to a conclusion and Shawn choosing to confess. Roday's delivery of: "I'm good at what I do, and what I do is good. Isn't it?" was great. Having the episode end with Shawn and Gus was quite nice too.

Aside from that, though, the only thing I really liked about the episode was the episode title. Deez Nups. Haha! Love it.
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See I am of the opposite opinion. It had to be on such a rudimentary case. A more complex case can be written off by Shawn, because only he can figure that out. Juliet's insight into how Shawn works had to come from something simple and something that Shawn screws up. Like leaving the ticket in his pocket. He has an eidetic memory, he didn't need to keep the ticket.
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That's fair, and I can give you that. It can make sense for Juliet to question everything because of Shawn being reckless or neglectful. But I still find it a bit far-fetched how she got from point A to point B in this scenario. I picture it like: Juliet reached into the pocket, pulled out the Michael Damien receipt, wondered: "Shawn could have used this to find Herb," then jumped to: "Maybe Shawn found Marla because he knew there were garbage shoots on every floor!," and decided to immediately confront Shawn. Meh, I don't buy it. It feels too weak to me for her to confront the person she loves about it immediately... with that kind of "evidence" it'd have been better if she stewed on it and built up to the confrontation in a future episode after seeing more of his "visions".
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And I would agree with that. However, this isn't her first time suspecting Shawn. She has 7 seasons of things to add to that. Now, lets say she had an insight like Shawn has. An insight, basically when you boil it down is understanding a cause and effect in a specific circumstance or context. So she sees the ticket and boom the wall came down. It is like seeing a magic trick and then someone showing you how it is done. And then you can see it every time, especially if it is a variation of the same trick. So she sees the ticket and then she sees the floors and figures as he did, which is more likely, she broke the window, walked the edge and shimmied down the side of the building or she went down the garbage chute that is on every floor. And then she starts going over every case they have worked.

Now the immediacy of her confronting Shawn, I don't think that has anything to do with the context of the case. I think it is more she realized she was suckered. And continually suckered over the past few years. And she has issues with that, from her father and from her mother's husband played by Jeffrey Tamber. Her mother falls for con artists and she did the same thing. That realization would cause her to confront him right there. And also means it is going to be a huge thing for her to get over.

Just an opinion.
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And also Shawn could have lied and I bet Juliet would have gone on believing him. I feel like his dad convinced him that it was time she knew the truth otherwise their relationship was doomed to fail. So Shawn decided to come clean once and for all
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This episode was awesome. The whole time I was thinking "This is one of the best episodes of Psych ever!" And then... Oh dear. That ending. I just... I don't normally get the feels with this show (it's always good fun and laughs, even when it's going through its heavier moments). This ending, though... The flashbacks to the time they first met when he was a different person, the way everyone else was happy when they hadn't been previously (Gus has Rachael, Lassie has Marlowe, Henry is kind of reuniting with his wife and proud of his son, even Chief Vick was happy - and I'd wager that Shawn had a big part to play in the happiness of each character, whether they all know it or not)... It made it all the more heartwrenching when the threw the drink. And to top it off, Gus's expression. And Shawn's expression. And everything that passed between them in that instant.

And the implications this has for Shawn's relationships with...everyone.

I was very sad for Shawn.

Can't wait for next week!
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Totally gut punched me. The episode was funny--loved Big Wendy! And then the end...just...rough. The show needed to get to this point and Roday did such a good job. It hurt but it was the good kind. Can't wait to see how Jules and Shawn come back together
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I think that reaction was a little strong. Sure it's the only secret he has left, and they need the big fight before the happy ending, but it sort of just makes her the bad guy. I kind of always assumed she knew anyway. She's a detective isn't she?
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Juliet has had her moments of doubts over the years, but has always been trusting of Shawn. It was clear in the episode where Lassie hooked Shawn up to the lie detector test that Juliet believes Shawn is truly psychic. Watch her face in that episode. She seems a bit apprehensive when Lassie asks Shawn if he's psychic. Then he answers, and in her expression, it's as though she's give up any doubts that he may not have been.

That also happens to have been the first time Shawn said he loved Juliet. Given that those two things happened at the same time, Shawn was able to lie well enough to pass a lie detector test, and he's been lying about himself since they met, I think it's reasonable for Juliet to be angry. It would be natural for her to wonder if he'd lied when he said he loved her and what else he'd been lying about. Plus her father was a lying con-man, so it would be devastating to find out the man she loved and trusted was running a con, too.

I don't think she over-reacted.
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I can see why the reaction was strong, but I do agree with you about how she should've had her doubts and assumptions. I actually believed all this time that she have always known and never, for a second, believed he really had psychic powers. Guess I was wrong.
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SO TRUE. How didnt she know??? She's a detective right, and she really though he was a psychic? For realz?? shit...
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Given that Shawn continuously solves cases out of "thin air" and knows what places look like almost exactly without having been there (at least to their knowledge), and he's passed a lie detector test... Man, I would at least entertain the possibility of it being true. But maybe I'm an idiot lol
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It wasn't, though. Psych established early on that the truth is very important to Jules, and besides, suddenly realizing that the guy whom she loved and trusted doesn't seem to have trusted her enough to be honest with her has to hurt.

At least that's the way that I interpreted it.
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Yeah, on some level I get it. but doesn't that make her look really dumb??
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Only as much as trusting someone you've grown to care about enough to believe they wouldn't lie to you is dumb.
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Wow. This was epic. I tune into Psych for the fun; but kudos to Roday and Lawson for their amazingly poignant performances.
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I tried so hard to hold it together at the end. It was Shawn begging Jules "Don't make me answer that" that did me in. For a show that usually focuses on comedy their actors are wildly talented at shattering my heart from time to time. Awesome episode from start to finish.
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There were some funny bits in this episode. Im glad Jules finally found out the truth, was about time imo. My gut tells me they will work this out and get married at the end
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Damn you show. How can a fun wedding episode carve out my heart in the final scene? A scene that had to happen but why tonight? That is cruel. How long til next week? Very glad I went with watch "Americans" DVR "Psych" approach last night. Neither show really left you feeling good at the end but "Pysch" isn't suppose to do that. Once again, great job by everyone involved in this episode. Omundsen had his "Brom Garrett" suit on at the wedding and I was looking around for Molly Parker. If you get that reference, you're as bad as I am which is awesome. All the girls looked beautiful. Woody was hilarious as always. Stripper Buzz - perfect. Favorite scene - Woody's definition of suiting up. Great guest stars - Big Wendy (Coco Brown) and Pete Gardner was the perfect Stumpy. Mike Starr can do no wrong - hasn't since his run on "Ed" and Steve Rosen's Herb played along just fine. This show has come a long long way and I am anxious to see the next chapter. Funny, fast paced, and gut wrenching final scene - can't hate em too much cause we love this show. Pefect as per usual this season. I'll be a member of the Anti-Glee club Carlton! Where do we go from the scene that has been percolating since the first episode? Lets go....
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That's a Deadwood reference. You could of only been more obvious if you started spouting the "C" word!
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Ok, first off, we have to give massive credit to the episode's title, that one had me rolling.

Now, secondly, there's a cursor over the photo of the groomsman, that's kinda weird, and it's black, who uses a black pointer cursor? Drusilla, or the USA Network PR flunky who sent out the shot?

Third, aside from some weird discontinuities like Woody's girlfriend from last week disappearing and Lassie not busting the mob boss for shooting up the bus (or Henry getting mad about said bus being shot up) and parolees aren't generally allowed to interact with other parolees, I had fun with the basic premise of this episode.

Fourth, FINALLY! How do you have a relationship with someone for as long as they have without the beans being spilled about the basic premise? We're supposed to believe Jules and Lassie are the best detectives in the city and neither could put the pieces together on Shawn? Well, that's finally been dealt with, and I can't wait to see how it pans out. The drink in the face bit I felt was the one off note, very soapy.

I think what worked for me best in this episode, aside from the final dramatic moment, was the feeling that there was so much going on that at any moment it could skid off a cliff and turn into a total mess, yet just barely held on.

I was just glad the "I'm good at what I do" line wasn't followed up with a Wolverine reference.

I did not cry.

I did not have a favorite scene, I enjoyed a lot of this episode equally. Maybe Gus noticing Shawn's trouble from the balcony and choosing to help his friend instead of stay on the phone with his girlfriend, but that's more "favorite moment" than scene.

I think Shawn will stay with Gus, and probably explain himself or at least stop her from spilling the beans, and then his skills will be needed and they'll work it out.

I didn't like Big Wendy at all, I thought that part was forced and unfunny and made our heroines take a back seat to her antics. I thought the mob guys playing Wii was hysterical, the accountant was pretty funny, and the mob boss and his lackeys realizing they were at a cop wedding was a hoot (even if it could have been directed tighter).
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Not pointing fingers, but I corrected the escalator image.
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Nooooooo! Now my modestly-lengthed rambling comment makes slightly less sense!
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This was a great episode. Some of the comedy was off, some of is was great. The whole Buzz being a stripper was hilarious. Everything with Woody was hilarious as always. "She smells like Biscuits" Great line. Him combing is chest hair? Too funny.

And of course Lassie's wedding had to have a shootout. It had too. It wouldn't have been his wedding otherwise.

Juliet's realization of Shawn not being a psychic was great. It was done so well. You knew it was coming, it was always coming, it was inevitable. But I have to say, I in no way thought it was going to come in this episode. And I thought it would have been Shawn telling her, not her figuring it out. Which of course makes it way worse. It was great. It opens so much to potential stories. I really can't wait to see how it is going to go down.
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Unfortunately, USA kind of teased it the other day which annoyed me. Sure, I knew it was coming eventually, but they all but confirmed that she figured it out in the wedding episode in one of the promos.
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Yeah, luckily I didn't see any of the promos so it blew me away completely. I don't always like the super serious finales because I don't find they fit with the tone of the show but a serious scene every now and then is so poignant precisely because the tone is generally so light: Shawn never lets things get too serious. Everything about this scene just felt so... genuine. It was heartbreaking.
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Lucky, or I guess I should say I was UNlucky.

There were a couple of promos: one just show-cased that it was going to be a kind of Hangover/Bachelor homage with Lassie smiling and accepting the Bachelor party on the bus. No big deal.

But an hour before the show aired, there was one that also had Juliet asking Shawn 1-2 lines of dialog from her confrontation about the ticket. Like "did you already know he was going to be there" With her so devastated and Shawn looking abnormally somber. And I think a narrator saying something like "And a shock that will..."

So, I figured: DAMN She either "figured it out" . Alternatively it could have been a psych-out (the non-funny kind) OR something like she blamed his vision for a character dying. But I figured it meant the found out.
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I didn't see any promos so I was completely blown away by the ending of the episode... I still can't believe it :P
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Ah, I didn't watch any of the promos.
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The comedy stuff wasn't that good, but that scene at the end was great. It was a big surprise to me. I think they should have done that years ago, so I think it's about time. I'm glad that they did it so well.
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When Juliet was fishing in Shawns pocket i thought there might be a ring in there - and so the swerve with the tickets was even better for me
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I thought it was a ring too. They really had me going for a moment there.
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In unrelated news, how much does James Roday look alike Olivier Giroud (Arsenal FC player)?

http://img.uefa.com/imgml/TP/players/1/2013/324x324/250020851.jpg
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Similar hair. Very different faces.
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Not even a little bit. :P
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It makes me sad to even think about Pysch going off the air. This was another great episode in a very good season thus far. A rare accomplishment for a show that's been running this long.
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I just knew Juliet had found the engagement ring Shawn was carrying around! My heart fell to the floor in tiny, little tinkling, pieces during and after that scene. Loved that Shawn instinctively looked for Gus, and Gus instinctively looked back and went to him. My heart is just broken.
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I'd felt as if I'd slammed into a brick wall after a night of wild partying! But true to real-life, things can change in a heart beat. And my heart stopped beating and sank to my feet after this episode. Now I know how Roday's charactor felt...disbelief, shocked, trying to find a way out, and dying at the same time. It was...heartbreaking. Can't wait to see how all this unfolds. Moreover, sad to see the serie is ending, but cheerishing every minute that's left of this show.
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The acting during that scene was great!
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it was a great episode with an amazing ending
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Why Roday why!? Last night's episode was hilarious, I did not expect that ending. I am highly anticipating next week, still thinking about that ending (although I just finished it 5 minutes ago)
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It had to be done. I'd preferred it this way...like pulling off a stuck band-aide all at once. And I think it was a good thing...the show can now move forward. Sad, however, it seems that the show is ending, albeit next season - possibly...fingers crossed. But if it does end, this give the show a chance to reconcile everything and come up with a happy ending. And I have faith with everyone at Psych that this will happen.
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The writers probably will, it really caught me off guard because a big revelation like that usually happens in a Season finale (in any show). Season 8 looks like it's last as it only has half the episode order as usual and Jame Roday seems to be branching out into directing (He started a feature films last week).
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Given the fact that the actress who plays Juliet has been hired to do a pilot for a TV series unrelated to Psych, my guess is that she and Shawn break up and she's written out of the show, either by dying or transferring. The producers at Psych have said that the series has an end point (season 8 is supposed to be the final season) so don't blame her for deciding to move on. I liked Juliet, and her relationship with Shawn, but I knew that their relationship was kind of doomed from the start. My guess is that this is the first step to a darker arc with Shawn eventually losing EVERYTHING because of his lie. ESPECIALLY if Juliet tells Lassie, who still hates Shawn for constantly proving him wrong every single episode.
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Lassie already knows...sort of. He has never really believed that Shawn is psychic. That episode where Lassie got really drunk revealed that he understands that Shawn is just much better at solving crimes than he is. (Apparently he was so drunk that he doesn't remember that he told Shawn this).

I don't think he hates Shawn. I think he just finds it incredibly annoying that a clown like Shawn solves every case before he does.
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Keep in mind that this show is comedy. So, I don't think that it will go down a dark path for too long...I watch this show because it's funny than you know what. And I'm sure most everyone else who watches Psych for mostly the same reason. I'd seriously doubt that the situation will drag on for very long...2, or maybe 3 episodes at the most. I think Shawn and Juliet will end up married at the end, and so will Gus. And they will share a common front yard (I think?) with a swimming pool in-between, as they've always fantasized they would.
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The fact that Maggie Lawson has signed on to do a pilot doesn't necessarily mean she'll be gone from Psych anytime soon. I believe Psych only has one shortened season left (someone correct me if I'm wrong) and sometimes pilots are filmed a year or so before the rest of the series gets picked up. It could mean that she's leaving the show early, but I don't think she will. I think Juliet and Shawn will be broken up for a while then they'll reconcile eventually (right? I can hope). This might mean that the chief or Lassie will find out soon and I think that will have a dramatic impact too.
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There's also a plot point that seems to be forgotten that might get brought up soon: Juliet's old boyfriend, who left on a train and agreed to come back for her in a couple of years if she's not taken. If she breaks up with Shawn (which I think she has.) I think the boyfriend will come back and THAT will be how she's written out... by having her fairy tale ending with him.
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It'll be interesting how they will manage this. But I'm sure they will, and in a good way, and not down a dark and ugly path. In the end, it will all work out and we're all left happy and wanting! And yes. I don't think Maggie Lawson is leaving the show. She has in the past guest starred on many other shows while headlining at Psych. Check IMDb if I'm not telling the truth!
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I agree with you about the show not going too dark (remember both Shawn and his father have both been shot but it was more dramatic than dark) and about Maggie/Juliet not leaving. I just hope they don't drag out their reconciliation too long. I almost think that the chief or Lassie finding out would be more dramatic because the chief said in the pilot that if she ever found out Shawn had been lying she would arrest him.
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I didn't cry, and I didn't see any promos so the timing was a surprise, what with the credits having started. However, I've known this moment was coming for years, and them moving in together did remind me that it has to happen soon. Because it had to happen before they can get married.
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Line of the night was (approximately)
- You're going to do all of your wedding planning in 1 day?
- Yes, because I have man parts
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They will be back together in 3 or 4 episodes.
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I kind of like that they had that big reveal come so suddenly. I saw THAT promo for this episode a few days ago so I knew it might be happening, but I imagine anyone who hadn't seen/heard about it were just thrown, and really...I like that. I like that there was no build-up in previous episodes, I like that Shawn wasn't prepared, I like that they didn't try to make Jules look like a bitch (very tired of people who are in Jules' position being portrayed like over-dramatic fools when, let's face it...Jules is 100% justified in her anger and sadness), and I appreciate that they acknowledged that she deserves to know - is it possible the 'They have to know!' joke in Lassie Jerky was really mild foreshadowing? Probably not, but I wouldn't put it past these guys.
The rest of the episode was very funny. It had the great Psych humor, some more great references to THe Hangover, Psych's rather unique approach to romance, Woody being creepy, Karen drunk, and I think almost everyone had a nice little moment...but I mostly feel sad at the end of this episode. It was a wedding episode! I thought only soap operas and Wreck It Ralph made weddings sad.
But, kudos to the writers throughout the years who made us care enough that this actually FELT horrible. Even knowing it had to happen, Jules needed to find out eventually, it wouldn't have been fair to the character. I'm very rarely upset by fictional break-ups because half the time you know they'll get back together, and even if you DON'T know, it's not like the couple was all that impressive in the first place...Shawn and Jules have always been sweet, though. So as right as it feels, as much as I think it had to happen, it still hurts. And I just want it to be months in the future now after they've gotten back together...
One good thing: potential for the musical episode to be the one that reunites the lovely couple? #MaybePlease?
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Michael Damian, performing songs from the public domain!!

Mad props to James Roday for an all-around fantastic episode! His comic writing and directing were stellar!!
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This was an odd episode. It seemed to start and stop a lot. Multiple times throughout the episode, it gave off the feeling that the case/plot was over, then something would happen and it would pick up again...then it'd be solved...then start again...etc. Maybe this was a reference to another movie or something. A few things felt forced. Herb just happens to be there? Also, Herb just happens to be able to marry off Lassie and Marlowe? Shaw and Gus did make a joke about it being "fortuitous," so I suppose they knew that was a bit forced too. I hate to be a hater because I love this show and I find it to be funny and genuine and honest. I guess this episode lacked some to me though. The ending was good with Juliet figuring things out. I hope it doesn't become cliche though.

What I mean by cliche is...usually in tv shows, they don't explain things well and people get mad when they don't know or understand the logic. For example, Shawn had to lie about being a psychic back in episode 1 because he knew the cops wouldn't believe he has great observational skills. He lied because it kept him out of jail. I hope they show him explaining that thoroughly to Juliet. It looked like he started to but they kind of glossed over it. That's too cliche. I would think Juliet would understand.
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There's no need for the misunderstanding cliche here. Because even with the full explanation, Juliet still has a good reason to question whether she'd want to be with someone who has been lying to her for 7 years.

I'm really interested to see where Psych goes from here. It's hard for me to believe Juliet would be in on the lie and keep the secret from Lassie and Chief Vick. But the show just wouldn't be Psych without the Shawn's hand to his head and he and Gus sneaking around pretending all their leads were obtained psychically. There would be no reason to do that if everyone knows.
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I understand that Juliet would have a good reason, but that's not relevant to my point. I hope they show him explaining it to her at least. THEN, if she is still upset, that's perfectly understandable. For me, it would bug me if they showed her being mad when she doesn't know the WHOLE reason. I realize it doesn't necessarily matter either way but I guess that's just the way I am personally. I'd like it to be thorough and not glossed over.
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I agree with you about that cliche, that ALWAYS irks me. I'll be perfecly okay with Juliet getting the full story and still feeling cheated and wronged, because let's be honest, no matter how much we understand how it's played out on Shawn's side over the years, she HAS been lied to...but if they just play it out the same way this kind of thing is always played, with him not being able to explain his side, and her misunderstanding...I just really hope that doesn't happen.
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I think this will work itself out and be well reconciled. Keep in mind that there's half of a season left, plus another 8 episodes in Season 8. I think everyone at Psych will do this show, the characters, and the story line justice. Why do I feel this way? The show has been dropping hints that next season will be its last. And unlike other shows that get canceled mid-season, and have to wrap things up in a hurry, Psych has enough time to properly wrap things up in one or a few tidy, and hopefully, wonderful and happy ending. It's a comedy afterall!
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