Shawn and Gus have taken on more than a few, er, colorful villains over the years, and it’s been a journey. But who are they, these goons and killers who murder and maim and terrorize the good people of Santa Barbara?
You want to know? Of course you do. Just know this isn’t an exhaustive list. We’re using our Psych villain randomizer to determine who we’re writing about. If there are any glaring omissions -– bad guys we left out –- we’ll gladly rectify. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-SUCKIIIITTTT.
Let’s meet some Psych villains...
1. Alice Bundy
(Played by Shannon Woodward in episode 116)
Alice Bundy can suck it royally. Not only did she raise holy hell at the sorority house, killing sweet Bianca with a toaster (!), she also totally went after Juliet (or should we say Mary Lou Baumgartner) with an axe! Not cool.
2. Zapato/Bevin Rennie Llywellen
(Zapato played by Cristián de la Fuente; Bevin Rennie Llywellen played by Scott Perrie in episode 201)
The episode was called “American Duos,” so of course there was a pair of pathetic perps going after snooty, snotty and snide British judge Nigel St. Nigel. It would seem Latin pop star and Duos co-judge Zapato worked in cahoots with his numero uno fan Bevin Rennie Llywellen to take out St. Nigel. And why? Because St. Nigel treated him like something on the bottom of his, er, zapato. The deadly duo failed and Nigel St. Nigel went on to live his life swaddled in a cocoon of cloud candy.
3. Pierre Despereaux
(Played by Cary Elwes in episodes 401, 510, 610, 801)
A gentleman thief. An art acolyte. A cat burglar with a thousand faces and an irresistibly twee English manner. We’ll admit we’re charmed by that rackish rogue, but there are all kinds of reasons Despereaux can suck it, not the least of which is because he was bad in three episodes, and he always seemed to have the drop on our guys. Stinkin’ charming Despereaux. We forgive you, and we hate ourselves for it.
4. Camden McCallum, Jr.
(Played by Jason Bryden in episode 101)
Truth be told, we owe this Psych villain a lot. He was Shawn and Gus’ first case. Before Shawn was Shawn. Before there was even a Psych. Remember that? Remember how young and cute we all were then? No? Oh. Anyway, it was because McCallum tried to shake down his rich dad and got himself killed in the process that you’re reading this today. Shawn and Gus nailed the case and a detective agency -– albeit with no dental plan -- was born. But McCallum can suck it because he tried to extort from his dad. That’s some bad son stuff right there.
5. Detective Drimmer
(Played by Benjamin King in episode 311)
Crooked Drimmer murdered of two people: gangland thug Ernesto Chavez and a murder witness named Kenny Loggins (no relation), but worse than that, he pinned it on our own Carlton Lassiter. For a minute, he had a lot of people –- including Chief Vick -- thinking that Lassie did a bad, bad thing. Drimmer can suck it; Lassie’s a stand-up guy.
6. Mr. Yang
(Played by Ally Sheedy in 316, 416, 516, 616)
There’s no way to put together a random of Psych villains without one of the villain-iest villains of them all. Serial killer and total nutjob Ms. Rotmensen, aka Mr. Yang. She kidnaps waitresses and then tries to turn Madeleine Spencer into a Mom Bomb. If that’s not grounds to suck it, we don’t know what is.
7. Officer Buzz McNab
(Played by Sage Brocklebank)
Only kidding. McNab is the finest of Santa Barbara’s finest; the very personification of everything that’s good and just and right. Just making sure you’re paying attention.
8. Scarlett Jones
(Played by Maggie Lawson in episode 806)
Retro-cool with a skylit lilt, mobster’s moll Scarlett Jones did her dastardly deed all the way back in 1967, when she sent intrepid reporter Archie Baxter on a detour from which he never returned. Something about her seems familiar.
9. William Tanner
(Played by Michael Hogan in episode 415)
This salty old sailor sucks it at sea, where he killed an environmental activist Dante Pavan, fed him to a shark, and then went after Shawn and Gus. At least that’s what we think happened. The whole thing made us a little seasick.
10. Mr. Yin
(Played by Christopher Turner in episode 416)
Killing Mary Lightly is enough to make sick and twisted Mr. Yin the President of Suck It, but as one crazy gal told us, we ‘hadn’t seen nothing yet.’ True that. Yin went to great lengths when he went full Hitchcock in a complicated plot that left Juliet and Abigail kidnapped and Mary Lightly dead. Ultimately, Yin bought it also, after his daughter Mr. Yang poisoned him and then watched him die after hearing his final worlds, “I never loved you.” That’s Yin. Sucking it right up to the end.
11. Dr. Ken Tucker
(Played by David Naughton in episode 408)
Dr. Ken Tucker, whose name is strikingly similar to a certain TV critic proved he’s not a lycan’t, when he hopped up one of his unsuspecting patients on meds, causing him to believe he was a werewolf. But just as the full moon reveals the dark landscape, Shawn and Gus uncovered Tucker was using the poor sap to do his murderous bidding in an effort to cover a, er, romantic transgression. What a howl.
What kind of villain will Shawn and Gus face this holiday season? Find out when Psych: The Movie airs on USA Network, Dec. 7, at 8/7c!