Monday, November 23, 2015

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 2, Episode 7 “Abra Cadaver” (B+)

A magician getting murdered was a great way to get Liv into the spirit of things, and to see the very contradictory ways in which Ravi and Clive reacted to the institution of magic. I like that Liv got into the tricks, as is always the case when she eats brains, and that she ended up doing a masterful reveal, complete with mustache-ripping and a spectacular finish, when she pieced together the elements of the case and discovered who the true culprit was. I knew I recognized Houdina, the sarcastic magician with nothing positive to say about her deceased colleague or the art of magic in general, but I couldn’t immediately peg her as Fiona Gubelmann from “Wilfred” since he was so uncharacteristically negative. Blaine stopping by to enlist Liv’s help in investigating the murder of zombies in the area created an interesting partnership, and I’m very worried about their ever-approaching discovery that Major is the one killing them. Him walking out when he saw Liv engaged in reading the Ouija board was not a good sign, since it doesn’t exactly speak to his promise to always be there for her. Peyton is definitely paranoid, and she has good reason to be after the threatening visit she received last week and the fact that her only ally is the psychotic Blaine. Ravi kissing her after he ended things with Steph because she was too gung-ho about his cultural heritage was a minor mistake, and I think they can still be friends. She’s definitely headed for trouble pretty soon though, and I think he’ll be the first to try to help get her out of it.

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