Monday, May 6, 2019

iZombie - Thug Death

The final season of iZombie opens with a viral video of a human attacked by zombies that puts the city's delicate peace in jeopardy. No remains offers no brain for Liv (Rose McIver) to munch on, and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) offers little help while on douchebag brains and having his attention split by both Peyton's (Aly Michalka) interview with humans pushing for a pre-empitive attack on zombies and a scientist's (Quinta Brunson) discovery of a potential cure which would make hundreds of children targets for their brains.

Part One of a multi-episode premiere, "Thug Death" feels a bit scattershot and unfocused at times. There are also storylines of Blaine (David Anders) dealing with the dwindling supply of brains into the city and humans attacking a Fillmore-Graves checkpoint. While both can be considered fallout from the zombie attack, this leaves the story stretched a bit thin (particularly when you add yet another subplot of smuggling foster kids into Seattle). Without much of a cliffhanger, the episode ends with little resolved (other than Blaine's brain problem and Ravi's asshole brain finally running its course) and still much work to on the case, the state of the city, and those foster kids Baron (Francis Capra) is trying to sneak into the city.

No comments: