iZombie Season 2 Finale Gives Everything They Promised & More
After last week’s ratings drop, I was champing at the bit for the iZombie season 2 finale ratings to come out – especially after watching the two-episode two-hour special, which was probably one of the best (if not the best) season finales I’ve ever seen.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers through the iZombie season 2 finale. (2×18 “Deadbeat” and 2×19 “Salivation Army)
Thankfully, mere hours ago Deadline reported that the iZombie season 2 finale ratings were up a tenth from last week (to .5/2), which also put it even with last year’s season 1 finale. Now, iZombie‘s renewal announcement happened just over a month ago, but I would like to believe that everyone involved with this show went above and beyond to end season 2 with a bang. Though if they didn’t, I have to admit that I am even more excited about what may come in season 3.
E! Online got it right when they titled an article about the iZombie season 2 finale “iZombie Just Showed Us Exactly How a Season Finale Should Be Done“, and Geekiary author Erin wrote that “The two-hour season finale of iZombie was fast-paced, intense, and heart-stopping.” There were deaths…both sad ones (Drake) and, let’s not lie, ones that are worth a bit of celebration (Vaughn Du Clark). There was revelation – Clive now knows *all* about the zombie issue…which is both relieving and concerning. And there was a cliffhanger…because now a secret military contractor owns Max Rager, and new character Vivian Stoll knows everything about what it can do. Oh, and she’s a zombie now, too. The question I’m left asking is whether she was a zombie before buying Max Rager, or if she was turned into one by mistake – or on purpose – during the lock-down party.
If anything I’m surprised that the finale didn’t blow things out of the water ratings-wise, but it left this fan satisfied yet craving more – just as a truly good finale should. No tricks, no fade-to-blacks, just an amazing ride that left me with enough questions to make me entirely enthusiastic about the season 3 premiere (which will hopefully – likely – happen later this year). And I hope that when it does air, it gets the ratings an awesome show like iZombie deserves.
What was your favorite thing about the iZombie season 2 finale? Was there anything you disliked? Let us know in the comments!
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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