The CW’s iZombie Physician, Heal Thy Selfie TV Show Review. iZombie: Season 2, Episode 12: Physician, Heal Thy Selfie had most of their supporting characters doing something heroic, which was part of what the episode focused on. We have Major (Robert Buckley) risking his life to save an undead man from Max Rager’s kill list and Peyton (Aly Michalka) trying to take down drug lord Stacey Boss (Eddie Jemison). We also got Liv (Rose McIver) whose trying to find out her complicated love life. The show has done well trying to balance humor and drama as the show’s second season starts to bring pieces of the overall arc together.
During this week’s episode, Liv faced with the challenge of not using her visions to solve a case, which was a change from where Liv would eat the victim’s brains and gain their memories and embody their personality. The reason behind that is this week’s case literally had some missing heads. Don’t worry though; Liv still had some brains to chow down on from an already dead crash victim who also happens to be a social media freak. Liv got to tackle the struggles of modern day technology as she started posting and tweeting on her social media profiles. It was entertaining to see Liv going into a social media frenzy, annoying most of her co-workers and friends.
These murders were connected with two major storylines, one with Mr. Boss and the other dealing with the Chaos Killer murders by Major. Speaking of Major, he had a major dilemma with Max Rager CEO Vaughn Du Clark (Steven Weber) when he finds out that Major had let someone from the zombie hit list free. This caused Vaughn to give Major an ultimatum: Either kill him or Vaughn will end up killing an innocent troll from one of his forums trashing his company. Major was put in a tough spot, but he managed to fool Vaughn and keep his morality in check. We have seen Major grow from this small role into a major player as he becomes more embroiled in the world of zombies.
Peyton also saw some big changes as her case against Stacey Boss goes to a head. After discovering who her consultant Blaine (David Anders) really is, she has a hard time accepting the truth and wants to resign as an assistant district attorney. However, the Mayor of Seattle now wants her to stay on the case, which may worry Liv. Liv warned her about Blaine and the whole world of trouble that’s coming to her, growing concerned for her safety. Peyton is risking her life doing the right thing, but will it be the right call? Even Ravi (Rahul Kohli) is worried for Peyton, and this may be the first time that the two ever got to talk since their break up. It seems that Ravi still cares a lot for Peyton and her wellbeing.
Going back to Liv, her new relationship with Drake (Greg Finley) has gotten her mixed with some bad stuff going on with him and his work with Blaine. Despite him working for her enemy, Liv sees that Drake is only trying to take care of his mother and isn’t such a bad guy. But with his criminal background, Drake could be just as dangerous as the guys in prison. It’s not entirely clear at this point what he is, but we do know that his boss Blaine has become a new player in the drug scene. This will have him going against Stacey Boss in the Utopium drug war. Plus we have Dale Bozzio (Jessica Harmon) and Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) digging deep into the case, which may cause some complications with all the characters.
This week’s episode has just started setting the stage for what may be a big finale for the second season. iZombie definitely knows how to raise the stakes and pull everyone together into one big piece of the puzzle. All of these characters are now part of what’s becoming a battle between Boss, Blaine, and the police force with Max Rager and Vaughn right in the center of it all. It’s too early to know how this all turns out over in the next few episodes, but ‘Physician, Heal Thy Selfie’ was a great way to start setting the final showdown.
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