The Best Episodes of Psych

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018

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

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

star 8.74
478 votes
Directors: Steve Franks
Writers: Steve Franks
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Last Night Gus

#2 - Last Night Gus

Season 6 - Episode 2

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 8.48
399 votes
Directors: Andy Berman
Writers: Andy Berman
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Mr. Yin Presents...

#3 - Mr. Yin Presents...

Season 4 - Episode 16

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

star 8.45
303 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Andy Berman, James Roday
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An Evening with Mr. Yang

#4 - An Evening with Mr. Yang

Season 3 - Episode 16

After eluding capture and disappearing eight years ago, the famed Yin Yang serial killer is back, and he's set his sights on Shawn.

star 8.43
322 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: James Roday, Andy Berman
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Santabarbaratown

#5 - Santabarbaratown

Season 6 - Episode 16

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 8.32
327 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: Bill Callahan
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Yang 3 in 2D

#6 - Yang 3 in 2D

Season 5 - Episode 16

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 8.31
302 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Andy Berman, James Roday
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Office Space

#7 - Office Space

Season 7 - Episode 11

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

star 8.28
430 votes
Writers: Andy Berman, Todd Harthan
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Not Even Close... Encounters

#8 - Not Even Close... Encounters

Season 5 - Episode 3

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

star 8.25
324 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Bill Callahan
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We'd Like to Thank the Academy

#9 - We'd Like to Thank the Academy

Season 5 - Episode 13

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 8.25
319 votes
Writers: Bill Callahan, Todd Harthan
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Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark

#10 - Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark

Season 4 - Episode 9

While investigating a possible crime, Shawn stumbles upon one of a pair of criminals, gets shot, and is dumped in the trunk of a car.

star 8.24
298 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Andy Berman
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Romeo and Juliet and Juliet

#11 - Romeo and Juliet and Juliet

Season 5 - Episode 1

When the daughter of a Chinese Triad family disappears, Shawn and Gus take on the case.

star 8.23
320 votes
Directors: Steve Franks
Writers: Steve Franks
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One, Maybe Two, Ways Out

#12 - One, Maybe Two, Ways Out

Season 5 - Episode 9

When a spy is framed for a crime she didn't commit, she decides to use Shawn and Gus to prove her innocence.

star 8.22
326 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Andy Berman, Todd Harthan
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Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part

#13 - Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part

Season 5 - Episode 10

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 8.22
308 votes
Directors: Steve Franks
Writers: Steve Franks
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Heeeeere's Lassie!

#14 - Heeeeere's Lassie!

Season 6 - Episode 11

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

star 8.22
313 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Todd Harthan, Tim Meltreger
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This Episode Sucks

#15 - This Episode Sucks

Season 6 - Episode 3

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 8.22
354 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Todd Harthan, James Roday
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Dual Spires

#16 - Dual Spires

Season 5 - Episode 12

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 8.21
329 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Bill Callahan, James Roday
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In for a Penny...

#17 - In for a Penny...

Season 6 - Episode 7

Juliet's con-man father travels to Santa Barbara to reunite with his daughter, but finds himself slipping back into his criminal past when confronted with a dream con.

star 8.20
316 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Todd Harthan
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Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central

#18 - Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central

Season 3 - Episode 13

Shawn and Gus go undercover at a professional football training camp when the foot of the team's missing kicker is discovered.

star 8.19
301 votes
Directors: Mel Damski
Writers: Josh Bycel
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Deez Nups

#19 - Deez Nups

Season 7 - Episode 7

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 8.19
412 votes
Directors: James Roday
Writers: Bill Callahan, James Roday
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Shawn, Interrupted

#20 - Shawn, Interrupted

Season 6 - Episode 6

After a billionaire murderer pleas insanity at his trial, Shawn and Gus go undercover at a mental hospital in order to prove that the man is, in fact, sane. While at the hospital, Shawn and Gus receive some hostility from one of the nurses.

star 8.19
343 votes
Writers: Kell Cahoon
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Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller?

#21 - Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller?

Season 3 - Episode 2

Shawn and Gus attend their high school reunion. Shawn sees a body fly past a window, but on further inspection the body has vanished. When Gus assumes the worst, and Lassiter refuses to help, Shawn seeks assistance from Juliet.

star 8.18
351 votes
Writers: Andy Berman
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Death is in the Air

#22 - Death is in the Air

Season 4 - Episode 13

Shawn and Gus must recover a deadly pathogen before a thief releases it into the city.

star 8.17
299 votes
Directors: Stephen Surjik
Writers: Bill Callahan, Anupam Nigam
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Viagra Falls

#23 - Viagra Falls

Season 5 - Episode 6

Shawn and Gus work with two retired police officers to solve the murder of a police chief.

star 8.17
291 votes
Writers: Todd Harthan
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Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger

#24 - Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger

Season 6 - Episode 10

Shawn and Gus team up with Despereaux to locate a mythical dagger rumored to be the key to unlocking a dead billionaire's treasure.

star 8.16
328 votes
Directors: Steve Franks
Writers: Steve Franks
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Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat

#25 - Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat

Season 6 - Episode 9

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

star 8.16
321 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Carlos Jacott
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