Sunday, March 25, 2012

What I’m Watching: Psych

Psych: Season 6, Episode 13 “Let’s Doo-Wop It Again” (B+)

After a couple of uneven episodes, it’s great to see a winning installment again, this time featuring a slew of guest stars, including Mekhi Phifer, Jaleel White, and Liza Lapira. I didn’t instantly recall the fact that both White and Blackappella have been featured on this show before, and I most certainly enjoyed them this time. Who knew that Shawn could actually contribute in a positive way to the group, aside from his insistence on referring to them as Quarterblack, which ostensibly makes no sense. His appendix bursting put him out of commission, but that worked well because it forced Gus to carry around a tablet with Shawn’s face on it the whole time, and kept Shawn bed-ridden so that the real bad guy could come threaten them and then get surprised by an alert and coherent Shawn, whose father cut off his pain medication since he was the one footing the bill. This episode also permitted Lassie a reunion with his beloved, and only he could appreciate the fact that she needed to punch him in the face to sell her cover and her contempt for the law. Shawn’s decision to have Blcakappella perform in the women’s prison at the end of the episode was fun initially, but it quickly turned violent as, for no apparent reason, all of the women started rioting. Leave it to Lassie to use that opportunity to sneak an elusive kiss with the woman he’s holding out for while she serves her time in jail

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