iZombie Season 5 Episode 4 Review: Dot Zom

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Blaine was back, and iZombie Season 5 Episode 4  blessed us with an epic Capoeira routine I'll have to rewatch over and over again.

I always miss David Anders when he isn't in an hour and love him all the more when he returns to one.

His brain of the week was slightly more interesting than Liz's, but there are few complaints.

Interview with a Zombie - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 4

The real crime of the hour was that Project Z didn't specifically have to do with zombies. What a waste of a name, am I right?

Liz was on the brain of a tech genius which did wonders for her brainstorming and coming up with decent solutions to problems on the fly.

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Cornell was an innovator who created a bunker which would hold a select group of humans for the better part of two decades in the event the end of the world was upon him, or even the end of Seattle.

Same Liv, New Renegade - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 1

God knows the city is on the brink of being nuked at a moment's notice.

With someone as unique as Cornell, finding out who killed him was difficult. He wasn't an offputting, but he operated on logic, and when dealing with other humans who are more emotional, it could cause some problems.

The initial thought was that the person whom he removed from his list of protected bunker people would be the one responsible for his death. He replaced his personal assistant's name with Peyton, but it was more convoluted than that.

Just so you know, I have an alibi.


Cornell's relationship with the zombie-hating Fixture Man is what cost him his life. Logic can get you in trouble almost as much as emotions.

The Fixture Man paid him to provide data and improve the process of doxxing zombies on the Deadenders website. You have to give the series credit for highlighting all of the things we do and applying them to this zombie world.

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Deadenders doxxing zombies so that they can use the information to ruin their lives or worse it's so realistic you can't help but chuckle. Moss was a victim of it during this installment.

Showing Off - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 4

He was a teacher minding his business and trying to do his job, but then he was hauled into the principal's office and fired because of pictures getting out that he went to the brain dispensary and a tanning salon.

The parents didn't want a zombie teaching their children. The school fired Moss in a gross but realistic display of discrimination and wrongful termination. It sucks to be a zombie in their quarantined city. Zombies have no rights, and the system doesn't protect them.

Teacher: So you're firing me because I'm gay?
Principal: God no, my daughter's gay. Brain dispensary and tanning salon. Parents were complaining. I guess you can't blame them for wanting their kids taught by somebody who is alive.

It's enough to make a person miss the early days of Fillmore Graves when the zombies had a community of their own and were protected. Maybe zombie island wasn't a bad idea at all, if not for the matter of them getting bombed to oblivion if the US government found out about it.

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The solution of having Moss tutor the zombie kids at the Renegade hideout was smart, but then this mysterious new zombie player kidnapped him and claiming Moss works for him now.

Who is this guy, and what is his plan?

Heavy is the Head - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 2

The anti-Major seeds were sowed a long time ago, and he had many FG soldiers willing to defect because of their annoyance with how he was handling things. The French inspector has never been a fan of Major, but now he's working with this other guy, and God only knows what he has planned?

It sounds like this new player is fed up with the strained zombie-human relations and feels zombies are at a disadvantage. Is it me, or is it getting harder to keep up with how many players are in this game?

Everyone's interest is different.

Commander Major - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 2

The new guy attempted to draft Spud and the other FG soldier. He had them defrosted from their punishment and wanted to enlist them for his cause. He even went as far as to kill the one who declined to join him.

He's killing zombies, kidnapping zombies and more. What's the plan here? At the moment, he's coming across as the guy on the opposite end of the spectrum as Dolly.

That guy really doesn't like zombies.


We didn't see Dolly again, but we did see the Deadenders at work harassing zombies.

Of course, that brings me to the awesome Blaine fight scene. The Deadenders set up shop outside of the zombie club, and they were filming and snapping pictures in hopes of putting their faces on the website to dox them.

What do you make of the woman interviewing him? She and Blaine had interesting chemistry, and I don't know what to make of it.

Al - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 4

I did love seeing Gage Golightly in something supernatural again. She was criminally underrated on Teen Wolf.

She wants to know everything there is to know about Blaine, and he's self-absorbed enough to give into her as much as possible. I can't figure out where this is going.

She showed some interest in the mask in his office; I don't know what to make of that either. Did we know anything about this mask before?

Madam Mayor - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 1

Meanwhile, Peyton and Ravi had their hands full. Jimmy's sketch is not working. It's as he doesn't comprehend the importance of it.

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If the whole idea is to show people zombies and humans can coexist, and they want to avoid negative stereotypes to give people a reason to hate or fear zombies, then why the hell is he doing the opposite at every turn?

Flexing Hard - Tall - iZombie Season 5 Episode 2

I'm sure the sketch will be funny and relevant later, but it wasn't appealing.

Do you know what would be interesting? A storyline involving Ravi, Dr. Collier, and the zombie cure. I'm sure it's coming, I guess, but when the show sidelines him with insignificant storylines, it's noticeable that time is being wasted or stretched out.

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Over to you, iZombie Fanatics! Who is the new player, and what is his angle? Do you feel the season has a pacing issue? What did you think about Liv's latest brain?

Hit the comments below with your thoughts!

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iZombie Season 5 Episode 4 Quotes

Just so you know, I have an alibi.


Teacher: So you're firing me because I'm gay?
Principal: God no, my daughter's gay. Brain dispensary and tanning salon. Parents were complaining. I guess you can't blame them for wanting their kids taught by somebody who is alive.