iZombie might be a week too late to join in on the Savitar reveal and Jason Blossom's killer reveal, but showrunner Rob Thomas told ComicBook.com that tonight's episode, titled "Some Like it Hot Mess," will provide an answer fans have been after for a while now.
With Major's health deteriorating rapidly, he's faced to take Ravi's second zombie cure -- and fans will get a definitive answer as to whether or not Blaine has been faking his memory loss the whole time.
"The issue of whether you lose your memory when you take Cure 2 is going to come to a head tonight," Thomas promised. "Fans are going to get answers on that burning question."
For those not in the loop, Ravi's first zombie cure -- which both Blaine and Major took -- eventually causes death in those who take it. He developed a second cure which would save the life of a dying cured zombie, but which -- at least as far as is apparent from Blaine -- comes with total memory loss. In Blaine's case, that's not such a bad thing -- a pretty dangerous criminal became a sweet guy who likes lounge singing -- but losing somebody like Major for good would be a blow to the family dynamic of the show.
Either way, the episode will be an emotionally-wrenching one for Robert Buckley's Major, who has to prepare himself for the worst-case scenario. One way he does so is by delving deeper into Major's backstory than fans have seen before.
"I'm always trying to get [Buckley] into that banter-y, fun, jokey place because I find him really charming and with really terrific timing," Thomas said. "I'll be honest: we really liked that story. The rough cut of this episode was about eight minutes [over time] and we had to make some big trims. That scene...where there's this explanation and a big story which was a pretty heart-wrenching, two and a half page scene, became about three quarters of a page when we cut it down. It hurt me to cut that, because I thought Buckley was very good in it."
In tonight's episode, Liv eats the brain of a party girl and turns into a scatterbrain -- just when the team needs her the most, as Major is in danger of losing his memory.
iZombie airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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