The BEST Episodes of Psych

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2020

Network: USA Network

Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a crime he solved. Now, Shawn has no choice but to use his abilities to perpetuate his cover story: psychic crime-solving powers, all the while dragging his best friend, his dad, and the police along for the ride.

The Break Up

#1 - The Break Up

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 26, 2014

Shawn, Gus and Juliet handle one last case in the series finale.

star 8.67
1,001 votes
Directors: Steve Franks
Writers: Steve Franks
Deez Nups

#2 - Deez Nups

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 10, 2013

The gang spends the weekend at a casino resort for a wedding and crosses paths with a local crime boss whose presence jeopardizes the impending nuptials.

star 8.30
932 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Bill Callahan, James Roday
Yang 3 in 2D

#3 - Yang 3 in 2D

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 22, 2010

The Yin/Yang trilogy comes to a thrilling close as Shawn and Gus race to save a woman kidnapped by Yin. Only this time, they are forced to use Yang's knowledge of Yin to solve the case by allowing her to accompany them on the investigation.

star 8.25
1,222 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Andy Berman, James Roday
Office Space

#4 - Office Space

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired May 8, 2013

After Gus accidentally tampers with the crime where his boss was killed, Shawn helps him find the real murderer before Gus is arrested.

star 8.24
897 votes
Writers: Andy Berman, Todd Harthan
Mr. Yin Presents...

#5 - Mr. Yin Presents...

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 10, 2010

A serial killer targets Shawn using scenarios from classic Hitchcock films. Has Mr. Yang returned? Will everyone make it out alive?

star 8.19
1,343 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Andy Berman, James Roday
100 Clues

#6 - 100 Clues

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 27, 2013

On the 100th episode of Psych... Shawn and Gus attend a party hosted by an aging rockstar named Billy Lipps, a man the SBPD arrested years ago for a murder he doesn't remember committing.

star 8.16
951 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Todd Harthan
Last Night Gus

#7 - Last Night Gus

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2011

A night of partying which no one remembers that turned deadly sets Shawn, Gus, Woody and Lassiter on the trail of their deeds and a way to clear their names of suspected murder. Unfortunately, they may have to depend on Shawn's "psychic" memories of the night's events.

star 8.15
1,444 votes
Directors: Andy Berman
Writers: Andy Berman
We'd Like to Thank the Academy

#8 - We'd Like to Thank the Academy

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 8, 2010

When they solve a case without following proper protocols, Shawn and Gus are ordered by the Chief to take a crash course at the police academy in order to learn the correct way to handle cases, but the two resort back to their old ways.

star 8.14
1,289 votes
Writers: Bill Callahan, Todd Harthan
Dual Spires

#9 - Dual Spires

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 1, 2010

Shawn and Gus receive a mysterious e-mail inviting them to the annual Cinnamon Festival in Dual Spires, a quirky Northern California town nearly invisible on the map. When they arrive the pair quickly find themselves embroiled in the mysterious death of local high school student Paula Merral.

star 8.14
1,196 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Bill Callahan, James Roday
This Episode Sucks

#10 - This Episode Sucks

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 2011

A body is discovered, and appears to have been killed by a vampire. Meanwhile, Lassiter becomes romantically involved with a woman whom Shawn suspects is the murderer.

star 8.14
1,374 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: James Roday, Todd Harthan
Santabarbaratown 2

#11 - Santabarbaratown 2

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 27, 2013

After Henry takes a bullet to the chest and is rushed to the hospital, a spiteful Shawn seeks revenge on the shooter and everyone else involved in the scandal.

star 8.13
954 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Bill Callahan, Steve Franks
No Country For Two Old Men

#12 - No Country For Two Old Men

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 20, 2013

Shawn attempts to bond with Juliet's stepfather Lloyd, a seemingly harmless accountant.

star 8.12
881 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Kell Cahoon
Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire

#13 - Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2014

Stylish art thief Pierre Despereaux summons Shawn to London to help on an undercover operation.

star 8.11
981 votes
Directors: Steve Franks
Writers: Kell Cahoon, Steve Franks
Santabarbaratown

#14 - Santabarbaratown

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 11, 2012

A body relating to a 20-year-old case is finally found, and Shawn, Gus, and Henry revisit all the old suspects in order to solve the case

star 8.11
1,055 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: Bill Callahan
Lassie Jerky

#15 - Lassie Jerky

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 2013

Shawn and Gus join a pair of college students in the woods who are filming a documentary on Bigfoot.

star 8.09
868 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: James Roday
Heeeeere's Lassie!

#16 - Heeeeere's Lassie!

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 7, 2012

Lassiter hires Shawn and Gus to get to the bottom of strange occurrences at his new condo.

star 8.09
916 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Tim Meltreger, Todd Harthan
The Polarizing Express

#17 - The Polarizing Express

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 15, 2010

Due to an unlawful entry into a criminals property, Shawn gets suspended from his consultant postition and gets Henry fired from his position at the SBPD at the same time. Shawn has a series of Scrooge type dreams where Tony Cox is his 'spirit guide'.

star 8.08
1,257 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: James Roday, Saladin K. Patterson
Not Even Close... Encounters

#18 - Not Even Close... Encounters

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 28, 2010

Shawn and Gus get themselves hired onto the case when an unstable lawyer claims his assistant was abducted by aliens.

star 8.07
1,293 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Bill Callahan
No Trout About It

#19 - No Trout About It

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired May 29, 2013

An eccentric police consultant is brought into the SBPD to interview Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Juliet about their seemingly poor police work on a tough case.

star 8.07
805 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Bill Callahan, Carlos Jacott
Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part

#20 - Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 10, 2010

Shawn and Gus return to Vancouver to visit their old nemesis Despereaux in prison at the felon's request, who then uses them to escape and pull one last job before he is extradited to the United States. Only while he is out, he is framed for the murder of a Crown Attorney and now asks the guys for help clearing his name of this most recent – and frankly unseemly – charge.

star 8.06
1,331 votes
Directors: Steve Franks
Writers: Steve Franks
Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat

#21 - Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 14, 2011

Shawn and Juliet's romantic getaway vacation to a spa gets interrupted by robberies and a dead body at a nearby winery.

star 8.06
1,076 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Carlos Jacott
The Tao of Gus

#22 - The Tao of Gus

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 7, 2011

After a woman tells the SBPD she witnessed a murder happen in broad daylight, Shawn and Gus are the only ones who believe her, and therefore protect her by hiding her at a remote commune called Box Canyon Ranch, a place whose inhabitants label themselves as progressive intellectuals.

star 8.03
1,099 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Tim Meltreger
The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap Man, Issue #2

#23 - The Amazing Psych-Man & Tap Man, Issue #2

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 2011

Shawn and Gus investigate the whereabouts of a mysterious, masked vigilante named The Mantis, who is trying to take down a local drug syndicate called The Caminos. The SBPD is also trying to take down The Camino syndicate, however The Mantis always seems to be one step ahead of everyone's game.

star 8.02
1,187 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Saladin K. Patterson
Cirque du Soul

#24 - Cirque du Soul

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 3, 2013

After Gus is tasked with taking care of his girlfriend's son Maximus for the day, he jeopardizes their relationship when an innocent trip to the circus turns deadly.

star 8.01
970 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Saladin K. Patterson
True Grits

#25 - True Grits

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 4, 2012

A wrongly convicted Southern chef hires Shawn and Gus to find the real thief after the Innocence Project frees him from prison.

star 8.01
976 votes
Directors: Reginald Hudlin
Writers: Saladin K. Patterson