#iZombie S3 Ep 4 'Wag the Tongue Slowly" Recap/Review with Spoilers

We join Ravi and Blaine in the lab where Ravi is looking depressed as usual and as drunk as usual, which seems to have become the norm now ever since Peyton broke his tender little nerd heart. Blaine is getting an exam from Ravi; he's essentially has become Ravi's new reluctant science experiment. Ravi tells Blaine that none of his old memories are returning after taking Ravi’s new serum, (remember, “nice Blaine,” volunteered to be the guinea pig for this project). All to atone for his past which he ascertained was not the noblest!

Liv drops by to give a heavily hungover Ravi a play by play of his behavior with Peyton.

As Ravi begs her not to discuss his fillies, Liv gives him the what four!

Liv: “First you tell Peyton that you’re in love with her leaving her confused and speechless. Then you take home your old boss for a drunken balk*(?) and when Peyton shows up to say that she’s ready to take a chance on Pavi or Rayton or whatever it is you two would call yourselves you kiss her. While your latest conquest is in the next room. Not good!”
Ravi: “I know.”
Liv: “Also I believe God is a woman, so you’re really screwed.”

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Team Z is about to get a new case us we observe a normal woman in an office setting. In fact! She seems to be the office gossip! (Of course, most of us are starting to look forward to gossipy Liv brains)!

Cheryl, the office gossip is spreading tales around to anyone who will listen when a fire alarm goes off-Cheryl is not worried and reluctantly drags her butt up leaving behind her yogurt. Two girls, who are also ignoring the fire alarm in the bathroom when they suddenly see Cheryl’s feet under the stall. The panic knowing everything they just said will not take much time to get around. But neither the feet nor Cheryl is responding.

Back at the lab, the gang examines Cheryl’s body. Ravi points out that the yogurt she was eating was laced with Utopian and she took antidepressants. The theory is someone laced her yogurt with the U. Clive runs off to investigate, and Liv makes some brainy chili.

Back at bromance land, Ravi and Major are bonding over Major’s anxiety about deploying with the Zombie Army, and Ravi is still just drowning his sorrows over the now defunct Reyton.

Major has one of his cough attacks, and Ravi lovingly tells him, “it’s time.” They ring Liv to tell her to bring the cure doses. After she arrives, you can tell Ms. Gossip Brains is in full swing. WOO HOO!

“What’s up with you? You look like the zombie who just ate the canary’s brains?” – Ravi

Speaking off… Peyton is working late at the office, and Blaine pays her a visit. (We still don’t know if Ravi’s memory serum is working or if and when it might be but I suspect Blaine will keep everyone is the dark about it if it does occur.)

The reason for Blaine’s surprise visit? A romantic invitation for a weekend getaway! You blew it hard Ravi! Tough one though, Blaine is quite irresistible!

Back at the station, Clive tries to keep Liv focused on their latest zombie murder case, but her mind is in gossip mode. The interrogations of Cheryl’s coworker begin, and we ascertain how merciless her gossip problem really was.

Back in boy’s town, Ravi’s depression carries on, and he continues to rant about Blaine just as Major receives a text from him. It seems Blaine has some information to help Major on his ongoing quest for Natalie. Ravi reluctantly agrees to get off the couch and help Major.

Back at the station Clive and Liv continue to interrogate Cheryl’s co-workers. The latest, they discover could have a motive for spiking the drink. She formerly worked as a Porn Star, and once Cheryl found out she emailed her film list to everyone in the office. NOT COOL CHERYL!

Ravi and Major are on a stake out that might lead them to Natalie.

Meanwhile, two sleepovers are taking places: Ravi and Major outside of the home of the Natalie connection; and Blaine couching it with Liv and Peyton. It turns out Blaine wasn’t asking Peyton on a romantic getaway-he just needed a babysitter to watch him in case he dies from the new serum. Sleep tight Team Z!

Major and Ravi chase down their lead but are interrupted by a scary large dude with a pistol, who stops them by just standing in the road by the way…. he ain’t afraid of nuttin’! After he kicks the crap out of Major I start to realize he works for the guy who may know where Natalie is. For the life of me, I cannot remember what Natalie used to do for a living, but I do remember Major stopped her from killing herself so obviously, it’s time for a rewatch!

Come to find out while Major is getting the snot beat out of him he slipped a GPS tracking device is his clothing. How very 24 of him! Ravi is none too pleased about this whole Natalie situation.

Although Major promises he will stay out of the danger, we see him the next day staking out a building presumably found by the tracker.

Back at the lab, Liv is trying her best to gossip about Bleyton to Ravi but he is all business. Clive shows up to dispute a suspect alibi and gives liv another binder of calls to listen too. Listening in on other people’s phone calls is like twenty birthdays presents for Liv on gossip brains. Liv and Clive spend some time listening to said calls and they come across a strange one and an unusual text sent right before the fire drill when Cheryl was eating the tainted yogurt.

They bring one of the suspects in for questioning. She tries to explain away the unusual text, which was a bunch of exclamation points, as something her and her co-worker do when something funny happens. But there is no record of them doing it before so HONK sorry lady! So, they bring in Jim to ask about the case of the exclamation point. His answer is brilliant; BUTT DIAL!

Liv is back at the lab on the phone with Clive. He is treating it as an investigation convo, her more like a thirteen-year-old girls gossip fest. Clive can’t seem to figure out how the suspects Jim and Vicky (always seems to take me half the episode to learn some of the people’s names; I blame old age). Could have spike Cheryl’s yogurt with Utopian and still been able to be the first to leave the building. Just like that, Liv has a vision of Cheryl showing someone a video of the earlier suspect in a porno. She hangs up and sends mopey Ravi out to find the porn. I miss funny, witty Ravi! Come back!

The funeral home takes us to Peyton lying in one of Blaine’s coffins. Things are definitely looking up for Bleyton shippers.

Blaine is worried about his memories coming back and reverting to his old self. Back at the apartment, Liv reminds Peyton that even though she may not want him to get them back; him doing so will be good for her and Major and not to lose sight of the big picture.

Back at the lab things have been looking up for Ravi as part of his research on the “gossip girl” case had him viewing porn all night. A voice comparison from the porn is extremely similar to one of the prank calls received by Cheryl. Ravi gets excited about the prospect of having Rhonda (former porn star) the suspect come back for an interview! Nice to see my Ravi smile!

Back at the station Clive and Liv continue to interrogate Cheryl’s co-workers. The latest, they discover could have a motive for spiking the drink. She formerly worked as a Porn Star, and once Cheryl found out she emailed her film list to everyone in the office. NOT COOL CHERYL!

Ravi and Major are on a stake out that might lead them to Natalie.

Meanwhile, two sleepovers are taking places: Ravi and Major outside of the home of the Natalie connection; and Blaine couching it with Liv and Peyton. It turns out Blaine wasn’t asking Peyton on a romantic getaway he just needed a babysitter to watch him in case he dies from the new serum. Sleep tight Team Z!

Major and Ravi chase down their lead but are interrupted by a scary large dude with a pistol, who stops them by just standing in the road by the way…. he ain’t afraid of nutting! After he kicks the crap out of Major, I start to realize he works for the guy who may know where Natalie is. For the life of me, I cannot remember what Natalie used to do for a living, but I do remember Major stopped her from killing herself so obviously, it’s time for a rewatch!

Come to find out while Major is getting the snot beat out of him he slipped a GPS tracking device is his clothing. How very 24 of him! Ravi is none too pleased about this whole Natalie situation.

Although Major promises he will stay out of danger, we see him the next day staking out a building presumably found by the tracker.

Back at the lab, Liv is trying her best to gossip about Bleyton to Ravi, but he is all business. Clive shows up to dispute a suspect alibi and gives Liv another binder of calls to listen too. Listening in on other people’s phone calls is like twenty birthdays presents for Liv on gossip brains. Liv and Clive spend some time listening to said calls and they come across a strange one, and an important text sent right before the fire drill when Cheryl was eating the tainted yogurt.

They bring one of the suspects in for questioning. She tries to explain away the unusual text, which was a bunch of exclamation points, like something her and her co-worker do when something funny happens. But there is no record of them doing it before so HONK sorry lady! So, they bring in Jim to ask about the case of the exclamation point. His answer is brilliant; BUTT DIAL!

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Liv is back at the lab on the phone with Clive. He is treating it as an investigation convo, her more like a thirteen-year-old girl gossip fest. Clive can’t seem to figure out how the suspects Jim and Vicky (always seems to take me half the episode to learn some of the people’s names; I blame old age). Could have spike Cheryl’s yogurt with Utopian and still been able to be the first to leave the building. Just like that, Liv has a vision of Cheryl showing someone a video of the earlier suspect in a porno. She hangs up and sends mopey Ravi out to find the porn. I miss witty Ravi! Come back!

The funeral home takes us to Peyton lying in one of Blaine’s coffins. Things are looking up for Bleyton shippers. Blaine is worried about his memories coming back and reverting to his old self. Back at the apartment, Liv reminds Peyton that even though she may not want him to get them back; him doing so will be good for her and Major and not to lose sight of the big picture.

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Back at the lab things have been looking up for Ravi as part of his research on the “gossip girl” case had him viewing porn all night. A voice comparison from the porn is extremely similar to one of the prank calls received by Cheryl. Ravi gets excited about the prospect of having Rhonda (former porn star) the suspect come back for an interview! Nice to see my Ravi smile!

As luck would have it, Rhonda does come in for more questioning, and Clive breaks out a blueprint to explains his theories. They all has alibis, so something is amiss. He has finally figured out exactly how the prank went down and he takes suspects Vicky, Jim, and Rhonda on a little back in time adventure.

 Cheryl went to her desk with the yougurt….

 Jim sends the !!! text to Vicky to pull the fire alarm…..

Where Cheryl leaves the yogurt on her desk to exit the building.

 Meanwhile, Jim and Vicky are in the bathroom waiting for the coast to clear….

 So Jim can slip the Utopia in Cheryl’s yogurt…

 All are hoping to send her on a little trip to make her the butt of office gossip for once. They all admit to wanting to give her payback. Case Closed!

Major is once again on a stakeout and his lucks turns! He spots Natalie on a balcony!

He flees security and is so smart he finds her exact room. She is shocked to see him but before security grabs him and pulls him into her room.

Natalie wants to leave, but she doesn’t feel it is safe too. She promises Major she will figure a way out of the situation someday. Just then the thugs that keep her hostage pull up, and she tells Major he must leave. Before he does, He pulls out a syringe of the cure and offers it to her. He explains the memory setback, and she seems reluctant and asks him to leave.

Back on couch de’ Bleyton, both realize this could be the last night Blaine will be the Blaine she loves so she needs to take advantage of the situation. (cue porn music). This seems to be a porny type show tonight.

The makeout starts happening, but Blaine pulls a girl move.

“Do you think maybe we should wait?” -Blaine

Peyton agrees. Because if he dies, she will be too sad. Or if he wakes up evil she will want to shower multiple times…smart thinking.

A montage leaves us with Blaine back at zombie army training thinking about Natalie and Liv reading the zombie hate message boards. One catches her eye, so she brings it to Clive. The post leads him to a gun site with a zombie apocalypse gun special.

Back on the Bleyton couch, it seems as if Blaine memories haven't come back in the morning which is not good for Liv and Major but it does have one positive outcome…

 Liv and Clive visit the gun place where the special is happening. The owner is a lovely racist who makes a crack about the way Clive smells and stands is solidarity with Liv’s look-“Right on, white power!” Gross. It turns out the store owner is quite the zombie hater. He is convinced his brother had a photo of him but was buried with it when he was killed by a zombie. As Clive and Liv are leaving he shouts out that is he ever sees a zombie he will kill them, and they can’t do anything about it because you can’t murder what isn’t alive. Umm..he does have a point.