Episode Guide

Season 1

Episode Guide

The Insanity Principle

S1 E1
Jun 13, 2016
When Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) returns home to Washington, D.C. to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino), on Capitol Hill, she is caught in the midst of two huge problems: the government has stopped working due to budgetary disagreements, and mysterious bugs are eating the brains of a growing number of Congress members and Hill staffers.

Playing Politics

S1 E2
Jun 20, 2016
Laurel continues to investigate the death of esteemed Dr. Daudier, while bugs infect more citizens of Washington, D.C. Rochelle Daudier (Nikki M. James), the deceased doctor's daughter and Gustav Triplette (Johnny Ray Gill), an eccentric genius, both encounter the bugs separately and begin to question exactly what is happening.

Goring Oxes

S1 E3
Jun 27, 2016
When a bizarre and deadly incident takes place on live television, Agent Onofrio's (Charlie Semine) investigation into it causes Laurel, Gustav and Rochelle to dig deeper into the bug mystery. Also, Luke attempts to cover up his affair with his Chief of Staff, Scarlett (Paige Patterson), before his opponent for the minority whip position, Senator Ella Poundstone (Jan Maxwell), can make it public.

Wake Up Grassroots

S1 E4
Jul 11, 2016
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.

Back to Work

S1 E5
Jul 24, 2016
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.

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

S1 E6
Jul 31, 2016
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.

The Power of Euphemism

S1 E7
Aug 07, 2016
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.

The Path to War Part One

S1 E8
Aug 14, 2016
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.

Taking on Water

S1 E9
Aug 21, 2016
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.

The Path to War Part Two

S1 E10
Aug 28, 2016
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.

Six Points on the New Congressional Budget

S1 E11
Sep 04, 2016
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.

Talking Points Toward a Holistic View of Activism in Government

S1 E12
Sep 11, 2016
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.