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iZombie GIF Crash Course: A Guide to the First Season

So I’ve been crushing hard on CW’s new dramedy, iZombie. I would love to have been recapping it, but Tuesday night was Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. night and you know how that goes. But, in honor of tonight’s season finale, I wanted to clue you geeks and girls who haven’t been watching in to this very layered take on the zombie trope while also giving you regular viewers what you want: GIF recaps of your favorite moments! (Caution: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!)

iZombie is based on the Chris Roberson Vertigo comic title of the same name but has some notable differences. The CW show features Liv Moore, a recently minted doctor and assistant coroner who has a devastating secret: she’s a zombie.

But she’s not menacing, I promise! Well, not all the time. See, she does need brains to survive, but she’s not out there killing people to get them. Instead, she uses her sweet work hookup to nab some brains from the bodies who pass through the morgue.

Her boss, Ravi Chakrabarti, is devastatingly handsome figured her out immediately and decided to help her continue to pass for human.

He also helped convince Detective Clive Babineaux that Liv is a psychic when, in reality, she gets flashes of memories and vicariously adopts character traits from the owners of the brains she chows down on.

Now she and Babineaux solve crimes together! Each week, Liv eats more brains and her changeable behavior is a constant source of comedy. Observe:

Stoner Liv

Drunk Radio Host Liv

Super Upbeat High School Cheerleader Liv

And on. Meanwhile, Liv’s ex-fiancee, Major Lilywhite (yes, that’s really his name!), still wants to be with her and is also really, really, ridiculously good looking. He and Ravi move in together and cultivate a most-excellent bromance.

The season really got going when Major began investigating the disappearances of several homeless teens as Liv and Clive delve into suspicious deaths surrounding energy drink manufacturers, Max Rager. Not to mention the other zombies in town! Blaine is the first one Liv meets – and he’s also the one who made her. Awkward!

Blaine has also figured out a way to make money as a zombie: he runs ill-gotten brains through his restaurant, Meat Cute. (Yeah, it’s adorably punny.) As Major investigates the missing teens, he finds a connection to Blaine’s brain courier service and checks himself into a psychological facility! I mean, finding a cooler full of brains would give me weird ideas, too.

Yes, just when you think you’ve got this show pegged, it does something wholly awesome with the characters. Like Ravi, who thought he was going to go all undead from a zombie rat bite. And Liv’s brother applying for a job at Meat Cute.

Not to mention last week’s explosive episode! Liv’s best friend and roommate, Peyton is treated to something I thought she’d be the last to see: Liv in full-on zombie mode fighting another zombie to the death in their house.

And Major discovers the existence of zombies and vows to kill ’em all.

Then he gets kidnapped!

Oh, my heart. I don’t know if I can handle tonight’s finale. I just hope Major doesn’t die. #RaJorfolyfe

Tune in to the season finale of iZombie tonight and let us know what you think! 

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