iZombie: Some Like It Hot Mess Review
The CW’s iZombie: Season 3, Episode 6: ‘Some Like It Hot Mess’ gave us some answers and an alarming revelation after Major (Robert Buckley) takes the cure. At first, we all thought that Blaine’s (David Anders) memory loss was permanent due to the side effects of taking the cure. As it turned out, he only lost his memory temporarily, which means that he was lying the whole time that the cure didn’t fully work. It was a surprising revelation that erased all the good that Blaine has done, but it makes us wonder what his motives actually are if he has been deceiving everyone the whole time.
Now we have to think about what this means for Blaine going forward. At least we know that Blaine hasn’t completely changed since the first time we saw him, so he hasn’t been justified for the crimes he committed. However, that doesn’t mean that Blaine can’t act human, but it does change a lot of things after exposing his ruse. Hopefully the show can find a way to keep this development going in the long run so that it doesn’t seem like Blaine will be getting away with his crimes. After having Peyton (Aly Michalka) find out about Blaine’s lies, it will be interesting to see how this all goes down. Perhaps things will go smoothly between Peyton and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) but it may take some time for them to go back to how the way things were after how Ravi left things with her.
We did have get to dig deep into Major’s past when he traveled to visit his mother. Having Major disappear did have us believe that he was slowly losing his memories, but that wasn’t the case. All he was trying to do was to make amends with his mother after his parents were divorced. His family did come up in one of the earlier seasons, so it was nice that the writers got to revisit that in the episode even though it was strange that neither Liv (Rose McIver) nor Major ever mentioned it had something to do with his mother.
The brain of the week really made the episode enjoyable to watch. Rose McIver pretty much impresses us with every change her character goes through, with this one being careless and destructive. Even though there’s so much more that Liv has left to show us, it’s inevitable that Liv would want to go back to being human once the cure was made, if it was available. What we ended up seeing at the end of hour left us with some questions on who took the cure. We save Blaine messing with some chemicals, so perhaps he’s up to something pretty bad. Whoever took the cure, it will definitely find itself back into the fold with our main characters.
Another thing to note is that the episode tied back to last week’s case with the dominatrix. With most of the cases on iZombie, they always end up being self-contained or tied to the main plot. By managing to combine the two, as we see here, was a cool alternative, especially for a show that balances procedurals and serialized storytelling.
This week’s episode of iZombie didn’t completely tie into the storyline with Filmore Graves, but the latest development with Blaine was a huge payoff regarding the overall story and the characters that tie into this. There are some good directions that this can play out. Regarding Liv, she now has another journey to take as she tries to find out what happened to the cure.
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