The best part of this week’s episode of iZombie were Liv and Major’s personalities after eating the brain.
The brains came from their most recent victims, a father and teen daughter duo. Naturally, Major ate the 15-year-old girl brain and was *very* dramatic, like literally, so dramatic. Seeing his dynamic with Liv, who took on the stern but caring father persona (um Danny Tanner much?) gave a very serious and at times grim episode, a lighthearted feel. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to receive dating advice from Major on teen girl brain?
Much of the focus was on Wally and Anna, the family that we found dead last week. Clive tried to hide his personal connection to the family from Cavanaugh because he wanted to stay on the case but like any good detective, he quickly pieced it together and Clive had to come clean. Through flashbacks we saw Clive get close to the family next door after protecting them from their abuse father.
Their death’s came at – dare I say – the perfect time because Clive was just recently introduced to the world of the undead and still trying to stomach the idea of Liv making chili hot dogs out of victims brains. Having more than one friend that was a zombie is convincing him that maybe they weren’t all so bad, which is needed considering that there’s a war brewing between the humans and the zombies. Humans have been preparing for a zombie apocalypse since I can remember so it’s not a shocker that when someone found out the family next door was munching on brains, they took them out.
Who that person was is still a mystery. It can’t be Rick, Anna’s abusive ex, because he was sent back to jail almost immediately after being freed. They realize Wally and Anna’s neighbor is aware that zombies exist but he has an alibi for that night. He does however show them a message board of “conspiracy theorists” all of whom knew exactly where the brain-eaters were living. This narrows it down to a couple of hundred… although I’m still betting on Vivian doing the deed as to convince Clive that humans are a threat to zombies.
That is what Fillmore Graves has been training their zombies for – a day when humans figure out what they are and kill them because they don’t understand. We didn’t get much more insight into the company that purchased Max Ranger but like I said, Vivian was too eager to point fingers and humans and say “I told you so.” Is she counting on a war?
Now back to the case of the week involving Stanley and Cindy Chen. Through two separate visions by both Major and Liv, they’re able to locate Cindy’s friend Winslow, who Liv knows was sleeping with her step-father. As Major would say, GROSS!
Knowing that they can’t just make the case based on a “psychic vision” they try to find something that could incriminate Ken on Winslow’s phone. Finally, they’re able to pull up some text messages that reveal she came clean about the affair to her best friend, who told her father, who threatened to tell the police. When Winslow confesses that she never told Ken about Cindy’s threat, they realize the mother was behind the murder after spying on her daughter through a tracking app. She literally tried to frame her cheating ex so that they wouldn’t be exposed and disgraced in town.
While I love Blaine and Peyton screen time, it was kind of nice not to deal with the dramatics of the cure, his memory loss, her feelings for him and his *risen* father. I’m sure it’ll be front and center during next week’s episode though, since Ravi did mention he is working on a new version of the cure for Major, whose time as a zombie is limited thus his need to find Natalie.