It’s odd that even though the case of the week ate up most of the screen time, the facts of the investigation weren’t all that important. It was the after effects of channelling someone who is able to express themselves that stood out here, making this episode an important one, character wise.
The victim of the week, a country singer/waitress, had all the tools needed to bring out all the emotions she had trapped inside. After going through a tough few months, taking on that trait was exactly when Liv needed. It also gave us the privilege of hearing Rose McIver sing. She has a lovely voice.
I think I gave a cheer when Liv confronted the ever depressing Major, who is now at his lowest point, and called him out on his BS. Sure he’s had it rough, and Liv did lie, but she’s been going through hell too. She did the best she could in the weird situation she was thrown into, and fought to keep Major alive. He doesn’t have any right to put all his issues on her just because he’s struggling.
Elsewhere, Peyton and Liv were re-united, and I really loved it. It was sweet and honest, and I like that Peyton was understanding about what Liv had been through. I don’t love that she might have a thing for Blaine, though, because gross. Although, it would be really cool to see what happens if they did become a thing, and how Blaine might use Peyton against Liv.
Ravi called Major’s new dog Minor. I think I’m in love with Ravi.
I hope Peyton gets to take down Liv’s evil roommate.
He Said, She Said
Clive: “Wanna go for a ride?”
Liv: “Does a one legged dog swim in circles? Is a pig’s rump pork?”
Clive: “I’m gonna start walking, if all that meant yes, catch up.”
‘Even Cowgirls...’ wasn’t a blowout of an episode, but it was emotionally powerful, and had a lot of great character beats. The show can really sell the zombie sleuthing, but episodes like these are necessary to balance it out.
4 out of 5 open mic nights
Originally posted at PandaTV.