Psych is celebrating its 100th episode, and recently, Timothy Omundson (Lassiter) & Maggie Lawson (Juliet) spoke with the press about not only that milestone, but other, upcoming episodes and what itâ€™s been like for 100 episodes of the show. Read on to see what they had to say!
On what weâ€™ll see in the 100th episode
Maggie Lawson: Exactly. Itâ€™s going to be fantastic. Itâ€™s going to be silly. Itâ€™s going to be like non-stop. And thereâ€™s some crazy…some crazy thing weâ€™re doing where we… I think itâ€™s that the fans choose the ending. Am I right, Tim?
Timothy: You are correct, Maggie. Itâ€™s going to be … super awesome.
Youâ€™re also going to see a cornucopia of some of the greatest guest stars or certainly the greatest group of guest stars ever put together for our show in one thing.
Maggie: All in one episode. Itâ€™s crazy.
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On the musical episode
Maggie: Oh wow, itâ€™s one of the most fun things I think weâ€™ve ever been a part of. Itâ€™s wild…
Timothy: And thisâ€”Iâ€™m sorry to interrupt, but this is also coming from like we have done some pretty amazing things on our television program, and this is the top of the most amazing. Continue, Maggie.
Maggie: Yes, I guess just, you know, over the years, itâ€™s something weâ€™ve always sort of talked about because weâ€™ve…we all enjoy, as you all know with the psycho outs and whatnot, singing, and Steve Franks just…he wrote and directed this like this unbelievable thing that we all got to be a part of, which is so cool.
I mean, he wrote the music. Itâ€™s all original. Itâ€™s just…itâ€™s crazy. And it was a bit terrifying at first. And then it ended up being I think one of the most like incredible and fun episodes weâ€™ve done.
And Tim is… Tim will blow your mind. Like itâ€™sâ€¦
Timothy: Stop it.
Maggie: Oh, Iâ€™m serious, Tim. Itâ€™s so good. And [heâ€™s] quite a dancer, I might add.
Timothy: But God bless you. And I have to say it has been quite a while since Iâ€™ve had dance rehearsal, you know? And itâ€™s always the thing to tell me thatâ€™s a triple threat. So itâ€™s an Achillesâ€™ heel.
Maggie has a voice like an angel. Iâ€™m just going to put that in there right now.
Timothy: You know, everybody on this show actually, we… Kirsten [was] wonderful. Everybody just…
I think we kind of shocked the hell out of each other because, you know, we all sing and goof around, but everybody really brought their A games to this one.
And itâ€™s a two-parter by the way. Itâ€™s a two hour Psyche extravaganza.
Maggie: Yes, itâ€™s a… It was pretty incredible and recording everything. It was start to finish just…
Timothy: …If you think recording a song in Frank Sinatraâ€™s old study in Hollywood is cool, I mean, you know…
On the partnership between Lassie & Juliet
Maggie: Well, in my opinion, [Lassiter] always has Oâ€™Haraâ€™s back, and Oâ€™Hara always has Lassiterâ€™s back. So when one person is either held up or taken by who we think is Big Foot, the other person steps up to the plate.
And I think…but I do think this season whatâ€™s interesting about Lassiter is we see a little bit of a softer side.
Heâ€™s…I think heâ€™s softening up a little bit. What do you think, Tim?
Timothy: Heâ€™s going…I think heâ€™s going through a mid-life crisis…
Maggie: Thatâ€™s what thatâ€™s called. Okay.
Timothy: Like, if you look at the Lassiter/Oâ€™Hara relationship, it reallyâ€”like weâ€™ve had some amazing moments on this show, but itâ€™s reallyâ€”thereâ€™s so many opportunities this season where you get to see the other…sort of like you get to see, I mean the first three episodes just Oâ€™Hara kicking ass to the nth degree and saving her partner…and so anyway.
But then also, as weâ€™ll see later in the season, she has his back emotionally. Thereâ€™s some lovely [moments], you know, where she really steps up to the plate as a friend, which I think everyone will be blown away.
Maggie: Yes. I really love how this seasons unfolds with Lassiter and Juliet.
Timothy: Sometimes, itâ€™s very, very uncomfortable for her. Iâ€™m just going to say that.
Thereâ€™s something about Lassiter that she doesnâ€™t want to see or know and canâ€™t be unseen or unknown.
Maggie: No. Once itâ€™s seen and known you canâ€™t un-see or un-know it.
On the possibility of Lassie getting married this season
Timothy: Well, you know, Marloâ€™s in prison, so thatâ€™s difficult. Certainly, I would say other than Oâ€™Hara, which is, you know, otherâ€”well, since sheâ€™s divorced, Oâ€™Haraâ€™s pretty much one of the few female that he speaks to other than… Well certainly trusts but speaks to other than arresting. So when Marlo comes along, itâ€™s gotâ€”it just turns his world upside down. And Iâ€™m so grateful for, you know, especially James and Todd for giving me that story line of creating this next place for him to go with the lovely Marlo, the beautiful Kristy Swanson.
Itâ€”yes, he finally has an emotional partner and a life partner. And weâ€™ll see where the relationship goes.
I mean, Lassiterâ€™s a crusty old dog, so weâ€™ll see if she can truly tame it, you know?
On how Lassie has changed in 100 episodes
Timothy: Thatâ€™s an excellent question. Heâ€™sâ€”I mean, heâ€™s thisâ€”in many ways heâ€™s the same guy. Itâ€™s just we have now gotten to see because these writers have given us the opportunity toâ€”and Iâ€™ve gotten to playâ€”the other facets of them.
I mean, heâ€™s still that same, you know, by-the-book lovable dick that he was in the pilot. But of course, like any human being, heâ€™s evolved and he has relationships that change him. And theyâ€™ve all changed him for the better.
And thatâ€”you know, thatâ€™s why he… Iâ€™ve never really thought about this, but Shawn maybe has changed him for the better. Certainly Marlo has, certainly Oâ€™Hara has.
So I love where heâ€™s gone. I love where we have been able to take him, and itâ€™s just theâ€”itâ€™s the greatest role Iâ€™ve ever gotten to play. And I donâ€™t know when something like this is going to come around the bend again, so Iâ€™m trying to just suck every ounce of juice out of it that I can.
Thanks to both Timothy & Maggie, who both clearly love the show and love their roles.
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