We’re only a week out from the iZombiefinale, and we don’t know about you all, but we here at The TV Junkies are already clamoring for more!
By the end of this season, we’d seen our heroine’s entire world turned upside down in more ways than one. Liv’s best friend/roomie discovered her undead nature and vanished to parts unknown. Her ex-fiancé Major also uncovered the truth (or rather, was blabbed to by a vengeful Blaine), then died, then resurrected as a zombie thanks to Liv’s unwanted assistance, then was given a dose of the beta-cure that Ravi cooked up (the long-term effects of which are still unknown). Liv used the other half of that same beta-cure on Blaine, rendering him human and (temporarily? kinda?) powerless (but, fortunately, now able to eat burritos!)
Whew. That was a lot to swallow. Fortunately (and unfortunately), we have the summer to digest and mull over all that, and to muse on what we want to see more of and none of in Season 2. Here are a few of our musts and must-nots.
At this point, Clive is the only major character who isn’t in on Liv’s secret. Which is absolutely insane given that he seems to spend more time with her than anyone (besides Ravi, of course). We caught a glimpse of Clive’s history in “Liv and Let Clive,” but beyond that we know basically zilch about Detective Babineaux (other than his ability to give amazing pep talks). We’ve gotten a good amount of Liv’s, Major’s, Ravi’s, and even mostly absent Peyton’s personal lives—it’s definitely about time to turn the spotlight on Clive.
More Bad Blaine (Let’s Not Neuter Him Yet, Please!)
In the season finale, Liv did the worst thing she could possibly have done to Blaine (besides killing him)—she cured him, leaving him an apparently-powerless human. Plus, Major killed all of Blaine’s lackeys in a spectacular and amazingly scored blaze of glory. What’s left for him to do? My best guess is that Blaine will spend the majority of Season 2 trying to deal with being human, dealing with whatever the side effects of that beta-cure end up being, and attempting to become a zombie again. Here’s hoping that he just doesn’t lose any of that badass, sarcastic swagger in the new season.
New Love for Liv
This is definitely not to imply that we’re in any way over Lowell yet! Liv’s relationship with Lowell was, by and large, uncomplicated, fun, and sexy. The episodes when they were together were lighter than the rest of the occasionally bleak first season. We’re sure it will take Liv a good chunk of time to get over Lowell’s absolutely tragic demise, but we’re betting on a new love interest showing up sometime within the first half of the season. But, please, no reunion with Major right now. It would be way too unbelievable, given everything that happened between them in the finale, and they both need to move on and grow as people(/zombies)—at least for now.
We love Major and Ravi’s bromance! Their fast and quippy little friendship was one of the unexpected joys of this season, and any time spent around Ravi improved Major’s likability score immensely. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley are two very attractive guys who play off of each other wonderfully and apparentlyhave a real-lifebromancebrewing too! Here’s hoping that after Major’s brief foray into zombiehood, and him probably finding out that Ravi knew Liv’s secret all along and didn’t tell him, their friendship isn’t too badly affected.
Bring Back Peyton!
(And, for bonus points, actually do something with her.)
Peyton was, to put it lightly, a super inconsistent character this season. She was there, she was gone, she was in a semi-serious relationship with Ravi for like a half a second, and then she was gone again. Apparently, before Aly Michalka was recast as Peyton, the role was intended to be a series regular character, but that was thrown out and the role was bumped down to recurring. So that sort of explains the in-and-out nature of the character. Our fingers are crossed that, in the second season, they finally figure out exactly what they want to do with Peyton—ideally integrating her into the show and bumping her up to regular status, or, at worst, just scrapping the character. Especially now that she knows Liv’s secret, it’s odd to have her half there and half… not.
A Makeover for Liv
We’re not denying that Liv’s the hottest zombie in Seattle. But for most of this season she did have a tendency to look a bit ragged… the choppy hair and heavy eyeliner look has gotten bit stale. Besides, Liv changes personalities week to week—who’s to say that one of Season 2’s personalities can’t come with an impulsive drastic makeover?
New Zealander Brain Noms
New Zealand-born Rose McIver has definitely displayed a mastery of the American accent, but it could definitely be a fun little one-off to have Liv inherit the “trait” of her natural cadence. Plus her real voice is completely adorable!
More Zombie Mythology / Other Supernatural Species
Now don’t get us wrong, we definitely do not want the show to go all second half of True Blood on us. But the iZombie source comics have a fairly expanded universe and mythology, and a plethora of supernatural species. It would definitely be neat to see other not-entirely-humans across the whole spectrum of the supernatural.
What are your wants and want-nots for Season 2 of iZombie? And how are you passing the time until the zombie dramedy returns this fall? Sound off below!
iZombie will return in the fall, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW and on Shomi in Canada. The entire first season is currently available for streaming on Shomi.
Caralynn is a freelance entertainment writer. She also writes about all things television for TV Fanatic, Tell-Tale TV, HelloGiggles, and New York Observer. In her spare time, when she's not writing about TV, she's tweeting about it over at @caralynn_marie.