The CW’s iZombie Max Wager TV Show Review. iZombie: Season 2, Episode 6: Max Wager is still bringing everything full circle. The show has already started overlapping the characters and their storylines, as they are all inching closer towards each other. Even though the show doesn’t move at a faster rate, just when you wait for something to happen, the show throws a curveball and makes some interesting connections. Like for this week’s episode, Major (Robert Buckley) has a new connection with Blaine (David Anders) while Peyton (Aly Michalka) has went deep into the underworld that Blaine has been a part of and helping her on the case.
One major villain we were introduced to was Stacey Boss (Eddie Jemison). We have this smooth and subtle introduction to this character who was briefly mentioned last week. After seeing him at that barbershop, you know that this guy has to be someone important. It was so clever of the show to bring Stacey into the fold and have him tied to the case of the week. His surprise entrance into Peyton’s office and his conversation with her showed that he’s a force to be reckoned with. He is clever, confident, and can be a bit crazy. We can see why this person was put in charge of the city. He’s a much darker villain than what we saw with Blaine and Clark.
The case of the week, however, wasn’t at all interesting. It was nice to see Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) going all fanboy on NBA player Calvin Owens (Rick Fox). Even with Liv (Rose McIver) consuming a gambler’s brains, it hardly affected her personality, so we got to see more of Liv, which was a nice way to change things. At least Clive didn’t suspect anything from Liv after catching her watching some basketball clips, thus answering his questions on how Liv knew so much on the sport.
Blaine went through some shocking turn of events. The arrival of his father Angus (Robert Knepper) has really made things worse for Blaine as he had taken control of his business. We also got to see Blaine at his most vulnerable state when he was talking with Liv while he was drunk. For such an evil guy who was beyond redemption, Blaine has turned into an interesting person. It gives us a better picture of why he does these bad things. You almost feel sorry for the guy whose dad just tried to scare his own son into a partnership.
As long as we are talking about Blaine’s father, he actually ended up on Major’s hit list. Major has been in this balancing act where he plays the nice boyfriend to Liv while he goes working for Max Rager. Even though he’s not killing anyone, eventually his freezer full of secrets will catch up to him. It doesn’t matter how good things are going between Liv and Major because soon it will all blow up into a million pieces. Once Liv finds out about what Major’s been doing, it’s not going to end well for them.
iZombie has been doing a superior job this season with tying all the plot points together and building up on character development. It will be fascinating to see how each of these characters will be connected with this season’s arc. With each storyline being stacked up, the show gets more and more interesting.
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