Shawn eagerly accepts an exclusive invitation to the mysterious mansion which turns out to be thrown by an eccentric rock star. A dinner, guest get murdered. Contacting Lasie and Juliet, who couldn't attend until the first murder was killed in, he gradually discovers the guest seem selected as a bunch of culprits fro the host's long jail term for a murder he didn't commit. Still, alternative motives pile up too, and the killer strikes again, so more angles must be checked, including interests in the current showbiz. Written by
In the opening of the program when Shawn and Gus walk in backstage, Shawn is wearing a combination of parts of Kiss costumes. Paul Stanley's spandex and Peter Criss' wristbands from the 1977 Love Gun costumes and Gene Simmons' glove/knuckle "spikes" from the 1974 Hotter Than Hell/Dressed to Kill costume. See more »
When Shawn noticed that Gus was missing in the mansion he worked out that he could be in a secret cubby hole in the room he was standing in. There was a chest of drawers next to a mounted moose head and after trying several variations of opening and closing drawers and touching the moose head a secret panel finally opened. It closed when Shawn entered. Once he found Gus he turned and immediately pressed down a bureau top to open the door. If he had never been in it before how did he know what to touch to open the secret door. See more »
As a big fan of the Clue movie (and of Psych, of course) this episode should be one of my favorites, most of the actors reprising their roles in the Psych universe for a special 100th episode with nothing but references should have been a match made in heaven... but I felt this episode was a tad off.
I won't lie, there are defiantly jokes that work and references that work, but it seems as though everything was just either poorly paced or just there for the sake of attempting to tie it all together. The first major blow was defiantly the fact that it takes a shocking 15- 20 minutes to even get to the murder (Which is half the episode). The reason why it takes 15-20 minutes is because they focused a bit too much on the pre-house segments. The opening flashback, while required for the plot defiantly, went on way too long and could have been quickly cut down to 1 minute or so instead of the nearly 3 minutes it takes. The first 20 minutes are very slow paced and some of the jokes just don't hit (The showtune while cute ended on a zinger that leaves me groaning more than laughing)
The second half moves way too fast though. As soon as the murder happens it is all go and no breaks which leads to a disjointed feeling. One moment they are interviewing the characters and the next they say that they got some info against all of them, but they never show any of it because it goes by too fast.
I feel as though with all of these characters they have to introduce and give motive they simply didn't have enough time or just didn't refine the script enough. Then we have the ending which, for a normal episode would come with about 6-7 minutes left with the last bit being a bit more of the characters explaining more about the culprit or something comedic happening, however in this episode directly after the culprit is caught we get 2 more zingers (both pretty funny and nice references) and then it just ends.
For the special 100th episode it was really messy and should have spent a bit more time cooking. Extending it past its 42 minute run time would have greatly helped, along with more cleaver jokes I feel...
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