‘BrainDead’ Episode Guide (July 24): Laurel’s Relationship with Anthony Takes a Turn

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‘BrainDead’ Episode Guide (July 24): Laurel’s Relationship with Anthony Takes a Turn

“Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn’t)” (07/24/16) – 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, on “BrainDead,” on a new day and time, Sunday, July 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

Guest starring in this episode are Zach Grenier (Dean Healy), Margo Martindale (Dr. Joanne Alaimo), Wayne Duvall (Senator Andre Amarant), Ito Aghayere (Veteran Sheila), Brandon J. Dirden (Brett Middleton), Steve Routman (FDA Commissioner Finn Babin), Jill Abramovitz (Other Republican Senator), and Kelli Barrett (Polly Savident).

“Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn’t)” was written by Jacquelyn Reingold and directed by Allan Arkush.

“BrainDead” is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

The daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, Laurel is pulled back into the family business when her brother, Luke, the Democratic whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his Senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth, the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus.

Her other allies include Gustav, an eccentric genius who is the first in D.C. to recognize that something sinister is attacking the Capitol, and Rochelle, a medical student who teams up with Laurel and Gustav to protect and defend the citizens of D.C. from an untimely fate. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the other-worldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.

“BrainDead” stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Laurel Healy), Danny Pino (Luke Healy), Aaron Tveit (Gareth Ritter), Tony Shalhoub (Senator Red Wheatus), Nikki M. James (Rochelle Daudier), Johnny Ray Gill (Gustav Triplett), Jan Maxwell (Senator Ella Pollack), and Charlie Semine (Anthony Onofrio).

“BrainDead” was executive produced by Robert King and Michelle King, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy and Liz Glotzer. It was created by Robert King and Michelle King. The series was produced by CBS Television Studios and is filmed in New York City.

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