- Director:Tessa Blake
- Writer:Rob Thomas,Diane Ruggiero
- Cast:Rose McIver,Malcolm Goodwin,Rahul Kohli
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Rose McIver||-||Olivia Moore|
|Malcolm Goodwin||-||Clive Babineaux|
|Rahul Kohli||-||Ravi Chakrabarti|
|Robert Buckley||-||Major Lilywhite|
|David Anders||-||Blaine DeBeers|
|Aly Michalka||-||Peyton Charles|
|Andrea Savage||-||Vivian Stoll|
|Daran Norris||-||Johnny Frost|
|Andrew Caldwell||-||Harley Johns|
|Bryce Hodgson||-||Don E|
|Robert Salvador||-||Detective Cavanaugh|
|Mike Dopud||-||AK Fortesan|
|Kurt Evans||-||Floyd Baracus|
|Anjali Jay||-||Carey Gold|
Clive (Malcolm Goodwin), an avid Game of Thrones (2011) fan, says he thought Liv (Rose McIver) had gone full warg whilst having a vision.
The name AK Fortesan is a riff on the AK-47 rifle.
- Spanking the Zombie - The title is referencing at the subject matter of this episode: Dominatrix's and spanking (along other things).
Nathan Barrett, who plays Tanner, previously appeared in episode 2.4, iZombie: Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues (2015), as a drug dealer.
Daran Norris (Johnny Frost) was a regular on Veronica Mars (2004) & appeared in a Party Down (2009) episode, Party Down: Investors Dinner (2009), as Tony Carolla. Rob Thomas created both Veronica Mars and Party Down, as well as iZombie.
This episode marks the introduction of the character Carey Gold, played by Anjali Jay.
Andrea Savage (Vivian Stroll) also appeared in a Party Down (2009) episode, Party Down: Precious Lights Pre-School Auction (2010). Rob Thomas created both iZombie and Party Down.
Ken Marino (Brandt Stone) also appeared in Veronica Mars (2004), Veronica Mars (2014), Party Down (2009), and Play It Again, Dick (2014). All five shows were created by Rob Thomas.
This episode marks the introduction of the character Tanner, played by Nathan Barrett.
When Major (Robert Buckley) asks Liv (Rose McIver) to give him a new name in the event he does not recover his memory she suggests Gern Blanston. Gern Blanston was Steve Martin fictitious name from his 1979 comedy album 'Comedy Is Not Pretty!'.
Brain Food: Justin (Tongayi Chirisa) and Major (Robert Buckley) chug unlabelled cans of Max Rager while under an attack. Liv (Rose McIver) eats the brain of dominatrix, Roxanne Greer (Kimberley Shoniker), which has been soaked in Ravi's (Rahul Kohli) blue juice. "Blue juice chicken fried brain": the brain is tenderised, coated in flour and spices, then fried in a pan of hot oil. A few plates of brain items (tapas, hors d'oeuvres?) are shown at The Scratching Post's grand opening.
Zombie Traits/Skills: Liv (Rose McIver) - Roxanne Greer (Kimberley Shoniker) aka. 'Sweet Lady Pain' - Dominatrix/commanding traits
Body Count: Roxanne Greer (Kimberley Shoniker)
Liv performs the same procedure on Major here as in the first episode when she is a living ER resident with cardiac aspirations. She even bickers with her medical cohort (this time Ravi, first time Marci) whether the thoro-centesis is the best course and reasons correctly in both cases.
Comic Panel Titles: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE NOW A WALK DOWN MEMORY BLAINE SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG WHIP CHICKS BEFORE HICKS THE STOCKING DEAD ZERO TRUCKS GIVEN DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS