In the final moments of iZombie's season 3 premiere, Robert Buckley's Major Lilywhite, having spent much of the episode in a fruitless attempt to resume his normal life after being accused of being a serial killer last season, decided to join up with the zombie mercenaries at Fillmore Graves.
How will this impact his relationships with Liv, Clive, and the rest of "Team Z," who were pretty taken aback when they first learned of the new career path?
“Initially, not directly. I think everyone is happy that he found a job,” Buckley said during a set visit. “But it is something that will eventually find him and the group coming to an impasse and it’s going to pose some interesting questions for everyone in the group. It’s a main component of Major’s arc this year.”
It also sounds like it may not be as simple as Major defecting at a key moment, either; instead, it sounds like there will be a point where his loyalties to Fillmore Graves puts him at odds with the others because he's a true believer.
That's an interesting direction to take, since last season Major worked with the bad guys, but only under serious duress.
“I think the main difference between the two is that Major was blackmailed into working for Max Rager. It was something he never wanted a part of and he only did against his will. Fillmore Graves is something that Major joined of his own free will,” Buckley told ComicBook.com. “And granted, his job search was pretty fruitless; he wasn’t in a great place, and his options were kind of limited. But I think what appeals to Major at Fillmore Graves is that he has a chance to do something that matters. We’ve seen that Major is a caretaker; he worked at Helton Shelter, he likes to nurture people and do work that has importance and value. At Fillmore Graves, at least initially, he actually believes in what he’s doing, and I think a large part of the arc this season is his search for meaning. Especially in the wake of the Chaos Killer thing, he hasn’t really had much of a life. His love life is in shambles, he has no job…we’re trying to find out who Major is again, and I think he’s hoping that by doing his job, it could end up being a part of that.”
A new iZombie airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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