Season 1 Episode 3 – The Exterminator
Episode three of iZombie began with the discovery of another zombie! Yes, that is right, a third zombie! This particular zombie was discovered by Liv when a boy posted a photo on Facebook, thank goodness for Dr. Ravi and google alerts. But Liv doesn’t come into contact with the zombie until after a few major plot points. And that is that there are new corpses in the morgue and that means a fresh supply of meals but also new cases. One victim being a man who was supposedly mugged and shot in the head and another whom was a hit and run.
What seemed to be two separate cases was deemed incorrect as Liv munched down on the hit and run victims brains and continued to have a vision of her killing the victim. Well it isn’t actually her, it is the man whose brains she munched on for lunch. With her vision throwing a spanner into what was assumed an easy open and close case, we also discover that she also received the cold hearted emotionlessness of the now discovered hit man.
Last episode she was over run with emotions, this episode she is lacking in such. This complicates things with her roommate as she seems very unsympathetic in supposedly ruining her career. With the case being slowly solved, Dr, Ravi and Liv take a quick trip out to the old factory where the photo of the supposed zombie was taken. The zombie they find though is less human as Liv and Blaine seem to be, the zombie is a doctor Liv used to work and is what you would assume a Zombie would be like. Grunting, hungry and very much a mindless brain eating walking corpse. Dr. Ravi has hope but with the sociopath’s brain still in Liv’s system she doesn’t feel a thing. The murderer has been discovered!
It was the victims business partner who hired the hit man to kill him and then decided to run him over. What a nice person. Along with the case being solved, and Liv and her roommate being on good grounds again we also see that Blaine has officially become the bad guy when Liv refused to supply him brains. Every zombie for himself! And Liv also ends up killing the third ratchet zombie when defending Dr.Ravi. Finally the end of the episode lays ground for a major plot point when we see Blane somewhat hunting for brains. It will be interesting to see how that develops and what Liv will do. Will she regret doing the whole every ‘every zombie for himself statement?’ We will have to wait and see.
Review by Chelsea Leigh