Romantic Moment #7
“This Episode Sucks” Psych (2011)
I love Psych.
I found the show absolutely hilarious and started watching it all the time. That is until they mentioned the last season. I stopped watching as I didn’t want it to end right away. But of course, if you love something you can’t stay away from it too long.
So the show is about Shawn Spencer (James Roday) who is just your average guy, except for one thing. He has a photographic memory.
His father was a cop and honed a thousand such skills, like psychology of body language, how to detect liars, etc- in him. He rebelled from his father and left his home of Santa Barbara, CA to travel all over the world. When he returns, he is able to solve tons of crimes just from watching the news reports. When the cops get suspicious on how he is doing it, thinking he is actually committing some of these crimes, he lies and says he is a psychic.
Soon he has roped his best friend since childhood, Burton “Gus” Guster into being a part of his crime solving crew, and the duo become consultants for the SBPD (Santa Barbara Police Department).
So a lot of stuff has happened when this episode airs. Shawn and Gus have cemented themselves as consultants for the SBPD and have solved tons of cases. Shawn has started dating Officer Juliet O’Hara, after a long series of him trying to get with her.
Carlton Lassiter and Shawn have a relationship in which most of the time they can’t stand each other, but do have moments where they actually work together.
Carlton wife has divorced him, he’s lonely and unhappy with life. One night as he is drinking at a bar he is approached by a beautiful blonde woman, Marlowe. For serious fans, you’ll recignize her as Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Sh disappears, and Carlton searches for her. The next morning he’s called to a crime scene where a victim has lost all their blood and has two pinpricks at the neck and wrist.
Of course Shawn and Gus immediately think Vampire.
And they start investigating as others are attacked and the local blood bank is hit.
Marlowe ties into all this somehow-could she be a killer? Or worse-a vampire?
Most Romantic Moment: I Will Wait for You
So this romantic moment comes at the very end of the episode. Carlton has fallen for Marlowe, only to discover that she originally approached him to knock him out and drain his blood for her brother-someone who suffers from a rare blood type and rare disease that keeps him in constant need of transfusions.
She didn’t go through with it, and wanted to date him for him-but has to serve jail time for breaking into the local blood bank and stealing vials for her brother.
She asks him to visit so she can talk to him and he comes.
Marlowe Viccellio: [in jail] I wasn’t sure you’d come.
Carlton Lassiter: I’m a man of my word.
Marlowe Viccellio: I’m so sorry. I wish I…
Carlton Lassiter: Look, you did what you thought you had to do. If there’s an upside to any of this, it’s that your brother will finally get the care he needs now that he’s going to be in the system for a long, long, long time…Can I ask you something?
Marlowe Viccellio: Anything.
Carlton Lassiter: Where would you rate “Pink Cadillac” in the Eastwood canon?
Marlowe Viccellio: Not very high, I’m afraid. I mean, I suppose it’s good as a companion piece to “City Heat”, but he’s much funnier with the orangutan.
[Lassiter turns away, hastily scribbles a note on a scrap of paper, then turns back around and presses the note against the glass]
Awwwwwwwww, so romantic!
Not only is he loyal and waits for her, but faithfully visits her every Wednesday.
To start Romance is in the Air: Part V, go to Who Says I Have to Stop: Fireproof (2008)
For the previous post, go to You Can Be Yourself With Me: George of the Jungle (1997)
For more Psych, go to It’s A Fan World After All
For more on Carlton Lassiter, go to At the End of the Rainbow: 17 More Irish Heroes
For more on Vampires, go to Scarlet Night: Archie’s Weird Mysteries (2000)