psych-finale-santabarbaratown.jpg“Psych” is wrapping up its sixth season with “SantaBarbaratown,” the show’s send-up of film noir, specifically the 1974 Jack Nicholson-Faye Dunaway mystery “Chinatown.” We’ve seen it and it’s awesome, so here are five teases to tide you over until Wednesday night.

  • The guest stars are excellent – Rob Estes is a suspect, Lolita Davidovich is a spurned waitress and Amanda Schull is outstanding as a blonde femme fatale who seems to be hiding an awful lot.
  • Keep your eye out for the “Chinatown” references – Robert Towne was the screenwriter, Ida Sessions was a character, oh, and … there’s a pretty key plot point that is creatively used.
  • We find out what Shawn carries around in his wallet – it’s a picture of a blonde woman, but it’s not Jules.
  • Speaking of Jules, she and Shawn take (for Shawn) a giant leap forward in their relationship this episode. Squeal!
  • And another relationship that takes some lovely strides forward is Shawn and Henry. This might actually be our favorite Corbin Bernsen episode yet.
  • There’s a cliffhanger that made us yell right out loud – but we can’t tell you what it is!

So be sure to tune in Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA for the Season 6 finale of “Psych.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."