This was an amazing week for Psych – the 8th season begun with an amazing episode set in “London” and they won the Favorite Cable TV Comedy awards at the Teen Choice Awards. Yay for Psych!
After a musical episode last month which left me kind of disappointed and confused (timeline wise), the season 8 premiere was absolutely amazing!
Shawn and Gus go to London, because Shawn in called to INTERPOL (the folks from the DVD warning screen) to what he thinks is a consulting job, and Gus in attending PotterCon (are those things real? because if they are, I want to go there, bad!).
After a few troubles getting through airport security, due to Gus wand, broom and potions, to to mention his outfit, they eventually get through and to London, without their luggage, which means that Gus spends the entire episode in his Gryffindor robes.
Despite the absence of most of the cast, the show makes up for this with the always amazing Pierre Despereaux who turns out is heading that portion of the Interpol, or just playing so… still not really sure. Lassiter also makes small appearances from back at the police station.
Lot of action and a lot of Harry Potter/Rupert Grint mentions, makes Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels, and Burton Guster’s Goblet of Fire of the best episodes of Psych to date!
“That is a Phoenix feather sir, not a weapon. If you’re familiar with the most popular franchise in the history of film, maybe you wouldn’t experience such confusion here.”
“our arrival at Heathrow and the Rupert Grint meet-and-greet at Leicester Square.I’m a Grint Grunt loud and proud”
“He’s not bringing a giant sharp wooden stick as a carry-on!”
“That ‘stick’ is a Nimbus 2000, a gift Harry Potter received from Minerva McGonagall. Which you would know if you ever successfully opened a book.”
“I promised my local Potterheads that I’d be returning with a picture of myself and Rupert Grint, possibly Pottering.” (Defined by Gus as jumping off “something high with a broom and snap a picture in midair so you appear to be flying.”)
“I thought I saw Rupert Grint, but it was just dumb old Prince Harry.”
“You know, Shawn, I really would like to help you, but I have the opening hat ceremony, then the Horcrux scavenger hunt, then the Quidditch tournament. My afternoon is booked solid.”
“As far as my exploits go, let’s just say when I was 13 I broke into the Ministry. I fought off mobs, and once, I even got splinched.”
“I am pretending to be a wizard, Shawn. Get your fantasy fiction right!”
“While you’re at it, could you look up Rupert Grint’s address?”
“I’m starting to smell like Hagrid’s dog.” “Fang.” “You know Fang but you don’t know who Dumbledore is?” “I know dogs.”
“I came here to drink my weight in Butterbeer, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”
I was particularly pleased with all the Rupert Grint/Ron Weasley references… I guess I’m a Grint Grunt as well!