"Fifty Shades of Grey Matter"
Series iZombie
Season 2, Episode 11
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Airdate February 2nd, 2016
Writer Deirdre Mangan; Graham Norris
Director Mairzee Almas
Producer Joseph Berger-Davis; Kit Boss; Dan Etheridge; Scott Graham; Justin Halpern; Diane Ruggiero; Patrick Schumacker; Danielle Stokdyk; Rob Thomas
Starring Rose McIver; Malcolm Goodwin; Rahul Kohli; Robert Buckley; David Anders
Previous "Method Head"
Next "Physician, Heal Thy Selfie"

"Fifty Shades of Grey Matter" is the eleventh episode of season two of the paranormal mystery series iZombie and the twenty-fourth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Mairzee Almas with a script written by Deirdre Mangan and Graham Norris. It first aired on the CW Network on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 9:00 pm.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number 3J5911.
  • This episode had a viewership of 1.428 million people, which is .258 higher from the previous episode.
  • This is the second episode of the series to air in 2016.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is taken from an erotic romance novel called Fifty Shades of Grey. The novel was written by British author E.L. James and is the first installment in a trilogy that includes Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. It was first published in 2011. It was adapted into a feature film in 2015 by director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
  • Ravi Chakrabarti makes reference to Socrates in this episode. Socrates was a Greek philosopher who was sentenced to death for impiety and for corrupting the minds of the youth. He was forced to drink a mixture of poison hemlock.

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Quotes Edit

  • Ravi Chakrabarti: o they send her to us. And she might've been categorized a 'respiratory failure' due to 'unknown'. But...
  • Liv Moore: But Ravi figured it out, and he's super desperate for an "attaboy".
  • Clive Babineaux: Attaboy.



  • Liv Moore: I've been a bad morgue attendant. I'll understand if there are punitive measures.
  • Ravi Chakrabarti: Liv, did you eat a librarian from a porno?


  • Liv Moore: She wrote erotica, I can barely keep it in my pants.
  • Ravi Chakrabarti: Then you think about something sacred, like your mum. Or something gross, like Margaret Thatcher. What do American boys think about?
  • Liv Moore: Baseball, I guess?
  • Ravi Chakrabarti: Then think about baseball.


  • Liv Moore: He's got these thick biceps that stretch the cottony limits of his T-shirt.
  • Peyton Charles: Hmm.
  • Liv Moore: He's got a scar on his face that speaks of sin. This is a man who knows when to take a woman by the back of her neck and...
  • Peyton Charles: Oh!
  • Liv Moore: Sorry. I'm on horny-librarian-slash-erotica-novelist brain.



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