Sunday, June 16, 2019

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 5, Episode 7 “Filleted to Rest” (B)

There’s a lot going on right now on this show, and it’s a bit hard to follow all of it. The pacing isn’t always consistent, with the comedic subplots about the zombie brains and the more serious murders portrayed, but the balance felt a bit off in this hour. All told, however, things are still very interesting, and we saw some major developments that are pretty monumental. There was no shortage of suspects for the murder of the terrible chef, and I like that Clive told Liv he’d remember her before she ate the brain and the owner handed her the remoulade so that she could write down the recipe as soon as it came to her. I was surprised to see Liv’s mother because we haven’t heard from her in a long time, and the conversation about who Liv’s father was felt so random because it’s never come up in any way prior to this. That did make the episode’s final scene a total shock, since the big bad guy who’s teeing up against Major on the side of the vindictive zombies is none other than Martin Roberts, the man who is apparently Liv’s father. I wonder if he knew that Renegade was his daughter, and that really does change things in a huge way. Justin’s betrayal was also unexpected, and Major is turning into someone he doesn’t want to be as he deals with problematic elements waging war against his doctrine of peace. Michelle telling Clive that he’s probably not the father but she wishes he was felt somewhat aimless and distracting, while it remains to be seen what the introduction of Charlie’s sister will mean for Ravi and the show in general. On the guest star front, I enjoyed seeing, if only for a brief scene, Jason Gray-Stanford from “Monk” as the head waiter at the restaurant who took his work very seriously.

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