Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell, Rose McIver, iZombie

Warner Bros. Entertainment; CW

The CW's iZombie is essentially Veronica Mars: Zombie Edition (in the best way possible—who doesn't love a smart, blonde, pop-culture savvy crime solver?). While the show, also from Veronica Mars mastermind Rob Thomas, occasionally features VM fan favorites in guest-starring roles, it got its most blatant shout-out yet during Tuesday's episode.

In "Real Dead Housewife of Seattle," our undead medical examiner heroine, Liv (Rose McIver), ate the brain of a murdered trophy wife. In between her manicures and blowouts, she had a new stylist friend over to go through her closet.

While searching for the perfect dress to wear out, said stylist friend pulled out a nice blue number. Liv nixed it, saying that it belonged to someone else. "A long time ago we used to be friends," she lamented.


Nothing like the Veronica Mars theme song to take us down memory lane.

Ahem. Anyway, Liv was clearly referring to her former roommate and BFF, Peyton (Aly Michalka), who happened to return to town at the end of the episode. She tried to smooth things over with the ex she left behind, Ravi (well, sort of), and left a peace offering for Liv in an attempt to patch up their relationship too.

Next week's episode will see Peyton's return affect Ravi's love life while Liv eats the brain of a country chanteuse. The week after, Liv will chow down on the brain of a basketball coach.

iZombie airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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