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Zombie Knows Best
Season 3, Episode 2
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Air date April 11, 2017
Written by Diane Ruggiero-Wright
Directed by Jason Bloom
Episode Guide
Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother
Eat, Pray, Liv

Zombie Knows Best is the second episode of Season 3 and the 34th episode of the series overall. The episode premiered on April 11, 2017 had 0.87 million viewers.


When Liv, Clive and Ravi arrive at the scene to investigate a fatal car accident, they begin to suspect foul play was involved. Both starving, Liv and Major consume the brains of the accident victims, a well-meaning father and his angsty teenage daughter. Meanwhile, when Clive is brought in for questioning about a family that was murdered, he's forced to reveal his past history with them. Lastly, Peyton extends an olive branch to Ravi, and Major hits a roadblock in his search for Natalie. David Anders also stars.[1]



Series Regulars:

Guest Starring:

  • Andrea Savage as Vivian Stoll
  • Natalie Alyn Lind as Winslow Sutcliffe
  • Sally Pressman as Tori Sutcliffe
  • Robert Salvador as Detective Cavanaugh
  • Kett Turton as Vampire Steve
  • Stephen Huszar as Ken
  • Mataeo Mingo as Wally Reid
  • Peter Kelamis as Mr. Huntsman


  • Panou as Rick
  • Kelly Konno as Mrs. Simms
  • Raugi Yu as Stanley Chen
  • Celina Martin as Cindy Chen
  • Tommy Europe as Marcos
  • Jeff Craigen as Soldier #1
  • Wolfgang Klassen as Soldier #2
  • Warren Abbott as Jim
  • Caitlin Stryker as Anna Reid
  • Michasha Armstrong as Caleb Tuttle
  • Wesley Brooks as Officer Watts

Zombie Traits/Skills


  • Stanley Chen - Enthusiastic and supportive


  • Cindy Chen - Stereotypical teenage girl behavior (uses slang a lot, takes many selfies, listens to pop music loudly and has several issues with one’s self, including major body issues)

Brain Food

  • "Sloppy Joe Chili Dogs" - Liv grills 4 hot dogs on an open grill, she puts some sauce onto both batches (bowls). We see two pots of chili; Liv adds in chopped onion, white kidney beans and pieces of Stanley Chens' brain to one pot, and the same except with pieces of Cindy Chen brain to the other pot. She spoons the sauce onto a bun. Liv eats a chili dog made with Stanley Chen's brain and Major comes in later and eats a chili dog with Cindy Chen's brain.
  • Zombie soldiers (Major included) are given brain-yogurt tubes to eat. The tubes are mixed in such a way that there are no accompanying visions, only 'white noise'. (see Eat, Pray, Liv for further information). Major avoids eating the tube brain while he's on teenage girl brains. "Ew!"

Body Count

Stanley Chen

  • Cause of Death - Car Crash

Cindy Chen

  • Cause of Death - Car Crash

Comic Panel Titles

Title Meaning

  • Zombie Knows Best - A play on the saying, Mother Knows Best.


  • The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
    • Scene: Major is singing along to Katy Perry in front of Ravi whilst he is on teenage girl (Cindy Chang's) brain. Liv and Clive come in and Liv asks him to turn it down whilst acting like a Dad, as she is on Cindy's father's (Stan Lee Chang's) brain.


  • Wally was the one to introduce Clive to his 'Game of Thrones' obsession.
  • Clive was almost in a romantic relationship with Anna, but his undercover work left him unable to see her. During that time, the FG four of July party happened, leading to Anna and Wally becoming zombies and cutting off contact with him for their own safety.
  • Major’s middle name is revealed to be Nathaniel after Liv uses his full name when disciplining him.