Last week’s episode of iZombie left off with Ravi stepping in front of Harley’s gun to protect Don E. and luckily, this week didn’t leave Ravi’s life in the balance for too long. Liv and Blaine storming into the gun range to save Ravi and Don E. was so satisfying and exciting. Liv’s personality swings with the brains she eats are always funny but Liv’s real personality is rarely given time to shine and the few times she’s gone red-eyed and violent have been pivotal points in the series. It would seem that Fillmore-Graves could have taken out Harley and his brothers much quicker and easier but judging by the way they waited patiently outside the building, they weren’t in too much of a hurry to rescue Ravi or Don E. It didn’t make sense how Harley escaped, however. They’re a trained private military operation and they didn’t surround the building and check for alternate exits? They surrounded the cabin in the woods that ended up being a trap so they obviously knew what they were doing then.
Blaine as our familiar charismatic villain and Chase Graves as the suspicious, but currently benign, head of zombie operations would make quite a pair if they teamed up. Blaine inviting Chase to The Scratching Post was a brief glimpse at the interesting dynamic that was almost…flirty? It’s the only scene in which we’ve seen Chase make a facial expression that nearly resembled a smile and it happened when he was holding Blaine’s hand.
Somehow the trauma of the entire ordeal overrode Ravi’s common sense this episode. After years of keeping Liv’s secret, nearly dying, and killing someone to protect her and his work, he thought that it would be a good idea to tell a reporter the entire truth about zombies to comfort her. As if she wasn’t going to immediately do her job and print a story on it. As if he didn’t know she was with the Zombie Truthers in the first place for a story.
Finally, Shawna is out of the picture, hopefully for good. It was ridiculous that Major trusted her in the first place without knowing anything about her. She wrote a sympathetic letter to a person most people believe is a serial killer. She claimed she could relate because she too had people believe things about her that were false. All of that is suspicious and not googling her before meeting was super risky of Major. Then again, pretending he’s still a zombie and going on dangerous mercenary missions are risky as well and Major probably needs to talk to someone about traumas. I’m sure Fillmore-Graves has a zombie therapist.
Overall, a satisfying episode for the middle of the season, but underwhelming leading up to the season finale. The plots were carried along but nothing too surprising was revealed. Harley was always too easy of a suspect for the Tuttle-Reid murders and by now, we all knew something shady had gone down between Baracus and Weckler so the reveals weren’t as dramatic as the build-up. Easily, the best parts of the episode was the unlikely team of Liv, Blaine, and Don E.
It was adorable the way they cheered when Liv agreed to join them in snacking on Harley’s brother’s fresh brain and can we skip to the part when Chase Graves is the villain and Blaine and Liv team up against him? Because that’s where it feels like we’re going and I can’t wait.
GEEK Grade: A-
Next week, Liv finally tanned and dyed! Check out the trailer below for the first of a two-parter and lead-up to the season finale. If not Harley, who do you think killed Wally and his family? Can Baracus and Chase be trusted or are they red herrings too? Let us know your theories in the comments!
iZombie airs on The CW, Tuesdays at 9/8 c
Images: The CW
Writer: Bob Dearden
Director: Mark Piznarski