'Psych' Delivers a Deliciously Satisfying Series Finale
"Psych" closed down its consulting detective office for good Wednesday night with a series finale that was about as deliciously satisfying as fans could've hoped for.
Shawn (James Roday), en route to join Juliet (Maggie Lawson) in San Francisco, bid farewell to his friends and family in a series of video messages that were both hilarious and heartwarming — especially the one he made for Gus (Dulé Hill).
It made even creator Steve Franks cry, and he wrote the episode.
"I get teared up watching the moment at the end when Shawn is essentially saying goodbye to Gus," he told Yahoo TV. "Of course I know what's coming after that, but I'm just so appreciative of this experience, and to these guys."
"I can't impart enough how lucky that I was — as producers, all of us — to have two guys at the top of our call sheet that in eight years never caused a delay in production," Franks enthused about Roday and Hill. "And worked so tirelessly; these guys are in almost every scene. Going forward to the next projects that we're doing, I just keep thinking, 'It's never gonna be this good.' To have that level of talent and that level of decency… they're just good people. … These guys took eight years of their lives and carved out half of their time to completely immerse themselves in the project."
The finale also answered some important questions — like whether Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) would find out that Shawn was a phony psychic. In the end, the new SBPD chief just didn't care; he shut down his computer just as Shawn was about to confess the truth. And later enveloped his former nemesis/life coach in the best bro hug in pretty much the history of television.
"It was exactly where it should've been," Omundson told Yahoo TV about Shawn and Lassie's relationship. "And that hug at the end, I loved it. It was perfect."
"The Breakup" also delivered a bombshell of an answer to fans who've wondered for years about the identity of Lassie's mysterious colleague, Officer Dobson — mentioned but never seen in numerous episodes.