iZombie Round Table: Murder on the Brain

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Sociopaths are pretty scary on their own, but a zombie sociopath? Now that's downright terrifying. 

The expression "you are what you eat" took on a whole new context on this week's iZombie Season 1 Episode 3, when Liv had to deal with a whole lot of murder on the brain. Literally.

Ready as ever to chat about Liv's undead shenanigans, we have TV Fanatics, Stacy Glanzman, Amanda Steninmetz, Whitney Evans, and Terri Clark. Take a look at our thoughts on Marcy's tragic fate, Peyton's progress, and the darker tone of the episode overall. 

Remember to add your own answers in comments below! 

Izombie Round Table

Game time! Sound off with your favorite quote/joke/scene!

Stacy: I liked Blaine's line about different methods of getting into a skull.

Amanda: I loved Liv's line about signing up for ZDate.

Whitney: I also loved the line about signing up for ZDate. All Liv's little quips make me crack up.

Terri: I really like the scene where Ravi posed as the garbage man. I adore the way he relished his “acting” job and how Liv played to his ego. “You held that coffee cup with real blue collar machismo.”

Lindsay: "Two's company, three's a horde," definitely won for me!

Liv got a peek into a potentially dark future for her with Marcy. Do you think Ravi could have found a cure, or is it Walking Dead or bust?

Stacy: Maybe someday he'll find a cure, but who knows how long that will take? There is a lot of risk with keeping her around while they look for one that they may never find.

Amanda: I think he could one day. I'm curious if once someone goes full on zombie like Marcy, does that mean they can't ever function normally (or Liv's version of normally) again? Maybe Ravi just needed to give her more brains. Although I'm sure it wouldn't be that simple.

Whitney: Somewhere far down the line he may find a cure, but I hope it doesn't happen soon. I'm really liking this shows version of what it means to be a zombie and it's fun to tune in each week and learn something new.

Terri: Like everyone else, I think Ravi might be able to reverse things one day. It’ll be interesting to see what his research on Marcy’s body reveals.

Lindsay: I'd hope too that a few more brains would fix Marcy, but I do still have hope for a cure one day. I think that would be an interesting dilemma for Liv, if she grew to love her new zombie life enough that she wouldn't want to be cured. 

The sociopath brains created a much darker episode than the first two. What was your favorite part about this subplot?

Stacy: I really liked this subplot. My favorite part was when Ravi fell, and Liv had to fight against the sociopath to break through and save him.

Amanda: I liked seeing Liv try to hold onto some emotion, especially during the scene where she had to save Ravi. The sociopath mentality is unfeeling, similar to how Liv could be if she were to become the type of zombie Marcy turned into.

Whitney: This episode was definitely darker, but it really worked. Liv really had to fight for her humanity and it really showed how strong she is.

Terri: My favorite part was watching Liv struggle to hold onto her humanity. She was so tempted to numb her pain, but instead ground that sociopathic brain down the disposal.

Lindsay: I loved the entire thing, but mostly I loved how Rose McIver played it. She just seemed numb and removed from everything until that moment your saw her breath through to save Ravi. It was brilliantly acted. 

Now that we've gotten a better look at Peyton is she more or less likable?

Stacy: I'm still not a fan of her. So far she hasn't added anything to the series for me.

Amanda: I don't really have much of an opinion yet. I'm waiting for an episode that really dives into Liv's family and friends. I would love a flashback or something that showed Liv's interactions with them before turning into a zombie.

Whitney: I just don't feel any connection to her. They really need to do something to make us care about Peyton and Major because they're kind of the weak links in the cast so far. Maybe some flashbacks?

Terri: Peyton was a tad more likable this week. I was happy to see her comfort Liv in the end, but honestly she's more stiff than humorless than the bodies in the morgue.

Lindsay: I like Peyton much more than I did in the previous episodes, just because you got to see her and Liv interact on friendly terms. I'm still not a huge fan though, just because all the side characters seem very blah in comparison to Liv's adventures with Ravi and Clive.

Is Blaine creating a horde of his own? Or something even more nefarious?

Stacy: I don't know what he's doing, but that kid was pretty stupid at the end to just blindly follow some guy who said he saw his friend. I'm definitely curious to find out Blaine's end game though.

Amanda: I have no idea what he's up to, but I'm anxious to see what it is. We definitely need more scenes with him though. We've only gotten a handful so far.

Whitney: Blaine is up to no good and I feel like there will be a lot more bloodshed before we find out just what his plan is.

Terri: He might be doing a bit of eeny-meenie-miney-moe. One brain, one zombie, one brain, one zombie. But the city better keep a better eye on its teen population since two are now missing.

Lindsay: He said in the pilot that he planned to 'run the city' one day, so I think that's likely where he's headed. How he's getting there is a total mystery though. I sure hope those kids are okay...

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iZombie Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Ravi: I hate to pry...
Liv: Said the man who keeps asking me for my urine samples.

There are already two zombies. Me and Blaine. Now there may be a third? Two's company, three's a horde.