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Recap / I Zombie S 1 E 8 Dead Air

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Liv investigates the death of a local radio sex guru who was possibly murdered by the girlfriend of one of her lovers, and finds herself psycho-analysing everyone as a result of the brain. Meanwhile, Major's life slowly falls apart following his arrest, leading to desperate actions.

  • Asshole Victim: The radio sex guru was a vain, self-important bitch. And the killer tells her loyal fans listening in that she only cared about herself.
    Radio soundclip: Bitch, get a clue!
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The entire personality Liv acquired seems to be helpful, but is actually self righteous and meddlesome, mostly interested in giving advices to show that she is right, with no regards for hurting the people she was supposed to help.
  • Dirty Cop: Though only hinted at previously, the episode confirms that Clive's boss is working for Blaine to cover up the murders...and he's not happy with doing it, but as Blaine notes, he has no choice but to do so if he wants to keep a stock of brains.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Ravi meets Liv's roommate for the first time and becomes infatuated with her, but Liv doesn't want to see him get hurt as she's seen Peyton reject more eligible men constantly in the past. Ultimately Ravi points out that he's a handsome British doctor, and not quite the hopeless prospect Liv is treating him as under the effects of her current brain, and asks out Peyton anyway...who actually says yes (at Liv's suggestion, mind).
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  • Reality Ensues: Major's Vigilante Man antics previously not only get him beaten up while he's in jail, but his boss fires him and his girlfriend breaks up with him as a result.
  • Red Herring: One caller, 'Cheated on in Chattanooga', had publicly threatened to kill the woman her boyfriend was cheating on her with, who happened to be the radio host that was killed shortly after. As such, the investigation focused entirely on finding her...just as the killer had hoped.
  • The Reveal: Lowell's claim that he got brains from a funeral home? Turns out he's a customer of Blaine's. Also leads to an Internal Reveal, as Liv ends up eating a bit of a brain he got, leading to her seeing Blaine kidnapping the brain's host, who turns out to be Major's missing friend Jerome.
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  • Sketchy Successor: The woman who took Sasha's place in Great Morning Sex was not well received.
  • Wham Episode: As the last episode was an anti-Wham Episode, this one serves to re-Wham-ify the plot. Major loses just about everything for his search to bring Jerome's killers to justice, and ends the episode buying a gun, Liv starts to question her relationship with Lowell, and finds out he's a customer of Blaine's. She also finds unquestionable proof that Blaine really was the one responsible for the skate park murders as she has a vision from Jerome after unintentionally eating his brain, and seeing Blaine kidnapping him. And on top of everything, Ravi's experiments on a rat to find a cure for zombieism leads to him being bitten by an infected rat, meaning he's likely going to be in the same boat as Liv.


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