Wednesday, April 1, 2015

iZombie - The Exterminator

Liv's (Rose McIver) snacking on the brain of a hit-and-run victim in the morgue has some unintended consequences. First, our zombie medical examiner discovers the man was murdered. Second, she learns the brain she's just ingested belonged to a emotionless professional killer responsible for a recent murder that neither the police nor the District Attorney want to see reopened as they are already prosecuting another suspect for the crime. And third, but certainly not least important, Liv begins to adopt the attitude an manners of the sociopath whose brain she's eaten.

Disconnected because of the hitman's personality, Liv struggles to feel anything when she learns her ex-fiance Major (Robert Buckley) is seeing another woman, in the course of the case she's destroys her roommate's (Aly Michalka) big break, and has absolutely no idea of how to act when Ravi (Rahul Kohli) finds Liv's old friend in full-on zombie state from which there is no coming back. However in the last case her emotional detachment proves to come in handy in saving Ravi's life. Making peace with what she's done, or seeing a grim glimpse at her possible future, that might take some time to process.

Given the complicated nature of how the murder and hit-and-run are connected there's quite a bit of detective work for Babineauxe (Malcolm Goodwin) and Liv along with big upheavals in Liv's life she's in no condition to properly process including the return of Blaine DeBeers (David Anders) which she could have handled more delicately. Based on the first three episodes the personality, not just knowledge, of the brain Liv decides to chow down on is going to have a major impact on each episode and allow its star the opportunity to vary her performance from week to week. Bring on the next brain; I'm hooked.

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