“Psych” is back with a bang for its Season 8 premiere with “Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster’s Goblet of Fire,” which combines the fun heistiness of Guy Ritchie‘s “Lock, Stock” movie and Gus’ (Dule Hill) “Harry Potter” obsession, plus a return of Cary Elwes as charming international art thief Pierre Despereaux.
But wait! It turns out Despereaux has been working for Interpol this entire time. He’s actually Royston Staley, an agent who devised the character of Despereaux in order to go undercover in the criminal world … or is he? The show leaves it up to us to decide, but we’re coming down on the side of Despereaux is still Despereaux.
The best lines of the episode include:
Gus: “I’m a Grint Grunt, loud and proud!”
Gus: “‘That stick’ is a Nimbus 2000, a gift the wizard Potter received from Minerva McGonagall, which you would know if you had ever successfully opened a book. … I need my potions!”
Winston: “What on earth is ‘Pottering’?”
Gus: “You know, when you jump off something high with a broom and snap a picture in mid-air? You appear to be flying.”
Gus: “I thought I saw Rupert Grint. It was just dumb old Prince Harry.”
Shawn: “At least we got to take in some of the sights of old Londontown.”
Gus: “Shawn, we went to one pub and a warehouse. We might as well have been in British Columbia.”
And here are our favorite GIFs: