10 Best 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.

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Psych - S4E7

#15 - High Top Fade Out (Season 4 - Episode 7)

Shawn and Gus investigate the death of Leonald Callahan, aka Diddle, a computer cryptologist who was the baritone in Gus’s old college a capella group.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 322 votes.

Psych - S3E13

#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 316 votes.

Psych - S2E13

#13 - Lights, Camera... Homicidio (Season 2 - Episode 13)

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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 337 votes.

Psych - S3E2

#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 373 votes.

Psych - S7E11

#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 434 votes.

Psych - S5E13

#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 326 votes.

Psych - S6E16

#9 - 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

The episode was rated 8.26 from 337 votes.

Psych - S5E10

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 314 votes.

Psych - S5E3

#7 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 327 votes.

Psych - S4E9

#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 310 votes.

Psych - S5E16

#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 311 votes.

Psych - S6E2

#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 417 votes.

Psych - S3E16

#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.49 from 332 votes.

Psych - S4E16

#2 - 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?

The episode was rated 8.51 from 300 votes.

Psych - S8E10

#1 - The Break Up (Season 8 - Episode 10)

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

The episode was rated 8.72 from 495 votes.

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