Sunday, April 1, 2018

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 4, Episode 5 “Goon Struck” (B)

I wasn’t overly fond of this episode, only because we haven’t previously seen Liv taking on accents and overwhelmed to such intense and violent effect by the brains that she’s on. All told, it felt like a little much. Having that in an episode where things got truly serious, starting with the bus driver nearly being fired for being a zombie before crashing and then feasting on some of his passengers and ending with an unapologetically brutal guillotine execution of Renegade by a conflicted Chase, who had earlier opted to freeze her instead because he thought killing a little old lady would be bad for public relations. When Chase first arrived to take the place of his sister-in-law, he seemed to be sinister, but then he softened as he took charge of an unfortunate situation with the best interests of the zombies and humans in Seattle. Now, it’s not clear whether he’s gone too far and if he’ll be able to keep the peace, especially once Angus’ followers get wind of what happened. Major and Don-E’s road trip to kidnap the absurdly named General Mills’ daughter went especially poorly since Major trusted him to both go into a gas station without getting caught on camera turning into a zombie and to keep track of the girl when he took a nap, and now the theory that the general won’t raze Seattle because his daughter is somewhere within its walls doesn’t seem like it’s going to hold up quite as solidly as everyone seems to think it will.

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