In the season 2 premiere of iZombie, Liv (Rose McIver) has to deal with the family problems associated with her brother being in an explosion, Major has a new job hunting zombies for Vaughn. Liz works with police as always to solve the zombie crisis, and she has a new crime to solve when a man’s car falls on him as he changes his oil in the middle of the night.

‘iZombie’ Recap & Review

In the opening scene, Liv visits her brother in the hospital and is intercepted by her mother who says that although he got her messages, he still does not want to see her. She learns that after the roadside explosion, he may have received blood transfusions from her. He wakes up and she is told to go away. Next she is at the scene of a crime in a cantankerous old man died the night before. Someone kicked his car off the jack while he was under it. Liv plans to get him back to the lab and eat his brain, which she uses to make spaghetti. She’s lucky she works around dead people.

Liv and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) show up at the house of a witness to the crime. Liv is nasty as ever, and the man tells the story about a neighborhood kid named Rodney is responsible. They then go to the house of Blaine DeBeers (David Anders) a former zombie who may be “craving a bit of the pink stuff” if the experimental cure he got from Liv wears off.

She then makes a call to Major (Robert Buckley). He is still not talking to her after she cured him of his zombie-ness without his permission. Although he is no longer among the walking dead, he can still sense other zombies when they are around. He looks good; the color’s returned to his face, he’s getting some exercise. Can’t imagine why he would still be mad.

The two then go to ask a potential suspect about the killing of Wendall, the guy under the car. The old woman is playing cards with her friends who can support her alibi that she was playing cards at the time of the murder as well. She’s a tough old battleship and doesn’t like cops, but she checks out.

That suspect eliminated, they go back to their first suspect, Byron, who thought that Wendall killed his dog. Turned out his dog wasn’t even dead, she was just missing. When he questioned Wendall of the whereabouts of his dog, the old man admits to killing the dog out of spite and Byron kills him on a whim.

In the final scenes, Vaughn makes Major kill a man for being a zombie, and the soft crooning of Frank Sinatra closes it out with “It Was a Very Good Year.”

For Liv, it can’t be that bad being a zombie. She has to eat brains, but she isn’t the lobotomy patient of The Walking Dead series. She gets to advance her career during her tenure with the undead. iZombie will never be a whistle-wetter for fans of The Walking Dead but it does the trick for anyone who is still a fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. 

iZombie airs Tuesdays at 6 PM on CW.

Pictured: Rose McIver as Liv.

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