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'iZombie' Season 5, Episode 1 "Thug Death': Ravi REALLY Shouldn't Pick Off Liv's Plate [PREVIEW]

With the fifth and final season of Rob Thomas' zombie-dramedy iZombie premiering this week on the CW, fans have been getting a better look at what to expect now that the smoke has settled (somewhat) from last season's finale game-changer. Liv's (Rose McIver) "2 Liv Crew" has found itself in the unique position of being in power on two fronts: Major (Robert Buckley) is the big cheese at Fillmore-Graves, while Peyton (Aly Michalka) is pretty much running the city government side of things.

iZombie — "Thug Death" — Image Number: ZMB501a_0123b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Robert Buckley as Major, David Anders as Blaine and Bryce Hodgson as Don — Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Meanwhile, Ravi (Rahul Kohli) is still playing "mad scientist" as his search for a cure grows more urgent – and Liv and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) are back on the case and dishin' up gray matter. As for Blaine (David Anders)? This is Blaine, people – you know he's got a brain or two up his sleeve…

Feels like everything's getting back to normal, right?

Yet human/zombie relations seem as tense as ever – and as we can see from the following preview for season premiere "Thug Death," Liv is resorting to double-dipping into her brain supply for a bit of a boost from none other than "Thumbreaker" Barnes. Or at least that was the plan until Ravi showed up, with his hunger riding shotgun:

iZombie s05e01 "Thug Death": YOUR FAVORITE ZOM-COM-ROM-DRAM IS BACK FOR ITS FINAL SEASON! — While investigating a murder case with no body and no brain to eat, the only evidence Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) have to work with is a grainy video and a little bit of blood found at the crime scene. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) is up to his old tricks. Robert Buckley, Rahul Kohli, Aly Michalka and Bryce Hodgson also star. Dan Etheridge directed the episode written by Rob Thomas.

As if that wasn't enough (still feeling a little greedy even after last time, huh?), here's a look at some official preview images from the CW's iZombie fifth season premiere "Thug Death":

The CW's iZombie stars Rose McIver as Olivia "Liv" Moore, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, David Anders as Blaine DeBeers, and Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge serve as executive producers. Production is handled by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

iZombie — Image Number: ZMB_S5_KEYART_8x12.jpg — Pictured: Rose McIver as Liv — Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

iZombie airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with "Thug Death" debuting on May 2.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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