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TV Review: IZOMBIE: Season 2, Episode 11: Fifty Shades of Grey Matter [The CW]

Rose McIver Aly Michalka Fifty Shades of Grey Matter

The CW’s iZombie Fifty Shades of Grey Matter TV Show Review. iZombie: Season 2, Episode 11: Fifty Shades of Grey Matter had a nice chance of pace from the last big game-changing episode. This week’s installment had some sexy fun with Liv (Rose McIver) after she eats the brains of a librarian who writes erotica novels. It definitely brought in a lot of Liv’s sexual desires, which was fun to see on screen. The episode also benefited from the voice work of Kristen Bell, who did a superb job delivering those dirty lines from the audio book. The rest of the episode had some big developments for the rest of our characters as everything was slowly coming together with the plot of Max Rager and the Chaos Killer.

Rose McIver continues to amaze us in every scene as she went into full erotica mode with this new personality. Her dirty responses were spot on, as the show poked fun at erotica literature. She also hooked up with a new zombie, Drake (Greg Finley) one of Blaine’s (David Anders) goons. The chemistry they show on screen works with the personality that Liv is inhabiting at the moment. It’s nice that Liv managed to move on from Major (Robert Buckley), but it was perhaps a bit too soon. But then again, brains from other people don’t usually turn off on zombies, making it rather difficult to ignore what goes inside Liv’s head.

Some minor characters on the show often get underutilized, which didn’t happen this week with FBI agent Dale BOzzio (Jessica Harmon). She slowly became part of the series with her tough attitude and great dynamic with Clive (Malcolm Goodwin). She has become an interesting character to invest in, now that she has started to uncover some layers between the Meat Cute massacre and the Chaos Killer. Both Clive and Dale are zeroing in on the Chaos Killer, which spells trouble for Major as he continues down the dangerous path.

Speaking of Major, he is in a situation that he can’t dig himself out of. It’s only a matter of time before the police catch him. It was heartbreaking that Major had to give up the puppy that he and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) helped nurture. Major is turning from this nice guy to a criminal all in two seasons. He has already crossed a line that he can’t come out from. The question remains, will his friends bail him out when the time comes?

Another character who crossed a line was Peyton (Aly Michalka). Peyton also went through a change from becoming this minor character into someone who has become an integral part of the plot. All she wants to do is make a difference as a young attorney, but after sleeping with Blaine, Peyton’s world came tumbling down. Blaine has pretty much crossed paths with all these characters. It was hard to believe that Peyton wasn’t at least a little bit suspicious with Blaine due to his appearance. Having slept with Blaine was something that we can probably see coming, but it was unbelievable as to how she learned so much about what kind of a person Blaine is. The episode did a wonderful job putting that together for Peyton. We feel so sorry for her after hearing the truth from her best friend Liv. Now Peyton has a choice to make, whether to keep Blaine on as an informant or cut ties with him and risk her career.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey Matter’ was an entertaining episode where we got to see Liv’s sensual side and gave us some funny moments. This was also good for the many big reveals that happened with some of our characters, particularly Major and Peyton. Blaine has pretty much become the connection between everyone on this show, so it is going to be interesting how all this gets pieced together once the police investigate the massacre last season and the wealthy killings.

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About the author

Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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