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Psych 100 Preview: Maggie Lawson & Timothy Omundson talk “100 Clues” [INTERVIEW] 

Photo Credit:  Alan Zenuk/USA Network
Photo Credit: Alan Zenuk/USA Network

Put on your party hats and pull out your noise-makers, it’s time to celebrate Psych’s 100th episode! Airing this Wednesday, March 27, the episode will be based on the movie Clue and in a Psych-first, fans will be able to choose the ending…live! Yes, you read right. You, the fans, will have the opportunity to choose whodunit live during the episode via the official Psych website and Twitter.

Synopsis for “100 Clues”: Shawn and Gus are invited to a mysterious party at a historic Santa Barbara mansion by Billy Lipps, a rock star whom Shawn and the Santa Barbara Police Department sent to prison five years earlier for murder. When a deadly crime is committed, five suspects emerge: the Butler, the Groupie, the Manager, the Author and the Host.

In honor of this big milestone, we joined a press call with stars Maggie Lawson (Juliet) and Timothy Omundson (Lassiter) to get their take on the episode, the Psych Outs and what’s to come this season. The discussion kicked off with what we can expect from the 100th episode:

Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/USA  Network
Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/USA Network

MAGGIE LAWSON: It’s going to be fantastic. It’s going to be silly. It’s going to be like non-stop.

TIMOTHY OMUNDSON: You’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.

LAWSON: All in one episode. It’s crazy.

After a little digging, we discovered that original Clue stars Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren, as well as Curt Smith, Garrett Morris and Steve Valentine are a few of the names on that guest-star list. And when asked if the stars had a favorite ending, they claimed all are fantastic and the fans will be pleased no matter which ending is chosen.

And for those who are enjoying the glimpses of a somewhat-softening friendship between O’Hara and Lassiter, good news, there‘s more to come!

LAWSON: Well Lassiter in my opinion always has O’Hara’s back and O’Hara always has Lassiter’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. But I do think this season what’s interesting about Lassiter is we see a little bit of a softer side. I think he’s softening up a little bit. What do you think Tim?

OMUNDSON: I think he’s going through a mid-life crisis…like if you look at the Lassiter/O’Hara relationship, we’ve had some amazing moments on this show….But then also as we’ll see later in the season she has his back emotionally. There’s some lovely, you know, that where she really steps up to the plate as a friend which I think everyone will be blown away.

LAWSON: Yes. I really love how this seasons unfolds with Lassiter and Juliet.

To all the fans missing the Psych-Outs this season (and who isn’t?!), Timothy had a little insight as to why those gems no longer wrap up the episodes.

OMUNDSON: Here’s what happened during the filming of season seven, we were putting like 20 pounds of comedy in a 10 pound bag and sometimes the comedy spills over. And we were just…we were so busy and the schedule was so chock full that I don’t know that we did a lot of stuff.

It was such a pleasure to chat with these two. While they seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs and be grateful for this opportunity, they were also a hoot! Their interaction was filled with witty one-liners and zingers that gave me the impression that they have just as much fun making the show as we have watching it. Congratulations Psych! We hope to see you at 200! 

Psych‘s 100th episode airs Wednesday at 10/9c on USA Network.

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