The final season of The CW’s iZombie continues with episode two airing on May 9, 2019. Titled “Dead Lift,” season five episode two was directed by Michael Fields from a script by Philip Hoover and Jacob Farmer. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guest stars.
The season five cast is led by Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore. Malcolm Goodwin is Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli is Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley plays Major Lilywhite, David Anders is Blaine DeBeers, Aly Michalka is Peyton Charles, and Bryce Hodgson is Don E.
The “Dead Lift” Plot – KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR GUEST STARS — Liv (McIver), on fitness guru brains, and Clive (Goodwin) continue investigating a murder with no body and no evidence. Meanwhile, Peyton (Michalka) approaches councilman Zed (guest star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) with a request but doesn’t get the answer she was hoping for. Lastly, Liv surprises Major (Buckley) with a thoughtful gesture just when he needs it the most.
The Season 5 Plot:
“In season 5 of iZombie, our heroes try to keep the peace in the zombie state that is New Seattle, but with starving zombies on one side, and terrified humans on the other, they’ll have their work cut out for them. Liv faces off with the U.S. military trying to prevent her from bringing the sick and dying into Seattle to give them a lifesaving scratch. Major, now the head of Fillmore Graves, has to worry about dissent in the ranks dissatisfied with his warmhearted treatment of humans. Peyton, still the acting mayor, will use her power to attempt to make the rest of the world see Seattle as something other than a lawless wasteland. Ravi will work tirelessly on a cure that may be the only thing that can stave off widespread violence. And through it all, Liv and Clive will continue to solve the murder cases that come across Clive’s desk, the murders themselves becoming more and more tied to the societal breakdown taking place all around them.”