Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 4, Episode 11 “Insane in the Germ Brain” (B)

It was just confirmed earlier this week that this show’s next season will be its last, and I’m not too disappointed given that five years is hardly a bad run in this day and age, especially considering this hardly seemed like the CW’s priority with just one out of four seasons slotted for the fall and renewals always coming later than the rest of the network’s slate. I think about how much this show has transformed each season, with the introduction of Fillmore Graves as an out-and-proud zombie force in season three and then the new world order in this place this season. I’d like to think that the show will now have a renewed sense of purpose and direction, all trying to get towards a specific end that helps to better the world or make it all the more chaotic. Isobel’s death in this episode, coming just after her mother finally made it to see her, refocuses everything in a tragic lens, and it’s going to be hard for the good guys to bounce back from that loss. Chase shooting one of Major’s soldiers in the head after a screw-up on an otherwise extremely successful mission shows that he’s transformed into a tyrant, one that should be opposed in a more active way than Liv secretly scratching people. Maybe Peyton can do more to help improve zombie-human relations on her trip to the capitol, but she has a lot stacked against her, most notably Angus and his now very well-known preachings about how zombiekind should overtake its inferior predecessors.

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