"Astroburger" is the eleventh episode of season one of the paranormal crime drama series iZombie. It was directed by Michael Fields with a script written by Kit Boss. It first aired on the CW Network on Tuesday, May 25th, 2015 at 10:00 pm. In this episode, Liv Moore must consume the brain of a suicide victim who happened to be someone close to Major Lilywhite. She begins experiencing waves of intense emotional turmoil and paranoia. Clive Babineaux learns about a computer file that might shed some light on the investigation.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number 3J5511/T2712511.

Allusions Edit

  • The opening tagline of this episode is "Game over, man". This phrase was made popular by Bill Paxton's character, Corporal Hicks in the 1986 sci-fi film Aliens.
  • The movie that Peyton Charles wants to play is Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures and released in 1958. It may also be a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Vertigo comic book imprint of DC Comics, which publishes the iZombie comic book series.
  • The astronaut seen on the new report, Alan York, is a reference to a similar character in Rob Thomas's novel Rats Saw God.
  • Major Lilywhite makes reference to the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in this episode. Specifically, the end scene when Chief picks up a bolted sink, throws it through the window and escapes from the mental institution.
  • Another film referenced in this episode is Harvey, which was directed by Henry Koster and released in 1950. It also stars Jimmy Stewart who plays a man who believes that a large talking white rabbit is his companion.

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Quotes Edit

  • Liv Moore: Careful. Don't open yourself up to the classic Reversed Sicilian Gambit. That's a chess thing, right?
  • Major Lilywhite: Sounds more something a call girl would make you pay extra for.


  • Ravi Chakrabarti: Did you know there were two General Tsos, both from the Qing dynasty? This dish was named after the other who suppressed the Dungan Revolt.
  • Major Lilywhite: No. But I do now.
  • Ravi Chakrabarti: Then this chicken did not die in vain.
  • Peyton Charles: I can almost taste the crushed dreams of Dungan rebels.


  • Major Lilywhite: If you want to feel better about your mental health, spend a couple of days with some clinically insane people.
  • Peyton Charles: I do it every Thanksgiving.


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