It had nothing I would´ve changed, and I´d probably rate it a full 10.
Twin Peaks”-inspired episode scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, December 1 at 10/9c. Entitled “Dual Spires,” the episode celebrates the 20th anniversary of the cult favorite with guest star casting that includes Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, Ray Wise, Robyn Lively, Lenny Von Dohlen and Catherine Coulson. Series Star James Roday serves as co-writer along with Bill Callahan.
Recap for Psych Dual Spires Episode – The Twin Peaks Episode
The episode kicks off with Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) receiving a mysterious e-mail inviting them to the annual Cinnamon Festival in Dual Spires, a quirky Northern California town nearly invisible on the map. When they arrive the pair quickly find themselves embroiled in the mysterious death of local high school student Paula Merral. As Shawn and Gus unravel the many secrets of the town, they meet several local residents including town doctor/ lawyer/ veterinarian Donna Gooden (Sheryl Lee), Sheriff Andrew Jackson (Lenny Von Dohlen), proprietors of the local diner Robert and Michelle Barker (Dana Ashbrook and Robyn Lively), the mysterious Woman with Wood (Catherine Coulson) and enigmatic bookish beauty Maudette Hornsby (Sherilyn Fenn). The pool of suspects proves to be deeper than suspected as Shawn and Gus must work to figure out who killed Paula Merral. Ray Wise reprises his role from last season as Father Westley.
Theme Song from Psych by Twin Peaks songstress Julee Cruise
Additionally, songstress Julee Cruise, who performed music during the original run of “Twin Peaks,” has signed on to perform the PSYCH Theme Song for the episode. The landmark series, that fashioned a widespread cult following, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Best Quotes from Psych Dual Spires – Twin Peaks Episode
Gus: I´m pretty sure it´s not spam
Gus: That doesn´t exist
Gus: Dude, this town is so small that it´s in parenthesis
Gus: No wonder it´s in parenthesis
Gus: I´m probably the first black guy they´ve ever seen
Shawn: What´s the veredict?
Gus: (Funny face)
Shawn: Really? Oh mother of God!
Shawn: I´m not just a Cinnamon enthusiast, I´m also a Psychic
Detective. And this is my partner Lodge Blackman
Shawn: We´ve been known to work for cider and pie.
Mrs Barker: Of course, we´ll give you as much as you want
Gus: We will find her. Don´t worry
Shawn: Come on dude!
Gus: You don´t have sympathetic cry. Just leave me be!
Shawn: Gus, we weren´t just called for a cinnamon festival
Henry Spencer: In all of my years in the force, I´ve never seen
anything like this.
Jules: Our new station manager is an angel sent from heaven
Gus: Shawn. We´ve hit a new low
Shawn: It´s like in Driving Miss Daisy. Only you get to be Miss Daisy
Shawn: You guys have Bob Barker, Doc Gooden and Randy Jackson all
living in the same town with no internet
Gus: We need to pitch this to Mark Burnett
Randy: Who are you?
Shawn: A couple of guys with a passion for the truth
Gus: And cinnamon
Maudette: Isn´t cherry the best?
Gus: The best what?
Maudette: Everything, silly
Maudette: Untimely death, a psychic and a black guy. Epic!
Shawn: Do you remember the last e.mail, with all those weird
Gus: They were numbers and letters, Shawn
Gus: These books are archaic
Shawn: And really old!
Shawn: Dude, take it easy, that´s your seventh piece
Gus: You know I get hungry when I get freaked out
Besides, you had five.
Shawn: Exactly. I believe in portion control
Gus: A girl drowns, gets reincarnated and drowns again seven years
later? Worst Cinnamon festival ever.
Carlton Lassiter: I know this because waiting for corpses to resurface
is the passion of my life
Shawn: We are not here to judge. We came here to investigate, catch
bad guys and eat pie.
Gus: Not necessarily in that order
Shawn: And it hasn´t been. We started with the pie
Shawn: Jon Cryer in Pretty in Pink
Gus: No one in this town has seen that movie
Shawn: I refuse to accept that
Jack: And then Jed Blackness
Gus: What´s that?
Shawn: A great porn name for you
Randy: How much do you weigh?
Jules: Excuse me?
Randy: I´m sorry. I´m not supposed to ask a woman that question
Jules: Not unless you´re piloting a very small plane
Shawn: You are jealous of the goofy kid who takes photos like Jose Feliciano?
Randy: Hey, Paula always had a thing for him
Shawn: Who? Jose Feliciano?
Randy: No, Jack
Gus alias for Dual Spires Episode
Lodge Blackman (You can also check out the rest of Gus and Shawn aliases in Psych´s history)
Psych References to Twin Peaks in Dual Spires
The episode is a tribute to “Twin Peaks”. Seven actors from “Twin Peaks” guest star and Julee Cruise who performed “Twin Peaks” theme song performs the “Psych” theme song for the episode. The plot is similar and the name of the town Dual Spires references Twin Peaks.
The name Paula Merral is an anagram for Twin Peaks’ Laura Palmer.
Also the Raven in the form of a blackbird.
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Interview with James Roday and Sheryll Lee about the Twin Peaks – Dual Spires episode of Psych
I had the chance to be invited by the folks at USA Network to a Q&A with James Roday, the star of Psych and co-writer of the twin Peaks inspired episode, and Sheryll Lee, the original Twin Peaks Laura Palmer.
Sheryl Lee: Well, I keep telling everyone it was s such an incredible gift that James and everyone that’s a part Psych gave us, because some of us hadn’t seen each other from Twin Peaks in years and years. And it’s such a wonderful group of people and it’s such a wonderful group of people at Psych as well that it was truly, truly a gift to – it’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by, but to be able to see these people who have such a special place in my heart. It was really wonderful.
Troy Rogers from Deadbolt.com: Excellent. And James, we know you’re a huge Twin Peaks fan, so what was it like to work with the real Laura Palmer?
James Roday: It was crazy. I was like – you know, I think there are Twin Peaks like fan boys out there who actually go to sleep and dream about what I got to do. It was remarkable. And like Sheryl said, it was like three experiences in one. It was – you know, it was them getting to see each other for the first time after all these years and us getting to watch them. And they were getting emotional, which made us emotional and then, you know, on top of everything it was the closest I’ll ever come to being in an episode of my favorite show, so it was ridiculous.
Only in our line of work do we get to do thing like this and call it work.
Troy Rogers: And in addition to the Twin Peaks cast members, you also landed Julee Cruise to perform the Psych theme song. How did that come together?
James Roday: Well, we were sort of swinging for the fences across the boards with this episode and luckily we’ve set precedent with, you know, messing around with our theme song in previous episodes. So, it was really easy to say, “Let’s go after Julee and hope that she wants to get in on the fun,” and she did. And it’s probably my – it’s my favorite of the different renditions we’ve done of our theme songs.
It’s pretty inspired. Props also goes through our composer, Adam Cohen who we just sort of – we said, “Dude, come up with a Twin Peaks-inspired slowed down synthesized version of our song. Thanks. Bye.” And he had to do that and then Julee came in and just nailed the vocals. And yes, we’re all pretty stoked about the theme song.
Jamie Steinberg from Starry Constellation Magazine: how did you select the individuals who you would have participate in your Twin Peaks episode?
James Roday: Well, a lot of it was the story that we came up with and then Dana Ashbrook is a very close friend of mine that I’ve known for many, many years. So, the sort of seed was, you know, I wasn’t going to give Dana a choice. He was going to have to be in no matter what and then hopefully from there we could sort of spread the love and build an ensemble.
I couldn’t imagine doing a Twin Peaks tribute without Sheryl and without Sherilynn. I felt like those were sort of the two iconic faces that if we didn’t have we might as well not even try. So, they were sort of always on the board as musts. You’ve got to have Laura. You’ve got to have Audrey.
We were lucky enough to have cast Ray Wise last season, so it was just a matter of figuring out how to get his character involved in the action, which we did. And then, it was sort of like who do match up for these characters? And, you know, Lenny von Dohlen, I thought was a really interesting way to go for the Sheriff and you know, Robyn Lively kind of represented a second season of Twin Peaks all by herself.
So – and then we had always sort of planned on a cameo from Catherine Coulson. So, we’d all sort of – again, it was – the planets really kind of aligned for us on this and it came together really nicely.
James Roday: Again, I – it’s the most sort of transcendent experience that I have had on this show and that I suspect I will have on this show. I mean, it – Twin Peaks was iconic. Again, I think it changed the face of television and to be able to rub shoulders with this cast. In even the tiniest of ways, feel like I, you know, got to participate in some of that magic, you know, will not be topped, so huge, huge honor and very, very grateful that it was able to come together.
James Roday (About what was the best moment on the Twin Peaks Psych episode): Well, for me it’s very easy and I’m not just saying this because Sheryl is on the phone, but it was – you know, it was the moment, the precise moment that – you know, that Sheryl’s character opens the plastic and reveals the dead girl. The juxtaposition of Laura Palmer looking at Laura Palmer, it was kind of mind-blowing.
A close second would be Sheryl’s character talking about the girl later in her office, so that was it for me.