Secret: something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others. Lying has become an established means of forward momentum for iZombie. The plot threads continue to emerge and intertwine, as story arcs remain constantly in motion, but our character’s motives are an artfully crafted web of deceit. Only three episodes remain in this season and now it would seem, all bets are off! Worlds collide and come crashing down around all our major players in this episode and no one escapes untouched. A stripper named Cassidy is killed by a tire iron to the head from Destiny. Seriously, the killer is a stripper named Destiny. The case seems open and shut at first glance, with Cassidy’s boyfriend apparently to blame. He also happens to be Mr. Boss’s henchman, Nick the Stick. However, this is iZombie we’re talking about. There are no simple cases here. Honestly though, who cares? Destiny is brought to justice by episode’s end, but it doesn’t matter, because that case is the least compelling aspect of this episode. Initially having no real reason to eat stripper brain, Liv does not feel the need to do so, until Peyton practically begs her to. Before she died, Cassidy called Peyton offering up all the info she knew about Mr. Boss’s operation, on account of wanting revenge on her cheating boyfriend. So, Liv really has no choice but to make a Cassidy sandwich. In “Pour Some Sugar Zombie,” the show’s creators once again find new ground for Liv to tread. It is always awesome to see just how much Rose McIver throws herself into the brain of the week. This episode is no exception. Under the influence of Cassidy, Liv is sassy, sultry and ready to yank off her earrings and jump a bitch at the drop of a bra. She even gives Peyton a lap dance in a last ditch effort to trigger a memory. It’s fun to have Aly Michalka back and the look on her face as her best friend grinds on her is priceless. The most important thing about her presence though: Liv’s vision of a stash house brings Peyton one step closer to a Mr. Boss takedown. Speaking of criminal activities, when last we saw Blaine, he was injecting himself with the untested (on humans) emergency cure. It not only cures him of being a zombie, but of having a memory as well. This is an interesting development, because season two has seen Blaine go from iZombie’s Big Bad, to becoming one of its most beloved characters. Might this be a way of bringing him into the fold? Sure, it torpedoes Peyton’s case against Mr. Boss, as he is her star witness, but this opens up so many avenues for Blaine. David Anders has made him far too lovable to be just a straightforward villain and this is an opportunity for him to be so much more. While we’re on the subject of those who are more than they appear, Liv finally learns the truth about Drake. She spends the episode searching for him, under the guise of giving him a piece of her mind, but really, she misses him. Liv knows she’s being foolish, but still can’t seem to let him go. Eventually, the search brings her to his mother’s doorstep. We know Drake is a major momma’s boy and talks to her like five times a day. Not only is his mom sure he’s dead though, but while speaking to her, Liv comes face to face with a photo of him in uniform. Up until then, Drake’s puzzle pieces only formed the picture of a criminal, but now she finally sees the full image. He’s not some crook who ditched her. Liv’s honey is a cop and he’s either missing or dead! As for the reason Drake is missing, this installment features the revelation we’ve been waiting for all season. Ravi finds a picture of the dog they briefly took in (Minor) in an article about the Chaos Killer’s victims. His questions about this to Major are answered only with forceful denials as to whether it’s even Minor at all. Adding to Ravi’s mounting sense of doubt is his discovery of Major’s safe and the very, very strange reaction that elicits. The coup de grace though, is when Dale shows Ravi a photo of Blaine and a second person whose identity remains unknown, taken at Shady Plots. He recognizes this person as Major, but of course, lies to protect him. Needing to know if he is living with a murderer, a brilliant and badass Ravi actually manages to crack his safe, finding all of his serial killer accouterments. Just when it seems that they can’t possibly cram more action into this episode, Ravi confronts Major and the stress reverts him to zombie form. This was hinted at earlier in the hour when he thought the brand new milk Ravi bought was sour and dumped it. Similarly, before he made the transition, Blaine couldn’t taste the wine he was drinking properly. Ravi isn’t taking any chances though. He uses Major’s own equipment to put him down as soon as he turns. It is a true testament to their friendship that Ravi gives Major the chance to explain at all, but we’ll have to wait till next week to hear that conversation. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.