The first season of “BrainDead” was certainly been fun and twisted for those who have stuck with it; we haven’t seen a show quite like this when it comes to combining politics and science fiction, so hopefully the ending matches that ambition and gives us hope for Laurel’s future.
Of course, CBS isn’t going to give away that much in advance, but we can tell you this for now; the last episodes of the season are coming your way on Sunday, September 11, and we’ve got the official synopses for both of them below:
1×12, “Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel?” – “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.”
1×13 (finale), “The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens when Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis” – “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”
Of course, we do love that executive producers Robert and Michelle King offered up a synopsis for an episode entitled in part “A Brief Synopsis.” (Also, none of these episode titles have been brief at all.)
Are these episodes going to represent the end of the entire series? While we do think it is best here to employ a never-say-never approach to the future, at the same exact time we’re not altogether optimistic at present. The ratings have not been particularly great, so much so that CBS moved the show away from Monday nights onto Sundays. While we do applaud the network for taking a big risk, this unfortunately was not one that connected with the majority of viewers.
We will have something more on the series’ future before the end comes around, so stay tuned! Also, sign up over here to secure some other TV news on everything we cover, sent right over to you via our official CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: CBS.)