Tuesday, July 30, 2019

What I’m Watching: iZombie (Penultimate Episode)

iZombie: Season 5, Episode 12 “Bye, Zombies” (B+)

Now, this felt like a second-to-last installment. I love that this episode found Liv and Ravi eating the brains of dead criminals so that they could imitate the roster from “Ocean’s Eleven” and pull off a major con and heist of their own. The playfulness that was present amid the seriousness and doom threatening the world worked well, and it was especially fun to see Liv and Major realize they’ve come to a great point in their relationship. Clive acting like he was never going to see them again didn’t feel like the proper farewell, and I’m glad that Dale convinced him to go back out into the field because he’s the Clooney of the operation. He was pretty impressive in action, guessing his mark’s cats and resisting her very intense advances. Ravi’s accented Russian hacker was entertaining too, and it’s a good thing that Liv managed to talk him down when the fun stopped and he went full zombie mode on the doctor who just wanted to make money instead of a cure. Using the fact that the racist security guard thought all black men looked alike was a humorous notion Clive was able to take advantage of to get through posing as a janitor. Blaine following Peyton and storming in on the Freylich kids was an unfortunate development, one that seems far less malicious than the zombie-human war that’s about to start, and I hope that Peyton can find a way to get out of that situation and save her charges. Enzo ambushing Major’s caravan and going on television to turn humans into zombies spells out a miserable fate for humanity and zombiekind in the finale, but I feel like things could turn out okay thanks to the efforts of Liv and her many partners.

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