Season 2 of iZombie ended in the biggest way possible as we Max Rager is taken down, we learn that there are more zombies than we thought and they are Fillmore Graves, a heavily armed military group.
Starting minutes after the end of season 2 and the Super Max Massacre we see Vivian the head of Fillmore Graves along with Major, Clive and Liv discussing what is happening and the evidence that is left behind in the building where we then see an explosion that takes care of the rest of the evidence.
The core group of Major, Liv, Clive, Ravi and Peyton then meet for drinks to discuss the events and how they all need to be on the same side. They also want more answers from Vivian and where she all fits into this.
Clive and Liv set off to investigate and discover that Vivian is dedicated to providing for her organization of zombies. There is a school, they are constructing an island to segregate themselves from the population and yet something still seems off about the entire thing. Clive also discovers that a boy who he used to know is attending the zombie school and that his family are zombies as well. It seems that Vivian is worried and preparing for when humans find out that zombies are a real thing.
We also see the love triangle between Peyton, Ravi and Blaine and how Ravi is distraught at how Blaine was the one to save Peyton and not him.
Major is left dealing with the recoil of being named as the Chaos Killer.
Blaine is still left without a memory or is he faking it? And his dad is back and unfrozen by Don E who needs his help to take on Blaine.
Ravi’s old boss from the CDC shows up to investigate the Super Max Massacre and discovers brains inside a stomach of a corpse. Liv and Ravi are called out to investigate a murder where we discover that Wally and his family have been executed. It’s now personal and the team are out to discover who killed this family on their own time.
We’re left with Liv sharing the news with Vivian and we discover that Major has joined up with Fillmore Graves.
This was a big episode and it had a lot of information crammed into it. Not only did it need to clear up some of the cliffhanger from Season 2 but it also needed to set up the new season and who would be the big bad now that Vaughn Du Clark has been turned into zombie food.
There was a lot to like about the episode and some things that I wasn’t too hot on as well.
- I love the fact that Clive is now filled in on the zombie situation as I think Liv hiding this from him would have been hard to handle going forward. It was getting difficult and sometimes silly to explain why Liv would be acting a certain way.
- The Blaine/Peyton/Ravi thing is a little bit mopey and I hope it doesn’t drag out too long. It’s obvious that Peyton and Ravi and who they want you to cheer for but as the bad boy will they let Peyton fall for Blaine? This seems a bit forced and I could do without it.
- Major is finding it difficult to live his life after being named the Chaos Killer and decides to join with Fillmore Graves which I can see causing a divide between him and Liv. It’s also nice to see that the show hasn’t forgotten about his promise to find Natalie and they are continue that arc.
- The show had a lot to cram into it and I think the pacing and humor suffered because of it. They had to set up the new season, had to close up a few loosed ends from the previous and this is understandable but it still didn’t feel like a typical episode.
- Vivian looks to be the new big bad for the season but it’s difficult to tell as she truly seems to be looking out for her people. Not knowing if she is an ally or enemy is interesting. With Vaughn you knew he was a slimeball and not to be trusted. With Vivian, you’re not sure what you’re entirely getting. I like this as it will make the show interesting.
- Blaine is still missing his memory but there were glimpses during the episode that he is either faking it or his memory is returning as a little bit of the old Blaine was slipping out. This is he or isn’t he faking it is a story line I hope they resolve soon.
- This season feels as if it’s going to be about zombies vs humans and keeping the information about zombies hidden for as long as possible. With the execution of three zombies it sets the tension high for this to happen. I think I prefer the humor of the show and the single one off murder of the week style episodes versus the zombie war conflict that it appears to be heading towards.
Overall for I don’t think it was a big of a season opener as we seen in Season 2 but it was a good episode that did nicely to set up season 3.
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