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iZombie recap: Love & Basketball

Major gets his life together just in time for Clive to be handed a human brain.

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TV Show
Crime, Drama, Horror
run date:
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli
The CW
Current Status:
In Season

Well, if I ever have to store a human brain, this show has taught me that tupperware is the way to go.

Okay, before we get started, let me address the fact that I’m not your regular recapper, Danielle Nussbaum. I am merely a temporary substitute, but unlike Clive, I’m not new to this zombie world. So let’s recap this!

We pick up right where we left off, with Major and Liv making up for lost time with a hot makeout session that stops only when she panics that she could be — once again — turning him into a zombie. And nothing will kill a makeout like asking someone if they have open sores in their mouth. So with that, they agree to go the Pretty Woman no-kissing-on-the-mouth route. Well, that’s what Major agrees to, but Liv takes things a step further: For now, they can only be friends. (Yeah, Vivian and Edward were never “friends.”)

So with her relationship on the back burner, Liv heads off to handle the case of the week: The murder of a security guard/basketball coach who, as Ravi puts it, was “shot through the heart … and who’s to blame.”

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You all know what this means: This week, Liv is 70 percent basketball coach and 30 percent her normal self, which means she says things like “clear eyes, full stomachs, can’t lose.” But when the coach’s athletes show up with a lead — the abusive father of one of their former teammates — Liv and Clive go check it out.

Sadly, the jerk ends up having a legit alibi, but when Liv gets a vision of him beating his son, Clive pays the father a visit on his off-hours. Turns out, Clive’s got a bit of a temper when it comes to child abuse, and he makes sure this guy never lays a hand on his kid again. (Is this moment pointing to something specific for Clive? Have we ever loved him more?)

NEXT: Major shaves! (and other important stuff)