Psych Season 8 Review “1967: A Psych Odyssey” – The Man Who Would Be Chief

Psych Season 8 Episode 6 1967: A Psych Odyssey (2)

In this episode of Psych, called “1967: A Psych Odyssey,” Lassie makes a play for Chief by tackling an old case where all the people look incredibly familiar. Meanwhile, Juliet ponders a tough choice.

One of the things I was worried about when I found out that this was the last season of Psych was whether or not the creators had been given enough notice to give us a spectacular finale. This episode assuaged all of my fears. If this episode was anything to judge by, we’re not only getting a grand finale, we’re getting a multi-episode grand finale arc.

Between the musical, the remake and now this flashback episode, the Psych crew is truly going all-out for us. Watching everyone take on their flashback roles was a blast to see in this one, especially knowing how much fun they must have all had doing it. But I think the best part was the fact that this episode, as much fun as it was, also had a pretty serious undertone.

I had a feeling from the beginning that something was up with Juliet, but I thought maybe she was going to be offered the Chief’s job for some reason. I didn’t expect that she would get offered a job in another city, but it all made sense when Lassie found out that the only way he could accept his beloved Chief job was by letting Juliet go. The two of them talking about how much they cared about each other completely did me in, especially when Juliet said it was all meant to be and now she had to go.

Juliet and Shawn’s conversation also tore me up. She’s definitely in a tough spot – knowing that her future lies with this new opportunity but not wanting to demand that her boyfriend go with her. What will happen with them now? I don’t know, but I have a feeling that there are a lot more tears in my future. I don’t necessarily mean that things will go badly, but if there are any more scenes like the last couple in this episode, I’m going to need a whole box of tissues by the time this series is over.

My favorite bits:

The entire memo conversation.

The trout prayer.

Seeing the whole team back together again. Yay!…. wait. Chief don’t go!

Group hug!

Everything that Lassie did with that pitcher of water.

Enjoying the full version of the theme song, as always. Though a part of me was a teeny tiny bit disappointed that they didn’t 60’s it up to match the episode.

Shawn and Gus screaming when Lassie opened the box.

Lassie as the reporter.

“Man, it’s gonna be all musty in here.”
“You’re musty.”
“You’re mama’s musty.”

Gus attempting to steal a fryer basket.

The way the camera cut back and forth as Lassie/Baxter looked over his shoulder. Nice!

Shawn as Rodney and Juliet as Scarlet.

Gus as Myles.

Gus singing the “Suck It” song to the fryer.

“I may have the bod for sin, but I have the memory of an adult elephant.”

Juliet/Scarlet’s hair. That was pretty epic.

Scarlet trying to put the moves on Lassie.

Baxter’s ghost visiting Lassie in a dream.

Woody, the head band and the giant teddy bear head.

“If you happen to run into half a bear in the alley, don’t shoot it.”
“You got it, buddy.”

Shawn calling Juliet a silent ninja. Wait. Is there another kind of ninja?

Juliet announcing that she was staying. Aw.

Lassie’s grin when he was offered another meeting with Swagerty.

Lassie becoming chief!

“I have watched you fight. I have watched you almost die.”
“But you didn’t let me.”
“That’s a two-way street.”

Bawling like a fool during the entire conversation between Lassie and Juliet. Best. Moment. Ever.

Shawn holding Juliet and them promising they would do whatever it takes.

Shawn waking up without Juliet there. Gulp.

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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