I didn't realize how much time had passed by and now I've just about run out of it. Isn't that always the case? I knew it would have to end someday, but damn if those 8 years didn't fly by. If I had been sure this was the last season, if USA had made it official before the season started instead of just before the last five episodes, I could have had a fitting tribute ready. Instead, my final goodbye to Psych will have to be brief.

I never said much about Psych here. Maybe because it's not one of those shows that is beautiful but always in ratings trouble, making me feel I had to contribute to the effort to save it (Fringe), and not a heart-rending mystery that begs for speculation and interpretation at every turn (The Blacklist). I hardly ever talk about comedies in general, though they are a big part of my life, because there's not much to analyze. That doesn't mean they are any less important. There are multitudes of moments to laugh about together, characters to adore and remember forever, pop culture references to randomly blurt out in conversation, nicknames that will always remind us of the good times. After a depressing drama, a gut-buster like Psych is a necessity. Hopefully, the finale is as successful at finishing the show as Monk, my other favorite USA Network detective comedy. Most series don't get the opportunity, and when they do they often don't do it justice. I've read that I have nothing to worry about.

Thank you, Psych. You made everything better when nothing felt right.

Though the show is ending, you can find the cast on Twitter: James Roday, Dule Hill, Tim Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen, Kirsten Nelson, Kurt Fuller. Use tonight's hashtag to say goodbye.


Now I leave you with a clip from tonight's finale, "The Break-Up."


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