Psych Season 8 Review “S.E.I.Z.E. the Day”

After a jaunt to merry old England last week, Psych returned us to Santa Barbara for a sweet/silly Lassiter-centric episode. Poor Lassie has been demoted to a beat cop by interim chief Trout, while Jules has reluctantly stepped into the position of head detective. What are Shawn and Gus up to? Life coaching! Well, Shawn wants to life coach and Gus thinks he has lost his mind, but that is not an unusual dynamic for those two.

Shawn puts his life coach talents to use on Patrick, a sad sack who never stands up for himself and is being denied entrance to his home thanks to Trout conducting a raid. Using the acronym S.E.I.Z.E. (which stands for Seize Eggs I Don’t Know Zebra and Shawn Forgot), Shawn gets Patrick to stand up for himself for the first time in his life…only Patrick likes the sensation too much. After Lassie is forced to arrest Patrick for interfering with a police investigation, something in Patrick snaps and he goes on aFalling Down style rampage against everyone that has wronged him, starting with Trout (and Shawn makes a reference to the movie and Michael Douglas’ bold hair choice for good measure). This is possibly one of the most hilarious twists in Psych history, simply because Shawn has no idea how effective (and destructive) his life coaching was until the end of the episode– and he doesn’t bother to acknowledge it, other than to tell Gus he’s over the whole idea.



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