Wednesday, June 26, 2019

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 5, Episode 8 “Death of a Car Salesman” (B+)

It’s fun to see Liv and Ravi both on the same brain dressed in suits and acting impossibly competitive, with Clive far from amused about their excessive interest in the annual raffle and the chance to win the big prize. Their over-eagerness to interrogate the widow and then gloat when they thought they knew who had done it was entertaining, and I like just how prominent and public zombie activities can now be, like Liv asking a follow-up question immediately after having a vision while questioning a suspect. Liv formed a quick bond with Martin, who appeared to be mostly honest with her about his addiction and his being a zombie, but there’s evidently plenty that he’s not telling her as he continues to engineer some very problematic events, namely the scratching of a senator who’s headed back to the other Washington and may soon start infecting a much wider population. I thought it would be the vengeful General Mills that would be their target, though I think it’s his fierce hatred of zombies that’s being weaponized instead. More money was an easy fix for those concerned about the ethical issues with their latest assignment from Blaine, and he stands to create an entirely new and very dangerous industry based around a zombie cure related directly to the hurting and presumable killing of humans. Don-E was immediately smitten with Darcy when he saw her in the bar, and it’s nice to see him finally score a win when she wouldn’t let him just walk away as soon as he found out who she was. Their love might not last long, but this show won’t either, and therefore it’s great to see them find at least temporary happiness.

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