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'iZombie' best moments: Cold to the core

Season 1 | Episode 3 | “The Exterminator” | Aired Mar 31, 2015

This week’s iZombie had Liv unknowingly eating the brain of a sociopathic hit man. While the case itself was a bit of a snooze-fest, seeing Liv deal with her emotions by not dealing with them at all was a new side of Liv that we had yet to see.

After last week’s late-night booty call gone wrong, Liv has been dealing with Major not responding to her text message—as well as a new video online of him and a new lady friend. What better way to deal with your ex-fiancée’s new love gone viral than eating the brain of a hit man? Let’s dive into some of the best moments of the episode.

The bestie moments. We love seeing Liv and Peyton’s relationship develop. First off, Peyton is the ultimate best friend. When your main chick goes rogue and leaves her top-notch residency, dumps her hot fiancée, and becomes a sad, alabaster version of her former self … it can be tough to understand the rationale. Peyton has accepted her friend’s new life, but she still calls Liv out when necessary—as a best friend should. Peyton wanted to celebrate with Liv when her court case seemed to be a done deal, and the two of them sharing bubbly over Peyton’s 15 seconds of fame on the news gave us all sorts of friendship feels.



The bestie moments, part deux. When a video surfaced online of Major making out with his (supposedly) new girlfriend at Jenga game night, Peyton was surprised to see that Liv could give a honey badger about it. Even when Liv saw Major at the police station later (we’ll get to that in a minute), she still seemed unfazed by him moving on. It’s when the sociopathic brain juice wears off that Liv starts to let the feelings come pouring back. Seeing Liv play the video of Major and his new sweetie over and over again while in bed just broke our hearts. The only thing missing was a bottle of Barefoot Cabernet and Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” blaring in the background.









Peyton comes into bed with her, and they both sulk together. #BFFL










Ravi believing in Liv—for real. Up until this episode, we weren’t quite sure how to feel about Ravi. Don’t get us wrong—his character is lovable and such a joy to watch. We just couldn’t quite pin down if Ravi was developing a real friendship with Liv, or if he is solely her genius sidekick, only interested in her urine-sample results. When Ravi and Liv come across another zombie trapped at the bottom of a well near a warehouse, we saw how deep their friendship really goes. Liv’s friend Marci was the zombie trapped (she’s the one who got Liv to go to the boat party), and she was definitely in “full-on” zombie mode. Ravi was optimistic in thinking he could get her back to “normal,” like Liv with a few brains—but when they came back to check on her, she was still hulked out.


See what happens when you don’t eat your veggies, kids? Ravi’s attempt to sedate Marci resulted in him getting stuck in the well—at the mercy of Marci’s hunger. Liv’s (at the time) sociopathic brain didn’t seem to care that Ravi’s life was risk, but she effectually snapped out of it and smashed Marci’s brain in—saving his life. Their thoughtful chat afterward showed that Ravi cares about Liv holding on to her humanity, no matter what brain she eats. It’s good to know for sure that the one human who knows Liv’s secret is on her side.

Blaine making us hate him. Last week made us love Blaine a little too much. We love ourselves a good villain, but being bullied by the drug kingpin’s wingmen made us feel a little bad for him, thus making us brush off that fact that he murdered them in their car while in the back alley. At the police station, Major and his friend Jerome told Liv they needed help finding their missing friend—a young kid they both mentor. The missing kid is really into skateboarding, so the next place Jerome investigates while the police look is the local skate park. He is showing a picture of his friends to people there when he comes across Blaine. Blaine recognizes the photo and kindly tells Jerome he knows where Jerome’s friend is, and will take him straight to the friend.

Did we mention that all the kids at the skate park call Blaine the creepy dude who sells drugs from his molester van? We have a feeling that Blaine is leading Jerome to his basement of brains to either harvest—or become one of his new zombie minions. Dang you, Blaine! Show some humanity, why don’t you? Liv could do it, and she was hyped up on murder-juice.

What did you love about this episode of iZombie? Share your thoughts with us, and be sure to tune in next week! Until next time … #FangsOut


TeamTSD (Liz & Lindi)

iZombie airs Tuesday nights at 9/8C on The CW.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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