The opening scene had my heart sinking, seeing Major in the morgue on a metal table. It had me fooled a mere few seconds. I really thought Major was dead. Then, I hoped Liv was having a nightmare. Then Major groaned and all was right with the world. At first, I thought he might have turned into a zombie. Don’t worry though, he’s still one hundred percent human.
Jackie, Blaine’s rich lady friend and sleeping buddy, has gone rogue. She needs brains and wants them now. When the delivery boy comes up dry with fresh brains, Jackie ends up killing him and eats his instead. Bad move, Jackie. Blaine gets to the bottom of it, realizing what has happen. It seems like his empire doesn’t have a strong foundation yet and his employees need to learn to be loyal and follow the rules. By the end of the episode, Blaine decides to depose of Jackie—death by drill.
This time around Liv investigates the murder of Simon Cutler, a.k.a “SIM Reaper,” a powerful online gamer and hacker. He’s the same old, tired gamer stereotype—a loner, overweight, junk-food eating, computer obsessed nerd who lives in his basement. Yawn fest. iZombie is getting a D in originally here. Anyway, Cutler is found blown up like a balloon, his tongue and eyes are puffy and his veins have turned black. Delving deeper into the kind of man he was, he was cruel, a troll, and if he didn’t get his way, he’d ruin anyone’s life. He’s the kind of guy that deserves what was coming to him. Then again, based on our legal system, it seems everyone deserves justice, even the nastiest people.
On a lighter note, I love Ravi’s reaction when he’s excited about helping Liv with the case, helping her with an online roleplaying game. I just wish for once that tv and movies would change it up and have a girl gamer, someone who knows what they are doing and can kick ass.
Liv’s love life is a bit bumpy too. She’s testing the waters with Lowell. After eating Cutler’s brain, she’s too scared to go outside and cancels their date. At first, she tries to lie about why she isn’t meeting up with him, but then is relieved when she can tell him the truth because he’s a zombie. It was nice on his part to come knocking and give her some medication to help her cope with the side effects of the brains she ate. They start talking, sharing about their lives and the difficulties about being a zombie. A heart to heart leads to Lowell wanting to kiss Liv, but she dodges it, making it a mighty awkward situation. But this episode ends well, Liv makes up for it, taking a leap and kissing Lowell.
Meanwhile, Major and Clive are trying to dig deeper into Jerome’s disappearance, even it means risking their lives. Major starts obsessing over it, looking at old Youtube videos at the skate park. Clive ends up at Blaine’s restaurant, asking questions. If he persisted, he may have ended up dead, becoming Blaine’s next meal. Liv ends up getting a hold of a clip from the skate park that Major found, showing off Blaine and his bodyguard together. They have found the Candyman.
Clive and Liv also found their killer. Turns out, it was the customer service girl’s brother. She was completely destroyed by Cutler after she posted the call online. He hacked into all her personal files, exposing them and editing them to make her life miserable. She later committed suicide. Her brother sought revenge. He found out Cutler had a food allergy to peanuts, so he added peanut oil to the confetti inside a birthday card. When Cutler opened the card, the confetti exploded everywhere and ended up killing the man. When Clive explains he will be going to jail, all the brother can say is that it was worth it.
What are your thoughts on episode six? Do you have any predictions about what may happen next?
Here’s a glimpse of episode 7.