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Psych – New little Shawn just isn’t the same

Remember that kid who played young Shawn through most of these five seasons? Well, apparently humans do this thing called aging and growing, and odd things happen to their voices during early teen years.

- Season 5, Episode 7 - "Ferry Tale"

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Say hello to the new young Shawn Spencer. Yes, the previous Shawn — played by Liam James — is no more, simply because Liam is growing up and has a tougher time pulling off 1990 Shawn.  Corbin Bernsen made mention that this was going to happen, when I spoke to him at the San Diego Comic-Con this year. I’m not sure who it is that’s playing young Shawn now, but so far I liked Liam James better.

As for this episode, all I have to say really is that one of the things I like most about Psych is their ever-growing list of guest stars. I always love seeing Chi McBride, and he played his role so well in this episode. I had a feeling he’d wind up turning on Shawn and Gus, when they mentioned an accomplice, but the twist in there threw me, and it worked out very well.

Two other notes:

  • In case you’re wondering, that drink that Gus loved was called horchata.
  • Looking for the pineapple in this episode? See below:

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Next week looks like an awesome episode: Shawn 2.0!

What do you think of the new young Shawn?

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28 Responses to “Psych – New little Shawn just isn’t the same”

August 26, 2010 at 2:09 AM

There was a pineapple on a woman’s bag on the ship right after the convicts escaped.

August 30, 2010 at 4:28 AM

I would have to agree – this episode had at least two pineapples. The one above (the globe) and the large one on the womans bag at roughly 9 minutes into the episode (Gus passes her with the ”supplies”).

August 26, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Yeah, no offense to the new guy, but he’s just not Liam :)

August 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Bring Liam back, make flashbacks reflect Shawn being older

October 29, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Yep! Age Shawn in the opening flashbacks or just stop the flashbacks altogether. The difference in the young actors, physically and acting style is just too distracting.

October 31, 2010 at 12:02 PM

NO! I love the flashbacks! Young Shawn needs to get older anyway. Just bring back Liam – WE WANT LIAM!!

August 30, 2010 at 4:07 AM

Chi McBride: ”I’m about to kick your Ichabod Crane looking…”
Hilarious

August 31, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Man, seriously. I love this show. And it bothers me so much that lil’ Shawn is different. If they realllly needed to get rid of Liam, they could have done a way better job of getting a better Shawn. That kid looks kind of like a harlequin baby. Plus the casting is so good on the show…so, what happened?

August 31, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Man, seriously. I love this show. And it bothers me so much that lil’ Shawn is different. If they realllly needed to get rid of Liam, they could have done a way better job of getting a better Shawn. That kid looks kind of like a harlequin baby. Plus the casting is so good on the show…so, what happened?

August 31, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Man, seriously. I love this show. And it bothers me so much that lil’ Shawn is different. If they realllly needed to get rid of Liam, they could have done a way better job of getting a better Shawn. That kid looks kind of like a harlequin baby. Plus the casting is so good on the show…so, what happened?

August 31, 2010 at 6:03 AM

Ooops, sorry for posting that so many times. I guess it just reiterates my anger and sadness… or makes me look like an internet nube…

September 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Dumb to replace the child actor at this point. Just make the flashbacks to 1992 or something.

September 1, 2010 at 10:05 PM

Don’t like the new kid as young Shawn,they could use Liam as a teen Shawn

September 3, 2010 at 11:00 PM

You could give us a spoiler alert before ruining the twist, I was watching it online and noticed the new little shawn so I came to this website and had the twist revealed to me…

September 4, 2010 at 4:49 AM

I don’t like the new young Shawn at all. What is the problem with Liam playing a teen? He is actually fourteen years old. I really don’t understand the reason for changing the actor. Why would they change young Shawn and not young Gus? That doesn’t make any sense.

September 4, 2010 at 4:54 AM

I just looked up the birth date of Carlos McCullers II, who plays Gus, and he is actually one year and six days younger than Liam. So now it really makes no sense.

September 4, 2010 at 5:21 AM

Ok, now this really makes no sense. It seems that they got rid of him because he “grew up.” They said they couldn’t keep him from growing up, which means that they want him looking younger. Well, young Gus is growing up, too. To me, this new kid looks older than Liam.

September 4, 2010 at 5:25 AM

LOL Sorry for all of the responses; just posting as I find out things. The new young Shawn (Skyler Gisondo) is actually a month older than Liam.

September 5, 2010 at 9:52 PM

I WANT LIAM JAMES BACK NOW!!!!!!!! the new shawn is a good actor i cant argue with that but he is no Liam James! ughh!!!!! by the way the pineapple on the bag is the one that counts in the episode. but that gold one does look like a pineapple

September 8, 2010 at 1:34 PM

I want Liam back! I feel kinda bad because, you know, it’s a child that I don’t want to have that job. But Liam was so good! The new kid is a little more…I don’t know. Liam just made young Shawn seem to want his father’s approval. The new boy comes off like he’s purposefully causing trouble. It’s just all wrong.

September 8, 2010 at 4:19 PM

No offense to the new actor, but I want Liam back also.I am 54 yrs old and my son is 16 and we love the show and Liam. So all age groups are disgusted at this new development.I hope the decision makers for the show see the comments posted. All of you have stated what my son and I thought too. Just have the young Shawn progress as a normal child does-it will make the show more real. After all, they have already had James play himself as a younger Shawn getting arrested in an episode; so why not have Liam continue progressing as a teenager does with the problems that come with the age?

September 8, 2010 at 4:28 PM

By the way, my son and I rarely go on the computer at all, except for science facts-lack of time. We took time to hunt down a site that could explain what happened to Liam and hopefully see postings by individuals expressing their disappointment also. That’s how annoyed we were by the change of actors!

September 11, 2010 at 2:57 AM

I miss the old little shawn. He looked and acted more like Shawn! I would rather not see the flashbacks at all without him. They could just discontinue them.

October 11, 2010 at 3:02 PM

I was so happy to see there was a website to comment about the new young Shawn! My family and I love Psych!! We have bought all four seasons and watch them all the time! My son is also 16 and the one thing we can all agree on is how much we love this show! We both signed up for Psych on our Facebook without knowing the other had signed on. The writing and the characters are so good, and so perfect for their roles. The inter-action between all the characters is so believable, that it seemed such a shame to take away Liam. He just is the perfect little Shawn. Liam has a personality that this other kid just does not have. I agree with Maria that I would just rather not see flashbacks if the characters are not going to be believable. I would always be thinking ” wow, I miss the old little Shawn.” We would probably just skip the flashbacks all together. Please reconsider and bring Liam back! We know kids get older, just age the characters also.

November 17, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Bring back Liam, he’s been there for so long he’s like family.

November 21, 2010 at 3:35 PM

It’s just not the same without Liam…wow…i’ve never commented on something like this…but…yuck…it’s like someone else said…during the whole flashback you’re thinking…this is just not working and you miss the other kid. It ruins the show.

November 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM

BRING LIAM BACK!!

December 16, 2010 at 12:15 AM

I do not like the new young shawn at all! Bring back Liam please or someone better that the new young shawn they have now. He doesn’t click with grown-up Shawn either. I’d rather they didn’t even have a young shawn on the show if it means having to watch the one they have on now!!