Psych

The WORST episodes of Psych

Every episode of Psych ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Psych!

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.

Last Updated: 7/16/2022Network: USA Network
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Psych: The Musical (2)
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5.97
110 votes

#1 - Psych: The Musical (2)

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/15/2013

This musical extravaganza follows Shawn and Gus' search for an escaped playwright who was declared criminally insane following a suspicious fire. Complicating matters, a person who may have important evidence is an enemy from Shawn's past.

Directors: Steve Franks
A Nightmare on State Street
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7.26
889 votes

#2 - A Nightmare on State Street

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/19/2014

Gus' nightmares start to feel like reality when he and Shawn work to solve an unlikely case for the SBPD.

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Dis-Lodged
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7.36
1155 votes

#3 - Dis-Lodged

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/1/2008

Henry bails on his weekend outing with Shawn, stating that he's too ill to leave the house. Shawn is nowhere near upset until he and Gus catch Henry driving by, clearly not sick at all. Naturally, they follow him and discover he used to be a member of the Monarch Lodge, a clandestine society. They barge inside looking for an explanation and are surprised to find one of the Lodge members lying dead before them. Shawn suspects murder, and in order to conduct an inside investigation, he becomes a member of the society.

Directors: Mel Damski
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Daredevils!
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7.37
1210 votes

#4 - Daredevils!

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/1/2008

Shawn and Gus get hired by the son of daredevil Dutch "The Clutch" Jenkins. They have to figure out what's going on, after "accidents" keep happening to The Clutch.

Directors: John Badham
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The Old and the Restless
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7.38
1210 votes

#5 - The Old and the Restless

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/18/2008

A missing persons case from a posh retirement community turns into a family affair when Shawn and Gus must team up with Henry to solve the case.

Directors: Jason Ensler
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He Dead
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7.44
1188 votes

#6 - He Dead

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/14/2009

A billionaire hedge fund manager asks Shawn and Gus to find his murderer – a last request Shawn can't resist. So he and Gus step into a world of privilege that's rivaled only by the depths of betrayal it contains.

Directors: Michael McMurray
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American Duos
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7.44
1365 votes

#7 - American Duos

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/13/2007

Shawn and Gus go undercover as talent show contestants to investigate a number of failed attempts to kill one of the judges.

Directors: John Landis
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Rob-a-Bye Baby
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7.45
1236 votes

#8 - Rob-a-Bye Baby

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/7/2007

Shawn and Gus want to be put on Lassiter's burglary case, but a sleep-deprived Chief Vick orders them to find her a nanny instead. Unfortunately, at least from Lassiter's view, the two teams keep crossing paths, and Shawn sees an opportunity to horn in on the more interesting case.

Directors: Paul Lazarus
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And Down the Stretch Comes Murder
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7.46
1239 votes

#9 - And Down the Stretch Comes Murder

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/10/2007

Gus and Shawn's childhood nemesis, now a horse jockey, asks the duo for help in discovering why his horses never win. But the investigation develops into a murder case after a jockey dies while racing.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds
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7.47
1367 votes

#10 - Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/3/2007

Shawn tracks down Lassiter's car with little difficulty after it's stolen. However, Shawn discovers that there's more to the situation than meets the eye and calls Gus back from vacation to help with the investigation.

Directors: Steve Surjik
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High Noon-ish
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7.48
1280 votes

#11 - High Noon-ish

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/21/2009

Lassiter reluctantly asks Shawn and Gus for help when his surrogate father, sheriff of Sonora, thinks a ghost is wreaking havoc in his town. And even though this Wild West re-creation town is bigger on show than facts, it turns out a real crime is being planned and the murder of the Sheriff's business rival is only the beginning.

Directors: Mel Damski
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Who Ya Gonna Call?
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7.48
1243 votes

#12 - Who Ya Gonna Call?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/18/2006

Shawn reluctantly settles for a private client who claims a ghost has it in for him after Lassiter kicks Gus and him off the much more interesting case of a murdered psychologist, but the two investigations seem to be running parallel and Shawn may still end up solving the police's case.

Directors: Michael Lange
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Weekend Warriors
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7.51
1381 votes

#13 - Weekend Warriors

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/11/2006

Shawn and Gus attend a Civil War reenactment rehearsal for the sheer pleasure of watching Lassiter have a nervous breakdown as he runs it, but when a scripted death turns real they end up donning uniforms themselves in order to find the murderer and perhaps prevent another.

Directors: John Fortenberry
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Woman Seeking Dead Husband - Smokers Okay, No Pets
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7.51
1385 votes

#14 - Woman Seeking Dead Husband - Smokers Okay, No Pets

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/28/2006

Shawn and Gus land their first non-SBPD case when a widow hires them to find some cash that her husband stole from a bank. Shawn is asked to talk to a spirit and help the widow of the thief.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Earth, Wind and...Wait for It
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7.53
1214 votes

#15 - Earth, Wind and...Wait for It

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/23/2009

Shawn and Gus join up with a local firehouse to prove a series of arsons are more than they seem.

Directors: Tim Matheson
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Truer Lies
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7.53
1228 votes

#16 - Truer Lies

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/6/2009

Shawn and Gus must prove a pathological liar is telling the truth in order to stop an assassination plot.

Directors: Martha Coolidge
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Lights, Camera... Homicidio
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7.54
1205 votes

#17 - Lights, Camera... Homicidio

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/25/2008

The star of a Spanish telenovela has been murdered by another actor on the show. The murderer insists that it was an accident and claims that the prop knife was switched with a real knife without his knowledge. Shawn and Gus believe that he was framed and investigate the crime. Gus is especially excited to be working on the set of his favorite soap opera, but it's Shawn who gets a recurring role on the show.

Directors: Matt Shakman
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65 Million Years Off
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7.54
1404 votes

#18 - 65 Million Years Off

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/20/2007

The discovery of a washed-up body sparks a debate between Shawn and the police, who both disagree as to how the man died. While Shawn believes that the man was killed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the police believe the killer is a little less... extinct.

Directors: Tim Matheson
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Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion
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7.54
1095 votes

#19 - Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/8/2008

It's Gus' birthday, so Shawn takes him to the launch party for Ciao clothing's new fall line. While Gus tries to make a move on his favorite model, one of the owners of Ciao is suddenly electrocuted via the stage's microphone. Shawn is certain that his death was no accident, so Shawn and Gus move in to the loft where the Ciao models live.

Directors: Mel Damski
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Six Feet Under the Sea
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7.54
1062 votes

#20 - Six Feet Under the Sea

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/9/2009

When Shabby the sea lion is found dead after being released into the wild, Shawn sets out to prove it was murder and stumbles onto a bigger mystery.

Directors: Steve Franks
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Tuesday the 17th
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7.54
1173 votes

#21 - Tuesday the 17th

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/13/2009

Shawn and Gus are hired by a childhood friend to find a missing camp counselor who disappeared near their old sleep-away campgrounds. Upon their arrival, spooky activity abounds and they must uncover if the dark past of the abandoned camp has come back to life.

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If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead?
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7.55
1225 votes

#22 - If You're So Smart, Then Why Are You Dead?

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/24/2007

Shawn and Gus take on academia as lecturers at a school for the gifted where two students suspect a teacher of murder, they just don't know who's been murdered or the murderer's identity. At the precinct, Juliet lobbies hard for lead position on the next case, and Lassiter hands her a "gimme". The same case Gus and Shawn are working.

Directors: Arlene Sanford
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The Devil's in the Details... And in the Upstairs Bedroom
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7.56
1145 votes

#23 - The Devil's in the Details... And in the Upstairs Bedroom

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/28/2009

When a college girl at a Catholic university commits suicide, Gus and Shawn are brought in because one of the professors at the school believes the girl was demon-possessed.

Directors: John Badham
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Gus' Dad May Have Killed An Old Guy!
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7.57
1219 votes

#24 - Gus' Dad May Have Killed An Old Guy!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/7/2007

Christmas with the Gusters is ruined when Gus' parents' neighbor is killed, a clue leads Lassiter to look at Mr. Guster more closely. Evidence leads the police into arresting Gus' mother too, and Shawn and Gus vow to get them out of jail.

Directors: Oz Scott
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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece
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7.57
1443 votes

#25 - Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/21/2006

Shawn and Gus become wedding crashers at a posh ceremony in order to retrieve a stolen antique engagement ring inexplicably taken from an inpenetrable vault under surveillance. And theft turns to murder when things start to come unraveled.

Directors: Michael Zinberg
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