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Major begins to regain his humanity after taking the serum, but both Liv and Ravi fear what will happen if he loses his memories for good. Clive is assigned to investigate the murder of a narcissistic DJ, and when Liv consumes her brain, she begins to act out and behave irresponsibly. One of Don's clients offers him $1 million for Ravi's cure, but the latter refuses to sell it. However, Don's suggestion that Blaine is merely faking his memory loss to get a fresh start intrigues Ravi, and he mentions it to Peyton. Later that night, Blaine admits that, while he did initially lose his memory, it returned in a couple of days, and he pretended otherwise in a bid to win Peyton's affections. Major returns to his family just as his memories fade, but they soon come back. Clive deduces that the victim's roommate is the murderer, but is surprised to learn that Liv intends to take the cure herself and become human. However, Blaine steals Ravi's supply so he can recreate it for himself. When Major returns, he reveals that he did have one last syringe that Ravi left him earlier, but he had already given it to someone else.

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  • Asshole Victim: The victim, while not outright mean, was narcissistic, irresponsible and self-absorbed to delusional levels, which led her to sell her roommate's treasured signed baseball, which piled over years of unnecessary drama made her snap and kill her.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Liv gets easily off the tracks with any work she has to do due to the Hot Mess Brain, being unable to do any job right or get any good information.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Early on, two police officers debate over a signed baseball, the ball turns out to be the motive for the murder because the real one was pawned and that was a fake one.
  • Crossing the Burnt Bridge: Subverted, Major thinks he is doing this in the attempt to reconnect with his mom, but it seems that she has long wanted his comeback and receives him with open arms.
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  • The Ditz: The victim is forgetful, inconsiderate and disorganized, leading to her being able to do very little.
  • Faking Amnesia: Blaine has been faking the true duration of his memory loss.
  • Hope Spot: It was pretty safe to assume the main character wouldn't make the title of the show an Artifact Title.
  • It's All About Me/Never My Fault: Liv and by extension the victim are this in this episode. They blame everything on others, have the belief that they never did anything wrong and that the universe is simply against them and even desperately want recognition for things they might not even have done. At one point, Liv thinks that everything is alright with Major as long as he still remembers her, and her only worry is that he'll forget her.
  • The Load: Liv on Hot Mess Brain. She is so painfully ditzy, forgetful, self centered and inconsiderate, she is hardly any help, outside of her visions.
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  • Present Company Excluded: Liv rants about how men are horrible, then quickly reassures Clive that of course that doesn't include him.
  • Third-Person Person: Major briefly becomes one.
    Major: Well, if Major as we know him is gonna vanish soon, he should really make some proper goodbyes to the important people in his life. Leave something behind to remember Good Old Major.
    Liv: Is Good Old Major planning on New Major being a real dick?
    Major: If only to make people appreciate Good Old Major. The guy was a sweetheart.
    Liv: I'm cool with that. As long as he doesn't speak in the third person like Good Old Major used to.
    Major: Yeah, Good Old Major was pretentious in that way.
  • This Is Going to Suck: When Liv and Clive learn about the victim's personality - and consequently what Liv is going to turn into for a while - the look they exchange is all-but shouting this.
  • Trial Balloon Question: Blaine asks Peyton if she really wouldn't mind if it turned out he'd been faking his memory loss. She says she wouldn't, but when he confesses she actually does.
  • Wham Line: Blaine confessing he feigned the true duration of his memory loss, and Peyton's response. "It's what happened to me, and what gave me the idea that I could change my life. Change who I was. Change how people viewed me." "Well it worked. You've made a fool of me."
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Liv was close to finally getting the zombie cure, and then it got stolen.


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