iZombie, S2 E12- Physician, Heal Thy Selfie

iZombie S2E12- “Physician, Heal Thy Selfie”
iZombie S2E12- “Physician, Heal Thy Selfie”

L: “What kind of person doesn’t use Twitter or Facebook?”
R: “Only a lunatic. How else would he disseminate inspirational quotes and latte art?”

Social media: it’s the way we connect with old friends, share our lives, or try to get the attention of your favorite celebrity (hi Rose McIver!). But social media can consume you with the insane amounts of hashtags and feeling the need to take a photo 24/7. That’s what our Liv endures, and it’s completely accidental. Now I’m wondering: if a zombie went out and didn’t take any photos, did they really go out?

Hungry from refusing to eat anymore of “erotica librarian” brain (afraid it’ll do more harm than good), Liv’s all too eager to munch on their current case’s brain. One small problem with that: all three of the victims don’t have their heads. I smell a zombie at work. Well besides Liv, who actually is at work. This is where social media lover comes into play. She’s actually kind of perfect. She wasn’t killed in any murderous way, and with no relation to the case, Liv figures out the case vision free!

iZombie S2E12- “Physician, Heal Thy Selfie”

“I’m about to go on full-on zombie mode if I don’t get to my phone soon and check my social media accounts!”

This was actually the type of brain I’ve been dying for Liv to devour. I love spending hours online looking at profiles, videos, and posts as much as the next young person, but you gotta admit how closed off people can get over it. Take Liv, who posts food selfies (#brainfood), actual selfies, and a video of her opening a box that 100-something people watched!

What I also loved about this episode: the insane amount of Peyton scenes! Not wanting to get involved with Blaine or be the next murder victim, she resigns from her case. This now finds her spending a lot of late nights playing various drinking games with Ravi. Poor chap has a splitting hangover for the majority of the episode. Yet he keeps drinking/spending time with Peyton because he knows how much she needs him. Peyton’s already confessed that she would turn Ravi into a member of the un-dead if that was her fate. True love right there.

What’s not true love is Blaine and Peyton’s “relationship”. He walks into Peyton’s office probably expecting another hookup to find a brand new Peyton in front of him. A Peyton that knows about the true Blaine and isn’t there for any of Blaine’s sweet talk. He actually seems hurt by this. “I’m trying to wash away some sins here,” he says. It isn’t until he notices the heaps of hot sauce and Liv walking in does he get Pey knows about Team Z. Quit trying to make Team Z happen, it’s not going to happen!

This isn’t the end of Peyton’s story arc. The mayor convinces her to continue working on the case, and she has moved back into her own place (to Ravi’s disappointment). Does anyone still want Paine to be a thing? I’m just curious. For me it’s like Blaine’s use of Team Z; it’s not going to happen. We’ll see, I guess.

iZombie S2E12- “Physician, Heal Thy Selfie”

“Me? The chaos killer? No! Okay, who told you?”

As for the case of the week, it’s the start of something even bigger. The three headless victims were Mr. Boss’ henchmen. Thinking he was responsible, Liv and Clive go to investigate. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think he would kill his own nephew. No, who did do the deed was Peyton’s boss lawyer, DA Baracus. This is the same zombie that Major spared because he has a heart. That’s what you get, guys, when you go after a zombie. Since then, the poor DA Baracus has been hiding within his secluded cabin. Upon finding the heads in the fridge, Liv visits him to get his side of the story. Hearing about the headless victims case, Max Rager’s Vaughn Du Clark isn’t too happy Major skipped a zombie. As punishment, how about he kills Max Rager haters until Major does the deed? This leads Major to visit Baracus and give him the 411 on his freezing zombies technique. The world now thinks he’s killed himself, case closed. Let’s just hope no one finds out about Major’s involvement.

Next recap: Everybody tells a white lie here and there. But the next brain Liv is on tells some pretty big whoppers.

iZombie airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.