Sunday, May 27, 2018

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 4, Episode 12 “You’ve Got to Hide Your Liv Away” (B+)

It was weird to see Liv and Major playing house like a couple straight out of the 1950s, showing that it’s possible not to resist the brain that you’re on and to actually embrace what living someone else’s life could look like. I was waiting for Liv to wake up and lock Major in the basement, but I didn’t expect the hostility she expressed when she refused to let him go and got extremely angry at him for daring to kidnap her so that she couldn’t turn herself in to face certain execution by Chase. Levon turning himself in as Renegade was brave, and unfortunately he made a failed attempt to get Liv out of there that now has him on the chopping block right alongside her. With Russ at the safehouse gunning for Major, it’s hardly likely that he’ll be able to pull off the coup that was suggested to him, albeit as a test, by Hobbs. Angus being released from custody and then getting an orchestrated, supposedly divine sign of snowing brains means an entirely separate threat to human-zombie peace that might derail things in the season finale, which somehow has to spare Liv’s life unless this show is going to change in a big way. Ravi served as an entertaining stand-in, going full on social media millennial, much to Clive’s chagrin. Let’s hope he can Isobel’s death as a catalyst for getting the cure out in time. Clive went back to Dale without much hesitation as he was about to leave for a date with Michelle, but it seems that proposal may have been premeditated. This hardly seems like a time for celebration, but I’m sure that an hourlong finale can cover some of these threads.

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