Psych Series Finale

I’ve been putting this off because I didn’t want to deal with the finality of it all, but I am about to watch the Pysch series finale. Chuck and Psych have a special place in my heart.

There will be spoilers, so don’t comment if you have not seen it.

*** Update ***



More tussin.

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    raven says:

    There will be spoilers, so don’t comment if you have not seen it.


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    Steeplejack says:


    (Haven’t read any of the comments here, just the original post.)

    I have the finale on the DVR and also have not watched it yet. I will go do that now and come back. But I’ve got to say, Cole, that this season of Psych has been painful to watch. Whatever is beyond jumping the shark—way beyond—they have done it. I feel like since about the start of last season the show has been disappearing up James Roday’s egotistical ass.

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    raven says:

    @Steeplejack: WHAT comments???

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    raven says:

    OK, maybe this is what he means

    There will be spoilers, so don’t read the comments if you have not seen it.

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    Anoniminous says:

    Rosebud. Remember that name. It will become important.

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    John Cole says:

    @raven: What else could it possibly mean? There were no spoilers in the original post, were there?

    I bet you are one of those people who drive through a neighborhood and see a yellow sign that says:

    Children Playing”

    And then pay no attention to your speed while wondering why the neighborhood is announcing that their kids are stupid.

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    raven says:

    @John Cole: So it didn’t mean what you wrote and I’m stupid?

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    Pogonip says:

    Not having cable simplifies my life.

    I was exhausted today. I have been in classes for my job. At these classes you peer through a dark, scratched-glass tabletop, with spotlights glaring off it, at a computer screen sitting on the floor facing up through the glass. So you must contort yourself into weird positions to be able to see anything. Try doing that for 5 days straight. I hope whoever sold Bigaudit, my employer, this set-up spends 50 million years in Purgatory taking classes in his own room. I had had some plans for today but, like everyone else in class, I was exhausted. (One guy told me that he’d go home every day and just collapse, and on Monday afternoon when his wife got home she exclaimed, “What happened? You look terrible!”)

    None of which has anything to do with the TV show. I’m just wondering: does anyone here have experience buying office furniture, and if so, why in the world would anyone buy the set-up I described? I wouldn’t think even an MBA would be so dumb as not to ask, “But what happens when the glass starts getting scratched?”

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    raven says:

    Bye bye Dayton.

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    JasonF says:

    I watched it earlier today. Good send-off for a good show. I’m going to miss it. And there was a nice shout-out to a similar beloved show.

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    raven says:

    @JasonF: don’t comment if you have not seen it.

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    Anoniminous says:


    I wouldn’t think even an MBA would be so dumb as not to ask, “But what happens when the glass starts getting scratched?”

    Having built systems like that, the answer is: replace the glass.

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    JasonF says:

    @raven: But I have seen it. I have!

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    raven says:

    @JasonF: Um, so you are supposed to comment?

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    Why is it Republicans just don’t care about something until it affects them personally?

    IRMA — A state lawmaker from Lincoln County who once opposed a bill that would force insurers to cover chemotherapy pills says she changed her position after she learned she has cancer.

    Mary Czaja, R-Irma, the state representative for the 35th Assembly District, said her view on the bill — which could take effect next year — began to change in January. That’s when she began her own battle with stage 3 breast cancer.

    “I’m not a big mandate person,” said Czaja, who spent the bulk of her career in the insurance industry. “After a long conversation with my doctor, I started to think about the issue in a new way. It’s not just the affordability factor; it’s about helping people get back to normal and get back to work.”

    Jesus Christ. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

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    🍀 Martin says:

    @John Cole:

    What else could it possibly mean? There were no spoilers in the original post, were there?

    There couldn’t be since you haven’t seen it. But I kind of took it to mean that you would be updating the post with spoilers. People on the east coast seem blissfully unaware that people on the west coast have to wait through 3 hours of spoilers for pretty much every show – including awards shows like the Oscars that actually are hosted out here.

    So it could have meant ‘I’m aware that not all 6 billion of Gods children live in the West Virginia Time Zone, so here’s a heads-up.’

    Apparently not.

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    🍀 Martin says:

    @Southern Beale:

    Why is it Republicans just don’t care about something until it affects them personally?

    Fucking sociopaths, how do they work?!

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    raven says:

    @🍀 Martin: So is this the original post or was there another one about these shows?

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    Okay, I’m confused. I haven’t seen either show, dies that mean that I can or cannot comment?

    TV shows fall, for me, under de gustibus non disputandum est.Me? My taste in entertainment is so acute that I’m watching my bazillionth Zato Ichi movie.

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    John Cole says:

    @raven: Is this the first day on the website for you? You can not comment without having to scroll through all the comments, so you would see the spoilers.

    Imperfectly phrased? Yes, but everyone but you knew what I meant about a generic spoiler alert. And you probably knew what I meant and said and are just bored and being a pedant.

    Unless you really are the person who needs legal warnings on cleaning products that say “Do not drink, do not put in your eyes, do not gargle or spray on your private parts, etc.” because you take everything literally. In that case, man, that must suck to deal with everyday. How do you talk to people every day, what with slang and colloquialisms? That must be rough.

    Also too, I feel like shit and am crabby and just want to argue and be verbally aggressive.

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    raven says:

    @John Cole: Wow man, I just wasn’t sure what you meant.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Southern Beale: If we could simply inflict all of them with various plagues we might turn them into decent human beings.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Geez. I can’t tell if some of you guys are being snarky/funny, are just crabby today, or if you are being intentionally difficult.

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    Anoniminous says:

    @Southern Beale:


    Assholes the lot of ’em.

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    John Cole says:

    @raven: I gave up and updated. You win. I feel like shit.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @John Cole: I just watched the final Psych last night and I was really pleased with it. Don’t forget to watch the after show, too.

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    dr. luba says:

    I came for spoilers. Where are they?

    Just kidding! Also, too:

    So it could have meant ‘I’m aware that not all 6 billion of Gods children live in the West Virginia Time Zone, so here’s a heads-up.’

    The show was broadcast on the 26th. Hell of a time difference……

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    raven says:

    @John Cole: That was not my intention.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: This is the only Psych thread I’ve seen, and I was watching for one.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: I’ve never heard of it and the only times I’ve heard of “Chuck” is when it’s brought up here.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I have not commented until now, and I have not read the other comments.

    Why do you hate me, John? Because I didn’t fall for the troll bait?

    Oh, speaking of spoilers…about 2/3 of the way through Titanic the ship hits an iceberg and sinks!

    Also, too, Darth Vader is Luke’s father!

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    nancydarling says:

    John is so cute when he’s mad.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: Psych was on for 8 seasons and it has been one of Cole’s favorite shows. Psych can be silly, like Chuck was, but it has a certain charm. If they get too much over the top then I just don’t watch that episode. I am sorry to see it go.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Southern Beale: The hilarious thing is, that even the testimony of this woman will not soften the hearts of her vile fellow party members. Just look how much influence Bob Dole, in a fucking wheelchair in the Senate chamber had on Rethuglican assholes who voted against the UN Disabilities treaty.

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    dr. luba says:

    @WaterGirl: TiVo missed the after show, but recorded the all-night Psychathon. Did I miss anything? It is available here.

    Have watched some of the older “favorite” episodes. I miss the young Gus and Shawn at the start of each show…….

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    dr. luba says:

    @MikeJ: I don’t think that will look good on the Blueberry……

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: I was too busy watching 12 seasons of Shameless. . .the British one.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Damn you! I have still not watched Titanic! (really)

    But I had kind of guessed about the sinking part, so I’m not really mad.

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    Pogonip says:

    @Anoniminous: We’ve inquired–all right, complained–about that. It is not “cost-effective” to replace the glass because it would have to be cut special. (The screens are the really old ones where the back sticks out a foot and they have [still more!!!]reflective glass on the front, like TVs had until very recently.)

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: And people swim around in 33 degree water for 20 minutes and do just fine.

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    dr. luba says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: It’s because they have to experience it THEMSELVES. No empathy, only sympathy.

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    Cassidy says:

    So are we allowed to comment or not? I’ve never seen the show, but I have cable. Is this counted as half a comment then?

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    Pogonip says:

    @Anoniminous: P.S. I hope that guy spends SIXTY million years in one of his own classes. Harrumph.

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    raven says:

    @efgoldman: Speaking of, these Elite 8 games are on TBS, first time not on broadcast tv.

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    I wouldn’t think even an MBA would be so dumb as not to ask, “But what happens when the glass starts getting scratched?”

    You’re kidding, right?

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    WaterGirl says:

    @dr. luba: I know, I get tivo, too. The psych folks fucked up when they titled the show.

    It was kind of lame in parts, but i’d say it’s worth watching if you liked the show. It was kinda fun to see them all in real life, not in character.

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    raven says:

    The Flyer’s run is done.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: i watched shameless for awhile then lost my free hbo. oh well kitty in lap, no caps or punctuation.

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    nancydarling says:

    If you aren’t feeling dyspeptic enough, John, HuffPo has a headline screaming “JEB 2016?”

    It seems the éminences grises of the GOP are working behind the scenes to draft him.

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    IowaOldLady says:

    @efgoldman: This reminds me of the Flannery O’Connor story we were talking about the other day, where the killers says of the granny that she’d have been a good woman if there’d been someone around to kill her every day. These ludicrous people can only be “good” if danger or pain affects them directly.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: Not that one, the original British production. We had to use the subtitles but it was hilarious. We watched a bit of the US version and, while they closely based it on the original, we couldn’t get in to it.

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    Pogonip says:

    @efgoldman: That’s what I say. Ain’t nothin’ out there. All those lights you fly over at night are Potemkin Los Angeles. The various right-wing causes run it to scare people into donating.

    HEY, COLE, I’M COMMENTING! But not about your TV show. Maybe you should restrict your site to people who don’t have cable, or do have it but are too exhausted to watch it after 40 hours of contortionism.

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    WaterGirl says:

    I was kind of cranky about the Person of Interest spoilers here, right after the big episode where they did something completely unexpected that was really upsetting. It was a 3-episode story arc and I was waiting to watch all 3 together.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: Try DVR’ing a game and then hitting your FB in the morning and some clown lets the cat out of the bag!

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    Pogonip says:

    @Anoniminous: And never talk about Psych Club. Which, if I remember right, meets every Tuesday at the King in Yellow’s house, right behind the grassy knoll. Liver will be served, with fava beans and a nice Chianti.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: The british one was funny??? Wow.

    I really wanted to like the HBO one, but it was dragging me down pretty quickly, so my heart wasn’t broken when I couldn’t watch it any more.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: These days, I guess you can’t go on-line or talk to anyone if you are behind on something. But I never think about that until it’s too late!


    I am just now watching the TV series Outlaw, with Jimmy Smits as the supreme court justice who leaves the SC to defend the innocent. It’s from 2010, so no spoilers anybody!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Tales of Fire and Ice: in the end, everyone, even George R.R. Martin, dies.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: It is almost verbatim, kind of like the Office I think. Also, the US is on Showtime. There were little cultural nuances that they had to reconcile but they are largely the same. Heartbreaking and nasty.

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    cckids says:

    @Southern Beale: This is why every abortion provider since forever will see one of those screaming harpy protesters in their office having an abortion or bringing their daughter in for one and the next day she’ll be out protesting again as loud and hateful as ever.

    Because they are special & different.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: Yea, we watched True Detective on Monday because the boss wanted to see Downton live so I had to really be careful. Of course I knew Anna got raped 6 months before Abbey was even on because it was on in UK and it got splattered.

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    raven says:


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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: HBO … Showtime, whatever. I got a bunch of free premium channels for 3 months and I didn’t really distinguish between them.

    Yeah, maybe sad is the best word for how I felt about the characters in shameless.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: I have only watched True Detective episodes 1 & 2. (Free HBO for 3 months again) I had to be really careful while that was on, and I did bookmark a few threads so I can go back to them once I finish True Detective.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: Ah but there was heart in there. Anne Maire Duff played Fiona and she was wonderful. She played Elizabeth in The Virgin Queen.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I read Cole’s post, mashed the End button to go to the bottom and then put in my comment. I didn’t see how many comments there were already, or even if there were any, because I didn’t want to see them. Jesus.

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    raven says:

    Badgers and Wildcats comin right up.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Steeplejack: On toastpoints, even.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: I assumed that’s what you had done. Is there an END button on Mac computers? I know there used to be back when I used PCs.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @John Cole:

    For what it’s worth, your original post’s meaning was perfectly clear to me.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: There was so much heart in there, but it also felt kind of hopeless to me, that’s what made it painful. I really liked the young woman, though!

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    raven says:

    @Steeplejack: This makes sense?

    There will be spoilers, so don’t comment if you have not seen it.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: Like The Wire.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: I agreed with your comments about jumping the shark sometimes lately, even by Psych‘s standards. I thought the last episode was great, though. Classic Psych without being over the top.

    What was your take on the last episode? (generally speaking, in a non-spoiler-ific way)

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    GHayduke (formerly lojasmo) says:

    How could Psych possibly contain spoiler material?

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: Just started watching that – now that I have HBO I have access to HBO archives. Yay! I have always wanted to watch The Wire, and I don’t get NetFlix.

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    raven says:

    @WaterGirl: It’s not on NETFLIX, none of the HBO stuff is.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    There’s an end button? Where?

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    ruemara says:

    @raven: People posting will probably create spoilers, intentionally and unintentionally, so don’t comment-if you haven’t seen it-since there are spoilers. Made sense to me.

    I saw it. It was sad to see a good show go. Now if USA would just buy the rights to “Endgame” and bring it to the states, I’d be happy. But Sirens seems to be in the vein of Psych and is only half an hour to boot.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Yeah, there was one commenter who put up that spoiler before the show was even done on the West Coast. WTF?! I was really pissed for a while, because I had DVR’d it and hadn’t watched it yet. Grr.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @raven: I guess it’s like when I was a grocery store cashier for 5 years while I put myself through college. For all 5 years, the price of endive and escarole was the same, so I never bothered to differentiate between the two. I just knew it was one of them, so I knew what the price was.

    Apparently, I do the same thing with HBO and Showtime, and HBO and Netflix.

    I did just get an offer from XFinity for some premium channels for 1.00 a month if I commit to 2 years. So I might just have to notice the difference between channels!

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    Steeplejack says:


    FYWP won’t let me edit.

    ETA: Plus it came out of the blue in an open thread.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: The thing that pissed me off the most were the couple of commenters who were being (what seemed to me) quite disingenuous, seeming to not understand how their comments could be considered spoilers, and why it was rude.

    I don’t hold a grudge, though, so I don’t even recall who they were. My sisters are both big grudge holders, as are their children, but that particular trait seems to have passed me by. Yay for that.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: “Plus it came out of the blue in an open thread.”

    Yes! Very early in an open thread. No warning at all. Erghh.

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    raven says:

    @ruemara: Why would “People posting will probably create spoilers, intentionally and unintentionally, so don’t comment-if you haven’t seen it-since there are spoilers.”

    not be

    “People posting will probably create spoilers, intentionally and unintentionally, so don’t DON”T READ THE comments-if you haven’t seen it-since there are spoilers.”?

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    karen says:

    @Southern Beale:

    So should I wish for them all to have cancer?

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    raven says:

    How could you create a spoiler if you had not seen it?

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    Steeplejack says:


    You didn’t have to read past “There will be spoilers.” You of all people should know that Cole can veer toward word salad when he dashes off a quickie.

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    tybee says:


    i certainly do.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: Okay, I googled and found that the END key on a mac is FN-right arrow. yay!

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    raven says:

    @Steeplejack: I dunno, I saw something I didn’t understand so I asked about it. The idea that doing that was some horrible transgression somehow escapes me.

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    Steeplejack says:


    On a PC keyboard. In most browsers (I am using Firefox) End will take you to the bottom of the current page, Home will take you to the top. I don’t think there’s anything like that on a tablet, and I don’t know about Macs with the Apple key and the Cloverleaf key and what all.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Do you have a HOME, PageUp or PageDn key? The END key will be in that neighborhood.

    It’s been years since I’ve had a PC – check your function keys to see if those are on your function keys.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Just let it go and get on with your life. That will be best for all concerned.

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    raven says:

    @Steeplejack: I’m watching hoop, I don’t really give a fuck.

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    raven says:


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    p.a. says:

    @Steeplejack: But doesn’t his job have something to do with the English language?

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    Steeplejack says:

    Great, almost a hundred comments and like, what, five on the actual topic? But apparently we’re reinventing spoiler theory. Bqhatevwr.


    I thought the last episode was okay; they certainly pulled out of the nosedive of the previous few episodes. They tied things up pretty well. I thought it was a particularly nice touch that office cop guy (McNab?) got promoted to junior detective, and I had a good feeling about Lassiter and Betsy going forward. I felt less good about Shawn and Gus taking their shtick up the road to San Francisco. Jules and Chief Vick deserve better.

    The series started to go downhill for me last season, possibly coincident with James Roday doing a lot of the writing and directing, when the vibe (to me) went from “Shawn is lovable despite being a moocher douchebag” to “Shawn is lovable because he is a moocher douchebag.”It was like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. And the show moved away from its (admittedly loose) tethering to Shawn’s observational skills and at least rudimentary plots into the realm of pure farce.

    Jeez, this ended up being a much weightier analysis than the show can bear. It was a good series, I’m glad I got into it, but I thought it really went downhill the last season or two.

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    Mike Adamson says:

    That will be best for all concerned.

    It’s comments like that which make me want to egg raven on even more.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: I was glad about McNab, too, and I could have written your second paragraph because I agree with every single thing you said. With the exception of a couple of really good shows in the past season or two, I thought the show had become kind of a caricature of itself, and not in a flattering way. I watched the after show and I thought they were all a bit too enamored with the creative genius of James Roday. But it was still fun.

    That said, I watched the series to the end and I’m not sorry I did. Although “watched” is a bit too loose of a term for the really lame episodes where I might have been doing something else while I had the show on.

    Edit: I really do appreciate that USA lets you know in advance when the final season will be the last one; it gives you a chance to get used to the idea instead of watching the season finale and then finding out the show has been cancelled. I am glad they’re doing that with White Collar.

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    raven says:

    @Mike Adamson: I am the egg man

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    Steeplejack says:


    I went back to IMDB and looked at the episode list, and I was slightly horrified at how many of the episodes from last season (7) were awful (IMHO). The rot had been setting in for a while.

    The absolute low point for me was the “musical.” Ngrr.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: Wish I could think of the one episode that was really good in the past year. I would have liked to have watched that again as a sendoff.

    The musical? I kind of slept through most of that and decided that it didn’t really matter.

    But I was pretty pleased with the finale. As opposed to the last 15 minutes of LOST, which I have just decided didn’t exist. For me, the show ended right before that.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I gave up on Lost way early, so I avoided the psychic damage. In the run-up to one new season they showed some old episodes that made me realize there were seemingly big plot elements that had just been thrown away with no explanation whatsoever. Remember the black “fog” that would show up now and then? Or whatever mysterious beast it was that snatched the pilot(s) out of the cockpit wreckage? WTF. Then it became all about the Dharma Initiative or whatever. Bqhatevwr.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: Yeah, they kind of lost the plot for awhile. They almost lost me when they were switching between going back in time, going into the future alternate reality, and being in the present time. But I persevered, and I loved the show.

    P.S. At least Scott Brown has served one purpose in life.

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    Thymezone says:

    I require that a new show be created featuring Dule Hill, as soon as possible. Thank you, Cable Jesus.

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    Kris Collins says:

    @raven: I hardly ever comment here and probably the main reason is because when I first gave it a few little tries, you attacked and abused me for no apparent reason. I suspected (and still do) that you considered it to be some sort of “initiation,” but the truth is, you are just an asshole, as you just demonstrated once again with this obnoxious shit. I don’t know why anybody puts up with you.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Dulé Hill did acquit himself well, especially in some of the later episodes where he had to stand around while Roday was hogging center stage.

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    raven says:

    @Kris Collins: Oh I’m glad I looked back here. I hope you do to. I’m glad your little sissy ass doesn’t comment here because of me. Go fuck yourself punk.

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    raven says:

    @Kris Collins: Hahaha, thanks again. A fucking lawyer who bitches about comma use and then jumps me for asking about a sentence that makes no sense. Go back where you came from bitty.

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    Marcelo says:

    (former person who worked on Psych checking in)

    Psych was a good show with genuinely nice people on it. When I worked on the show, every single person I worked with was nice to me, especially the actors. And they didn’t have to be. Everyone cared about making a great show – not making the best, most profound or artistic show, but having fun, making sure the audience was having fun, good solid comedy and fast plotting and mysteries. As a sound editor it was one of the funnest shows to work on because every episode had a different thing that presented a sound effects challenge, from westerns to werewolves to white water rafting. Most shows (especially cop shows) you basically establish what your offices and interrogation rooms, etc sound like and there’s not much else after that, but every episode of Psych was new and challenging.

    It was a lot of fun to work on, and I’m glad they got all the time they wanted to tell their stories.

    John, if you aren’t watching “Community” you might enjoy it as a replacement.

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    DavidTC says:

    No one has *actually* talked about spoilers for the episode, so I’ll give one:

    Could they not get Tony Shalhoub for their little joke at the end? That joke would have been hilarious with him, but fell sorta flat without.

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