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iZombie: 4.4 – “Brainless in Seattle, Part 2”

There’s a zombie serial killer, but who cares? DANCE OFF!

“Brainless in Seattle, Part 2” picks up where the last episode left off when Liv and Clive figured out that the murder that they were investigating was actually the work of a serial killer who lures unsuspecting victims to Seattle and robs them for both their valuables and their brains.  What is the name of this dastardly villain? I honestly forgot because it really doesn’t even matter.  In fact, all that really comes from the main mystery are a few jokes; including Ravi pretending to be a wealthy British scholar to trick a coyote, Liv attempting to organize a meet-cute between Clive and a rookie cop, and of course Liv living for a romantic sting-operation.  Meanwhile, the other best storyline of the of the episode and possibly the season is from Major attempting to turn his place in the zombie-military force into something positive, if for no other reason than to lead his charges by example.  It seems like the role Major is meant to play in Angus’ church is something that’s far more complicated and this might just be the hint of another avenging angel plotline for him.  I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes because Robert Buckley’s action chops make him seem more like a superhero than the rest of his costars.

Final Word: This episode was not really about the mystery and it was honestly better for it. Like always I expect one thing from iZombie and it hits me with something totally different and so much better than what I could imagine. The serial killer ended up being put to bed really easily, Renegade is instantly caught and detained by Chase Graves, and the whole episode ends with a zombie-human dance-off and a positive message about how friends are awesome and Nazis are not. Sure it’s saccharine and played out, but it’s so damn wholesome. I can’t think of many zombie stories that have a wholesome message at the end, and I can barely think of anything nowadays that attempts to give the audience some message of hope or fellowship, so I welcome anything as simple as believing in your friends and living in harmony.

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