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ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 7, Abra Cadaver

Abra Cadaver opens with Major’s dog on the floor, listening as Liv and Major, well, kind of go at it.

Heavy Petting

This leas to Liv asking if Major is really okay. They can’t have sex because of the Zombie Virus, but clearly they can do other things which are left to our own imaginations. This leads to Liv asking Major if he’s really okay with the limitations on their physical relationship as well as the fact that her personality changes a little with every meal.

Are We Going To Be Okay?

We then cut to a hotel and get introduced to our victim, Syd Wicked, who had been murdered with a playing card. Prestofest is in town, meaning the hotel is full of magicians and entertainers.

Syd’s brains get turned into some type of bacon and brains treat.

Tasty Brains

Back at Ravi’s house he’s sharing his relationship woes with Peyton who isn’t that sympathetic. Ravi feels like his new girlfriend is moving too fast while Major and Peyton are both a little freaked out by Liv being a Zombie still. For Peyton that makes sense, but for Major, it seems like a reversal as him and Liv just had some bedtime talk about the very same.

Back on the investigation front, we find out that Syd was not a well liked magician. His fellow magicians hated that he would give up their secrets, and his death isn’t apparently being mourned so much as celebrated.

Unfortunately for Ravi’s girl, she’s moving too fast for Ravi, and when he comes back to his house and finds the living room in full British get up and she is dressed as a sexy Bobby, he doesn’t look so happy about it. Ravi does however sleep with her and wait until the morning to tell her they can’t see each other anymore. As she puts it, “real classy”.

Going Full English

While all this is going on, Liv is helping Blaine find whoever is killing the Zombies. They think Agent Bozzio might know something about it, but when they stake her out all they see is Clive coming over for a lovely evening. When they break in the next morning, they do find all the evidence that Agent Bozzio has, but it doesn’t really help them as she doesn’t have any information they don’t already know. They do however find a result coming from the FBI lab confirming the brains in Lieutenant Suzuki’s fridge were human – which forces Liv to falsify them to throw the FBI off the trail.

Peyton then ends up at Blaine’s to share that Mr. Boss visited her, and they bond over how scary Mr. Boss is. Blaine gives Peyton his number, and she takes it, just in case she gets “scared” again.

Meanwhile Liv has solved the crime, which had a nice little twist. I won’t lay out out as I don’t want to spoil it.

Ravi then misunderstands Peyton when she asks to watch a movie and she shoots him down when he goes in for a kiss.

Abra Cadaver ends with Major slipping out after finding Liv high on Syd’s death obsessed brains, not able to handle this bit of brains induced manis.

I’m giving Abra Cadaver an 85/100 as this was a great episode that is Worth Your Time. The twist was well done and the story was compelling.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 6, Max Wager

Max Wager opens with Major being in a very good mood. The reason why is explained a half second after he enters the kitchen, as Liv follows him, wearing just a long button down that barely covers her ass..ets.

Omelette You Finish

We then cut over to Detective Babineaux as he leaves court, his convict gloating in a plea deal that got him into a minimum security unit. The gloating doesn’t last long however, as someone shows up to take care of business.

Witness To A Witness Murder

Back in the lab, Ravi is questing Liv as they pick bullets out of the victim. He’s alarmed that if Major and Liv have sex, she might give him Zombism. Luckily for Liv, Ravi cares enough to make her promise not to do just assume condoms will protect Major until he does some tests.

With Clive wanting Liv’s “Psychic” help, she goes to town by making some victim clam treats.

Victim Clam Surprise

Out on the beat, Clive is chatting with his FBI girlfriend when Liv and Major walk up. Liv’s new brain has her betting on little things while Major learns why the FBI agent, Dale Bozzio, is there. The news doesn’t make him feel any better. Agent Bozzio is there to investigate the missing people. The very same missing people that Major abducted and murdered because they were on the Max Rager Zombie hit list.

While Blaine is getting his business taken over by his Zombie Dad, Liv is losing every bet she makes, which triggers a memory of the victim losing big bucks to his bookie, which brings the bookie into focus.

This leads Liv to Stacy Boss, who just happens to also be the target of Peyton’s investigation, which bring her face to face with her target, who just happens to be in her office, and willing to threaten her.

Back at the police station Clive, Liv and Agent Bozzio discover what the victim had hiding in his turtle tank. This leads Liv and Clive (eventually) back to the basketball star, who killed his friend for fear he’d leak their college cheating scam from years gone by.

While Liv and Major are getting hot and heavy, Ravi is discovering that the Zombie Virus passes through latex, making Liv and Major’s passionate plans potentially fatal. Ravi gets to the house just in time to ruin Liv’s plans.

Max Wager ends with Major taking care of Blaine’s problems by kidnapping Blaine’s Zombie Dad.

I’m going to give Max Wager a 75/100. It was a solid episode with some laughs and decent twists, making it Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 5, Love & Basketball

Love & Backetball opens with Liv and Major making out. Major wants to do more, but Liv is scared that making out may turn him into a Zombie again – much less if they had gone further.

Make Out The Zombie

Major wakes up on the couch, still human, and even after he makes it clear to Liv that he wants more, she tells him they have to settle for being friends. She won’t risk him being a Zombie, and she won’t date him until there is a cure.

Our victim for this episode if Mike, a security guard who ends up getting shot after he turns off the cameras that might have recorded his murder. Once in the morgue, Liv makes a nice omelet out of the security guards brains, yum…

Brains Omelet

We then learn that zombies who aren’t fed deteriorate into something horrifying, and the researchers at Max Rager want a fresh sample of Zombie blood to figure out what is going on.

Mike was a basketball coach, and he clearly loved basketball, because Liv is not an expert on B-ball. We then find out that one of Mike’s kids father’s is abusive and violent. Clive, bless his heart, goes back later that night to make sure the abusive father knows he better not touch his kid again, and then beats his face down nicely.

Liv then plays coach match maker before dropping the bomb on Rita Du Clark that she was recently kissing major. This gives Rita the opportunity to stab Liv with a skewer and get that sample of Zombie blood she was looking for.

Rita is also pushing Major to continue to do his job but when he goes to meet his next target his doubts continue to grow when his business man target’s family, including his young son run to him for hugs.

With another body found, Clive and Liv are led to an expensive attorney’s office where they find the baseball bat he likely used to kill the 2nd victim, as well as blood on the blinds. Live and Clive have found their man.

Major then goes back to Max Rager and tells Rita that none of the people on her list are Zombies. She doesn’t believe him, but for the moment all she can is tell him the odds are low.

Major tells Rita they can’t continue to do whatever they were doing, and later in the evening tells Liv that he doesn’t care if she’s a Zombie, he wants to be with her.

Love & Backetball ends with Lieutenant Suzuki’s widow coming to Clive and bringing him a plastic container that has a chunk of blains in it. Why would his old boss have had brains in his beer fridge?

Love & Backetball scored an 81/100. It was fast paced and had lots of twists and turns and is Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 4, Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues opens with a bunch of underage kids drinking what appears to be beer while bragging about their exploits with girls, at least until a car pulls up and throws a gun out the window. Boys being boys, what are they to do but to throw a bottle in the air and try to shoot it?

Weapon Of Glass Destruction

We then get to see Peyton as Dance Class where she and Liv make up before quickly jumping over to Major’s hotel room where he and Red Headed Assistant are in bed together.

Clive and Team then catch a body. A woman has been found in a bungalow. Liv decides that Brain Fritters are the perfect way to eat her lunch.

Brain Fritters

As soon as Liv eats the brains, the deceased starts to take effect, and clearly she was country, a lot of country.

Clive and Liv focus on the dead woman’s ex boyfriend who just got out of jail, but he tells the detectives that they should may visit his ex best friend who was also banging the deceased.

Liv’s first vision of of the deceased being approached by the bar manager, trying to get her to exchange sex for an advance on her paycheck. Clive now has a new top suspect.

Meanwhile on the Blaine front, he’s tracked down the dealer who cut the original Utopium that created Zombies – because Blaine wants to make more.

The bar manager has decided to spin his own tail, but Liv knows details that no one should, and after the bar owner’s pregnant fiancé takes back her alibi claim.

Cheaters Always Get Caught

Clive thinks he might have his killer, but the pregnant fiancé is just out for revenge.

While Clive is refocusing on the original ex boyfriend Liv is letting her meal take her onto stage at the country music bar. With country music singer/waitress flowing through her, Liv decides she needs to go talk to Major and tell him that while she knows it can never be, she will always love him. Major basically shuts the door in her face, which should let her know that he agrees. Instead she crashes through the door and Major tells her again that he just wants space, for like the 100th time.

Back in Blaine’s basement he still can’t get the Zombie Utopium recipe from the dealer, and falls back on making him into a Zombie in the hopes that being a Zombie will make him talk.

We then switch over to Peyton, who has been striking out on her search to go after the Utopium dealer Mr. Boss. At least until Blaine comes in and gives her the breakdown of how Mr. Boss moves the drugs. Of course Blaine turns on all his charm, and Peyton is smitten.

Sadly, Major is struggling with his reality, using Utopium to suppress the guilt of being Vaughn Du Clark Zombie hitman.

The episodes conclusion comes down to bad luck. Our victim was just in a bad place at a bad time.

Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues ends with Major showing up at Liv’s door, asking for help. When in need, we always go back to the people who truly love us.

Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues scored a 70/100. This might have had an emotionally satisfying ending, but there wasn’t a lot of action or a huge twist on who did the killing.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 2, EPISODE 3, Real Dead Housewife of Seattle

Real Dead Housewife of Seattle as the name implies, centers around a group of catty women in a “friend” group. As our victim is telling a friend on the phone how she told off another of their group, a man shows up at the door, offering a ten million dollar cash payment for their beautiful waterside home – which of course gets him in the door.

Our victim takes the realtor out to the deck only to get attacked. In the struggle they both go crashing through the glass guardrail to fall to their deaths. Well, she dies, but the realtor ends up in a coma in the hospital.

We then cut to the morgue, where Ravi is explaining the fall had a lot of energy because it exploded one of the woman’s breast implants.

Implans vs. Zombies

Clive has found the victims schedule on a printed stash of papers from the murderers pocket. He’s not a realtor, he’s a petty criminal, and with the woman’s schedule in his possession, Clive is convinced this is a murder for hire – and that puts the husband squarely in Clive’s scope as the most likely suspect.

For this meal, Liv makes some nice Tuna and Brain salad, delicious.

Tuna & Brains

We then cut over to Major getting squeezed. Almost literally. Vaughn Du Clark has sent his red headed assistant to remind Major they want results – and in this case results mean dead Zombies.

Red Headed Be-Otch

While Liv and Clive discover a link between the murdered woman and Vaughn Du Clark, Major has taken his next Zombie target, and gained a dog in the process.

The next day Live and Clive go to visit Vaughn Du Clark, and Liv gets a flash of Vaughn and her lunches brain having sex. Clearly they knew each other – biblically. Liv and Clive are leaving when two worlds come crashing together. Liv and Major came face to face at Vaughn Du Clark’s door.

Major Rajor

Clive and Liv aren’t being to discrete, and talk about Liv’s vision right there in Vaughn Du Clark’s office. They think they are alone, but the Red Headed assistant has heard every word.

When Clive and Liv get the chance to interview the victims husband, he doesn’t help his rankings on the suspect list at all. Liv asks him if he was aware that Vaughn Du Clark was banging his wife, and the husband punches his hand through a glass table top – so I’m guessing he didn’t?

We then get to see Vaughn Du Clark confronted about his indiscretions as well, by his Red Headed Assistant, and we also find out in the process that she’s his daughter, and the product of one of the previous indiscretions to boot.

For some reason, Red Headed Assistant decides to set her sights on Major, and proceeded to seduce him in the gym. The why isn’t clear. Is it to get even with Daddy? To piss Liv off? Is it just a ploy to get more information?

Liv then goes on a Birthday shopping spree, which lines up perfectly with Clive discovering that the very same personal shopper that Liv is hanging out with, is Clive’s new top suspect. When the suspect tries to run, Liv goes full Zombie, and smacks her around a bit.

Liv is having a sad birthday, at least until she discovers the cake in the fridge. Peyton dropped by while Liv was out, and the fact that Peyton still cares, makes Liv smile.

Real Dead Housewife of Seattle ends with Vaughn Du Clark facing off with the husband of the woman he was sleeping with – who also just happens to be on the board of Max Rager. Vaughn doesn’t react well when he’s told the board is about to vote him out, and he reacts by introducing his opponent to a Zombie.

Real Dead Housewife of Seattle scored an 85/100. There were a lot of great twists and turns, including Peyton coming back as the DA to go after the Utopium trade.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 1, EPISODE 13, Blaine’s World

Blaine’s World begins with Blaine and Julien in a panic, trying to find the brains that Major stole, and which Blaine has already sold for a lot of money.

Major Cold Spell

Julien has searched everywhere he can think of, but he can’t find the brains, and Major’s not in a talking mood. He knows if he tells them he gave them to Liv to test, he’s going to be putting her in danger. He’d rather freeze to death than put Liv at danger.

While Major is freezing, Liv, Clive, and Ravi are at the MEs office, and they’ve got Miss Giovanni on their table. Miss Giovanni didn’t survive the beat down. Liv does her thing, making a Giovanni sandwich.

As Liv is eating, Ravi has made more progress. Their second Zombie Rat has turned Normal Rat, but they only have one dose, and Ravi doesn’t have enough ingredients to make more. As Liv and Ravi are discussing the cure, Liv get’s a vision and a lot of puzzle pieces fall into place.

Assassin Zombie had saved the video proof of Zombie life, and when the kids hit him with their car, they took his wallet, and the memory card inside it. Now Max Rager Corp needs to cover their tracks, and it doesn’t matter how many people they kill, or die from the Zombie Virus.

We then cut to the CEO of Max Rager, Vaughn Du Clark, recruiting a new chief scientist after the last one got a little too close to an angry and hungry Zombie.

As Vaughn Du Clark is ending his interview, Liv and Clive shows up, which is perfect timing as Max Rager’s new chief scientist wants to see a Zombie in action, and they know Liv isn’t human.

Back in the freezer, Blaine promises Major that he’s going to keep him just cold enough to suffer, but not die. Blaine wants to know where his Astronaut Brains are, and he’s willing to torture Major to get the information.

Out in the wild, Max Rager’s team has bought the thumb drive, but the only surviving teen was smart enough to pay a hobo to watch his, car, which saves his life when he gets waved off a minute before his car goes boom!

Boom

The kids thinks he made it out with the bag of money but when he starts to paw through it, he finds that he’s not the only smart one. The Max Rager agents have put a tracker in the cash.

Cash Tracker

So if they were going to blow up the car with the money, why not just put some explosives in the bag too?

As the surviving kid tries to flee, he’s picked up by the police and ends up in the police interrogation room with Liv and Clive. The kid wants a deal, to be tried as a minor, but Clive has other ideas. The kid can cooperate or they will let him go so he can take his chances on the street, and the kid is smart enough to know he’s dead once he leaves the police station.

When Ravi gets home he calls Liv because Major hasn’t come home. Liv decides she has to lie to Major about the brains he gave her, and tells him they are Monkey Brains, but by texting Major she lets Blaine know exactly where his products are. Liv does the only thing she can, and agrees to exchange Major for the brains.

Liv, being the trusting soul that she is, hands over the brains before she confirms that they actually gave her Major. While Liv is being tricked, Major is setting a blaze in the freezer with the lighter he found on the dead kid, and affects an escape.

This gives him enough time to go back to his vehicle and get strapped, which includes a grenade. Major is in the mood to even a few scores.

Majorly Pissed Off

This leads to Major kicking some ass. Blaine has just lost four employees, and returns with Julien just as Major is completing his work on the first four. Julien ends up in the freezer with a grenade, but before Major can take care of Blaine, he gets a knife to get guts.

Blaine leaves Major to bleed out when Liv walks into the front of the Butcher Shop and puts a bullet in Blaine, thinking that Major is already dead. Blaine is rubbing his power into Liv’s nose when she stabs him with the dose of the cure she was going to give herself.

Human Again

Blaine flees, human again, while Liv looks at Major who is about to die, and does the only thing she can think of to save him, and scratches him.

Liv takes Major back to her apartment and tries to explain why she did what she did, but Major isn’t exactly happy that she turned him. Liv is hoping they can be together as they are both Zombies, but Major is hurt and angry. Liv has done nothing but lie to him, and even allowed let him admit himself to a Psyche ward rather than tell him the truth.

While Liv is getting her soul crushed, Suzuki has realized that without the butcher shop he doesn’t have a source of food, and blows himself, and the shop up just as Liv’s brother is arriving for his first day of work.

After the police show up Clive realizes that everything isn’t quite what it seems, and even though Suzuki set it up to look like he went down with a fight, Clive has some intuition that Major was involved.

Blaine’s World ends on a heartbreaking note. Liv’s brother is in surgery with multiple shrapnel wounds and lots of blood loss.

Brother Down

The doctors need blood, and Liv is a potential downer. The screen goes dark as Liv is telling her mother no, she can’t give her brother blood, but she also can’t tell them the real reason.

The Season 1 finale has some great action when Major goes on the attack and rapped up a lot of storylines in a very satisfactory manner. I’m going to give Blaine’s World an 80/100 making it Worth Your Time. If you have someone in your life who isn’t a zombie fan, but does like murder mystery shows, this is a must watch that you will both enjoy.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 1, EPISODE 12, Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat

Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat opens up with Liv’s would be assassin climbing out the water and stumbling up onto the road.

Why Did The Zombie Cross The Road

Confused from being turned, and wounded from the blades of the boat hitting him, the assassin stumbled onto the road and directly into the path of a group of young men and women who are driving a stolen car.

Zombie Road Kill – Kind Of

Things go about as you would expect. The kids can’t report the accident because their victim is dead, so they bury him in the woods. Of course our Assassin isn’t dead, he’s just stunned, and he wakes up just in time to snag the cheerleader, Kimber, before she can escape.

A few weeks later Liv and Ravi get pulled in when Rufus the pooch finds a body part in the woods.

Rufus Has His Foot In HIs Mouth

Back in the MEs office Liv gets a punch in the gut when Ravi finds his Zombie survivor rat “Hope” dead in her cage. The possible cure isn’t quite as close as they thought it was.

With Kimber’s cheerleader brains on board, Liv has turned into a teen. Clive has pulled in one of the victims friends, and Liv totally bonds with her, getting her to spill and play a voicemail Kimber left for her. This leads Clive and Liv to the three surviving youths who hit the Assassin Zombie. The kids are in a band, and rent out a storage space to jam.

Back at the station Clive has watched the security footage from the storage facility, and figured out that the kids could have been in the stolen car they see leaving, leading them back to the storage unit.

Unfortunately, someone else has already been there, and there is another body. At least we get to see what Pizza with Brains looks like.

Brains With Pizza or Pizza With Brains

Back at home, Ravi asks Major for some dating advice, which leads to one of the best exchanges of the episode. Major’s humor and attitude are awesome, and I just love the way he thinks.

When Major leaves Ravi, he goes out to buy weapons, and ends up buying a grenade as well. What could go wrong?

With two members of the foursome involved with the motor vehicle accident with the Assassin Zombie, Miss Giovanni, the dark haired goth girl comes to the station. She is convinced she’s going to be next. The story she tells seems unbelievable, at least to Clive. How could they bury someone and have that person climb out of a grave?

Before Clive and Liv can track down the Assassin Zombie, he tracks down Liv, pissed that he ate is grandmother, and he blames Liv for making him whatever he is. Peyton is knocked out cold on the floor, and Assassin Zombie wants revenge.

A short, brutal battle ensues, and Liv wins, but there is a cost. Peyton wakes up as Liv is in full Zombie mode.

Peyton Learns The Truth

Liv comes clean, telling Peyton the full truth and it doesn’t appear that Peyton is taking it well. When Liv goes to get medical supplies for Peyton, Peyton flees.

The episode ends with lots of bad things going on.

Ravi’s weekend with Peyton has been screwed over by Liv’s revalation.

Miss Giovanni has been beat to a pulp.

And worst of all, Major has been captured by Team Blaine, and Blaine has just hired Liv’s little brother.

Major Issues

Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat was a fun episode that leaves us on a cliffhanger for the season finale. Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat scored a 73/100, making it Worth Your Time.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 1, EPISODE 10, Mr. Berserk

Mr. Berserk takes up with Liv sitting in an interrogation room, the police wanting to know how she showed up at her boyfriends house just after he was killed. The cops like her for at at first, at least until Suzuki comes in and tells the detective to let Liv go, Lowell had gunshot residue on his hands, making the case a suicide.

Blood On Your Hands

As Liv is dealing with the loss of her just found love, Clive tells Ravi that he should go check on Major. Clive still thinks Major is having some form of psychotic break, but Ravi knows exactly what happened, even if he can’t admit it to anyone but Liv.

Liv, desperate to get the PTSD Sniper brains out of her system, jumps at the chance to eat the brains of the next body on the ME’s table, and it just happens to be the alcoholic reporter who was helping Major investigate the missing kids.

The next day Clive tracks down Julian, and Julian looks just fine. In fact Julian is doing so well he’s benching a few hundred pounds. Clive goes back to Major and does what he thinks is the right thing, and tells Major he needs to get psychiatric help.

Get Help

With Major believing that he’s losing his mind and is admitting himself into an inpatient psychiatric facility, Ravi confronts Liv. Major’s not crazy, and Ravi wants to tell him what’s really happening, but Liv just feels relief that if Major is in the hospital he’ll be safe, because how is he ever going to live with knowing that Zombies are real and what really happened to the missing kids?

The Candyman

While Major is struggling with reality, Liv, powered with the knowledge that her victims brains are showing her, tracks down the people in the story her victim was working on. This leads to a very twisted revelation from the debate team past that could just be the reason the report ended up in the ME’s office.

With alcoholic fueled brains onboard, Liv goes into a drinking frenzy, and when she gets flagged by the bartender, she calls the only person she trusts, Major, to come get her. This leads to a touching, but sad exchange between the two of them.

The next day Clive shows up at the ME’s office and shares that their prime suspect in the reporter murder has an alibi, but he did find some other things out. The tell tale mentions of the Max Rager drink have started to reveal a pattern. People who drink it are going Berserk.

Mr. Berserk

They now have a new suspect. If the reporter believed Max Rager was causing violent episodes, they’d have plenty of reasons to kill the reporter.

This leads Liv to go confront the Max Rager CEO, which doesn’t end well. They escort her out and when Liv gets back to the MEs office Clive is there, and he can smell the booze on her. Clive tells Liv she’s off the case. Between confronting the Max Rager CEO and being drunk, its time for Liv to take a break, and Ravi backs Clive up.

Liv finds another lead in her victims notes, and tracks down the Max Rager employee who had supplied the reporter with data. Unfortunately for Liv and the inside woman, Liv also lead the Max Rager fixer directly to them. The fixer thinks he’s killed them both, but not feeling a pulse on Liv doesn’t quite mean what he thinks it means.

Liv would have been dead, but her Zombie Rage kicked in just at the right moment and she was able to survive.

Liv Taking Care Of The Fixer

Back in the MEs office Liv finally signs off on destroying Lowell’s body, and admits to Ravi that his death was her fault. If she had just pulled the trigger, Lowell wouldn’t have had to try and step up, and would still be alive.

While Liv is dealing with the aftermath of her decisions Major is in the hospital, sharing his story in group. Only, one of the other members in group tells Major he knows exactly what’s going on, and gives Major confirmation that he’s experienced the exact same things, and he knows why.

Friggin Zombies

Mr. Berserk ends with the Fixer from the boat waking up on the beach. He’s cut up, and his eyes are bright red. That little bit of Liv’s blood he tasted when he thought he was the hunter and not the prey, just turned him into a Zombie.

Mr. Berserk scored a 77/100 and is Worth Your Time. The storyline keeps you wanting to know what’s going to happen next, and acting is just top notch.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 1, EPISODE 9, Patriot Brains

Patriot Brains kicks off with Liv leaving Lowell’s building just as Blaine is coming. She pulls her hood up to hide from Blaine as she leaves, but she now knows that her new boy toy is eating the brains of the teens that Major has been trying to help at the youth center. It only gets worse when Liv sees Julian and has vision from the breakfast brains she just ate in Lowell’s apartment. Julian and Blaine killed her breakfast.

28 Milliseconds Later

It only gets worse as Liv tries to sneak by. She looks into the back of Julian’s car and sees what can only by meals for Zombies.

Brains Delivery

Liv is horrified and stunned. How many people have died, and are going to continue to die to keep Blaine’s Zombies?

While Liv is struggling with her moral dilemma, Ravi is taking his vitals, trying to figure out if his Zombie Rat bite is going to turn him. Liv tells Ravi that she saw her meal get murdered, but this is one of the kids that Suzuki supposedly found out at the cabin. It looks like team Ravi and Liv are about to start looking for the dirty Zombie Cop in the police department.

When Ravi goes to check up on Major, Major is watching a YouTube video on guns, and has what looks like a Beretta 92. It looks like Major is about to go on a Zombie hunt.

Major Gun Fetish

Meanwhile Liv has gone back to Lowell’s so she can confront him on where he gets his meals. Lowell says he hasn’t seen the violent visions and didn’t go looking them, but Liv isn’t letting him off the hook. She wants to know where he’s getting his brains, where Blaine’s base of operations is, which is the worst time ever for Lowell to drop the “I love you.” bomb. What an idiot.

While Liv is confronting Lowell, a group of paintballers is out in the woods, but one of the targets gets killed in both worlds. He was already dead, but they tagged him anyway because they didn’t know at first.

Paintball Dead And Real Dead

As Ravi and Liv are examining the body Ravi let’s Liv know that Major is still focused on Julian as the Candy Man, but Major thinks its some weird body builder thing. Ravi’s just glad Major doesn’t think its Zombies.

After Liv has a snack of the victim’s brains, Clive and Liv begin to chase down the case.

With soldier brains onboard Liv feels the call to go play some paintball, and she kicks some butt on the field, at least until she finds the shell casing, but it doesn’t’ quite look like it was in the right place. The shell was between the tree and the body, but it doesn’t quite make sense because the shooter would have had to have been fifteen feet tall.

Meanwhile Major is trying to figure out how Julian was so strong. He thinks Julian’s gym would be a good start, and he only sounds mildly insane as he asks the gym trainer about eating brains to get jacked. This ends up backfiring when the trainer is talking about the incident later and Julian ends up overhearing. Major might be trying to find Julian’s source, but Julian is now trying to find him.

Back on the home front Lowell comes to beg forgiveness from Liv, and love will make you do crazy things, which is how he ends up agreeing to help Liv kill Blaine.

As Ravi is telling Liv the good news that the Zombie Virus can’t jump species just before Clive shows up with some armed drone footage. They know how the shot came from where it did now. With a link to the victims’ ex wife’s new husband, who works on drones, they’ve got their murderer.

Later that night we see Liv and Lowell starting to enact their plan. With Liv’s sniper soldier brains on board, what better way to take Blaine out of the picture?

Blaine In The Crosshairs

Before we get to see if Liv is going to pull the trigger or not we cut over to Ravi’s house. Major has just gotten home, and the lights don’t’ work. He walks into the kitchen to find a maul on the table, but before he can wonder why, Julian has him. Julian wants to know who Major has told about his brains.

What The F*ck

Lucky for Major he’s still got his house keys in his hand and just barely escapes Julian’s initial attack, giving him just enough time to get to his bedroom and his Beretta 92.

Back on Sniper Hill, Liv chickens out, she just can’t pull the trigger. Come on, killing a killer doesn’t ruin you. You would have been doing the world a service!!! I can’t believe Liv chickened out.

Major calls Clive, afraid to call the police, but when Clive gets there Julian is gone, and there is no blood. Clive looks right at Major asks him about meds. Poor Major.

Meds

Back on Lowell’s deck Lowell, Liv’s new love interest decides that he’s going to finish what Liv couldn’t, and things don’t turn out so well for him. Blaine’s a killer, and he’s a thug.

Patriot Brains was another fun episode with some good twists and turns. I was going to give it an 80 but Liv not pulling the trigger cost it points with me, resulting in an episode that is still Worth Your Time at 74/100.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85

ZOMBIE SERIES – IZOMBIE , SEASON 1, EPISODE 8, Dead Air

Dead Air opens with Liv making some very suggestive noises, but don’t worry, its just Lowell giving her a foot rub. The funny thing is this took me back a few decades (wish I was kidding). I think the first time I heard the phrase Le Petit Mort was while reading The Joy of Sex as a teen. Unfortunately for Liv, she’s just getting a foot rub, no matter how good she fakes the vocal.

Le Petit Mort

As Liv is sitting in her car we find out that even if this episode opened with a foot rub, Liv is definitely getting some. You go girl!

While Liv is getting foot rubs Ravi is waiting at the police station to pick up Major. Fortunately for Major, Peyton has his back and gets Major out on some paperwork technicalities. Unfortunately for Major, he’s also had the snot beat out of him.

Majorly Beat Up

With Major sprung from jail, Ravi has to tell him that the missing bodies of his street kids have been found at the house owned by the animal control officer in Maternity Liv.

When we get back from the commercial break Clive, Liv, and Ravi have caught a body. A popular talk radio show host has been electrocuted, and her last call was from a woman who claims she’d been cheated on.

Back at the ME’s office Ravi goes into check on his Zombie Rat experiment only to find that all but one of his test subjects has been eaten. Thankfully for Ravi, Liv is there to pick up the one remaining, Zombie rat and thus saves humanity.

Based on the victim’s job, and her on air feud with a rival radio station host, Clive and Liv end up interviewing Mr. Burd, but he genuinely doesn’t seem like a killer, but his wife does. Mr. Burd’s wife is a Russian mail order bride, and for the moment Mr. Burd and his wife don’t seem like the most likely murderers.

Back at Ravi’s house, Major’s girlfriend shows up and breaks up with him, while Lieutenant Suzuki confronts Blaine. There are too many bodies, and Suzuki can’t hide them anymore.

Back at Liv’s, she gets a vision. The victim and her assistant are in a fight, but when Clive and Liv interview her, the assistant doesn’t seem like the key suspect.

After a brief discussion between Ravi and Liv, Liv’s self help improvement brain makes her go visit Major. Corrine has just broken up with him, and Liv’s brains compel her to try and help. This leads to one of the best lines from the episode when Major tries to explain his wounds.

I Can’t Talk About Fight Club

Once inside, Major hands Liv a paper, he made the police blotter. Unfortunately for Major, it cost him his job. This leads Major to explaining to Liv how he’s been hunting the Candy Man and how he found brains in Julian’s car.

Did You Say Brains?

This leads Liv to claim that it must have been cow brains, but Major doesn’t believe her. As Liv leads Major agrees to let it go, but as soon as she’s gone he’s looking at brains again online.

Once Liv leaves Major’s she goes to Lowell’s, her relationship focused brain driving her to seek some form of concrete explanation for what’s going on between her and Lowell. Lowell distracts her energy into sex, but its interrupted by a vision of the victim in bed.

The next morning Peyton wants to know who Liv’s been with which leads to Liv asking Peyton if she’s been dating, and how big his boat is.

Who Big Is His Boat?

Sadly, this always reminds me of a girl I knew when I was younger. How big is his boat would have always had two meanings. The innuendo meaning is obvious. The second was an allusion to money. She was always after what I called the BBD, the Bigger, Better, Deal, and it meant that me, who was poor, was never going to have a chance. Three decades later and it still hurts like hell.

Even after Peyton tells Liv that she’s single, Liv doesn’t think that Ravi has a chance, and Liv is a complete mean b*tch when she shares the bit of data she just learned with Ravi. Ravi doesn’t take it well, and let’s Liv know he doesn’t agree.

Back on the murder front, Liv has heard a similar voice between the the “Cheated on In Chattanooga” caller and an ad, which leads Clive and Liv to one of the victims subordinates. As they continue to interview the suspect, they realize some of the facts don’t quite line up, which leads them back to the victim’s right hand.

While Liv is solving murders, Ravi is trying to find a cure for the Zombie Virus, and while he thinks his cut resistant gloves are going to save him, Mr. Zombie Rat still gets a nibble in.

Zombie Rat Bite

Dead Air ends with Liv eating some brains and eggs at Lowell’s apartment. As she’s leaving in the elevator she sees Blaine walking towards the building and has a Zombie Vision of Blaine killing her meal. The episode ends, leaving us to wait to see what happens.

Dead Air was another fun episode with a nice twist as an ending, but it wasn’t really about Zombies, so I’m going to give it a 66/100, making it Worth Your Time. If you like murder mystery, this was likely a 80/100, but I’m ranking it on a Zombie Scale.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Pilot90
12Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?70
13The Exterminator71
14Liv and Let Clive75
15Flight of the Living Dead71
16Virtual Reality Bites76
17Maternity Liv75
18Dead Air66
19Patriot Brains74
110Mr. Berserk77
111 Astroburger72
112Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat73
113Blaine's World80
21Grumpy Old Liv80
22Zombie Bro80
23Real Dead Housewife of Seattle85
24Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues70
25Love & Backetball81
26Max Wager75
27Abra Cadaver85