• BrainDead

    The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics Is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century S1: E1 44 minTV-14

    A congressional aide discovers that extraterrestrial insects are taking over the bodies of politicians in Washington.

  • BrainDead

    Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown – A Critique S1: E2 43 minTV-14

    So now not one, not two...but three concerned citizens have come to Laurel's office with bug theories.

  • BrainDead

    Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps S1: E3 44 minTV-14

    A Chief of Staff's head literally explodes on live TV and the most that comes of it is Gareth's promotion.

  • BrainDead

    Wake Up Grassroots S1: E4 44 minTV-14

    Laurel's extremist friend is probably, definitely infected and goes to dangerous lengths to avoid questioning.

  • BrainDead

    Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn’t) S1: E5 44 minTV-14

    Laurel tries to get the CDC to investigate, but she has to meet with a top entomologist (Margo Martindale) first.

  • BrainDead

    Notes Toward A Post-Reagan Theory Of Party Alliance, Tribalist, And Loyalty: Past As Prologue S1: E6 44 minTV-14

    Turns out, investigating bugs isn't a top priority in Congress. Luckily for everyone else, it is Laurel's.

  • BrainDead

    The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics S1: E7 44 minTV-14

    Laurel undergoes FBI questioning while Rochelle and Gustav discover a way to locate and communicate with the infected.

  • BrainDead

    The Path to War Part One: The Gathering Political Storm S1: E8 44 minTV-14

    Rochelle and Gustav catch a live one! Now all they have to do is get him to talk.

  • BrainDead

    Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. are Discovered and Patched S1: E9 44 minTV-14

    Red hires a PI, and tensions arise between Gareth and Laurel when he learns about her past.

  • BrainDead

    The Path to War Part Two: The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes S1: E10 42 minTV-14

    Laurel is excited to make an anti-war doc...until she has to work with her ex.

  • BrainDead

    Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies S1: E11 44 minTV-14

    Laurel and Luke rush to unbury Red's agenda from a budget bill. Gareth has his first bug encounter.

  • BrainDead

    Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel? S1: E12 44 minTV-14

    Senators battling over control of the bug agenda goes about as well as you'd expect.

  • BrainDead

    The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens when Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis S1: E13 44 minTV-14

    Can Laurel and Gareth get the Queen bug before it's too late?

Everyone in Washington, D.C. is going insane, but it's not because of the election. When the sister of a high-profile senator joins the family business, she finds that the source of tensions between the two political parties isn't a disagreement. Instead, Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) discovers extraterrestrial insects burrowing into the brains of politicians, causing those infected to become extremists along their party lines or risk death. A stressful day on the Hill might make anyone's head explode, but in this's actually happening. And it's up to Laurel and her team to squash the bugs for the good of the country.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo, Birds of Prey)
Danny Pino (Cold Case, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Aaron Tveit (Gossip Girl, Les Misérables)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Nikki M. James (Book of Mormon, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby)


Michelle and Robert King (The Good Wife)