The end is almost here. After five fun seasons, iZombie is about to wrap up. This, the second-to-last episode, has the arguably confusing title of “Bye, Zombies,” which makes it sound like the finale. Instead, it’s a lot of build up to, “How are they possibly handling all this in one episode?”
For the last few episodes, they’ve dialed down the new brain quirks, which I’ve actually appreciated. Not that Rose McIver doesn’t do a great job rolling with whatever Liv has become each week, because she does. I just have enjoyed that being a less important part of the story.
The final season of iZombie passes the halfway point as tensions rise and, as always, there’s another murder to solve.
I admit, when I saw the title of this episode was “The Scratchmaker,” I thought I knew what it was about. I was wrong, and I’m just as glad.
Tensions are rising in New Seattle, and things are looking ugly for just about everyone, really. I’ve always admired this show’s willingness and ability to change up the status quo, and they keep doing that.
This episode of iZombie manages to combine the usual murder of the week while moving several of the subplots forward. The rabidly anti-zombie forces in New Seattle are deep-rooted and more pervasive than I thought, and are starting to surprise Liv and friends.