Psych Season 8 Premiere 2014 Review “Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster’s Goblet of Fire” – Wait. What?

Psych Season 8 Episode 1 Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire (1)

In this episode of Psych, called “Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster’s Goblet of Fire” (aka the longest title, like, ever), Shawn and Gus travel to merry old England to help Interpol capture a bad guy and find themselves working with an old friend.

I’m going to be really shallow right now, so feel free to skip this first bit if you want to get straight the review. But is it just me or are James Roday and Dule Hill getting hotter and hotter as this show goes on? I mean seriously, how much more adorable can they both get without causing my TV to implode?

Anyway… moving on.

In an episode that played with every British-set spy movie and heist movie, plus all things Harry Potter, Shawn and Gus went to England (or maybe just British Columbia) to help out Interpol. Once there they discover Despereaux is running the place and claims that he is actually a man named Staley who has been deep undercover for years as a super-criminal. From then on, wackiness was the name of the game.

To call an episode of Psych “funny” is kind of redundant. In fact, I think the dictionary should now just have a picture of Shawn and Gus as the definition of the word “funny.” Better yet, I think I’m going to just start using pictures of Shawn and Gus when I want to say the word “funny” as they would be self-explanatory. Sure, this episode was [insert picture of Shawn and Gus here]. But what made it incredibly [insert picture of Shawn and Gus here] was everything from the Harry Potter jokes to all of the fun banter that the boys give us in every episode.

Another [insert picture of Shawn and Gus here] bit was Despereaux’s story. The idea of him being undercover all this time was fantastic, but then so is the idea that he’s just an incredibly clever criminal. The best part of the mystery is that it has been left so open that it’s up to all of us to decide for ourselves and – sorry Shawn – but I think Despereaux is a criminal.

Overall, a ridiculously [insert picture of Shawn and Gus here] episode to start out Season 8 and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us for the rest of the season.

My favorite bits:

Cracking up at the fact that the close-captioning describing Gus answering the phone as “suave.” Somehow I think Gus would appreciate that.

“I am a Grint-grunt, loud and proud.”

Is it sad that I know every single fact about Harry Potter that Gus was trying to tell the customs guy?

The fact that Gus wore his Hogwarts uniform everywhere.

Shawn practically tackling Gus when he tried to start up a conversation with the secretary about Pluto.

Finding out that Despereaux was all a false identity. That is awesome.

The way the images moved in the photos, just like in Harry Potter.

Gus suggesting that everything was a fake, including the entire country.

Shawn meeting his doppelganger.

Fino continuing to spit on anyone in his vicinity.

All of the names Shawn came up with for Fino’s mother.

“Have you even read the file?”
“Parts of it.”
“Which parts?”
“The parts that say ‘boobs.'”

Shawn in the Smokey and the Bandit outfit.

Gus’ very badass pic of himself Pottering.

Despereaux… erm Staley?… begging Shawn not to speak when Ronnie left the room.

“I am pretending to be a wizard. Get your fantasy fiction right.”

This. All of this:
“Yes.”
“Shawn.”
“Yes.”
“Shawn.” – Ad infinitum.

Shawn being physically unable to say Dierdre’s name.

“I give you ‘The Wizard.'”
“I prefer ‘The Wiz.'”

Poor Despereaux… I mean Staley… Dammit, seriously what am I supposed to call this guy now?

“I hate to be a party pooper Ronnie, but I don’t think we’re all going to fit in that thing.”

Shawn getting in on the wrong side of the car. I think I laughed even harder when I realized I would have done exactly the same thing.

Shawn running everything over, twice, and still winning the job. Shawn rules. That is all.

“How’d you do that?”
“Expecto. Patronum.”

“You eat pies with no meat in them?”

Lassie back in uniform. Aw.

Gus making Nigel’s pie disappear… and strangely that wasn’t a euphemism.

Shawn and Gus discovering that Despereaux was an imposter. Well, at least, now I know what to call him.

“Maybe that’s why he’s so angry and Cockney.”
“That’s disgusting, Gus.”

“It was a meet-and-greet with Dingleberry.”
“Dumbledore.”

“That’s what you get for swiping another man’s meat.”
“I like meat Shawn.” – I can’t. I just can’t.

Okay, wait, so Staley is real now? My head hurts.

Shawn trying to claim that he wasn’t crazy. Excuse me a minute… *collapses into hysterical laughter.*

Despereaux… erm Staley?… saving Shawn and Gus in an awesome slowmo fight. That rocked.

“How do you say ‘suck it’ in English?”

“Shawn, we went to one pub and a warehouse. We might as well have been in British Columbia.”

Wait. Staley is fake again? I need a nap.

The bloopers. I really can’t blame James for not being able to keep it together after Dule said “All I need is spotted dick.” Who could after that?

What did you think of this episode of Psych? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!

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