Sunday, November 14, 2010

What I’m Watching: Psych

Psych: Season 5, Episode 10 “Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part” (B+)

I’ll admit that I had completely forgotten about everything that happened on this show since we last left it two months ago (over two hundred episodes of television will do that to you), plus the fact that this episode was actually continuing a plotline begun in the previous season’s premiere. Nonetheless, I was quickly reminded of how fun, light, and entertaining this show is. Having Cary Elwes back as the fanatically clever Desperaux was very welcome, especially because of just how much Shawn admires him. His ability to break out of prison on a whim and Shawn’s willingness to trust him make for a fantastic, incredibly Gus-vexing hour. The main wonderful part of this episode, of course, is that Shawn and Juliet finally get together after four and a half seasons of talking really closely and other romantic entanglements. Though it means the departure of Nestor Carbonell’s Declan, I couldn’t be more excited. I thought for sure that Shawn had blown his chances when he refused to talk to Juliet while he had Desperaux in his hotel room, and I was so delighted to see them making out in public place after public place before Shawn finally realized that he had a hotel room. I’m not sure how their newfound romance will play out in the office, and how partners Lassiter and Gus will react, but I’m very intrigued to see how it goes. Even with so much other television on right now, I’m so glad to have “Psych” back.

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