Psych

Season 8 Episode 1

Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire

7
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 08, 2014 on USA
6.9
out of 10
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68 votes
5

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Episode Summary

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Shawn tags along with Gus to London for a Harry Potter Convention, but they are sidetracked by Interpol for an undercover assignment and reunion with a familiar face.

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  • One of the funniest episodes we've had in a while

    9.0
    One of the funniest episodes we've had in a while. Loved how they stereo typed England!
  • Wait for

    10
    Absolutely fantastic. There were so many hilarious references and hysterical jokes I could barely stop laughing. Best episode in a while, and it was a great way to start the 8th, and hopefuly not final, season. Keep up the great work guys.



    Also, if you didn't like the episode rewatch the beginning and try not to laugh at QILF
  • Lock Stock

    6.5
    There were some amusing parts, Shawn using the accent was a cheap laugh but it worked, but they overplayed the Harry Potter references, and I don't think Despereaux is as entertaining as they try to act like he.



    Okay, but could have been better. Really got dull near the end.
  • Welcome back

    9.0
    I really enjoyed the episode. I liked the change of scenery. I always enjoy Cary being back. Gus geeking out over Harry Potter was just brilliant. I liked the visuals a lot and Shawn the Anglophile. It wasn't the best case they ever had but it was so very Psych. With the fake outs and poking fun on themselves and the Interpol thing. What a comeback
  • So glad they're back!

    8.0
    It was great to have them back. Loved the episode. Hope to see more of Lassie, Woodie and Henry in upcoming episodes. What happened to Lassie?? Demoted?? When and how did that happen?

    I know Maggie Lawson left, but if they can keep going, that would be wonderful... Don't want to face the end of the series. So witty, clever and funny. Nothing else like it on TV. Always uplifting, impossible to feel down or depressed when you're watching, please don't go!!

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Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Pierre Despereaux

Guest Star

Vinnie Jones

Vinnie Jones

Ronnie Ives

Guest Star

Olivia d'Abo

Olivia d'Abo

Dierdre

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, it is revealed that international jewel thief Pierre Despereaux is undercover Interpol agent Royston Cornwallis Staley.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Gus: I'm starting to smell like Hagrid's dog.
      Shawn: Fang.
      Gus: You know Fang but you don't know who Dumbledore is?
      Shawn: I know dogs.

    • Airport Security Guard: He's not bringing a giant sharp wooden stick as a carry-on!
      Gus: That 'stick' is a Nimbus 2000, a gift Harry Potter received from Minerva McGonagall. Which you would know if you ever successfully opened a book.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: Saturday, August 2, 2014 on Global

    • Crew Clarifications and Additions: Julies Ashton (Casting by), Candice Elzinga (Canadian Casting), Elizabeth House (A Camera 1st Assistant), George Majoros (B Camera 1st Assistant), Janelle Reyes (Post Production Supervisor), Rachael Paradis (Assistant to S. Franks), Brittney Jeng (Assistant to C. Henze/K. Kulchak), Donna Leahy (Assistant to M. Damski), Jonny Hylton (Writer's Production Assistant)

    • The end of this episode has a dedication card sequenced after the end credits that reads, "In memory of Stuart Collison 1970-2013". Stuart Collison, who died on April 13, 2013, was a member of the Psych crew from 2006 through 2010 (lighting technician 2006-2007, best boy lighting 2008-2010).

    • Special billing was given to Vinnie Jones (and) for this episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The episode's title is a mash-up of two British films: Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Mike Newell's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).

    • Roy Staley: (about crime boss Ronnie Ives) He assembles a crew of strangers in a Keyser Söze manner, none of them knowing each other, and thrusts them into his meticulously pre-planned heists.
      Keyser Söze was a fictional character in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects, written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. The character is a rarely seen kingpin, like Ronnie Ives who pulls off a heist and then disappears without a trace.

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