iZombie Recap and Review: “Are You Ready for Some Zombies?”
On Monday night, iZombie returned to TV for the premiere of its fourth season where the world is not only aware that zombies really exist but the city of Seattle is full of zombies and now run by Fillmore Graves, the Zombie army, if you will. This “new Seattle”, as Blaine calls it, is basically a militant city now with Fillmore Grave soldiers at every turn, a wall that was created to keep zombies from infesting other cities, and a city-wide curfew. There’s even a gang gaining more members and popularity called “Dead Enders”, who are just adamantly against zombies.
For the case of the week, Clive and Liv investigate a Seahawks fan who wasn’t the fondest of zombies because he used to work at Century Field but because the city’s full of zombies now, Century Field is no more. But this victim apparently works at a brain packaging company which makes the brain tubes that go out to the zombie population.
The case ultimately takes them to look into a Fillmore Graves soldier who talked about selling some brain tubes on the black market, which turns out to just be a joke. Turns out the killer was the victim’s wife, who killed him because he made her choose between her husband or her zombie son.
In other news, Blaine becomes Chase (AKA the head of Fillmore Graves) hub of information of sorts and Ravi is turning into a zombie after him taking the zombie cure he created and Liv scratching him at the end of last season. We learn later that Ravi only craves brains every few weeks so he’s not a full zombie? It’s a little confusing but he says he’s still human regardless.
From what I can tell, this new zombie town is starting to get out of hand, with all of the military control, it can only end up badly. There’s a few ways that I see how this could all backfire: zombies could find a way out by destroying the wall, the zombies could take over and either turn the rest of the human population into zombies or just eat them, or the human population will rise and kill off the zombies. The last option seems highly unlikely though unless humans find something that makes zombies vulnerable, especially because zombies have the ability to go into this rage.
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