BrainDead :: A war is stopped… or is it?

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How great was this week’s “previously on” song? That porny part with Michael Moore was hilarious!

This week’s episode of BrainDead really one had one major plot point and that was the vote to start a war with Syria. And with both Republican senator Wheatus and Democratic senator Pollock basically the king and queen of the alien infected, the two pooled their resources (i.e. their grassroots groups) and manipulated them both into advancing the notion that a vote for the war was necessary.

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Senator Healy felt that he needed some ammo to fight this march to war, so enlisting the aid of a documentarian to produce a short film about the absurdity of the vote and the manipulation of the left voters by the right, all he ended up with was a piece about the one percent. Every note Laurel gave to her filmmaker friend about the proper direction of the film always ended up going back to Wall Street.

While Laurel had this issue to deal with, she also had Luke’s very pregnant wife to assist. Believing her husband is still cheating, she goes to Laurel for help and oddly, every time Donald Trump was speaking on television, the baby would kick violently. Naturally this spurred Laurel’s fears that the baby was also somehow infected, but if the bugs enter through the ear and consume the brain, how could a baby in the womb be infected?

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Laurel is assured by a doctor that all the tests show a healthy baby and she is advised to stop causing Germaine any more worry. And then his phone rings. Ringtone: “You Might Think.” Laurel contacts Rochelle (no Gustav again this week!) and asks her about the doctor — never heard of him — and to conduct more tests on the baby. Before she can do anything more than a surface examination, Germaine’s water breaks and she delivers one of the largest “newborns” I’ve ever seen. I’m assuming that since no one questioned the size and alertness of the baby that the producers just couldn’t find one that was age appropriate at the time of filming. It was a little bizarre because that kid looked a couple of months old. And does anyone else think Rochelle was behaving a bit differently this week?

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Back at the office, Luke is not happy with the one percenter video, and even his father is urging him to vote for the war … as a path to the White House, so Laurel takes it upon herself to re-edit the film into something that gets the message across, exposing Wheatus and Pollock in the process. Gareth had previously been ambushed in an interview for the film, but even with their (mainly political) issues, she took him out of the film. The message of the piece about an infection (disguised by Laurel as radicalism) was heard loud and clear and the Congressional committee ultimately voted against the war resolution. But Red isn’t going to take this as a defeat, instead spinning it into a win. He’s got something sinister up his sleeve yet, and it involves mysterious room SRB-54.

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With the birth of the baby, Luke had to break off all of his affairs and the talk with Scarlett did not go as well as planned, especially after he told her she’d need to find a new job. Before leaving the restaurant, Scarlett said to give her regards to Germaine, to which Luke said she was not a part of this conversation. Scarlett then said with a sinister tone that she’d give Germaine her regards herself. This can’t be good. At home, Luke and Germaine were admiring their new baby Grace, but Germaine was a bit stand-offish. Is it just because she can’t trust Luke just yet … or did Scarlett do more than give Germaine her regards? As she left the nursery, Grace started to cry and her mother harshly said “stop it” and turned on the lighted, musical mobile above the crib which quieted baby Grace.

Guess what song the mobile played.

What did you think of this week’s episode of BrainDead? Tell us in the comments below!

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