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Battleground

Season 1

Feb 14, 2012

A workplace dramedy that goes behind-the-scenes with an unruly group of campaign workers and volunteers living life on the campaign trail.

Episodes

1: Pilot
Feb 14, 2012
The episode introduces the race for a Senate seat in Wisconsin. The campaign team for State Senator Deirdre Samuels, who is trailing in the primary polls at third place, led by Tak Davis try to get her opponents to appear in a debate with her.
2: Who Is Claire Villareal?
Feb 21, 2012
Samuels moves up into second place in the polls but rumors of her being a lesbian are circulated by an anonymous attack ad and a planted question at a campaign event. The campaign team gears up for a straw poll event by stealing tickets from Senator Makers's campaign. Tak engineers a logistics change to ensure Samuels's speech at the straw poll event is well received.
3: Hold The Whipped Cream
Feb 28, 2012
Samuels's husband George insists on holding a press conference to dispel rumors of her lesbian affair, but Tak maneuvers reporters to stay away. KJ receives an offer to become campaign manager in a race in Ohio but decides to stay on. The campaign holds a phone-bank fundraiser to raise enough money to buy ad spots on Leno. Jordan makes his stand-up comedy debut which exceeds expectations. Ben and Lindsey's budding relationship grows while Tak's marriage breaks down.
4: The Comment
Mar 6, 2012
Tak clashes with his team over a decision he makes when a surprising announcement from the Makers camp changes everything.
5: They'll Burn Your Eyes
Mar 13, 2012
When Tak gets a hold of damaging information about Congresswoman Rudy's personal life, Samuels tells him not to release it to continue to run a clean campaign. Meanwhile, while chatting with the documentary crew, Cole stumbles onto a recording of Tak and KJ from the previous night.
6: Polls Close at Six
Mar 20, 2012
The campaign must come up with a plan to fight misinformation being circulated by their opponents. Cole confronts KJ about their relationship.
7: Political Machine
Mar 27, 2012
The Samuels campaign is told about an endorsement from Sen. Makers. Cole quits as speechwriter, and Jordan must give a speech to local elementary school students. The team discovers that facing Governor Creighton won't be easy, as the lines between allies and enemies begins to blur.
8: Nothing to Hide
Apr 3, 2012
Tak confronts George about financial misdealings, while KJ feels Cole's absence as she struggles to write a speech for Samuels. Ali causes some friction in Ben and Lindsey's relationship.
9: It's Getting Ugly
Apr 10, 2012
A break-in at campaign headquarters rattles the Samuels team, especially George. Tak must juggle his relationships with his father, his wife, and Cole, all while trying to plan a rally on a college campus.
10: Flashback
Apr 17, 2012
A flashback to 2004 looks at the relationship between Tak and his father, as well as some other familiar faces, during the Makers re-election campaign. The episode's format is shot and edited as a spoof/homage to MTV's True Life, hosted by real-life former vee-jay Dave Holmes.
11: Nothing About Chile
Apr 24, 2012
With the election a week away, the DNC sends in a representative to help the Samuels campaign, who clashes with Tak over its direction. The Creighton campaign announces a press conference that leaves Tak trying to figure out what it's about.
12: He's Better Than Television
May 1, 2012
On Halloween, with only two days until the election, Cole opens up about his past, while Samuels must deal with the consequences of hers.
13: Did You Win?
May 8, 2012
On Election Day the team hopes that a last-second endorsement from the President will be enough to bring them victory.