TV Review: iZombie S2E17 Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be
Liv and Babineaux investigate the murder of a type-A, ambitious hyper competitive and driven student near the top of her class. Liv consumes her brains and becomes very much like the girl she used to be before she was a zombie. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse for Major.
iZombie is entertaining with so many characters playing against their character. Liv, Blaine, Major, they’re all different here as things get flipped around last episode and things got a bit weird.
Because of that, the episode is a hell of a lot of fun!
Blaine doesn’t remember anything which creates a lot of fun and interesting situations as he figures out his past life and who everyone is. It’s a solid performance and once that again throws the character in this gray area where he’s not that bad, at least not totally bad.
Major has some major movement in his character and the Chaos Killer storyline, a story I hate. He’s decent in what he does and some of his lines, at least how he delivers them, is entertaining.
Liv does her usual taking on characteristics of the brain she eats, but Rose McIver who usually steals the show, is actually the least entertaining character and performance. The award goes to Blaine this week.
The episode does a solid job of entertaining, moving the story along and especially developing the characters a lot. It’s a great mix and good example of packing a lot into the episode, and how to do that with a great pacing. So many things are coming together, it’s pretty impressive.
And that ending! Things should get even more interesting from here with an extra long season finale to go!
Overall Rating: 7.9