This week Liv investigates the murder of a female radio broadcaster who is a relationship and sex expert. Sounds like the makings of a great episode, but again this week, there’s not much excitement to report.
I’m noticing a disappointing trend with the episodes. We know that each time Liv eats a brain to help with a murder investigation and also to sustain her zombie habit, she gets both memory flashes and personality traits. The memory flashes always seem to help with the murder investigation and the personality traits just seem to play a role in her personal life. Rarely do they seem to come together or complement each other. Through narration, Liv tends to let us, the audience, about everything she is learning from her feelings and how it enriches her life, but rarely does that help her solve the case. There’s almost two separate stories going on. It would be nice if they merged.
We all know that zombies eat brains and two weeks ago, Liv had to choke down the brains of a man who had been deceased for a week. This time, the deceased was electrocuted. I think the writers missed an opportunity to have Liv either have to deal with liquefied brains or possible get an electric shock from residual electricity. Would be interesting for Liv to have to deal with brains in different states depending on the demise of the victim.
There were some interesting advancements to other story lines though. I expected Clive’s lieutenant to have a business relationship with Blaine, but wasn’t expecting it to be so extortion heavy. Maybe the lieutenant will be nicer to Clive since he’s working with Liv and the lieutenant knows Liv is a zombie. So the jury is still out on whether he is good guy or bad guy. I also didn’t expect Ravi to get bitten by a zombie mouse. I am wondering if zombie-ism stays with each species or if a mouse zombie can make Ravi a human zombie. It is comical, though, that Ravi proved one of the ingredients in the onset of zombie-ism is the Max Rager energy drink.
iZombie airs on Tuesday at 9/8c on The CW. Watch full episodes at CWTV.com, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and On Demand (check with your local cable provider).