When the finale for “Psych” season 7 opens, Shawn (James Roday) is eating a snow cone while Gus (Dule Hill) is driving his Blueberry and chasing down a guy on a motorcycle. In other words, it’s just another day in the world of these detectives on “No Trout About It,” which aired Wednesday, May 29 on USA Network.
In fact, that’s how the whole season finale felt: not much different than recent episodes. Unlike past finales of the comedy, there wasn’t too much in the way of drama or suspense, even if the case Gus and Shawn are recounting focuses on a poisoned man named Leo Quinn who is looking for his killer even before he’s dead.
Just like in every other crime of the week, Shawn mispronounces things, Lassie (Timothy Omundson) makes quips — notably “Looks like you have 50 Shades of Grey… matter,” Juliet (Maggie Lawson) rolls her eyes at Shawn (but it’s okay; they’re back together), and Gus freaks out about “catching” the client’s poisoning, even if it isn’t contagious.
Through all this, they’re talking to Mr. Harris Trout (Anthony Michael Hall), a consultant who’s been hired to get the Santa Barbara police department into shape. They recount the story of their client, Leo Quinn, who “died” within 48 hours of being exposed to a deadly poison.
Naturally, Trout thinks that Shawn and Gus have no place among the police, and not just because they broke every regulation in the book on the “Psych” season seven finale “No Trout About It.” Even so, Shawn continues to staunchly defend himself: “My senses don’t lie and neither do my hips.”
Clearly, Shawn isn’t taking Mr. Trout seriously (and Trout doesn’t help himself when he takes breaks to eat his Balance bars and yell at his mom on the phone).
Yet, Shawn doesn’t quite realize the severity of what’s going on even after he, along with Gus, Lassie, and Juliet end up solving the case (Leo was in on heist and ended up killing his three accomplices). That’s because Shawn never realizes how serious something is until it’s in his face.
The Chief is suspended for six months and there’s a new captain in town, literally: Mr. Trout. And he starts his reign by making some big changes. He fires McNab, since he was outed as a stripper; claims he won’t hire any psychics to work his cases; and Lassie is no longer head detective. Shawn and Gus are already regretting that they sang their “suck it” tune to Trout, that’s for sure.
So, there might not be serial killers like Ying/Yang running around, but Shawn and Gus’s world sure got a whole lot messier in the “Psych” season 7 finale, which is perfect setup for when the USA Network comedy returns later this year.
What did you think of “No Trout About It”? What were your favorite moments or one-liners?
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