The CW’s iZombie Abra Cadaver TV Show Review. iZombie: Season 2, Episode 7: Abra Cadaver delivered on the humor thanks so some clever dialogue and impeccable timing on performance and delivery. Seeing Rose McIver and David Anders joining forces was pure entertainment, making us wonder why can’t these two work together all the time? Even though Blaine is an bad guy, his sarcastic attitude matched really well with Liv’s serious personality. Anders delivered with his cheesy one-liners and he really bounced off with Liv’s responses.
Blaine was also putting his charm on Peyton (Aly Michalka), and as crazy as that sounds, we can’t help but root for those two. Blaine has shown this softer side to him, making us believe that he’s a changed man and he would look out for those he’s close to. Even if he’s not a zombie anymore, Blaine can still project parts of himself to different people without eating people’s brains like Liv does.
Speaking of Liv, it was a blast seeing her do some magic tricks after eating a dead magician’s brains. It was fun seeing Liv channeling off of Sid’s showmanship on the case. McIver really got deep into the theatrics of playing a magician, and she does it with grace. Especially seeing Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) tolerating Liv’s antics was just as entertaining. What would’ve really worked was if Liv started questioning her mortality since the brains she ate dabbled into death. Being a dead person, it would’ve been unique to see a chance of seeing her obsessed with death. We do see Liv trying to connect with the supernatural, but the episode didn’t go any further than that. The episode really missed their chance to go into that.
Liv’s relationship with Major (Robert Buckley) is still going strong, but not without putting in some trouble ahead for this couple. With Liv investigating the missing zombie case, it’s only a matter of time before she finds out Major’s involvement. Also, it seems like Major is unsure of dating Liv due to her zombie state as he sees her in different personalities and doesn’t get to see all of the real Liv. It looks like this relationship may go down rather quickly when you see both sides of this.
The case of the week was one of the better ones this season due to the funny parodies that the episode makes on various magicians. One perfect example was Smoak and Meers, who were pure imitations of the famous magician duo Penn and Teller. Their time on screen was hilarious and totally stole the show. It was obvious who the killer was when you see the episode. The makeup department could’ve done a better job to conceal Meers’ true identity to the public so it would’ve been difficult to know if that person was really the culprit.
The other mystery was the missing zombies, which Liv and Blaine started investigating together. McIver and Anders put on a brilliant performance, acting as if they were cops on a case when they were on a stake out at Bozzio’s residence. What would’ve been nice is if we had a follow up to what had happened during last week’s episode because there was a lot going on that wasn’t addressed during this installment. With Blaine, he has been through so much since his father took over his business and has just gone missing. Something like that could’ve carried on to the next episode, but that is something that the show sometimes doesn’t excel at.
‘Abra Cadaver’ didn’t do much as to moving the plot forward, but it was filled with funny lines, comedy, and some great moments from Blaine and Liv. Even though part of the episode had nothing to do with this season’s arc, it was nice that the show put that on pause for a while and still also put some emphasis on the missing zombie case by putting Blaine and Liv on it.
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