Are you ready for some good old-fashioned hijinks? A little music? And a whole lot of laughs? USA's Psych
panel is guaranteed fun year after year and San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is no different. Get details on the much talked about, very anticipated musical episode, spoilers and more. Are you ready? Let's get to it!
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James Roday (Shawn Spencer)
Dule Hill (Burton "Gus" Guster)
Maggie Lawson (Juliet O'Hara)
Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter)
Kirsten Nelson (Chief Karen Vick)
Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer)
Steve Franks (Creator and Executive Producer)
Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze (Executive Producers)
Cary Elwes (Moderator)
Psych didn't disappoint with an impromptu performance from Roday and Hill singing a little song from the musical episode, "suck it" contests and a lot of laughs. But what's to come in season 8?
The Fan Vote
It was announced earlier that two episodes are being added to season 8 and fans got to vote for the episode. Making the official announcement of what that episode is: Dream therapy! The official title, "Nightmare on State Street." Plus, James Roday is directing. In this special episode, an exhausted Gus enters dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors. But after dream therapy, nothing is ever again what it seems. He soon realizes that in dreams, no one can hear you scream.
After Roday and Hill did a little impromptu performance from the musical, we were treated to a small clip from the show. (Some lucky Comic-Con goers got the official sneak peek of the episode last night). From the clip, it's not going to disappoint. Describing it won't do it justice, but Gus gets hoisted, Shawn dances over a bench, there is dancing, dancing and more dancing. But one dancing highlight is Lassiter and Shawn tango together! There's some arm flapping (flying?) and a song about the Santa Barbra Skies.
In the two-hour "Psych: The Musical," airing on Sunday, December 15, Shawn and Gus dive into a world that's equal parts mystery and melody to track down an escaped playwright mad man, Z (Anthony Rapp), who, six years earlier, was deemed criminally insane after locking a critic in a back room of the theatre that he burnt to the ground. With little to go on and a fear that Z will kill again, Shawn, Gus and the SBPD are forced to consult with the one person Z confided in while in the institution ... a dangerous and familiar villain from Shawn's past, who guides them using cryptic clues to reveal what Z is planning next.
Future Theme Episodes
When asked about another themed episode, the London themed episode is a cross between Harry Potter and Guy Ritchie: "Locks, Socks and Smocking Barrels and Burton Guster and the Goblet of Fire". Gus in Gryffindor robes, anyone?
Both Officer McNab and Pierre Despereaux will be back.
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Props from Set
A question was asked about what prop each cast member would take from set. Their responses:
Dule Hill: The blueberry (but not sure how, maybe in pieces)
Maggie Lawson: Detective name plate
Tim Omundson: (Jokes) Lassiter's weapon, but taking stolen guns across boarders is frowned upon.
Kirsten Nelson: Her chief badge
Corbin Bernsen: The moose head
(Image courtesy of USA)