Looks like the cat’s finally out of the bag (or, is that brains out of the bag?). Either way, Liv’s finally discovered what Blaine’s up to. As our hero, she was always going to step in and do something about it, and after Blaine’s actions in this episode, that’s a call to action if ever there was one.
Liv’s previous paramour, Major, continues to grow ever closer to discovering her true state. It seems to have taken a while for him to work it out, and yet it also seems too soon for him to know. Shooting a man only to return and find no blood and no body is a pretty heavy indication that something fishy’s going on, but it doesn’t lead him straight to Liv. Yet. Either way, he needs to learn to be less obvious in his investigations. And come up with some better theories. Brains as a sport enhancement drug? Surely nobody’s that gross.
The case aspect of iZombie is still the bum note each week but it’s too soon to say if they’ll keep this element for Season Two. It’s likely they will (what would happen to Babineaux if they didn’t??) but the writers urgently need to look at a way to make them more engaging. Right now they’re the necessary trudge you have to get through to enjoy everything else.
Overall this was a heartbreaking, necessary, wonderful episode. Losing Lowell was tragic but it has readied Liv for the battle to come, and signals a real step forward for this shiny new show.