'Psych': James Roday's prized pop culture possession cannot be beat
After eight seasons, it’s time to say goodbye to USA’s Psych. The satisfying March 26 series finale is called “The Break-Up,” and while star James Roday is tight-lipped, we can tell you that it centers on Shawn making a big life decision and trying to find a way to tell Gus (Dulé Hill), who in turn, has one of his own. “It really is a Shawn and Gus episode, as it should be,” Roday says. “I feel like [creator] Steve Franks did a wonderful job of combining the pathos of two best friends standing at the precipice of change with the fun whimsy that we’ve all come to expect from Psych. That friendship, for all its wackiness and craziness, was very real. I think that’s the reason it worked: These are two guys that have been inseparable since they were babies, basically, and at the end of the day would, in fact, take bullets for one another. Playing the reality of that was not difficult because of how grounded it actually is.”
Since that’s all we’re getting out of him in advance — we’ll have a post-mortem chat posting after the West Coast airing — we asked Roday to take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. It’s a fitting sendoff for a show filled with pop culture references, and for Roday, who admits he conveniently had three of his first celeb crushes (from the tender age of 14) guest on the series (Kristy Swanson and Twin Peaks‘ Sherilyn Fenn and Mädchen Amick). Also, as the headline states, his answer to our “What’s your most prized pop culture possession?” question does not disappoint. Watch the video below.
Bonus video! Dulé Hill’s 2013 Pop Culture Personality Test.
The Psych series finale airs March 26 at 9 p.m. ET on USA.