iZombie Season Finale: Oops

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iZombie aired its season finale on June 9 and although titled Blaine’s World, it could just as easily been called Oops. It is not just Liv who makes mistakes, there are a number of characters who misjudge the situation and this miscalculation gets em in the rear, like Blaine when Liv injects him in the nether regions with Ravi’s cure toward the end of the episode. Ultimately, the heroine herself is the victim of her own impulses by the time the credits roll and the audience can only shake their head and wonder at the irony of it all.

Since Liv discovered in the previous episode that the cure seemed to be working in the last lab rat, she has been fighting off the urge to take the remaining two doses. While the show’s main plot deals with Major in danger and Cameron stupidly selling the thumb drive back to Vaughn Du Clark, the other plot threads are Liv’s desire to take the remaining dose of Ravi’s cure, Peyton’s vanishing act, Du Clark’s next move in his marketing of Max Rage and Evan Moore’s working at Meat Cute.

The police follow Cameron’s false trail, where he pretends to fear for his life while selling back the thumb drive only to discover that he really is in danger of dying and the cops learn what Du Clark was so desperate to hide. When the police grab Cameron, they find out that he murdered Nate and Teresa and that he did make a copy of the thumb drive, despite what he told the red head in the green dress.

Liv goes down to tell Ravi what she and Clive learned from the thumb drive and he is not there. She watches the cured zombie-rat drinking water and Ravi calls. He is concerned about Major and Liv learns that Peyton has still not shown up. She sends a text to Major, telling him that the brains he gave her are monkey brains.

DeBeers’ flunky intercepts the text and he realizes where his astronaut brains are. Liv has one of the two doses in her hand preparing to inject herself when Blaine calls her to demand his brains back. She takes the astronaut brains to DeBeers in exchange for Lilywhite, the villain gives her a hooded man that is supposed to be Major and it is not.

In the meantime, her fiancee has escaped from the freezer, collected his newly purchased guns and grenade, and turned Meat Cute into a blood-soaked scene of retribution. Blaine returns and plants a knife in Major’s stomach, leaving him to die slowly in front of the recently vacated freezer and goes to stop the music. As he turns around Liv shoots him in the side.

After a brief interaction, where he tells Major that Liv is a zombie, she injects DeBeers with the cure hoping that he dies. She then scratches the dying Major turning him into a zombie. The show moves into irony mode when her brother Evan comes to work at the shop just as Lt. Suzuki blows the place up to plant and alter evidence at the crime scene.

Liv gives Major the last of the cure and gets a call from her mother from the hospital. She learns that Evan needs a blood transfusion or he will die and she is the only match for his rare O negative blood type. Since she did not take the cure Liv cannot provide the needed blood. As her mother’s voice fades in telling her to follow the doctor, the camera zooms in for a close up as Liv says no.

iZombie delivers a season finale that takes the audiences’s breath away. The whole episode is full of those moments where bad or impulsive decisions come back to haunt the individual who makes them. Liv has the biggest “oops” moment when she learns that wasting the cure on DeBeers was a big mistake, perhaps almost as much as her giving the cure to Major, and that this will cost her brother his live.

The big question here is…Will she scratch Evan? Even more importantly should she?

11 June 2015

Michael Knox-Smith

iZombie Episode 12 (Recap/Review)

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Before going into just what happened in episode 12 of iZombie, we must take a moment to thank horror author Michael West who mentioned this brilliant series via a Facebook post. Thanks Michael, this comic book based show on CW is full of topical jokes, pop culture references and on top of all that, zombies. Win, win, super win.

Read the full article at Viral Global News…

The Flash: Mark Hamill to Reprise Role on CW Reboot

The Flash: Mark Hamill to Reprise Role on CW Reboot

It has been a pretty exciting season thus far for young Barry Allen, aka The Flash, aka, Grant Gustin on CW with this comic book reboot, a crossover with Arrow and now news that Mark Hamill is to reprise his role on the show will no doubt make fans of the 1990’s version of the speedy superhero very happy. Back when Allen’s pappy, Henry Allen, aka John Wesley Shipp was much younger, around 20 years younger, Shipp was The Flash, aka Barry Allen in the original CBS series. Along with Shipp’s version of the fast hero, Mark Hamill played his nemesis the Trickster in the series that only lasted one season.

Arrow vs The Flash Crossover Part two: The Brave and the Bold (Review)

Arrow vs The Flash Crossover Part two: The Brave and the Bold (Review)

As Oliver Queen himself states in the episode of The Brave and the Bold, there is a significant difference between the way he, Arrow, works along with his team, and the way Barry Allen, The Flash, works with his and in part two of this CW “vs” crossover, it is obvious. Green says that Barry’s support operation get to give their enemies “cute nicknames” while he skirts a fine line between deadly serious and just deadly. Cisco Ramon seemingly proves Arrow’s point for him by calling the latest big bad in the show “Kaboom Boomerang.” At least, the more violence prone Green tries to leave a few bad men standing in season three of Arrow.

The Flash vs Arrow Equals Geek vs Testosterone (Review)

The Flash vs Arrow Equals Geek vs Testosterone (Review)

Two heroes who fight crime equals at least a couple of different ways to approach problems and in the first episode of the CW two-night crossover The Flash vs Arrow the whole plot of Tuesday’s show boils down to a case of geek vs testosterone. The first part of the program pointed out the weaknesses and strengths of both comic book heroes. The plot line, apart from amusingly showing just how differently the two good guy’s work soon becomes a real hero versus hero after Barry Allen, aka The Flash, gets “whammied” by the villain’s red glowing “angry eyes” which infects victims with a killing rage.

Arrow vs The Flash Binge Watching for Two Night Event (Video)

Arrow vs The Flash Binge Watching for Two Night Event (Video)

The CW comic book hero series Arrow is doing a crossover with The Flash and the big two night event will be in just two days, for those who are not up on current actions on either show, this means a spot of binge watching is in order. Arrow, a show that started back in 2012, has been on the air quite a bit longer than The Flash, this “new kid” debuted on October 7, 2014. A connection was made between the two DC Comic’s heroes in the pilot of the latter show and now the network is setting up a proper crossover. Are they hedging their bets?

The Originals Season Two Premiere (Recap and Review)

The Originals Season Two Premiere (Recap and Review)

The Originals season two premiere began with Rebekah telling baby Hope a fairy tale version of the Mikaelson family, specifically about Elijah and Klaus along with mother Hayley. The story ends with Klaus plotting to get back all the wolf stones that inflict so much damage on the hybrid that he cannot drive the werewolves from New Orleans. After the tale ends, Elijah goes out to preserve buildings in the quarter and he discovers the last of the stone rings that needs to be captured.