Your wife is fine. It wasn’t a wreck. It was a little fender bender. You’re trying to make this sound worse than it is.

— Reid (to Bob)

It’s finally time to get really, really PSYCHed! PSYCH Season 6 Episode 3, This Episode Sucks with Kristy Swanson, Corey Feldman and Van Hansis airs tonight – where to watch, reviews, and more!

FINALLY! Less than an hour to go now before Van’s episode of PSYCH, ‘This Episode Sucks’ finally hits the airwaves. While waiting, there are now 4 (count ‘em – FOUR) promo clips available, plus promo photos, a review of the episode, and interview with James Roday and Dule Hill, the three live air dates, a backgrounder on the show and Van’s appearance, and where to watch via livestream tonight and during the other live airings. All, after the jump.

It seems like forever (well, mid-March, to be exact) since Van first posted that he would be appearing on USA Networks’s PSYCH. At that time, it was thought to be the season premiere, which was anticipated in July. But then USA decided to delay the premiere of PSYCH to give some of its other series a better shot during the summer, feeling that PSYCH was strong enough to do well with a late start.

So far, so good. If you haven’t seen PSYCH, and can catch a couple of episodes, the season premiere (‘Shawn Rescues Darth Vader’) is a good one for getting familiar with the premise and background of the show. The second episode (‘Last Night Gus’) is a hilariously convoluted, mindblowingly complicated episode in a WTF kind of way – but that’s good. The only problem is it’s SO convoluted, it’s a hard episode for a first exposure to the show.

For those unable to watch on TV, the episode should be available On Demand shortly after the episode airs, for lucky subscribers, and will be available after 30 days on USA Networks for free viewing, and Amazon and iTunes for HD purchase (all within the USA). Also, don’t forget, the episode is scheduled to air three times:

  • Wednesday, October 26th at 10pm/9pm C
  • Thursday, October 27th at 1am/12midnight
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7am/6am

For livestream options, check out: http://tvpc.tv/Channel.php?ChannelID=3062.

In the meantime, to whet your appetite, here are USA’s official promo images and some episode clips from the official USA YouTube channel:

A promo clip that started airing last week:

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The bar scene that aired over the summer featuring Shawn and Gus in costume, and Corey:

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A new clip focusing on Lassie and Kristy:

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And a clip of them finding a body (this is the scene pictured in some of the promo photos)

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There are about a dozen posts on PSYCH on this site; here is the one with the most background on the episode and the show is:

Van Hansis on PSYCH | A Dogberry connection, pineapples, spoilers, shooting locations, where to watch, and more

I’ve only seen one review of this episode so far, from a few weeks ago, and it was a good one. Angela Henderson-Bentley, TV writer at the Herald-Dispatch (Huntingdon, WV) wrote about the premiere episode (‘Shawn Rescues Darth Vader’) and Season 6 Episode 3, ‘This Episode Sucks’:

You would think that the idea of being able to see TV shows before they air would be exciting to most people. But not my husband. He could care less.

That is until two episodes of the only show he says is worth watching showed up on our doorstep. Then, he finally showed a little interest.

That show is "Psych," which returns to USA for its sixth season next week….

The premiere is good, but not as funny as what you normally get from the show. Thankfully, USA also sent me this year’s Halloween episode. And it is definitely more treat than trick as the guys believe they’re on the trail of a vampire. Surprisingly, Lassiter agrees with them and Juliet is the skeptic.

As a fan of "The Lost Boys," I nearly squealed when Shawn and Gus walked into a bar to the strains of "Cry Little Sister" to find Corey Feldman as the bartender. And who better to play the vixen who may be a vampire than Kristy Swanson, the original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"?

And from a Huffington Post interview with starts James Roday and Dule Hill:

That actually sounds awesome. What about this Halloween episode coming up where you play Lestat from "Interview With a Vampire?"

JR: Well, for the writers, it was a no brainer for Gus. Just the facial hair that you get for the Blacula character alone is worth the price of admission for me. Plus, there’s just less iconic black vampires throughout history to choose from. And then, for Shawn, we thought about Jason Patrick from "The Lost Boys," which also would have been appropriate, but we managed to land an even better tribute to that film in the episode, which left the door open for Lestat. You know, Tom Cruise’s nose is almost as big as mine, so it looked good on paper.

So, there was never a conversation that you would be Edward Cullen from "Twilight"?

JR: No, we kind of made that decision right off the top, that we were going to try and steer clear of "Twilight." It feels like it’s a little over-exposed at the moment. It’s a little too current for us.

DH: Yeah, "Twilight" is way too current for Shawn and Gus. They probably have no idea who the "Twilight"-ers are. They think they’re cool because they’re old school.

JR: Then they realize that what they though were going to be the show-stopping ensembles really make them stand out.

Here is the official episode recap and summary (from Futon Critic):

PSYCH
"This Episode Sucks"

Lassiter’s (Timothy Omundson) new relationship with a mysterious and beautiful woman is placed in jeopardy when Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dule Hill) are convinced she is a murderer – the same murderer responsible for the blood-drained body SBPD is investigating. Co-written and directed by James Roday. Guest Stars: Kristy Swanson, Corey Feldman Airs Wednesday, October 26 (10PM-11PM ET/PT)

Last, CBS Soaps in Depth has picked up the news of Van’s guest spot, and you can read what PSYCH fans have been discussing at BoardReader.com.

Happy watching!

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