iZombie "Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat" Review: Zombies Are Everywhere

iZombie S01E12: "Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat"

When we last checked in on Liv and iZombie way back in "Liv and Let Clive," the series was just beginning to flesh out its intimate ensemble. Ravi had moved in with Major, a decision I thought was the series' way of including Major in storylines he wouldn't otherwise be involved in, but that turned out not to be the case. We also learned a bit more about Clive's background in that episode, and although there hasn't been much progress beyond that in terms of really developing Clive as a character outside of work and his professional relationship to Liv, Ravi has continued to be a highlight and the wind beneath my wings, while Major's story has evolved into one of the series' most surprising and satisfactory arcs of Season 1. As we head into the finale, iZombie is as well-rounded and enjoyable as it's ever been.

"Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat" was easily one of the finest hours the series has churned out thus far, which is saying something considering how relatively strong this season has been as a whole. But if there's one place the series needs a little work, it's the relationship between Liv and her best friend and roommate. Peyton stumbled upon Liv's secret this week and luckily this was not a delusion brought on by a defective brain, like the one with Major last week. After another zombie—Sebastian, the Max Rager enforcer Liv thought she killed a few episodes ago—attacked Peyton in their shared apartment, Liv was forced to go full-on zombie mode to save her and dispatch him. She didn't have much time to process the fact she'd inadvertently created a zombie (plus, he was the sicko who licked her blood and sealed his undead fate, so it's not like she was knowingly turning people like Blaine) before she stuck a knife in his brain. And what happened afterward didn't exactly leave much time for her to process that either.

Peyton witnessed the entire kitchen brawl and the ensuing conversation in which Liv had to lay it all on the line for her was an important moment for Liv's character, for her relationship with Peyton, and for the show. Until that moment, Ravi was the only other non-zombie who knew the truth, and since he'd figured it out on his own that meant Liv never had to explain herself to anyone before. All season long we've watched as Liv came to terms with zombies and her new identity through her different experiences, but she's not totally there yet and she is the zombie. She clearly wasn't ready to tell anyone else the truth, especially not her roommate, but Liv's reluctance to let people in and tell them the truth about what's been happening right under their noses has put all of them in danger. 

The conversation itself was played with the right amount of apprehension by both women, and Aly Michalka knocked Peyton's emotional reaction to Liv's confession out of the park... but it would have played even better if the series had done more over the course of the season to show the characters' history and connection instead of just telling viewers it existed. An earlier scene in which a perky and bubbly Liv (this time thanks to the Mexican chocolate cheerleader brains she'd consumed) attempted to prove she knew Peyton better than anyone felt specifically designed for the purpose of reminding viewers these women once shared everything. Even if Peyton's emotional response was perfect for the occasion, a stronger foundation could have made it even more powerful, and not just because this series could use more estrogen. 

Of course, the lack of a solid friendship at this stage could have been purposeful on the writers' part; Liv's confession shined a light on how different their relationship is now and how removed they both are from one another's lives, and for that reason it's easy to forgive the lack of screentime for their friendship. But it's also equally possible Michalka's status as a recurring guest star somewhat limited the writers' ability to weave her more intricately into Liv's story or even give her one of her own. It's impossible to really know.

If we had more than 13 episodes (not that I'm advocating for that necessarily) or if she were a series regular, it's possible Peyton would have been more involved in Liv's life (well, as involved as Liv would let her be), or that she would have paid more attention to Liv's many personality shifts every week. I don't know the status of Michalka's role in Season 2, but I'd like to see her relationship with Liv be developed beyond this current incarnation. Her initial reaction to flee made sense, but I hope she'll eventually come around. Unless she's going to die in the finale—which if that's the case: screw you, writers. Michalka's emotional performance when Peyton learned that Liv was undead proved she can deliver much more than what's she's been given. She has a lot more to bring to the table, so let's hope she has the opportunity to make that happen.

But if the series has been underusing Michalka, its use of David Anders as Blaine has been on point. Still the charismatic villain you love to hate, Blaine is someone you would also hate to see die. Knowing that he murdered Major's friends and Bradley James' Lowell (I'm still not over that, btw) should make you want to shove him face first into a meat grinder, but my love for him and my interest in his entrepreneurial brain business remain strong. He's been used just enough to the point that you're engaged in his story, but not bored by it. There's a heftiness to it despite the fact it's mostly been operating in the background all this time. 

Elsewhere, Ravi continued to ground Liv and act as her sounding board as much as her potential savior. His dedication to the experiments in his ongoing quest to cure zombie-ism was admirable, especially in the wake of the reveal he bought a running wheel for the zombie rat he'd cured (and the discovery said rat had died off-screen). His budding relationship with Peyton, which appeared to have hit a snag now that she's run off in the wake of Liv's zombie bombshell, was a little superficial and could have been a way for the writers to have characters who wouldn't otherwise interact appear in scenes together, but it was still cute nonetheless.

Which brings me to Major. Oh boy, where do I even begin? Major now exists beyond the limits of the conventional love interest, which might be the most surprising development of this first season. I fully expected the series to zig in regards to his character, and for a while the series did follow the predictable path with the new girlfriend and recyclable clichés, but then the series totally zagged and gave him a real sense of purpose. And that's what makes iZombie so invigorating: it doesn't go where you expect it to. Most series would have given Major's storyline to someone like Clive, a law enforcement officer who doesn't have to Google how to fire a gun, but iZombie seems perfectly content to keep Clive in the dark and allow him to go on thinking Liv's a psychic and not a zombie who eats the brains of the victims' whose murders they investigate. 

Meanwhile, the writers gave the season-long hero arc to a character whose previous brushes with danger came only in the form of video games. Major was a social worker whose investigation was born from a sense of duty to find a couple of missing teens, not because it was his job, which was why he's the perfectly imperfect person for the job. This season took his character on one dangerous adventure after another and even led to him being held captive by Blaine at the end of this week's episode (one of Blaine's goons recognized Blaine's lady goon's description of the "catalog model"-like health inspector). Still, he's determined to solve the case and kind of save the world in the process. 

I'm not sure who's behind the murders of the other teens in this episode—Does it matter? It's a zombie, right? Someone we've probably met before? It has to be a zombie, because otherwise what's the point?—but suffice to say, even when the cases of the week aren't wholly engaging, the rest of iZombie is so good that it is more than enough to make up for what they lack. 



POSTMORTEM

– A few weeks ago Major was googling how to use a gun (and this week he purchased two more and possibly even a grenade!?!?!?) and now he's watching YouTube videos about how to kill a zombie. iZombie has never been more realistic than when Major searches the internet for answers to weird or semi-embarrassing questions he can't talk to anyone else about. His browser history is probably just as embarrassing as yours or mine, which is one of the reasons he's so relatable. Which reminds me, I should probably delete my browser history.

– Liv's younger brother, who has not been seen for quite a while, made an appearance just in time to be put in danger. He put in an application at Meat Cute (still my favorite thing about this show), and once Blaine saw his emergency contact, he quickly changed his mind about giving him a job. Now two of the most important men in Liv's life are within scratching/murdering distance of Blaine. Yikes.

– "Did he have good hair?" The most important questions are always asked first. (And obviously, the answer is yes.)

– Clive is now the only series regular who doesn't know about the existence of zombies, but Clive and Major both don't realize Liv is a zombie.

– I like the subtle way iZombie focused on Sebastian's remaining humanity by having him kill his aunt who practically raised him. It's the small details. 

– There wasn't enough reader interest at the beginning of the season to continue episodic coverage of iZombie beyond the initial 4-Episode Test, but I'm hoping that I'll be able to do a weekly play-by-play in Season 2 as long as the interest is there. 

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Oct 26, 2015
What an awesome show!! I recently started watching it, I'm hooked. I'm afraid the Asian mafia guy, AJ is going to come back as a zombie for Liv.
Okay, I haven't read all the comments, but I have a question: has it been said that all zombies take on the personality of the brain they eat? Do they all have visions, what makes Liv so special?
Last question/ comment, can they please hook Liv up with some color, ijs, all the other zombies are looking normal and fit, lol.
Please update weekly, I would most definitely follow. Did I mention we binge watched this show Sat/ Sun!!
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Jun 10, 2015
I'm happy to leave comments on all these reviews if that helps bump what tv.com perceives as interest in the show/reviews!
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Jun 08, 2015
How is reader intrest judged? By the amount of comments, or can the site actually monitor how many hits a page gets? Would be good to know the criteria so I can influence the decision making. As for the show, it had a couple of misteps at episodes 9 and 10, but it's still been an enjoyable ride. I'm glad Liv finally had to spill the beans to one of her closest friends tho, as it just seemed more and more ridiculous for her not to confide in Major or Peyton. They both genuinely love her, and so many complications could have been avoided had she just been honest with them before now.
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Jun 08, 2015
Kaitlin. the interest is there!
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Jun 08, 2015
By the way (and this just came to me) I have this fear that Peyton will die next week. The actress' status as recurring guest star and the fact that such a shocking death would be a good pivotal point for this show plot-wise, makes me think she's not long of this (TV) earth...
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Jun 07, 2015
I'd love to see weekly reviews next season.

As for this episode... I'm dying to see more of Major's reaction to Blaine's reaction to Liv's name as emergency contact on her brother's job application. He must be wondering why Blaine is so interested on Liv.
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Jun 06, 2015
I'm totally over characters being killed off in the finale (hear that Flarrowverse?). Even Peyton and Evan, who have received negligible amounts of screen time, deserve to survive the first season finale.

As for Blaine, whom I love, how can he ever die? Who will take over Meat Cute and feed the dozens of zombies he's created? Blaine's death would usher in a zombie apocalypse.

I doubt Blaine will kill Major Lilywhite, but it's likely he'll turn him into a zombie, and I'm okay with that.
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Jun 06, 2015
The fight scene was amazing. I thought the strenght of a zombie was going to be proportional to their human strenght, but Liv who is little could kill a zombie that was bigger and an assassin. Yet, is she want to kill Blaine, she can't do this alone and will have to tell the truth to the only person who can help her, Clive.

The way that Peyton learn about Liv's secret was the worse, she could only see two monsters fighting, so her reaction of leaving the house was not surprise. If only Liv told Peyton the thruth earlier when they were reconnecting and remembering the past, maybe the result would've been the different.

The change of Major was a surprise; I believed, he was going to be just the Mr. perfect ex boyfriend and now he's a zombie hunter, well almost. I have to say that if I were playing a shooter videogame I would be using the same guns that he picked, actually I'm using them now playing Black Mesa. But, in spite of the change I still sad for Lowell, I liked him as Liv's boyfriend, they had great chemistry.

I hope Peyton comes back as a regular next season and we can watch their friendship heal and more of her realtionship with Ravi.
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Jun 05, 2015
I feel like I work this show into conversation with every person I've talked with since its debut. I agree--I love what they have done with Major. Oh, the twist last week! Broke my heart. Well-played iZombie.

Like others here, I would completely read your weekly reviews of season 2!
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Jun 05, 2015
Damn I love this show
I love Ravi who is such a zombie geek, and so lovable
Liv is the best she is trying to figure things out and survive. I like how strong she is and composed.
Yep Blaine is evil and I love to hate him.
Clive is clueless about many things but not about his job
Major's arc is weird as heck and can't say I love it but it is interesting
What I really like that it's a really well crafted show, you have humor, and death while remaining one of the best shows I've watched in a while
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Jun 05, 2015
This show is the best surprise.
The premise seemed ridiculous and I thought I was going to dislike most of the characters, but it is actually the opposite, I care about each and everyone of them and the writing is great.
But then again it is Rob Thomas so I should have known...
Welcome back Rob, I've missed you. :)
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Jun 05, 2015
I still find it hard to believe that Major would know about zombies yet not realise Liv is one. I hope he survives next week's episode. I have a feeling one of Liv's friends is going to turn into a zombie in the finale.

This show has quickly won over my heart. I'd definitely love it if you did weekly reviews. :)
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Jun 06, 2015
He knows that zombies exist, but not their physical traits. He probably expects them to look like their video game and movie counterparts.
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Jun 05, 2015
I was so hoping that the video that the Major watched on how to kill zombies would have been made by the Ghostfacers.
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Jun 05, 2015
I love this show and would love for you to continue reviews!

I think the writing is excellent. It thoroughly cracks me and keeps me guessing. The characters are entertaining, especially Ravi and his rats. Can't wait for the finale.
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Jun 04, 2015
I'm down for weekly reviews for season 2.
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Jun 04, 2015
I would love you to write weekly reviews! I think we need to get the word out there about how fun this show is! ;)
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Jun 04, 2015
I am interested in reading your reviews of iZombie, keep them coming!
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Jun 04, 2015
I really hope you will be able to recap next season!
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Jun 04, 2015
"I'm hoping that I'll be able to do a weekly play-by-play in Season 2 as long as the interest is there."

Yes please! If for no other reason that it gives me a forum where I can spout of about how much Olivia Moore (Ha! Live more, I just got that) totally kicks the ass of one Veronica Mars.

I appreciate the distance between Liv and Peyton, given Liv's headspace when the series started, it makes sense that they didn't spend much time together since Liv was actively keeping her distance from everybody. It took some cheerleader brain to actually give us a sense of how close they used to be.

I'm also really starting to appreciate the acting chops of Rose McIver. I can't imagine it's easy to play a character that's basically different each week. There's no flow to get into of playing the same person, with the same quirks and same mannerisms. I would like a little clarification on "the rules" of zombie brain personality adoption though. Do these effects wear off or is Liv stuck being who she ate last until she eats again? I just know that for as fun as it is seeing Liv be a stoner, actual Liv is pretty cool too.

I'm a little torn at the actual zombie aspect of the show though. I mean, first off, there are A LOT of zombies in the world. Seems weird that nobody other than Major's crazy friend is aware of them. I'm also a little unsure about Major Zombie Slayer. I'm just having trouble seeing where the pieces fit together down the road. Clive is obviously going to tell him that Liv is a zombie so that will either distance him from the cast or cause him to have a character switch and embrace zombies (or at least Liv) and I don't think he's there yet.

Either way, this show is WAY better than I expected and it certainly deserves a weekly recap...done by a professional.
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Jun 08, 2015
"'the rules' of zombie brain personality adoption": I think that the writers use them as it suits them. In some episodes Liv's whole personality changes and she has almost no control on how she reacts. Other time, she only 'gets' some character traits without changing too much. My main complaint is that we never see any other zombie being affected like that. Lowell was only gay for an episode and Blaine seems to never be affected. Splitting hair here, obviously; this is a good show.
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Jun 08, 2015
Even though we haven't spent much time with other zombies, you're right, we have seen enough of Blaine and Lowell (and his henchmen) that there should have been some sort of noticeable difference.

As for how much Liv is effected, that I can forgive. Some people have strong personalities (good or bad). I'd expect her to be affected more by somebody who's A-type than by somebody who's a little mousey.
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Jun 05, 2015
They have mentioned brains wearing off in earlier episodes so they don't last until the next feeding.
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Jun 04, 2015
Oh wait! There is one more episode! Hurrah!

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Jun 04, 2015
So sad this season is over. I really enjoyed it. The writing is amazing. I hope there is enough interest to have week to week coverage as well!
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Jun 04, 2015
I've absolutely loved this first season of iZombie. It's everything I hoped with a good mix of fun, romance, and horror. I can't wait to see what happens next week.

The CW has been killing it with whoever greenlights their shows. iZombie, Flash, Jane the Virgin - All three are easily in the top 10 of shows introduced in the last year. Different stories but told with more depth than you usually find on over the air television. The big networks could learn something from CW.
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Jun 04, 2015
100% agreement. (Is staring at Sunday nights on ABC wondering what that block is).
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Jun 04, 2015
What a perfect penultimate episode! Liv's entire world has gone to shit and everyone is in danger! I have no idea how it's all going to be resolved, and I'm loving every second of it! I hope we do get weekly reviews next season. As much as I've enjoyed The Flash's freshman outing, I think iZombie is easily the best new show The CW has put out this year. Bring on the full-blown zombie outbreak, I say!
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Jun 04, 2015
Yay, an iZombie review!
I'm a marshmallow but when I read the synopsis for iZombie I was pretty sure it wouldn't be by jam. Yet your reviews of the first four episodes convinced me otherwise and now I'm glad I get to enjoy my weekly dose of "Liv Moore against the Zombie World".

My favourites are Liv and Ravi and David Anders is perfect as Blaine.
I was happily suprised with the turn Major's story-arc took but I really wish someone would confront him about his recent behaviour and believe that Peyton would have been the right character for that.

In this review you write: "(Ravi's) budding relationship with Peyton, ..., was a little superficial and could have been a way for the writers to have characters who wouldn't otherwise interact appear in scenes together, but it was still cute nonetheless."
To me Peyton and Ravi's relationship is the most unsatisfying part of the show. I really don't see what it brings to the plot or character development. Since Ravi and Major are roommates and Ravi and Peyton are close friends to both Liv and Major it would have been easy to give them scenes together without what felt to me like forcing them in a relationship. If it had to happen then I would have prefered to see Peyton growing as a character on her own first. We saw in the first episodes how concerned she was about Liv's drastic change of behaviour since the boat accident so wouldn't it have been more interesting to see her show the same concern about Major after she got him out of jail? To see her reach to Ravi to ask him if he too was concerned about their friends? It would have been interesting to confront their pov since she has known them for a long time and he only met them after the events.
In the last few episodes it felt like Peyton was reduced to two things: roommate and girlfriend.
I agree that part of my frustration must come from Aly Michalka's status on the show but part of it also comes from the writing.

Geez it's been a while since I had such a rant about a tv show. I must really be into it. :)
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Jun 04, 2015
Vote +1 for a week by week review! What a great penultimate episode for the season. Really digging (sorry bad pun) this show.
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Jun 04, 2015
I would have never thought that I could actually like and watch a zombie series, but here we go:) the show hooked me instantly with the opening intro in its very comic book style and after that seeing how the show actually presents itself like a comic book in nicely modern fashion where the characters are funny and easy-going, and the stories involve lesser drama, more entertainment; I went binge watching.. the idea that it does not take itself too seriously is enough to keep on watching.. plus, most of the characters are pretty likable and relateble.. yet, there is still a lot of space to progress.. for example, I love the fact that how Liv keeps on changing with every single brain, however we never get to see that on other zombies (only once the billionaire in the limo mentioned about it, briefly).. like doesn't Blaine or his zombie team go adolescent after all the kid brains they eat? The relationship Liv had with Peyton seems way too superficial.. I never felt like they were really close friends -at any time in their lives- and her final reaction proved me correct.. while a partner in law-enforcement is very convenient in a show like this, there should be more love and care between Peyton and Liv so that we could invest in that friendship.. Liv, not getting suspicious about the lieutenant, especially after he obviously covered up for her in an obnoxious way regarding Lowell's death, was pretty disappointing.. and finally, Major.. and everything related to him.. I am really, really tired of scripts where the main character keeps such secrets even from the people closest to them for the petty excuse "to protect them".. it never works that way, people get hurt anyway, and lack of knowledge makes it even worse.. we saw this in Flash, in Arrow, in Grimm and probably a million other shows, as it is a one huge, already expired cliché.. they should stop it, immediately.. yet, while I think the characters did just wrong to Major in this matter, all other matters about him is driving me crazy.. I could be the only person that does not like Major and wishes he died in the final episode of the first season (and somehow Lowell came back).. seriously, how stupid is he? being caught and beaten by the very same guy over and over again? lying to people, going on solo missions against people whom he knows pretty nothing about (that he needs to research through the Internet) with guns he knows pretty little about how to use.. we all like determined people with strong missions, people having a purpose in life.. but in this case, all we have is an obsessed guy, who does crazy stupid things and making lives of others harder too.. I wish they locked him up in that mental hospital just a little longer..
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Jun 04, 2015
I definitely agree that Payton was horribly underused, but at the same time I think that might have been for the best. I'm glad they didn't go with the whole "hiding her true identity" subplot over and over again. Plus, the unfortunate truth is focusing on Peyton would mean taking attention away from the other characters and would likely lead to an underdeveloped Major. I was definitely surprised with his plot too. I loved the show at first, but I really didn't care much for him in the early episodes, but the writers very quickly turned that around. I'd personally love if you guys started doing a week by week review for season 2.
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Jun 04, 2015
Bex Taylor-Klaus' character was almost the same as her character from Arrow!
"Have you seen Orange Is the New Black? I'm not taking a shower wearing tampon sandals."
C'mon not the cheerleader!!
"It's hard not to feel like you've peaked when you're doing shots of two week old liquefied prom queen brains in cold Mexican hot chocolate"
"But I'm afraid this ends with me feeling for lumps in a place I don't want to be feeling."
"Now if you wouldn't mind feeling around my cobblers for a bit."
"And if there's anything I learned from I Know What You Did Last Summer 1 and 2 is that me and Cameron are next on the killer's revenge list."
"There should be a third one called Seriously I'm So Not Forgetting What You Did Last Summer."
Liv on zombeast mode was fun to watch!!
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Jun 04, 2015
Im loving this show
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Jun 04, 2015
I'm torn about this ep. I didn't care much for Peyton subplot, MR guy turning into zombie was for me stupid subplot and teenagers seemed more like brains-of-the-week thing that some story arch. What I really liked was Major and his subplot.

Let's face it, majority of problems on this show stems from Liv refusing to tell people what she really is. Ep two weeks ago was perfect example when Major told Liv what he sees and she kept quiet. this is practically carbon copy of what happened on Grimm with Wu; Liv being Nick, Ravi being Hank and Major being Wu. Point is, the longer they wait the bigger problems will be when people find out. and they will. Major figured it out, Peyton saw it..... Granted, show set it up so that Liv gets to save Major and he'll forgive her not telling him and letting him check himself in mental hospital because, well, she saved his life.

The MR guy plot exposed one of problems this show has, which is soemthing of a standard issue. Show starts with small group of special people. But as show grows more and more of them show up so in the end it's not a small group anymore. IZombie kept piling zombies up. We started with Liv. then it was her friend in the well. Then Blaine and his crew. Then Lowell. Then police captain, Then the astronaut wannabe. And MR guy. In the end half of city will be zombies and other half will have no idea zombies exist.

Good thing show got renewed because it looks like we are heading toward some major cliffhangers
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Jun 04, 2015
HOLY SHIT... I miss two episodes and all hell breaks loose.. Ok all zombies...
Saying that this episode is the best so far is an understatement. It was one of the shows I looked forward to the most when it was announced and I have enjoyed it BUT I have found it to have been a bit slow but holy crap did this fix that.
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Jun 04, 2015
I still haven't gotten over Lowell either ...
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Jun 04, 2015
This show skyrocketed to the top of my favourites list with remarkable speed. The true heart (and brain) of this show is of course the relationship between Liv and Ravi. This has cemented my love for all things snarky Rob Thomas.

On a side note I decided to check out the comic out of curiosity and was surprised (or not really surprised I'm not sure anymore) about how different the two mediums are right down to the names of the main characters.
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Jun 04, 2015
As a zombie, Liv shouldn't heal. Is she going to walk around full of bullet holes and stab cuts until the show ends. I hope Liv can "keep things together" (literally) until then.
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Jun 04, 2015
Am I the only who doesn't put my emergency contact on my resume...
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Jun 04, 2015
This episode was so amazing!!!!! I mean it blows my mind how awesome it was!!!
The whole thing with the other zombie attacking Peyton and her face when she saw Liv going full on zombie mode, was both amazing and just heartbreaking.
The end had me pacing my friends living room because please dont hurt Major or Livs brother. The look on Majors face when he heard what Blaine was saying to Livs brother was devastating!!!!
The finale is going to destroy me then it will disappear and I will be so sad!!!
Must try to convince more people to watch it so i can watch it with them!!!
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Jun 03, 2015
For a radical twist in the finale, I just thought maybe Blaine would set it up where Liv would be fired and have no access to brains and would be beholden to him. But of course there's Ravi who could then sneak the brains out so haven't figured that out. Blaine is too good of a villain to be gone in one season so will just have to see next week. I want to see Liv go full on zombie more and kick ass!
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Jun 03, 2015
OMG that fight between Liv and the Zombie was soo brutal Oo
Awesome!

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Jun 03, 2015
Best episode of the season. Rob Thomas is nailing it once again!
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Jun 03, 2015
I love this show. I hope you can do weekly recaps in season 2. Anyone know when it's coming back and for how many episodes?
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Jun 03, 2015
Babineaux eating that Brain Pizza was hilariously gross, I actually cannot believe Rob Thomas and Co. went along with that

Anyone else agree that Rose McIver is the breakout actress in 2015? she has been perfect as Liv, her range is amazing, all of those personalities she has to invoke is so fun to watch
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Jun 03, 2015
This show continues to get better! This was by far my favorite episode! So many different things are going on and the ending had one of those "finale" feel episodes. I knew I would probably be a fan of this show since its born from the same people who created Veronica Mars but I didn't know I would like it this much. Who else has a mini fan girl episode when ever an actor from Veronica Mars shows up??? Love it! I wonder if Kristen Bell will ever make an appearance. I really loved the whole "I know what you did last summer" vibe and also I was a huge fan of the show The Killing, so I was very excited to see Bullet, the girl with the piercing and rocker vibe, who's being attacked at the end of the episode, not sure what her characters name is in this show. Oh and she was also in Arrow for a bit. And she always seems to keep the same look which I like. Anyways! Can't wait for the season finale, even though it feels too soon for it be ending!
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Jun 03, 2015
and if there's anything i learned from I know what you did last summer one and two, is that me and Cameron are next on the killer's revenge list.
You saw what i did last summer two? There should be a third one: seriously, i'm so not ever forget what you did last summer.

LOL. Those pop culture references crack me up every time. Not as good as the 28 days later reference in episode 1 although technically in 28 days later there were no zombies because it was a outbreak of a "rage virus". But the symptoms looked similar as in "full on zombie mode" so the confusion is understandable. Ok, i'm totally geeking out now.

Really love this show. But I'm really biased because i was one of those crazy "Veronica Mars" cult members. Can't wait for the finale ! I hope this show gets upgraded to 22 episodes. But that can also end badly. Keep up the good work.
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Jun 04, 2015
There was a sequel it was direct to DVD called i'll always know what you did last summer.
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Jun 03, 2015
I just learned that the voice of the little devil on the bag of chips was voiced over by Cliff!
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Jun 03, 2015
Chips? You mean Hellfire Cheezy puffs. The are made of corn. Best dipped in fresh brain matter flavored with chilly's. irresistable
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Jun 03, 2015
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Jun 03, 2015
This show is great! It just keeps getting better and it deserves episodic coverage!!!
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Jun 03, 2015
Awesome!
This show gets better by the episode! The elements of comedy, drama and "horror" are so impressively balanced! The story is so well written and fluently told! The actors are so good! Damn... I just love it!

Mc Iver was funny - thanks to teen brains, yet, Ravi's "It's not alive" was simply hilarious!!!!

Mc Iver's zombie fight was stunning and even more stunning was the emotional impact of her coming-out to Peyton immediately after the fight! Great scenes, great script!

It was a powerful penultimate episode, with a suspenseful cliffhanger and although next episode is season's last, I can't wait for it!
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Jun 03, 2015
I really started watching this show only after recommendation I stumbled upon 2 weeks ago in FTW/WTF feature, now I am completely hooked, really nice surprise. Right amount of humour and scares and self awareness, if I have one complaint, it is tiny bit too much sweetness, but I am fine with that as it does not yet cross into corny teritory
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Jun 03, 2015
Poll

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Jun 04, 2015
I'll pick the missin option: "Liv kills Blaine" at this point if she doesn't it will be a let down.
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Jun 03, 2015
I just love the hell out of this show. It's Buffy, it's Veronica Mars, it's Chuck...all the shows I've loved over the years and have been missing like crazy. The fact that it's zombies is just icing on the cake. Love it! Please keep the reviews coming next season. It's a treat to read even if I can't help myself and read them before watching the eps..
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Jun 03, 2015
Its also part "Tru Calling".
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Jun 04, 2015
I was fine with Tru but I wouldn't put it on par with the other 3.
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Jun 04, 2015
And Dollhouse.
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Jun 03, 2015
Despite a shaky start, with some incredibly cliched and poorly delivered lines from the group of kids, this shaped up to be one of the best episodes this season. This show is constantly defying expectations, and I love it for that. Major has turned into one of the most engrossing characters on a show filled with pretty engrossing characters. I can't believe any of us thought that they wouldn't be able to do this character justice. They have exceeded anything I could have anticipated.

For everyone wanting more coverage of this show on TV.com, they must measure involvement through some sort of aggregate of page views, shares on social media, and comments. Just because the comments are the part we can see on our end, does not mean they are an accurate measure of how many people read these reviews. You wanna see this show reviewed more next season? Share these articles, comment on them, and like them. Should definitely help.
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Jun 03, 2015
"..what makes iZombie so invigorating: it doesn't go where you expect it to." Yup, that sums it up.

I really like this show ^^
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Jun 03, 2015
"which is saying something considering how relatively strong this season has been as a whole"

Yet we(you and TV posse) here at TV.com feel no need to do weekly rewievs,unless there is nudity involved...then it gets weekly review. First episode of iZombie got 200+ comments. Then that number droped,but on average you got around 100 comments. Then,if you count,when people +1 comment,you could double or triple that. Yes some shows get more comments,but if you go through them,you see that alot of them repeat and say the same thing. So the whole thing of numbers is bs. I wish I started watching iZombie from get-go,because it's an awsome show and kinda breath of fresh air for me. That overrated Walking Dead shit really turned me away from anything zombie...I mean walker related.
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Jun 03, 2015
Comments are not the only way we measure involvement. It's actually not very accurate at all.
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Jun 03, 2015
Yeah,but in comments people talk about show,thus showing their interest in it. We discuss about episode,show,review of episode or show,etc.
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Jun 03, 2015
That's true. And we do our best to read all of the comments on each of our stories and/or reviews. But the number of comments doesn't necessarily matter in the long run, because you could have 150 comments split between only 10 people. We have other forms of data measurement we use to determine whether a show is worthy of weekly coverage.
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Jun 05, 2015
That is crazy reading all the comments. I appreciate you guys attempting to read every comment, but you really don't have to do that, not to mention that would be mindnumbingly tedious, we all have our own lives to live. Let the site's user base help you guys out, if the mobile UI had the that flag option in it, or even button a spam button option. It would reduce those comments you guys would HAVE to look at, Personally I'd use the spam button to kill most of those spammers because all the forums I go to those fake users really tick me off, and one of those punks always manage to sneak in. I know IT gets paid peanuts but the mobile UI needs love. Please give this comment to right person.
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