Ravi’s Google alert for “Seattle zombie” has done what few of my Google alerts ever do: yielded usable results! A couple of kids have flaunted every cold open trope ever and managed to not get killed after stumbling across a zombie late at night in a deserted industrial area. Ravi sees their pics and convinces Liv that they need to investigate.
But first, it’s a couple hours past lunchtime for Liv. The newest addition to Café Morgue is Marvin Webster, a seemingly mild-mannered hit-and-run victim. Suburban husband on Wheat Thins doesn’t compare to last week’s pizza rolls, but it seems to work for Liv.
Back at the house, Peyton has Liv help her prep for the trial that could launch her career. Wally Walker, a tech genius, was murdered by a homeless drifter, whom Peyton is now prosecuting. While Liv is helping her bestie prep her cross, she flashes on Walker’s actual death. The drifter didn’t kill Walker; Marvin Webster did.
When Liv takes the intel to Clive, he’s not exactly willing to potentially throw his career away just on the say-so of the “morgue medium,” and who can blame him? Well, according to Marvin’s stellar personality traits, evidently Liv can blame him. And does. She meanly tells him to man up and do the right thing, which leads her to realize that Marvin Webster was a sociopath. Also, a man weirdly obsessed with trivia, which in and of itself never really comes in handy this episode, but I sure did learn a lot.
The lack of empathy certainly helps Liv out, though, as she gets two bombs dropped on her in pretty rapid succession. Bomb 1: Major is definitely seeing someone new, as there’s a Facebook video of him kissing another woman over a game of Jenga. Bomb 2: The zombie in the picture is Liv’s old colleague, Marcie. After being trapped in a hole for several months, Marcie has gone full on Walking Dead with no sign that she has any real cognitive function left at all. Ravi, hoping that Marcie’s condition could be reversible, has brought a supply of brains to throw down into the hole. He does, and the two leave Marcie to munch and hopefully find her own way back to the land of the unliving again.
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