iZombie , Season 1, Episode 11

Astroburger kicks off with Major in the hospital, waiting for his buddy Scott to play chess. When Major goes to find him, he’s in his tub, his wrists cut, a suicide. Or at least that what it was meant to look like.

Game Over, Man

Death Tub

It only takes Ravi a single look at the tub to say its a suspicious death. If Scott E had been alive when he was put in the water, it would have been much darker than a light pink.

Pink Water

Liv takes the chance while she’s at the hospital to talk one on one with Major. Major tentatively tells Liv that Scott E told him there were Zombies at the boat party massacre where Liv and Scott E both were at. Liv doesn’t admit the truth, but she does feel like betrayed Major, or at least the reason she thought it was a safe to let Major commit himself.

That night Liv is there for Peyton’s first date with Ravi, and Major shows up because Ravi changed the locks. This leads to something like a double date as Major, Liv, Ravi, and Peyton end up eating Chinese food while looking for something to watch that won’t trigger Major. While everyone is worried about Major, Scott E’s brain is kicking in and Liv is having delusions.

Suzuki’s Brains

Back at Blaine’s headquarters Suzuki is has come to pick up his brains, and shares that Liv and Lowell may have been working together, which doesn’t seem to shock Blaine at all.

The news leads Blaine to head to the MEs office under the pretense of following up on the cure Ravi is researching.

When Blaine leaves, Scott E’s friend, the local newsman shows up. Scott E was his pot dealer, and they were close. They would apparently watch cartoons and movies and get stoned. The room doesn’t look like it’s been tossed, but the newsman can tell someone has been there, which leads to him and Liv using the phone tracker app to see who took Scott E’s phone.

Find My Phone – A Killer App

1st & Lenora

The funny thing is that I’ve worked for two companies based on the west coast and have been to Seattle more times than I can count, and I knew exactly where this was. The app appears to show them somewhere near 1st and Lenora. I’ve actually stayed at the waterfront hotel by the harbor for a conference years ago.

First And Lenora Streets

Liv and the newsman stakeout Scott E’s phone location. They break into the apartment and find phones, and a ton of drugs. Liv calls Clive, but he can’t do anything because she broke the law to get the info. This leads Liv to set up a noise complaint call so the police can come investigate.

Back at Scott E’s apartment, it turns into a reunion with Major, Blaine, and Julian showing up to try and track down clues. This leads Major to decide that climbing in the trunk of Julian’s car is a great way to track down who he thinks is the Candy Man, which reveals to Major where Blaine’s home base at the meat shop is.

When Liv gets home Major is in her bed, but she doesn’t kick him out, which drives me nuts. Great job on not sending Major mixed signals girl.

With the police having a reason to investigate, Liv and Clive get on the path of one of the staff at the mental asylum, which leads them to a female doctor who was trying to get pregnant.

Major Can’t Quit Her

Back at home Liv rails against the doctor and her actions when Major grabs Liv and kisses her.

Stolen Kiss

Major begs Liv to tell him why she broke up with him. Did she cheat on him? Did he bore her? Liv breaks down and tells him that Zombies are real, and she broke up with him to protect him from what she’d become.

With the truth out in the open Liv and Blaine hug, Liv crying tears of relief and joy.

Back at Blaine’s headquarters someone has stolen all the brains from one of the trucks, which leads to Blaine stabbing his delivery driver in the neck as punishment.

Meanwhile Ravi is working on his Zombie cure, and he’s close. He’s been able to gradually make a rat’s vitals more normal.

The episode ends with Liv’s victims brain revealing to her that the newsman who’s been helping her the whole time was just another of Scott E’s delusions. But they were helpful, as it gives her the bit of data she needs to unlock her victims phone.

Liv thought the video would be useful, but it turns out one of the Zombies caught on the phone video is of her, which kind of puts a damper on how Liv can use the footage.

Liv Eating Brains Just After She Turned

The episode ends on a twist as Liv realizes that not everything she’s been experiencing has been real. Major shows up at her door with proof that zombies exist, he’s got all the brains stolen from Blaine’s delivery, and he vows to kill the Zombies. All of Them. Which makes me think the tearful reveal was just another delusion.

Astroburger Score

Astroburger scored a 72/100. It was a solid episode with a good twist. For me, I don’t like when delusions are used to make you believe one thing only to have it revealed later that it was only in someone’s head. It makes you question more than I want to when I’m trying to enjoy TV. What is a real memory? What is just a plot point I’m over analyzing? It annoys me when I’m just trying to enjoy an episode of a Zombie TV show. Still, Astroburger scored a 72/100, making it Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
Season 11Pilot90
Season 12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
Season 13The Exterminator71
Season 14Liv and Let Clive75
Season 15Flight of the Living Dead71
Season 16Virtual Reality Bites76
Season 17Maternity Liv75
Season 18Dead Air66
Season 19Patriot Brains74
Season 110Mr. Berserk77
Season 111 Astroburger72
Season 112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
Season 113Blaine's World80
Season 21Grumpy Old Liv80
Season 22Zombie Bro80
Season 23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
Season 24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
Season 25Love & Backetball81
Season 26Max Wager75
Season 27Abra Cadaver85
Season 28The Hurt Stalker90
Season 29Cape Town88
Season 210Method Head75
Season 211Fifty Shades of Grey Matter85
Season 212Physician, Heal Thy Selfie70
Season 213The Whopper85
Season 214Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind69
Season 215He Blinded Me With Science81
Season 216Pour Some Sugar, Zombie82
Season 217Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be83

Z Nation, Season 2, Episode 10

We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon finds the team cruising along the highway in Nevada when Citizen Z makes contact.

Citizen Z: “Well people. If we weren’t already in an apocalypse, this would be a damn obvious sign. What do you call something worse than an apocalypse? Because this is it. Whatever it is. Swarm. Horde. Zunami. There is no end in sight.”


Unfortunately for Team Murphy, their RV breaks down, leaving them searching for help or a replacement. Doc and 10K end up being taken captive by Native Americans while Murphy, Warren, and Vasquez end up at a Native American casino.

While the team works through their issues with Native American hosts, trying to get them to believe a massive horde is coming, Citizen Z is dealing with one of the remaining fast zombies at Camp Northern Light. This leads to what for me was clearly the Best Zombie Kill of the episode.

After asking Warren for help to use a rocket, Citizen Z makes an epic kill with an anti tank weapon. And yes, the battery unit was down his pants so he could warm it up enough to make the shot.

Anti Tank Zombie Shot

Things are looking pretty grim for Team Murphy and their new Native Americans friends (after a rough start). There is a massive Zunami coming, and it is going to swarm everything in its path.

The episode ends with Warren telling Murphy he’s going to have to pick a world to live in, and to remember that the humans are trying to save him, while the zombies are trying to eat him.

Thankfully Doc is a genius and looking at a cave paining of buffalo and it reminds him of how the Native Americans hunted in ages past.

We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon Scoring

We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon becomes a staple comment in future episodes across multiple seasons and it was a fun episode that scored a 72/100.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
314Everybody Dies in the End70