While it is still not confirmed that “Psych” season 8 is the end of the show, it may as well be confirmed given that Maggie Lawson now has a new pilot over on ABC in “Back in the Game.” There’s just not going to be a way for her to have time; heck, she’s only set to be in around five episodes of this season as of this writing.
However, fans of the USA series have still had their voices heard, which has led to the network picking up two of the five scripts that were ordered, bringing the total for the season up to ten. This is exciting news, given that we’re sure the writers have made it such that one of the original episodes ordered was the series finale, so we now have some more to fill out the story.
In a twist that is only fitting for this show, which is already asking fans to help them re-make an episode, “Psych” is also looking to make an episode of the fans’ choosing. If you go over to the show’s official site anytime between now and July 12, you can pick between one of these three choices.
“Food Truck” – “When the well-known owner of a beloved Santa Barbara food truck is mysteriously murdered, Shawn and Gus, fans of delicious flavor, are determined to solve the crime as only they can. They go undercover as proprietors of the PSYCH Naptime Food Truck, and soon discover that the high-profit world of Santa Barbara’s mobile food business is cutthroat, insular and a place of many secrets – many of them worth killing for.”
“Telethon” – “In a classic “How-dunnit” case with a PSYCH twist, Shawn and Gus investigate a murder that Shawn is convinced was committed by the beloved host of Santa Barbara’s annual Children’s Hospital Telethon. There’s only one problem – the host was seen by hundreds of thousands of people on live television during the exact time the murder occurred elsewhere. Can Shawn steal the show, poke a hole in this rock-solid alibi, and prove the host did it?
“Dream Therapy” – “From acclaimed director, James Roday (“Mr. Yin Presents…”, “Heeeeere’s Lassie”), comes a new vision in terror: “Nightmare on State Street”! An exhausted Gus enters dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors and nothing is ever again what it seems… In dreams, no one can hear you scream… no matter how high pitched and lady-like you sound.”
For the sake of giving some fun insight into these episodes, we figured it fun to share this: Years ago, we interviewed Roday and he said that one of the only places he would like to see Shawn and Gus go that they hadn’t been before is in each others’ dreams. With that in mind, the final choice blows our mind and is thus our pick. However, all three sound entertaining enough to be worth watching.
If you want to read some more news on what to expect during this season, you can do so over here.