|Season 1, Episode 3|
March 31, 2015
Rob Thomas (story)
Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?
Liv and Let Clive
|“||Marvin Webster here, family man, two kids, suburbs, owner operator of Sea-Tac Bug Whack until someone ran him over in the Whole Lotta Lotta car park. Should be a pretty safe brain to eat.||”|
— Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti
The Exterminator is the third episode of Season 1, and the third episode overall. It aired on March 31, 2015.
As Liv and Detective Babineaux investigate a hit and run case, they discover the victim was a sociopathic hit man responsible for the murder of a tech entrepreneur, a case that Peyton is prosecuting. Liv and Ravi dig deeper into a supposed zombie sighting that was posted on line which leads Liv to make a surprising discovery about someone from her past. Major moves on with his life and Peyton is shocked by Liv's reaction.
The episode opens on two teenagers discovering a zombie. At the morgue, Ravi says that a zombie sighting has been posted online. Liv agrees to go with him to investigate the location where the zombie was found. Ravi and Liv are investigating a hit and run victim, and Ravi notes that the corpse, Marvin Webster's brain should be safe to eat, since he seems to be "just your average family man".
Blaine arrives at the morgue, and confronts Liv about not showing up for a brain exchange. Liv tells him that she's done working with him, and that she'll never be able to trust him. At home, Peyton asks Liv to help her practice for her cross examination as she's prosecuting a homeless man accused of murdering a wealthy tech company executive named Wally Walker. Suddenly, Liv gets a vision, and it turns out that Marvin killed Wally.
Liv heads to the police department and she fills him in on how Wally died. She learns that another man is being accused of the murder, and when Clive laughs at her, Liv asks him if he'd rather send an innocent man to jail than "rock the boat."
It's revealed that the brain that Liv ate doesn't make her feel or react to anything. When Peyton shows her a video of Major kissing another woman, she doesn't feel anything at all, and that disturbs her. At the lake where the zombie was seen, Liv and Ravi look down a pit and see Marcy, Liv's co-worker that invited Liv to the party. Marcy is entirely far gone, but Ravi thinks that he can fix her by feeding her brains.
Liv meets up with Clive again, and they investigate Marvin's basement. Clive finds the gun that killed Wally in Marvin's things. They also look for the car that hit Marvin, and they find out that it was sold to Wally's business partner, Don. Clive thinks that Don hired Marvin to kill Wally, then as a precaution, Don killed Marvin in the hit and run. They go to Marvin's last location, and an ice cream truck causes Liv to have a vision of a meeting between Don and Marvin.
Later, Liv and Ravi check on Marcy— she's not getting better. Liv suggests killing her, and while Ravi is trying to sedate Marcy he falls into the pit. Liv watches for a bit, unaffected, before jumping into the pit to rescue Ravi. She goes full zombie and kills Marcy.
Clive and Liv meet with Don, and Peyton arrives to offer Don a plea deal. Don signs the confession. Later, Liv thinks about eating more of Marvin's brain so she won't feel anything, but she changes her mind and throws it away.
Liv's Zombie Traits/Skills Edit
- Marvin Webster - Antisocial Personality Disorder / Trivia Master
Brain Food Edit
- Liv has brain on wheat crackers, doused with Sriracha.
Body Count Edit
- Marvin Webster (dead) - a hitman sociopath.- Hit by a car.
- Bad Weather - Superhumanoids
- Liv and Ravi discover that a zombie who doesn't eat brains for a long period becomes completely feral and rotted away like a classic Romero's zombie, and once progresses this far, the process seems to be irreversible.
- Marks the 2nd time Liv enters in Full-Zombie Mode.
- The title is a shout-out to the movie The Terminator.
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