'iZombie's Season Finale Unleashes the Apocalypse, Is a Masterpiece
A few minor characters are dead, but anyone who matters is undead.
Finally, all hell has broken loose on iZombie! After two tense, witty seasons of Liv and Ravi trying to hold back a full blown zombie outbreak, we’ve gotten our sweet release in watching their safety precautions and secrets blown wide open.
The A-plot saw the situation at Max Rager escalate to the point where police — including Clive — needed to get involved, but the B-plots brought most of the episode’s cathartic fun. Ravi can stop putting Peyton on a pedestal now, because she slept with Blaine, Clive gave up his girlfriend and now knows Liv’s secret, and Liv and Major are officially sharing brains and carrying out their dastardly bloody deeds in tandem. We could get behind a Liv and Major romance, 3.0, if they were both undead and not keeping secrets from each other.
Last night’s finale served itself well, even offering Clive the opportunity to become a half-caf zombie like Major and Liv. Though that was thwarted quickly, the plot point gave us an interesting question: at some point in this version of Seattle will humanity become extinct? If the apocalypse really is raging, won’t it make more sense for everyone to become zombified and live consciously off brains like Liv and Major? Can zombies eat zombie brains? It’ll be a numbers game, eventually, which doesn’t sound exciting, but the ride all the way to the end of days is looking like a roaring good time.
In another fantastic moment, we saw Liv put a bullet in Drake’s head in order to save Clive. It was an obvious choice, but oh, what a fun little nugget of storytelling, after the show spent so many wasted episodes watching Liv pine over a muscled zombie with barely a whiff of personality. iZombie’s core group of characters is so likable and well-rendered that it’s a joy to see them choose each other. Liv and Clive have gotten closer this season, and their slight paternal partnership is great fodder for the show’s developing emotional core. Remember when Clive told Liv he couldn’t work with her? That episode sucked.
The only real bummer in the episode was watching a murder spree go down without the help of Blaine, who’s still locked in his amnesia for some reason. As the most dynamic and cutting character on the show — which is saying a lot, because they’re all quite witty — Blaine is a real loss when he’s rendered useless. The moment at the end of last night’s episode, in which he and Peyton ran to each other, was definitely sweet. Ravi watching the romantic encounter happen felt bad, in a good way, like scratching when you know you shouldn’t. But still, Blaine is at his most useful to the story when he’s rolling his eyes and insulting others. Here’s hoping he’s back in action in Season 3.