Psych

Season 5 Episode 2

Feet Don't Kill Me Now

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 21, 2010 on USA
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Teamed with new partners, Lassiter seeks stress reduction with some fancy footwork, while Juliet has her own stresses while following the trail of a murderer.

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  • Amazing episode!

    8.5
    This episode of PSYCH definitely delivered. It had everything PSYCH needs: a good mystery, witty character interactions and great comedy.



    The thing I liked most this episode were the character interactions. Seeing Shawn with Juliet and Gus with Lassie was a breath of fresh air, but I still liked when the teams got back to normal. The end with everyone taking down the murderer was the best part. And of course this episode had hilarious banter between all four cast members, due to perfect timing and brilliant writing. The mystery was pretty solid also; throughout the episode I thought the lab partner was the murderer. Then the red herring came up with the flirty assistant being the killer, but it turned out to be the lab partner. Also, I hope Lassie does tap dancing in future episodes to clear up his problems.



    Overall, this episode of PSYCH was one of the best. Can't wait for the next episode!moreless
  • 502

    7.0
    The second episode of Psych proves to be an improvement over the season premiere, albeit barely, but the show still struggles to capture that charm that propelled it into the hearts of millions just a few years ago. Last season I thought that the show was as strong as ever, but the start to the fifth season has shown me that the Santa Barbara based series may have already run its course.



    Outside of a few random Shawn lines I really did not laugh at all during the hour. The show is not even trying at this point as far as creating original storylines on a weekly basis. They think they can throw anything at us, and add 15 minutes of banter between Shawn and Gus and we will eat it up with a spoon. It is almost insulting really.moreless
  • Jokes are there for sure...but not sure about the plot

    8.0
    So this is the 2nd episode of psych's season 5. For one, I am loving how psych has incorporated one of Dule Hill's talents into the show...which is tap dancing. Sure it was briefly mentioned once that Gus tap dances back in season 2 episode 7 but this time, it was mentioned more. I also find it comical how Gus and Lassiter started teaming up as a result of tap dancing. You gotta love how Lassiter has pick up tap dancing as a way to stay calm and relieve him of stress. I am hoping the show does more with this in the future.



    As far as the whole episode goes, I thought the plot was lacking. I was disappointed about why the crime was committed. I was hoping it would be a different reason than the good old jealous co-worker. Whatever happened to the good motives of the crime back in the first few seasons? I remember the old episodes would keep me on the edge of my seat and would really want to know what happened or who the killer is. With this episode, we can more or less predicted that it was the lab technician who did it. Actually, how big of a twist would it have been if it was actually Desiree's mom who committed the crime? Btw, is it just me or do others also miss the fact that Shawn no longer shouts out random stuff (after making an observation) and does really random things to get the chief to follow up on a possible lead? Nowadays, Shawn just says exactly what he saw or formed a conclusion based on what he saw while starting with "I am sensing that..."



    Don't get me wrong though, I still love psych and it's still one of my favorite shows. I definitely love the character chemistry. This week was definitely different since Gus rarely ever talk to Lassister nor harmonize with him ever. I also find the one liners funny such as "Missing a weapon, you can try taking the knife off my back" and the "Dude, I know you are not psychic."



    And ya, as others have mentioned, I am not sure if I really like Henry being part of the police department again and wearing a suit. I definitely like the Henry in a funny t-shirt more and when Shawn would go to him for help if Shawn has hit a wall for the time being. I am really hoping during one of these episodes, Henry would step down from the position due to whatever reason.moreless
  • Getting Better

    7.0
    I breathed a sigh of relief after watching this episode of Psych. The season opener had me a little worried that the show was losing it's edge. Not a problem though, because the show was back this week. I admit the mystery was slightly weak, but I loved the tap dancing with Lassiter & Gus. Watching Lassiter doing the steps while trying to work through the case was hilarious. Gus & Lassie together was super funny. Juliet & Shawn fell a little flat to me. I know it was supposed to so the original partners would go back together, but it still felt a bit like they were messing up Shawn & Juliets chemistry. Excited for next weeks episode!moreless
Lauren Lee Smith

Lauren Lee Smith

Lillian

Guest Star

Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris

Tonya

Guest Star

Jason Samuels Smith

Jason Samuels Smith

Tap Dance Instructor

Guest Star

Kurt Fuller

Kurt Fuller

Coroner Woody Strode

Recurring Role

Sage Brocklebank

Sage Brocklebank

McNab

Recurring Role

Carlos McCullers II

Carlos McCullers II

Young Gus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Geographically Impossible: Japadog, the food Shawn and Gus discuss, is a street food vendor in Vancouver, Canada. It is run by Noriki Tamura, who moved to the city in 2005. He serves Japanese-style hot dogs. They are only available at the cart in Vancouver.

    • Psych-out: Gag reel from the "big reveal" scene at the lab.

    • Pineapple Spotting: The pineapple is a small ornament sitting in the circle of a wristwatch on Lillian's desk at the lab when Shawn checks the emails.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Shawn: Babysit? Really, Jules, come on.
      Juliet: Shawn, what have you done today?
      Shawn: Let's see. I watched some Phineas and Ferb, took a nap, had a snack… I'm a little tired.
      Juliet: Exactly.

    • Juliet: (about their partnership) I'm sorry Shawn, but it's over.
      Shawn: I understand. It was fun while it lasted.
      Juliet: No it wasn't.
      Shawn: We made a great team.
      Juliet: No, we didn't. It was a disaster! Partners don't lie to one another, and partners don't run off mid-investigation, and partners do not go through my purse, find my phone and text photos of my dog to every guy in my address book with the caption, "This is you!"

    • Shawn: I'm a psychic with the police department, this is my partner, Santonio Holmes.

    • Gus: Good luck getting hired on the case I'm already on
      Shawn: Well, good luck getting hired on my case that you're not on. Wait, that doesn't make any sense…

    • Shawn: Hey,if Gus is allowed to show off his "expertise," then I'm allowed to show off mine.
      Lassiter: Spencer, we don't have time to watch you make a snowman out of mashed potatoes.

    • Gus: How did you find me Shawn?
      Shawn: I installed GPS parental controls on your phone.
      Gus: Is that why it keeps beeping?
      Shawn: It also tells me if you use your credit card to buy condoms, liquor, or glue.

    • Lassiter: People have sex and kill each other, that's the real world, not some magical feelings place.

    • Juliet: Whoever said work was supposed to be fun?
      Shawn: Ron Jeremy, for starters.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Finland: May 27, 2013 on MTV3

    • Featured Music:
      "As We Enter" by Nas and Damian Marley

    • Credits Error: Although billed in the end credits as "Ruth Lake," the name "Ruth Blake" was used throughout the episode, including when Juliet and Shawn were at her house questioning her. Her daughter's name, "Desiree Blake," was shown on the e-mails Shawn found on the computer at the lab.

    • Special billing was given to Kurt Fuller (and) and Jason Samuels Smith (Special Performance and Choreography by) for this episode.

      Jason Samuels Smith is an American tap performer/choreographer, who has won both an Emmy and American Choreography Award for his work on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Dulé Hill brought him to the attention of show's producers, as he related in an Entertainment Weekly online interview, "I've always wanted to get to dance on the air, to find the right way to work tap into this show, but it's not always easy. So I'm thankful that the producers and the writing staff came together to make it happen. There's so many wonderful tap dancers out there that just don't have the avenue for the light to be shown on them and for the public to know who they are, so I was glad to be able to have Jason come out so people could see the genius that he is."

    • The Psych Writers' Room Twitter account held a contest for the best alternate title for this episode. Two winners received ticket stubs from the Los Angeles Paley Center's "An Evening with Psych" event on April 22, 2010 signed by some of the writers for their entries "Nobody Puts Lassie in the Corner" and "Gus'ta Move." Two honorable mentions went to the entries "Astaire Way to Heaven" and "This is NOT Spinal Tap."

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Shawn: (about Lassiter tap dancing) I don't think we have time to give the Savion Glover treatment…
      Savion Glover is a choreographer, tap dancer, and actor. He starred in the 1996 Tony Award-winning musical Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk on Broadway, which also starred Dulé Hill, giving this double duty as a bit of an in-joke. Dulé Hill also was Savion Glover's understudy in an earlier show on Broadway called The Tap Dance Kid.

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