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Recap / I Zombie S 1 E 9 Patriot Brains

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Liv and Clive investigate the death of a former sniper; Major gets closer to the truth.

  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Liv cites this as the reason she can't kill Blaine.
  • Paintball Episode: By eating the victim's brain, a former Army Ranger and sniper who served in Afghanistan, Liv plays a paintball match all-for-one due her investigation and temporary sniper-excitement.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Blaine to Lowell, who just tried to kill him:
    Blaine: You're a terrible host.
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  • Sniping Mission: Liv's plan to kill Blaine.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title is a direct allusion to the movie "Patriot Games".
    • Also doubles as a Mythology Gag. One of Blaine's clients wants him to get the brains of astronaut Alan York. Alan York was also an astronaut and the main character's dad in Rob Thomas' young adult novel Rats Saw God.
    • "Is that a good Thousand-Yard Stare?"
  • The "I Love You" Stigma: Lowell does this to Liv when they're arguing.
  • Wham Episode: At the ending, Lowell trying to kill Blaine and getting a bullet in the face in return.
  • Zombie Infectee: Averted. Rather than tell Liv he was bitten by the zombie rat, Ravi keeps his mouth shut and subtly grills her about the early symptoms of zombieism. Luckily, it seems that the disease can't cross the species barrier.

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