Emily Sparrow, a young pregnant woman, stumbles across some campers, calling for help. She eventually dies, but her baby is saved. She was found in a simple white nightgown with a broken ankle and cuts all over her body. No one is really sure what happened to her, but her parents and her boyfriend are all suspects.
This episode was ho-hum for me. It felt like a filler episode for the season. Its main focus was the new case with only minor scenes that moved the story as a whole along. Major is working with a reporter to get justice for the missing teens. It was interesting that it’s quite reflective of what is going on in the media right now: white privilege and the injustice against minorities. Ravi is still seeking a cure for Liv and the other zombies. Liv’s mother and even Liv herself are encouraging Evan, her brother, to get a job, which, unknown to them, the job application is for Blaine’s butcher shop. Everything is slowly coming together for the pending climax.
This episode Liv takes a bite of Emily’s brain, which in turn gives her maternal instincts. She’s protective and caring of the people around her, even looking out for Emily’s baby. It’s a nice change from the awful hitman and nasty, loner gamer brain. Lowell, Liv’s love interest, is acting odd, understanding scientific theories and isn’t interested, almost disgusted, with Liv’s affection. Later, we find out, and to Liv’s relief, that he had a healthy dose of gay man brain.
Another lighthearted moment is brought to you by Ravi! He bonds with Lowell in the morgue, sharing where they came from in England. He also collects blood samples from Lowell to help with his ongoing research of zombies. He has made process, using rats in a controlled experiment. Ravi seems to think Utopium and an unlisted ingredient in the Max Rager energy drink is causing people to transform into zombies. Which one do you think will become zombified:
Rat A (Alpha): Water and sugar only.
Rat B (Beta): 90% Max Rager, 10% Uptoium
Rat C (Charlie): 90% Max Rager, 20% Uptoium
Rat D (Delta): 90% Max Rager, 30% Uptoium
Rat E (Echo): 90% Max Rager, 40% Uptoium
On a fun note, Liv gets the gay friend experience with Lowell, at least until it wears off or he gets new brains. They drink spicy bloody Mary’s, getting drunk, munching on spicy Cheetos, laugh at old photos and dance most of the night. Also, I’d like to add how much I love Liv’s fashion choices. I was worried the show was going to have her in only gray clothes, but I love the colour she wears. I’m quite fond of her cherry red leather jacket and purple sweater.
As the case progresses, Liv and Clive find out that a couple, one of them was the animal control woman they questioned earlier, are holding girls captive in a tree house. In a vision, Liv finds out that they were holding Emily too and she broke out. Shots are fired from the house when Liv and Clive stake it out. Shortly after, the police unit come to help Clive. The police chief goes in to stop the shooters, using his zombie powers to take them out. Meanwhile, Liv finds the tree house and saves the girls. During the rescue, Liv got shot but it’s hard to say if the police chief knows what she is yet. I think he knows something is up though.
In the end, Major is stuck in jail after breaking into Blaine’s thug Julian Dupont’s car. He finds hair dye, hot sauce, and brains. The police find it too, but Julian is quick with a believable lie. He tells them it’s a calf’s brain and shows them a card from the butcher shop. We’re left wondering what may happen to Liv’s brother if he visits the shop. The last scene was the most exciting and terrifying. Rat Alphla is trying to escape the morgue in desperation, chewing on the door while Rat Echo, in zombie mode, eats the other mice.
What are your thoughts on episode seven? Do you have any predictions about what may happen next?
Here’s a glimpse of episode 8.