The Walking Dead, Season 2, Episode 9

Triggerfinger starts with Lori, unconscious and hurt after her car rolled over. A walker is doing its best to get to her. She looks like an easy late night snack. At least until she wakes up starts to fight.

Rick, Glen, and Hershel are hiding in the bar where they were last seen at the end of Episode 8. More newcomers show up, looking for their friends, who Rick just put down last episode.

Rick tries to defuse the situation, but the newcomers shoot out the windows in reply. Rick’s plan is to have Glen run for the car as Hershel covers him, and Rick holds the front entrance. We then get to see that Hershel may not like guns, but he does know how to use one. Glen is not dealing with the stress well and has frozen, but luckily for him the newcomers flee. They don’t know how many people are in the bar. But they do know they’ve already lost at least three of their own. Unfortunately for one of the newcomers, his buddies leave him behind when they flee. He jumps down off the roof and ends up speared on a cast iron fence.

On The Fence

This is one of those scenes that I just don’t get. This guy, or kid as Rick puts it, just tried to shoot them from a roof. Put a bullet in the kid’s head and get back to the farm! Instead, Rick convinces Hershel to amputate the leg. This leads to them being surrounded before Rick eventually just rips the dude’s leg up off the spike.

This Is Going To Hurt A Little

Out on the road Shane finds Lori, and lies to her that Rick has returned to the farm to get her into the car. When they show up Shane drops the pregnancy news publicly. Now Carl and everyone else knows. When Shane get’s her alone she tells him that Rick knows, that she told her husband what happened. Shane tries to convince her it was “okay”, that what they did was a good thing, but Lori isn’t buying it. If only she’d been so strong a week after she thought her husband was dead.

We then see a horribly emotional scene between Daryl and Carol as she tries to let him know he’s part of their group. He rages at her, saying horrible and cruel things. She just takes it, knowing he needs to vent. DId her previous life of abuse giving her the ability to take it? It’s sad, but also sweet that she cares enough about Daryl to take his pain.

With Rick, Hershel, and Glen missing, Shane, Daryl, and Andrea are about to go on a search mission. As soon as Maggie sees Glen she runs to him, bypassing her dead in a sad snub.


Once inside Maggie pulls Glen aside and he tells her that her dad saved him, and then Rick saved them all, but that he froze. He froze because he was scared of losing her, and now he feels guilty.

Triggerfinger ends with Lori telling Rick that Shane believes her baby is his (it probably is) and that Shane is telling others that Rick is going to get them all killed with his bad decisions.

Triggerfinger Scoring

I’m giving Triggerfinger a 76/100, making it Worth Your Time. There isn’t a lot of Zombie action, which cost it some points.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Days Gone Bye100
13Tell It To The Frogs95
21What Lies Ahead95
23Save The Last One83
24Cherokee Rose94
27Pretty Much Dead Already100
210Miles Out90
211Judge, Jury, Executioner70
212Better Angels75
213Beside the Dying Fire100

iZombie , Season 1, Episode 6

Virtual Reality Bites starts with a scare. After seeing Major get the snot beat out of him the episode starts with him lying on the ME’s table. Thankfully, he’s alive, he’s just having Ravi start some stitches, which Liv then takes over. As Liv is working on him, Major tells her that he found the “Candy Man”. Major is sure that the shoes he saw on his assailant belonged to one of his kids.

Major Head Wound

Blaine’s Booty Call

Out in the wide world Blaine’s booty call is hungry, and her delivery doesn’t quite show up fast enough. She tries to cover it up by telling Blaine her delivery never showed up. Blaine he doesn’t look like he believes her.

When we come back from the first break, we have a new body. A shut in is found rotten and swollen after his overflowing mail resulted in a police wellness check. Liv doesn’t want to eat the rotten brains, but as Ravi puts it, she “sucks it up” for the team. Her first vision of the deceased is of the man struggling to breath while trying to use an epi pen.

Later, at the station, Clive and Liv look through the victims mail. One of the birthday cards smells like peanuts.

Later that night Liv is about to go out on her date with her new Zombie love interest when her victim’s brains kick in. It’s hard to go outside with agoraphobia. On the plus side, Liv does have her victims muscle memory, which means she can sign into her victims laptop when Ravi brings it to her. Liv gets sucked into an online game but it seems like a false start when the online “killer” ends up on the far side of the country, and is just a tween.

After Liv’s night of crime fighting, her Zombie beau shows up, which leads to a failed lean in for a kiss before Liv get’s sucked back into her case.

While Liv is working on her love life Clive finds himself in Blaine’s shop, investigating the dead delivery boy from earlier in the episode. This leads Blaine back to Jacky’s for one final drilling.

One Last Drilling

As Blaine is taking care of business, Liv is breaking into a donut shop’s records so she can find the real killer.

Virtual Reality Bites Scoring

Virtual Reality Bites scored a 76/100, making it Worth Your Time. It’s a fun, interesting episode that has a bit of a sad ending.

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