Psych “Neil Simon’s Lover’s Retreat” Advance Review

Psych (USA) "Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat"

Okay folks, I have a confession to make. I never watched 90210 – not the current one, not the original – none of them. So I never had a thing for Jason Priestley like all my friends and subsequently I was pretty blasé about him being a guest on this episode of Psych.

What a foolish, foolish person I was. Without spoiling, I can safely say that when Jason shows up in his very first scene (in a leather biker jacket no less) I realized how wrong I had been. That man is fine. There, I said it.

Is it too late to run out and get a 90210 poster for my wall?

Anyway, moving on. Tonight’s episode is called “Neil Simon’s Lover’s Retreat” and refers to Shawn and Juliet finally getting away for a vacation by themselves as, you know, grown-ups. It’s supposed to be a weekend of going to the spa, getting massages, going on hot balloon rides and meeting up with other couples. While most of that stuff does indeed happen, not all of it is in the way they expected.

Side note: every time in this review where I write “Shawn and Juliet” it is very hard not to write “Sawn and Gus” – old habits die hard.

While Shawn and Juliet (oops, almost did it again) are off on their lover’s holiday, Gus is left to his own devices and soon finds himself hanging out with Lassiter and Henry. Those three decide to have a man’s weekend of their own, to absolutely spectacularly hilarious results, resulting in the worst gentlemen’s weekend ever.

Now if this was a regular review, one where I didn’t have to hold the spoilers back like a lion tamer at the zoo, I’d be talking about one particular moment that takes place at the end of the episode – something that elicited a full on gasp when it happened. Want to know what is it? You sure?……well you’ll just have to wait until you watch the episode, but I guarantee people will be reacting to it. Whether those reactions will be good or bad, I can’t predict, but they will happen.

My favorite non-spoilery bits..

“Trust me, I’m doing these glasses a favor.” – Boy howdy was she right. Yowza.

“Why are you gazing into each other’s eyes?” – The funniest part of this bit was WHO was doing the gazing. I’ll just say it’s probably not who you think.

Finding out what Shawn’s out of office email reply says. I guarantee no one will be able to guess it.

Gus, Lassie and Henry meeting up in an unusual place.

“Y’all both water ski for the city of Santa Barbara?” – How cool would that job be?

Lassie using terms like “hizzy” and “playa”. Oh dear.

Shawn sharing a dessert with another man….and it wasn’t Gus. *gasp!*

“Baby, all your facial parts are in the right spots.”

Lassie trying to flirt and opening with probably the worst line I’ve ever heard in my life.

Shawn and Juliet in tennis outfits.

“Hold on to your pound cakes everybody!”

“You’re acting like a child, Shawn.”
“I am not acting!”

“You guys are horrible people but you are SO cool.”

“Jerry loses his Schlitz. That’s a thing, right?”
“Pretty sure it’s a malt liquor.”

Henry choosing the possibility of death by steam room over a crazy chick.

Shawn commandeering an unusual ride to use for police business.

“I’m so sorry, my mouth is full of cheese.”

Lassiter taking Gus and Henry on the car chase ride ever.

Gus finding out the real reason why Shawn was so upset over his stolen video game. (OMG! OMG! OMG!)

Don’t forget, the winter finale of Psych airs tonight, Wednesday December 14 at 10/9c on USA Network. Once you’ve watched it, come back up and let me know what you thought (especially about that last scene). I’d love to hear from you!