Den of Geek
While it's definitely still experimenting, iZombie seems to have found a great way to balance season-long arcs with the murder/brain of the week in this particularly pun-riddled episode, and it did not come how I expected it. A flashback brain certainly would have felt less episodic, but using multiple brains from the same case, from people who died over time, really bolsters the serialized storytelling and helped tie some of these narrative threads closer together. With so many narrative irons in the fire and great characters we love, it feels so important for every episode for iZombie to find ways bring these plots and characters in closer tension with one another. This week was hit and miss overall, but the model for drawing these elements closer together largely succeeded, and was a rather creative one at that.