Synopsis: Shawn (James Roday) is woken up by a visibly upset Gus (Dule Hill) and learns his friend not only walked in on a crime scene, he accidentally contaminated the evidence. To make matters worse, when Shawn tries to help him out, he contaminates the scene further. Now, it is up to him to find the real killer before the evidence collected at the scene implicates the pair.
Psych Episode Review: “Office Space”
A review of the season 7 episode that first aired in May of 2013.
Guest stars include David Koechner, Allie Bertram, Michael Daingerfield and Byron Noble.
Made Me Miss This Show
This used to be one of my favorite shows when it was still on television so, when I realized I was suffering some withdraws from it, I decided to watch an episode on Netflix when I was home for lunch. This is the one I picked (at random) and am glad I did.
The later episodes of this series lost a lot of their magic, at least in my opinion. However, there are some gems that are an exception to that and this is one of them.
The thing I really liked about this episode was the way things began to spin out of control so quickly. Gus made a mess of the scene then Shawn made things worse by getting a bloody nose (which bled all over the place) and leaving his thermos behind. Eventually, his dad (Corbin Bernsen), Juliet (Maggie Lawson) and Woody (Kurt Fuller) are all involved in some way. As a result of this, I was laughing pretty hard while watching this, especially when they had to tie Woody up to keep him from talking.
Another thing I found I liked about this episode was the way Gus was, even without messing up the crime scene, the top suspect. He was seen fighting with the victim (Daingerfield), it was his resignation letter in the victim’s hand and, as it turns out, he was the guy picked to replace his boss. This made it much more difficult for him to just come forward and tell people he screwed up the scene because it had the potential of making him look even guiltier.
I did think the case was easy to solve, primarily because there were only so many guest stars and the obvious suspects were ruled out relatively quickly. Once that happened, there were only a couple people left and only one with a potential motive (though, admittedly, I wasn’t sure what that motive was). However, given the fact I was laughing so hard at this, I think that was something I could easily overlook this time around.
This is a very funny episode that made me miss seeing this show on every week. After watching it, I am planning on finding some more episodes to watch on Netflix in the near future.
My Grade: A