Psych: Season 2, Episode 16

Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead (15 Feb. 2008)

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When a 3000-year-old mummy disappears from a museum, Shawn comes to the unlikely conclusion that the artifact walked out on its own. Meanwhile, Henry is acting strangely after receiving a mysterious phone call.

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Shawn is as delighted to get the case of a theft from a bizarre museum as Gus is terrified because the loot is his childhood nightmare: an Egyptian mummy. Meanwhile the precinct is self-absorbed, due the expiration the commissioner's ultimatum to resign unless nominated permanently, yet can't ignore the high-profile murder of tycoon, a major sponsor of the museum, whose board includes his heir William Wyles IV. Shawn claims the mummy walked out, links and solves both cases. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Shawn asks Gus, "Facts and logic are in the corner of the guy who thinks he's going to get his face melted off?", a brief snippet from the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) soundtrack can be heard. See more »

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While explaining how human eyes work, Shawn states that the cones are what allow us to see at night. This is incorrect - the cones are what allow us to see in color. The rods are responsible for night vision. See more »

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Burton 'Gus' Guster: [mocking Shawn after his phone is muted] Look at me, look at me, I love my hair! I can make obscure '80s references that nobody understands. Laugh at me, ha ha ha! Hey, know something about me? I have a motorcycle, but I never seem to be riding it!
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Season 2: Really light and enjoyable fun
5 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched season 1 of Psych in a rather non-committed way because I was never totally sold on the whole concept on which it was built and it did seem to struggle with it at times. However season 2 became regular viewing for me because it effortlessly overcame any of these problems by simply never taking itself seriously. You see the whole idea of Shawn pretending to be psychic to cover up his amazing observational skills for reasons that are not really that important is a rather weak idea to try and build a series on but "fun" is a good thing to build on if you can pull it off.

Season 2 pulls it off effortlessly thanks to solid mysteries but mostly thanks to the wonderfully silly and enjoyable delivery across the board. The script is the root of it of course because it does contain plenty of great lines but a great deal of the credit belongs with the lead two, who work really well individually and together. Roday is tremendous in the lead role and gets the sparky irreverence of his character just right – throwing out asides for fun. Hill plays off this really well, not as tight as he was in season 1 he has a lot more humour drawn from his character. Together they are the show for me and it is telling that they are strong enough to carry the show when really the rest of the cast are not as good.

Bernsen I quite enjoy but there is something very much supplementary about the characters of Lassiter and O'Hara that keep them as amusing distractions and nothing more. Here and there during season two, they are brought to the fore in particular scenes but it rarely works that well because you do miss Shaun and Gus quite quickly. For what they mostly do though, Omundsun and Lawson are good enough and provide prickly scratching posts for the quick-fire fun of Shaun.

Is Psych brilliant? Is it the best thing on television? Of course anyone who has seen The Wire will confirm that that title is already taken but even discounting it's brilliance Psych is nonsense. However it is brilliant in this nonsense because it perfectly balances on the line between "fun silly" and "stupid silly" and provides effortless slick fun. At some point I'm sure that the pressure for plots and keeping it fresh will twist Psych away from this, but for me season two is a perfect piece of light, entertaining fun that is the perfect way to close out the weekend.


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