Lollipops. Popsicles. Corn dogs. What do all these things have in common? Well, they’re all food items that resemble the latest victim of a skydiving accident who got impaled by a tree branch. It doesn’t take long for Liv to realize it’s her friend Holly who used to belong to her sorority.
Out of respect for her, Liv decides to eat her brain to double check there wasn’t any foul play. As a result, it has a positive effect on her. Liv is inspired to live a little, riding her bike haphazardly on roads and sidewalks in the rain. It’s nice to see her smile too.
Meanwhile, Major is still seeking out Jerome who went missing not too long ago. He pays Clive a visit at the police station in hopes of getting his help. The detective is already swamped with his own cases that he promises to at least have the missing persons department look into it. Major leaves annoyed and frustrated. A bit of foreshadowing follows. Clive warns Major not to do anything stupid. And if you’ve watched tv shows long enough, you’d know something is bound to happen.
After a nudge from Liv, Clive brings in Lowell Tracey, Holly’s friend and one of the skydrivers who jumped along with her the day of her death. When she walks into the interrogation room, Lowell seemed to be in awe and glad to see her. One of my favourite lines is when he says: “Liv Moore. Huh. So, do you?” How ironic is that? I didn’t realize that before that her name resembles “Live more,” which she is technically doing since she’s a zombie.
Clive later finds out Max Rager, the company sponsoring the skydrivers, has deleted the footage from the helmet cameras. Naturally, it creates greater suspicion that Holly’s death was set-up, so Clive interviews the other skydivers to look deeper into the case.
Veronica Mars fans, doesn’t Carson McComb look familiar? Well, he should. It’s Ryan Hansen who played Dick Casablancas in the Veronica Mars series. In an interview, Rob Thomas, creator and writer for both shows, mentioned that a few actors from Veronica Mars will be making an appearance on iZombie, which is very exciting.
I like Detective Clive a lot more now. His character is more grounded and confident. I love the one liners he says in this episode. After he interview s Carson, who hiliariously spilled the beans like crazy, Clive tells Liv, “All I did was look at him.” It made me smile. Carson also seems to have slept with everyone. He’s dating Elisa right now, an exec from Max Rager, but he slept with Holly a few times prior and in one of Liv’s visions, Carson may have slept with Ren, a fellow skydriver and sports athlete sponsored by Max Rager. Clive, funny enough, says, “Who isn’t this guy sleeping with? The pilot who flew the plane?”
A memorial party is held in Holly’s honour and Liv decides to go out of respect but also to freely investigate her murder, keeping a close eye on the people who were with her during Holly’s last moments on earth. As she snooping in Carson’s room, Lowell finds her and invites her for a drink. They chat as he prepares bloody Marys. Things get interesting when he adds hot sauce and a hot pepper for garnish. Yup, our handsome musician Lowell Tracey is a zombie. On top of that, he has a crush on Liv and openly tells her he wants to date her. It’s nice to see Liv being open about being a zombie again—this time with someone new. The truth always makes things easier and relaxing. When Liv is back at the office again, she opens up to Ravi about Lowell and they talk like two adorable best friends. I still love how supportive Ravi is.
Not sure if this is a Rob Thomas thing, but GHB is mentioned in this episode. If you’ve watched Veronica Mars, you might remember the drug being mentioned multiple times on the show. It may be a tribute to V. Mars or perhaps it’s Thomas’ drug of choice for his shows. As a Veronica Mars fan, I love that he might be making references to it, but I hope he also makes an effort to be more original. This is a whole new show in entirely. I just hope its writers don’t live in the past of their former shows too much, missing the mark to create something great that can stand on its two feet.
This episode will have to shouting out loud at the Tv: “Oh my god, everyone is a zombie!” Lowell is a zombie. The police chief is a zombie. So far, I’m guessing Blaine is trying to build an army, but he’s being smart about it, turning most powerful and influential people in the city into zombies.
As the episode comes to a close, Elisha is suspect number one. Clive and other cops head to her home, only to realize she left her home unexpectedly. Meanwhile, Major visits the skate park and finds Blaine’s zombie bodyguard who is wearing Jerome’s shoes. The muscle beats Major to the pulp, leaving him for dead. And Lowell opens his heart to Liv at the morgue. There seems to be some chemistry and Liv is willing to take the leap at zombie love.
What are your thoughts on episode five? Do you have any predictions about what may happen next?
Here’s a glimpse of episode 6.