Two weeks in and iZombie is beginning to set up the realities of living within the walls of New Seattle in a way that only this show can, with a balance of comedy and drama that doesn’t feel like it’s going between two different shows.
That feeling is accomplished as we get introduced to the brain of the week after a woman meets her end thanks to a golf ball to the eye. Of course, the team doesn’t understand why they’re at this crime scene until they come across a huge golf ball gun. Cue Liv’s brain of the week!
Rose McIver’s ability to take on a distinctive character every week never fails to entertain. This week’s brain is no exception. She’s an overbearing woman that has no regard for anyone’s feelings or thoughts to the point of offensive in some cases. Yet, she still made it funny even when we see it trickle into the non-crime solving side of her life. From her interactions with Clive and Ravi to her night with Major (and the “Loni Anderson”), it adds to the comedic side of the hour.
It was fun seeing Clive getting a few solid dad jokes out of the whole situation as well, from that Murder, She Wrote reference to that Titanic joke. Speaking of Clive, we’re starting to see some of the after-effects of how everything leading up to New Seattle is changing parts of his life namely his love life.
Going to Ravi is slightly unexpected, but it was a funny and frank conversation that makes it somewhat refreshing. It’s nice that he’s willing to make it work with Dale and their conversation later when she finds the anti-anxiety medication.
For all of the funny and quotable moments, there are in “Blue Bloody,” things get real as we get a clearer idea of what everyone is dealing with this new world order they’re dealing with. With Clive, it was realizing that he and Dale still have a bit of a barrier between, the same one that was between Liv and Major for so long. What was sweet was that Dale wasn’t willing to give up on them just yet.
It’s not as warm and fuzzy for others, including the suspect in the case of the week as she has to resort to smuggling her son out of New Seattle in order to get him the treatment he needs. Liv and Ravi help the woman’s young son but not without risking their own lives, something that Major points out later and causes plenty of tension between him and Liv.
It causes so much tension, that just as we were getting close to Liv and Major getting back together, they call it off. With something more significant than a physical barrier between the two this time around, will they be able to get back to each other?
Meanwhile, Major’s dealing with the two new additions to his team as they come across a few anti-zombie people. Of course, things don’t run smoothly, as someone has their trusted cell phone close by to record it all. There’s something about this whole situation that hits close to the realities we see today. It also feels like we’re scratching the surface of what is happening in New Seattle in terms of society’s division and what Fillmore-Graves is up to.
Top Lines of the Episode
“This is Liv Moore. You might remember her as star of Murder, She Wrote.” – Clive
“It’s like taking separate cars to the same fireworks show.” – Ravi
That’s all she wrote this week! What did you think of the episode? Anyone finding certain similarities in sentiments? What is Blaine’s dad up to? Will we ever get more than a few moments from Liv and Major?
iZombie airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW