'Psych 2: Lassie Come Home' Preview: Timothy Omundson returns as Carlton Lassiter in fond tribute to the actor
It has been six years since the last episode of 'Psych' the series aired on USA network -- and three years since the first 'Psych The Movie' starring James Roday as Shawn Spencer and Dule Hill as Burton "Gus" Guster. The show, and later the movie, also starred Shawn's love interest, Juliet "Jules" O'Hara (Maggie Lawson), her lead detective partner Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), the police chief Karen Vick (Kirsten Nelson), Shawn's father, Henry Spencer (Corbin Berenson), and of course, the weird coroner, Woody Strode (Kurt Fuller).
Roday and 'Psych' creator Steve Franks had to rewrite the script for the 2017 movie and relocate it from Santa Barbara to San Francisco when Omundson suffered a stroke just before filming and managed to include a phone video conversation between Lassiter and Jules to include the character. This time around, the sequel serves as a homecoming platform for Omundson and his character Lassiter, putting him at the front and center of the mystery.
The second movie begins with him recovering from the stroke in a clinic. He soon begins to see unnatural, impossible happenings around the clinic. Shawn and Gus then return to help Lassie in Santa Barbara, forcing them to confront the professional, the personal and the supernatural. "Separated from their new lives in San Francisco, Shawn and Gus find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case without the benefit of the police, their loved ones, or the quality sourdough bakeries of the Bay Area. What they uncover will change the course of their relationships forever."
Usually, it is Shawn who seems like the unreliable narrator, but 'Psych 2: Lassie Come Home' sees the script flipped and for once, Shawn could be the reasonable one. Of course, this is the 'Psych' universe, so fans can expect Shawn and Gus to get up to their usual hijinks as they hilariously try to solve the whodunnit. Fans can also look forward to a duet between Shawn and Mary Lightly (Jimmi Simpson), in a scene that surpasses its predecessor from 'Psych The Movie'.
'Psych 2: Lassie Come Home' will be available to stream on Peacock from July 15. Watch the promo and the first four minutes of the movie below.