Every time I see the episode titles or even the scene names for iZombie, I wonder if the writers brainstormed really hard on character names and zombie puns. How long do you think it took them to come up with this stuff? Nevertheless, it makes me smile. I love when dark humour is done well.
This time around we start off seeing how Blaine is faring. Smart, on his part, to turn some rich woman into a zombie. Now he has access to spray tans and hair dye, which I imagine may need to happen almost weekly. Isn’t that one of the scariest things—a monster hiding in plain sight?
Then, it was pretty cringe worthy when Liv makes her way into Major’s home. He’s in nothing but a towel and for some reason, she can’t seem to deduce that there might be another girl upstairs. It doesn’t take long for the audience’s suspicions to be confirmed.
Later at the morgue, Liv take a bite of Sammy Wong’s brain, a paranoid, kung fu fighting gang member. She also ends up having a vision of Clive, which gives her reason to believe he may be a dirty cop. Even audiences are left puzzled, wondering what to think of Clive. Personally, Clive won me over in this episode. He finally shows off he has confidence and backbone! He’s a good cop and cares about the innocent, even tries to protect Liv. Later in the show, they have a heart to heart, which was very much needed—to help Liv trust him again and encourage me to start liking him.
I also enjoyed seeing Liv interacting with her brother Evan. He looks up to his sister, asking to spend some time at her place while their mother has a meltdown over his grades. It’s weird because this kid managed to get A’s and B’s. What kind of parent gets angry over B’s?
The interaction with Ravi and Major was delightful. I’m so glad that the two of them get along and even decide to live together. More so, Ravi now has a place to stay and Major has a roommate who can pay rent but also cancels out any competition for Liv. It’s a win-win for everybody! I especially adored the end of show where Liv and Major help Ravi move in. It’s like they are one big happy family now.
Before this week’s case is closed, the gang leader tries to take Liv out, thinking she’s an undercover cop. Unlucky for him, Liv, with the help of Sammy’s transferred abilities, knows martial arts and stands up to him. After she’s cornered and with the possibility the gang leader might attack her brother, she goes into full on zombie mode to take him down. The show’s effects are pretty well done. Her eyes are a creepy yellow, red, and black, and she even has black veins across her face. Super creepy.
As for Blaine, well he’s not afraid to get messy on his way to building some sort of zombie empire.
What are your thoughts on episode four? Do you have any predictions about what may happen next?
Here’s a glimpse of episode 5.