The CW’s iZombie Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind TV Show Review. iZombie: Season 2, Episode 14: Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind proved to be another enjoyable episode that expanded Rose McIver’s palette of different personalities that she portrays on screen and did wonders. Even though the case had nothing to do with the main storyline of the season, it did involve one of the main characters, Ravi (Rahul Kohli) who witnessed the murder take place.
There were so many great moments from Liv that showed her positive side after devouring the brains of a murdered coffee shop owner. Her attempts at spreading joy from anywhere she went was entertaining to watch. Those positive moments were so hilarious on screen, thus proving how much of a talent McIver can be whether she plays a serious person or a happy-go-lucky type of gal.
Figuring out that the main culprit was the owner’s daughter Cher (Kacey Rohl) was a no brainer, but the case turned out to be more complicated than it appeared to be. It turned out that she got her fake French boyfriend Gilbert to pull off the crime, but in a sudden twist, she gets away with it and ends ups gaining her freedom and the money from selling her mother’s shop to her rival. It’s great that the show managed to show that not all the cases end up catching the culprit.
In the middle of all this, we got to learn more about Drake (Greg Finley) because we find out that he’s actually an informant for the cops. Similar to Major (Robert Buckley) who worked for the Feds once, it does explain much of Drake’s actions lately. It was great to see another Veronica Mars alum, Enrico Colantoni appear on the show as Drake’s handler Detective Lou Benedetto. It felt like he was right at home with this role since he also played a detective on the other show. This new development with Drake should be interesting to see as the season enters it’s final couple of episodes and how it may affect his relationship with Liv.
Another big development was with Stacey Boss (Eddie Jemison) as he discovered how much of a liability Blaine (David Anders) has become. After knowing that Blaine had the cops in his pocket, Boss had no choice but to eliminate his competition. Little does he know that Blaine has reanimated into a zombie since the cure he was injected with was only temporary. Anders pulled off that death scene with charm, as Blaine gave a funny remark to Boss before getting his throat sliced. It was even better when it was revealed that Boss’ henchman Candy was also a zombie himself.
The reveals don’t stop there, as Liv found out that her roommate Gilda (Leanne Lapp) was in fact the girl that Major was seeing under the name Rita. It was such an awkward moment when Gilda came at the wrong moment when Major was there with Liv and she didn’t get to introduce them after so long. But it didn’t end there because right after Major called Gilda by her other name, Liv put the pieces together and gave Gilda one big punch that slams her head into the wall. Liv does not mess around when it comes to betrayal.
This week’s episode went through all the rounds with one big reveal after another. The episode was also really funny with the brain-of-the-week while putting in some developments for the many subplots. iZombie managed to figure out what works in the story and pulls through with a balance of humor and drama.
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