Blaine DeBeers is a new man on The CW’s “iZombie.”
Last season, the brain dealer took the cure and lost all of the memories of his previous life and bad deeds.
Since that time, he’s been working to create a new life for himself and formed a romantic relationship with Peyton. But, no one around him has let him forget about his old ways.
Since he was given the newest test vial from Ravi, there has been a lot of talk about what will happen when/if memories of old Blaine come flooding back, and how that could affect his relationship with Peyton.
“I think there is a bit of panic, but … he likes where this new life is going,” David Anders, who plays Blaine, told AccessHollywood.com, when we asked about how his character is feeling at the minute, ahead of Episode 4. “He obviously still has this attraction to Peyton and who wouldn’t, and it seems to be panning out for him at this moment.”
And right now, David said Blaine is taking things “moment by moment.”
For the first two seasons, Blaine was a villain on the show, one who put himself first, and David does miss some of the swagger old Blaine had.
“You miss the smarmy charm and the one-liners. He had such great words they provided him with to say. But the new guy, he’s like a newborn baby, you know what I mean? He’s just kind of learning the world and learning all these terrible things that this guy, who people say he is, did in the past, which of course, is another fun thing to play with,” he said. “And, the benefit of it is … it kind of washes away all of his sins, essentially, so that Blaine can go on living in the ‘iZombie’ universe, in the world. Gives him another chance, if you will.”
One person who has had a stronger degree of skepticism about new Blaine than is Liv Moore (Rose McIver), who still remembers Blaine as the guy who killed her boyfriend, Lowell. And, there will still be tension between the two.
“Blaine does something that irks Miss Moore. So, yeah, I think Liv is always the one who’s most suspicious of Blaine, but she has to work with Blaine, more than she’d like to. And I always think that’s fun when it’s Blaine and Liv being like Hardy Boys together,” he said.
Also set to be explored in upcoming episodes is how Blaine will deal with his father, Angus, played by “Prison Break’s” Robert Knepper. The relationship was rocky when Angus was first introduced on the show, and viewers will have to wait and see how it pans out now between father and son, especially since Angus just started a new business with Don-E – the Scratching Post.
“There will be more with all three of us and there will be more with just Blaine and Angus, and that’s some juicy stuff you’ve got to look forward to coming up. I think that’s [episode] 7 or 8,” David said.
“iZombie” continues Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW.
— Jolie Lash