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Top 10 Psych Episodes

Megan Gingras ’16/Emertainment Monthly Staff

Psych, the winner of 2014 People’s Choice Awards for Best Cable TV Comedy, aired the first episode of its 8th season on January 8th following the comedy extravaganza, Psych: The Musical.  In honor of the new season, here is a list of the show’s top ten episodes.

1. “Tuesday the 17th” (Season 3, Episode 15)

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What it’s about: Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) return to the lake near their childhood summer camp to help an old friend find a camp counselor who mysteriously went missing.

Why it’s great: All of the twists and turns will keep viewers guessing (and laughing) until the very end.

2.  “Office Space” (Season 7, Episode 11)

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What it’s about: Gus finds his boss dead in his office and enlists Shawn’s help to find the true murderer.

Why it’s great: The scene where Shawn and Gus sneak into the office to clean up the crime scene but end up making an even bigger mess out of everything.

3.  “Romeo and Juliet and Juliet” (Season 5, Episode 1)

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What it’s about: Shawn and Gus search for a businessman’s kidnapped daughter but find themselves caught between two warring gangs.

Why it’s great: Shawn and Gus test out their martial arts skills.

4.  “Dead Bear Walking” (Season 5, Episode 15)

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What it’s about: When a polar bear trainer is found dead, the only suspect is the polar bear he was caring for. Believing that the bear is innocent, Shawn sets out to find the true culprit.

Why it’s great: Shawn hides a polar bear in the Psych office. A very, very big polar bear.

5.  “Murder? … Anyone? … Anyone? … Bueller?” (Season 3, Episode 2)

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What it’s about: Shawn and Gus attend their high school reunion where Shawn is convinced he’s witnessed a murder.

Why it’s great: The announcement of the king and queen of the reunion and a guest who isn’t quite who he says he is.

6.  “Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers” (Season 4, Episode 11)

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What it’s about: Gus and Shawn accompany Gus’ new girlfriend Ruby and her friends on a river rafting trip that seems like fun, until one of the friends goes missing.

Why it’s great: Gus breaks the news about his new girlfriend to Shawn in a pet store while they hold bunnies to soften the blow.

7.  “Let’s Doo-Wop It Again” (Season 6, Episode 13)

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What it’s about: The guest of honor at a benefit for a community outreach program is shot, leaving the Santa Barbara Police and half of the Psych team to find the culprit.

Why it’s great: Shawn is unable to accompany Gus on the investigation in the flesh due to an appendectomy, but is present thanks to the magic of iPads and Facetime.

8.  “We’d Like to Thank the Academy” (Season 5, Episode 13)

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What it’s about: Shawn and Gus are sent to the police academy to brush up on their investigative skills and end up hot on the trail of a new case.

Why it’s great: It’s a toss up between the obstacle course and Gus and Shawn pulling Lassie over.

9.  “High Top Fade Out” (Season 4, Episode 7)

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What it’s about: A member of Gus’ college a cappella group dies and his college buddies suspect murder, prompting Shawn and Gus to investigate.

Why it’s great: Shawn insists that he be a part of the Gus’ a cappella group, ‘Blackappella’.

10.  “Shawn and the Real Girl” (Season 6, Episode 12)

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What it’s about: After the lead contestant in a Bachelorette-esque reality TV program ends up in the hospital in a coma, Shawn and Gus infiltrate the show to prove that the car accident that landed him there was not actually an accident.

Why it’s great: Shawn tries hard not to impress the bachelorette, making her fall for him, while Gus tries a little too hard to impress her.

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