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5 Things To Know About Psych’s “No Trout About It” Finale

By on May 26, 2013
Guest star Anthony Michael Hall in Psych. Image © USA

Guest star Anthony Michael Hall in Psych. Image © USA

In the Psych season finale, “No Trout About It”, the very strange case of the week revolves around a victim trying to solve his own murder. Yes, he is alive, and trying to find the murderer before succumbing to poison.

Of course, this bizarre twist puts a bit of a clock on the investigation.

Guest star Anthony Michael Hall plays Harris Trout, a police consultant investigating Shawn (James Roday), Gus (Dule Hill), Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), and Juliet (Maggie Lawson). In an unfortunately unsurprising turn of events, their investigation methods are being questioned.

Check out some teasers for the episode below.

1. Trout

“So, is Trout a family name?” Gus is not good with tense silences, and Harris Trout is known for them. Trout is the somewhat menacing consultant responsible for interrogating – er, investigating – the team. With his strained silences and power bars, Trout is quite effective in drawing out the group’s crazy story.

2. Flashbacks

Beginning with a grand car chase, the case is told almost entirely through flashbacks. Sometimes attention spans are short, and sometimes it goes a little off course, but eventually we get the full story. That is kind of a theme for this group. It may occasionally be considered some roundabout police work, but they do get there in the end. There’s also an extremely unfortunate “cake mix” situation. (Let’s just say – it’s not cake mix.)

3. Gus At The Top of His Game

Dulé Hill is always a funny guy, but he deserves extra props as Gus for this one. His irrational, but hilarious, fear of “catching” Leo’s poisoning is just one of the many humorous bits he offers throughout the finale. Sometimes a goofy notion like that really requires an actor to sell it.

4. Just Two Stages of Grief

Speaking of Leo (the poisoned man), the doctor predicts he has a mere couple of days before succumbing to the poison. It is a pretty novel idea to have the victim of a murder assist in the investigation. There are the commonly accepted five stages of grief to endure, but as Gus points out, they really may only have time for two. Poor Leo.

5. An Air Horn

You’ll see.

See the episode for yourself May 29 on USA. As much of a cliché as it is to say this, the ending is a game-changer.

If you haven’t caught it yet, check out the episode’s promo trailer below.