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TV Review: IZOMBIE: Season 2, Episode 19: Salivation Army [The CW]

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The CW’s iZombie Salivation Army TV Show Review. iZombie: Season 2, Episode 19: Salivation Army managed to deliver a strong and action-packed season finale. Things were taken up a notch from last year’s finale as Liv (Rose McIver), Major (Robert Buckley), and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) took part in a full-fledged zombie attack at the Max Rager HQ. All season long, the show’s been building Max Rager as this recurring villainous corporation and it has all culminated to this showdown with the CEO Vaughn Du Clark (Steven Weber).

The show managed to get a bit gory with the zombies feeding on the partygoers, especially eating the brains of special guest Rob Thomas. But with that aside, it was a nice battle sequence as our three heroes are left to fend for themselves when they are surrounded by the undead. Liv even suggested to Clive that she scratch him to keep him safe from the zombies. Luckily, Vaughn’s investor Vivian (Andrea Savage) and her military group saved them in the nick of time.

We will certainly miss having Steven Weber on the show, mainly due to the fact that he played a great villain for the series. He had a fitting end for a notorious CEO as we heard the screams of him getting devoured by his undead employees and his own daughter Rita (Leanne Lapp). It was made pretty clear how this would all end for the villain, as we’ve seen how diabolical he is and terrible of a father he was, only looking out for himself. Major did give him a fighting chance by leaving him in the elevator with an axe in hand.

The episode also ended up cutting the lives of Rita and Drake (Greg Finley) pretty short, who were already taken over by their zombie natures. Rita could’ve been a great enemy to Liv for the next season since she’s also a zombie now. It was good to see the dreadful course she undertook, especially knowing that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to her legacy with her father. It was great seeing she got her payback from her father for turning her into zombie in the first place.

We didn’t get closure with the storyline with Mr. Boss (Eddie Jemison) and his drug empire, so instead that will be part of what may be the third season. Since he did have his men kidnap Peyton (Aly Michalka), we are guessing that he will be a big threat for Liv, her friends, and Blaine (David Anders) when the show returns next year. We did kind of spot a possible love triangle going on between Peyton, Blaine, and Ravi (Rahul Kohli), so it will be interesting how this all plays out. It was cool to see Ravi take initiative in helping Blaine take out Boss’ goons, but also sad that Blaine ended up saving Peyton instead of him.

The episode ended with a big cliffhanger as we soon discover that Vivian and her military group are all actually zombies looking to bring in a new world order. Vivian declared that Seattle is the new homeland for their kind and she wants Liv to join them. It was a nice way to end the season, and we hope to get those answers when season three begins. This will definitely change the game for Liv and her friends as we focus on Vivian’s agenda and if she plans to have an all out war between the zombies and the humans.

The second season of iZombie ended on a high note with a full-on zombie attack, while we are teased with a new player for Liv to go against in the third season. Whether the news of the zombie outbreak has already spread will be the question going into the next season, so it will be a good for the show to explore that a little more. This gives us more to look forward to next year, as even more outbreaks may occur in the future, and people like Clive start becoming aware of their existence. As fans await the return of iZombie, this will leave them hungry for more.

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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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