‘Psych’ Creator Says Shawn & Juliet’s Relationship is Safe

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 21st, 2013 at 9:53 am,

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The past two weeks of Psych have been rough on Shawn Spencer (James Roday). In the closing minutes of “Deez Nups,” Juliet (Maggie Lawson) finds a key piece of evidence in Shawn’s jacket pocket that makes her see through the psychic facade he’s been wearing all along. This week’s “Right Turn or Left for Dead” saw the consequences of his lie play out when Shawn is asked to move out and give her some space.

This turn for the worse has left some fans wondering about the status of their favorite couple, a worry further fueled by the fact that Maggie Lawson landed the lead role opposite James Caan in an ABC comedy pilot back in February. While neither the network, nor anyone else with the show has commented on the fate of Psych past season 7, show creator assured fans that a happy reunion for Shawn and Juliet will soon be happening.

Franks recently spoke with Zap2it, stating:

This being Psych, we don’t ever torture the audience too long on things like that. There’s obviously going to be some time, but I don’t think people should be too worried about their future.

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He went on to say that there aren’t plans to drag the storyline out over the remainder of the season, which seems par for the course for this show. This puts the Shawn/Juliet tension in the same boat Henry (Corbin Bernsen) was in at the end of season 6, coming into season 7. The elder Spenser’s wounds were critical enough to build a season opener around and then bring Cybill Shepherd back to propel Shawn away from his parent’s and toward Juliet, but Henry was never in any critical danger.

Given Franks’ comments, the same can be said for Shawn and Juliet. But if so, why break them up in the first place?

One could argue that, like any other show, Psych has to shake things up every once in a while to keep things fresh with the audience. Then again, maybe the split serves to move Shawn every so closer from boyhood to manhood. True, he moves at a turtle’s pace when it comes to growing up but everybody has to at some point, right?

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While those are plausible arguments, the truth of the matter might be hidden in Franks’ other quote:

Shawn will concoct a few plans on how to make things right again. It’ll be fun to see Shawn make his play back and see what works and what fails.

Because the end of the day that is what Psych is all about: fun. Never once has the show pretended to be a serious drama, or your cookie-cutter procedural, or anything else of the sort. Psych is more about wit than philosophy; that along with the incessant need to cram as many obscure 80′s references into the show as possible and at least one pineapple. And just as it’s been fun to watch Shawn and Juliet fall in love it will be even more hilarious to watch what Shawn will do to win her back. “Going Costanza” on her didn’t work so well; what’s next?


Psych airs Wednesdays @10 on USA

Source: Zap2It

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  1. The show was more fun and smoothly entertaining when it kept on with new cases with Shawn and Gus trying to figure them out. It slowed down dramatically with complicating their relationship with this” lie” Nobody is dumb enough to believe in Psychics and to think Lassiter or Jules never had a clue is pure ridiculousness. They are detectives. Anyways,hope they don’t drag this storyline on to long.

    • Kinda what I’ve always thought too. This show’s getting old. Aside from enjoying the pop culture references, the humor is getting a bit stale as well.

      • Suspension of disbelief is vital for most entertainment, amusement sort of being the opposite of muse(think)mentand all.

        To be honest this last episode was the first time I have enjoyed my Psych time all season. It was appointment viewing but after the 100th episode my wife and I were on the edge of not caring anymore.

      • No it isn’t

    • Don’t worry i found out that they are only going to drag it out for a couple of episodes, by episode 11 they will more or less be back together, and i know for a fact that by episode 12 they are dating again.

    • While i agree with your overall conclusion, bad logic. It’s not exactly true that “nobody is dumb enough to believe in Psychics…” as there are people who do believe in psychics and the argument implies that if you do, then you are dumb. This is also incorrect as there are plenty of documented scientific/military investments into extrasensory perception, etc.

      However, I do agree with you that Jules and Lassi probably should’ve figured it out a long time ago.

  2. I wish he hadn’t said anything. I like the suspense.

    • Agreed. I know they will get back together but I didn’t want to be told.

  3. If they would say that they were done with the ‘Gus is eating again’ jokes, I would be thrilled :)

  4. He said they never torture the audience with waiting but apparently he forgot about the entire season between we waited for yangs picture of him to be explained

  5. I hate to be a nit picker here but Henry was shot at the end of season 6 not season 7 we a currently in season 7 I think a lot of the confusion on that is that USA renewed it for a season 8 like three months before season 7 aired also season 8 as of right now will only consist of 8 episodes so I assume that season eight will be the last

    • I just read 5 more episodes have been added to those 8 in season 8. By the way, to all others, down with the naysayers. I LOVE PSYCH! It’s entertaining every time I watch; which is every episode. New, old, and over and over again. And yes, I do have a full life. (If you were wondering)

  6. Exactly what my wife said. At exactly episode 100 the show went out the opposite direction of what it has been all these seasons.

  7. I love Psych. I’m a bonified pyshc-o and what great about this show is its consistency and love for the fans. Roday & Hill have some of the best comedic chemistry.

  8. They should just drop the whole Jules/Shawn love match. When the leads start being love struck and hugging and kissing all the time the show gets boring as hell.

    • Sorry Joshua, but they are not going to, and from the rumor i just read about season 8 it’s going to get even more exciting for Shawn & Jules. I personally LOVE IT! They are a great couple both on and off screen. Seeing as Maggie may have a reduced presence next season it’ll be interesting to see what Franks has in mind for the couple seeing as he just basically confirmed that the future of their relationship is safe. Hmm… if the spoiler i read is correct then i think i know may know what he has planned for Shawn and Jules… and i think that most fans are going to love it especially if like me you are a huge fan of this couple.

  9. I dislike this whole focus on the relationship with Juliet. The fun has always been about the dynamics between Gus and Shawn. With this it removes that and for me is quite boring. I don’t want soap drama antics in Psych.

  10. Show seems back to normal now.

  11. I’ve never been a fan of the characters of Shawn and Juliet becoming a couple. He is entirely too immature and she is too together overall for me to suspend my disbelief long enough to buy into the premise that she hasn’t figured him out already. I realize this is a show that was not created to be taken seriously as a police procedural, but the level of immaturity of the character of Shawn would have estranged Gus and Shawn a long time ago as well as an intelligent, career oriented woman such as Juliet.

  12. Fun to watch ups and downs of Juliet and Shawn. Anything worth working at will give results. No worky no getty.

  13. dont know how to break it to you , but season eight is it maggie lawson is already filming her new show for abc .

  14. What will happen? If and I mean ONLY if (which I hope not) Shawn and Juliet’s relationship end will that only end or will Psych end with it because the episiodes are now 10 and its episode “The Break-Up” within its coming season scares me all to hell.

  15. I hated the Shules breakup. If Juliet is really naive enough to think their entire relationship was based on lies, then she fits the “dumb blonde” stereotype very well. Sure, Shawn’s not psychic. He’s still the best detective around, even better than Henry was! He still does whatever he can do to keep bad guys off the streets. I’d say that’s worth keeping around, if I were her.

  16. I think Shawn and jultet are the best couple in the world hope to see more psych and meet them some day