"Maternity Liv" is the seventh episode of season one of the paranormal crime drama series iZombie. It was directed by Patrick Norris with a script written by Bob Dearden. It first aired on the CW Network on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 10:00 pm. In this episode, a pregnant woman dies, but her child survives. Liv Moore eats her brain and develops a strong maternal instinct.

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  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number 3J5507.
  • The subtitle to this episode is "The Ties That Bind".
  • Actor David Anders is not included in the main title credits in this episode.
  • This episode makes reference to the German fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin. The character of Rumpelstiltskin was regularly featured on the ABC television series Once Upon a Time, where he was played by 28 Weeks Later actor Robert Carlyle. iZombie stars Rose McIver played Tinkerbell on that series and David Anders played Doctor Whale (a pastiche of both Doctor Frankenstein and film director James Whale). Actor Barclay Hope, who appears in this episode, also appeared on two episodes of Once Upon a Time.

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  • Ravi Chakrabarti: Though not remotely sexual that's got to be some form of harassment.
  • Liv Moore: Watch your fingers that scalpel is sharp.
  • Ravi Chakrabarti: I'd say Emily's brain effects are taking hold, specifically the fierce maternal instinct that kicks in just prior to giving birth.


  • Ravi Chakrabarti: I can call it a day, unless you have the urge to make me lunch or do my laundry.
  • Liv Moore: You wish. Have you, really, not eaten lunch?
  • Ravi Chakrabarti: Please let this conversation end with you cutting the crust of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • Liv Moore: That's not funny. Are you really, hungry though, seriously? I think I'm done for the day. But you should eat something. Possibly, with vegetables, if you so choose. Okay, I'm leaving now.



  • Eva Moore: Pediatric medicine. Now that's a wonderful application for your talents.
  • Liv Moore: Questioning my life choices… a familiar application of yours.
  • Eva Moore: I'm your mother, it's part of the deal.


  • Liv Moore: Things were so great between us last week. Like, buy new underwear great.

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Corpse | Eating brains | Mice | Morgue | Undead | Zombies

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