PSYCH THE MOVIE 3: This Is Gus - James Roday Rodriguez, Dule Hill, Timothy Omundson, and Sage Brocklebank on set
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The cast & crew of the upcoming 3rd movie to the popular USA Network program Psych have almost completed filming on the film.
This week, they were on location at the place they do the exteriors for the Santa Barbara Police Department Headquarters.
The first day at the set saw no action to be seen. They filmed a scene around the side of the building that seemed to take all day. Only person I did see was director Steve Franks. They were still making up the front of the building that day for the next days shoot out there, so I got a couple photos of the building, and of the flag, as well as some of their squad of Police vehicles they had back at the circus.
On day two I got to see a bit of the filming finally. In front of the building they had Timothy Omundson as Carlton Lassiter, aka Lassie, back at the SBPD HQ. This was my 1st time seeing him back on set since his stroke, and I was actually a little excited to see him back. He was standing near the bottom of the stairs, looking up, seemingly having a conversation with someone. But who was it? It was Sage Brocklebank. Buzz McNab was there, dressed in his detective suit, and walks down the stairs eventually in the scene, passing Lassie, and says something to him, before walking off. That was it for that scene from what I could see. Later they filmed up behind some trees with James Roday Rodriguez as Shawn Spencer, and Dule Hill as Burton Guster, aka Gus, aka Lavender Goomes, aka Jazz Hands, aka Ghee Buttersnaps, aka MC Clap Yo Hands, aka Brutal Hustler, aka Magic Head, aka Bruton Gaster. Both Shawn & Gus were sporting some new looks..... For Shawn, a fuller beard, and for Gus, a fuller head of hair. Say good bye to the smooth top of Magic Head. Unfortunately, I saw nothing of what happened in that scene, but I suspect based on what I saw on day 3, it was a continuation, or set up for what I saw.
One thing I found extra uneccesary on this location was the 3 little peons who were obsessed with using umbrellas to block EVERYTHING. I mean hey, I get it when a scene is going on, if you really think its a big spoiler to cover. I can get that. I mean it almost never works, but at least I get trying. But trying to cover the shows 2 leads just walking to their vehicle after they have wrapped filming? Guess what idiots, I already know they are on the show. You didnt really hide a big scoop. Also, you failed anyways. Always baffles me the stupid decisions some crew make. A scene with a spoiler, hey yeah, try your best. Walking to a car after wrapping?.... not really needed... akay, enough of that rant.
At the end of day two, my friend & I actually got lucky enough to get Timothy to sign a few things as he left for the day. When I said to him "its good to see you again", he replied back "its good to be seen.". He was definitely in good spirits. Really happy to see Lassie on set again.
Day 3 was a little easier to see some stuff, but still limited by the design of the property. I saw a scene with Lassie about 1/2 way up the stairs, looking down. Below Buzz is there, and off to the far side, behind the trees, was Gus & Shawn. Gus was carrying a backpack for some reason, and Shawn had an earpiece in. I never saw what their part of the scene consisted of, as it was behind the trees & they never came further out into the open for it.
This was the 2nd set I had made it to for the film. The first, which also had even less to pass on at the time, with James, and Maggie Lawson as Juliet O'Hara doing small scenes for still photos, was HERE.
All together, I have run into everyone from the series this film, except Kirsten Nelson currently. I managed to catch up to Corbin Bernsen one day while he was out shopping, and he signed while holding the pen with his shirt.... even though I had sanitizer for him to use.
Currently, the movie is slated to wrap next week.
On the 3rd day I got there, and they were filming more scenes out on the front steps.
Psych The Movie 3: This Is Us will come out on NBC stupid/pointless Peacock streaming site eventually in late 2021, or 2022 instead of the USA Network.