The CW’s iZombie Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues TV Show Review. iZombie: Season 2, Episode 4: Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues has pushed Major (Robert Buckley) far down the dark path as he continued his addiction to drugs. He didn’t go too deep but it was enough for him to get out of the woods after Liv (Rose McIver) managed to pull him out of it. Major’s story has become one of the highlights of the series so far. It has been captivating and tragic to see Major on this journey from the boy next door to a drug-addicted bad boy. But, it was also the journey back to what he once was that was intriguing after Liv got through to him.
Liv got in touch with her feelings after she devoured the brains of an aspiring country singer. As always, McIver’s comedic chops relied on a stereotypical humor, which was a bit too much but Liv was able to apply her newfound personality into her life. She was able to break through to Major using not just Lacy’s brain, but her own as well.
Liv and Peyton’s (Aly Michalka) friendship was also sweet to witness. Rose and Aly’s on-screen chemistry was fun and heartwarming as if they were friends for a long time. The reunion at the start of the episode was cheerful and emotional. McIver did a fantastic job when it comes to translating her emotions onto the screen. Liv’s speech with Major was great dialogue, but McIver was able to put just the right tone and made it bittersweet.
Peyton’s return fitted just perfectly with her announcement to crack down on the Utopium distribution. Seeing her in action really helped develop Peyton as a character since we never got to see this side of her at her workplace. Even Blaine (David Anders) entering the picture kept the pieces of the puzzle together. It was a matter of time before he would cross paths with Peyton, so seeing that unfold was inevitable.
Blaine is on the verge of reestablishing himself as the sinister businessman. He’s basically juggling different roles in order to achieve his goals. While working on a formula for the tainted Utopium, Blaine is also helping Peyton take down Stacey Boss so he can move up in the ladder and become Seattle’s next drug lord. At the same time, he also has to worry about his missing clientele, so Blaine has a lot on his plate right now. It’s amazing to see what Blaine’s been up to, seeing his interaction with his minions and playing the nice guy to the authorities.
Let’s not forget detective Clive Babineux (Malcolm Goodwin), who we got see interacting with Ravi (Rahul Kohli). The two men don’t get enough screen time with each other, but the episode pulls it off well with their weird antics. Clive even got a chance to talk with someone new, so it was nice that he was being enamored by a woman. It would be nice to see more of his personal life outside of working with Liv. Even Ravi got out of his comfort zone when he pushed Major out of his depressive state. We often see Ravi as a supportive friend, but seeing him getting through to Major showed us that Ravi isn’t going to let anyone push him around.
This week’s episode was a little ridiculous with Liv going into a full on cowgirl, but her country personality was able to help her with confronting her feelings for Major. Most of the primary cast got the equal amount of attention that they needed during the hour, making this one of the stronger episodes of the season.
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