I'm just a fake psychic zombie trying to do her part.
This week her part is trying to solve the murder of a famous artist who was stabbed in the eye with a paintbrush. Our friendly neighborhood Detective Babineaux, is looking for quick answers from, Ravi, the coroner and his new "pet psychic." Of course, answers don't come without 'brains' - and a lot of hot sauce.
After a quick brain snack, vision #1 ends up a little X-rated, as Liv sees that the victim/artist was having an affair - which she describes in great and flowery detail. Or what the the detective calls "50 shades of psychic." Which he thinks proves "the wife did it." Period.
Some hilarity ensues when questioning the wife, because Liv is giving the mistress with the "buttery skin" some serious sexy side eye... A side effect of the brain eating is feeling and doing things that the victims did in life. And the painter did a lot of women. Liv can also paint now, loves eclectic music and speaks Spanish.
BTW, have we figured out for sure if she keeps these acquired skills forever or just as long as she has 'food'? I mean, is she still a klepto who speaks Romanian, too? I guess we'll find out later.
Meanwhile, Liv is still dodging Major (her Mr. Perfect ex-fiance) despite the fact he's still clearly in love with her, and nightmaring about the menacing zombie who turned her on the boat.
With the help of a sketch artist and a police bulletin, we finally meet Blaine - AKA zombie number two (David Anders.) He seems cool, and genuinely interested in having Liv as a zombie friend and her bosses' cure. That is, until he turns then blackmails a cougar he takes home from a bar... and slaughtered his former drug dealing associates...
In the end, we are left more to wonder about Blaine's motives than the who-done-it of the murder mystery (surprise! it was the wife - Detective B. told you so...) - But did Blaine purposely infect people as a power play in the drug underworld? Is he building a zombie gang? Will he try and stop Ravi from trying to cure zombie-ism? Or was all this an accident that a shady underling character is just taking advantage of?
All that and more will keep be coming back for episode 3.