BrainDead

September 2016
43:44

The End of All We Hold Dear

3.0 13 x
Laurel discovers the secret to driving the bugs out of a person's brain and tests the tactic on her father. Armed with new knowledge, Laurel and Gareth attempt to expel the Queen bug out of Red's head once and for all. (TV-14 D, L)
43:43

Talking Points Toward a Holistic View of Activism in Government

3.0 10 x
When Laurel discovers that a senate bill is not what it appears, she implores Luke to help, leading to a dramatic Senate sit-in. Also, Red and Ella battle for control of the bug agenda, and Laurel questions whether or not she should leave Washington, D.C. for good. (TV-14 L, V)
43:28

Six Points on the New Congressional Budget

3.0 13 x
Luke and Laurel rush to uncover Red's secret agenda, which is buried in a massive new budget bill. Also, Gareth inadvertently witnesses an unsettling bug encounter in Red's office. (TV-14 D, L)
August 2016
41:59

The Path to War Part Two

3.0 12 x
Laurel must work alongside an old boyfriend, Ben Valderrama (Michael Zegen), when Luke enlists her help in putting together a political documentary to support his anti-war initiative. Also, Laurel worries about the health of Luke and Germaine's baby. (TV-14 D, S, V)
43:30

Taking on Water

3.0 8 x
Senator Red Wheatus hires a special investigator to dig into the Healy family's financial and personal history. Also, when Gareth learns some sordid details about Laurel's romantic past, it puts a strain on their budding relationship. (TV-14 D, V)
43:05

The Path to War Part One

4.0 12 x
Rochelle and Gustav capture and question a man they suspect is infected by the bugs. Also, Luke and Red face off in a Senate Intelligence meeting about a potential war. (TV-14 L, V)
43:26

The Power of Euphemism

3.0 11 x
Laurel comes under investigation about her potential involvement with the bug infestation. Also, Gustav and Rochelle discover a unique way to communicate with those infected by the bugs. (TV-14 V)
July 2016
43:47

Notes Toward A Post-Reagan Theory Of Party Alliance, Tribalism, And Loyalty

3.0 23 x
Laurel and Gareth are drawn unexpectedly closer as the bug infestation continues to take over Washington, D.C. Also, when the Center for Disease Control has its funding temporarily cut, Luke attempts to reach a compromise to have the money reinstated, but Red's political machinations undermine him at every turn. (TV-14 D, S)
43:48

Back to Work

3.0 20 x
Laurel asks her brother, Luke, for his help to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the bugs, but he insists she first consult Dr. Joanne Alaimo (Margo Martindale), a leading entomologist, for her perspective on the invasion. Also, Laurel's relationship with Anthony takes a drastic turn. (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
43:46

Wake Up Grassroots

3.0 20 x
Laurel and Rochelle try to persuade Laurel's friend Abby (Brooke Bloom) to get an MRI so they can uncover the real cause of the strange behavior taking over Washington, D.C. Also, Luke attempts to reopen the government through a secret deal with the Republicans. (TV-14 D, V)
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