Alas, not every show gets to go out on a high note. When the season seven finale hit for Psych, I knew that things weren’t heading in a great direction. This is the eighth, and final, season of Psych. When the time came, I knew I was not going to necessarily enjoy revisiting this season. I remembered distinctively that the final season of Psych is kind of a shrug. Well, it’s sub-shrug. It’s not all that good. In fact, it’s quite clear that Psych didn’t seem that excited about the storyline changes either. They dodge them for like half the season. It’s time to rank every episode of the eighth and final season of Psych. The time has come.
10. “COG Blocked”
9. “A Touch of Sweevil”
8. “Someone’s Got a Woody”
7. “S.E.I.Z.E. the Day”
6. “Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster’s Goblet of Fire”
5. “1967: A Psych Odyssey”
4. “Remake A.K.A. Cloudy…with a Chance of Improvement”
3. “A Nightmare on State Street”
2. “Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up”
1. “The Break-Up”
OK, so there are 10 episodes in the final season of Psych. Only five of them exist primarily within the storylines of the show. “Lock, Stock” sends Shawn and Gus over to England to hang with Pierre Despereaux again. “1967” is a fake flashback episode with the gang playing different characters. “Remake” is literally a remake of an old episode, which is actually pretty cool and interesting. “Nightmare” is a horror episode with a lot of dream sequences. “The Break-Up” is the series finale, and focuses entirely on the classic characters.
Of the other five episodes, only the food truck one is any good. The other four are my bottom-four episodes. That being said, my top episode is the series finale, which is “going out on a high note,” even if the season isn’t a high note.
I should note that since “The Break-Up,” there have been three Psych movies. They are all good to some degree. The first, and third, are quite good, while the middle movie is hit or miss. If they make more movies, I will watch them. As for the eighth season of Psych, though, it’s mediocre. Fortunately, it wasn’t the end.