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EP1 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.

EP2 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.

EP3 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.

EP4 The Comment Mar 06, 2012

Tak clashes with his team over a decision he makes when a surprising announcement from the Makers camp changes everything.

EP5 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.

EP6 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.

EP7 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.

EP8 Nothing to Hide Apr 03, 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.

EP9 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.

EP10 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.

EP11 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.

EP12 He's Better Than Television May 01, 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.

EP13 Did You Win? May 08, 2012

On Election Day the team hopes that a last-second endorsement from the President will be enough to bring them victory.
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Battleground is a mockumentary comedy-drama television series created by J. D. Walsh streamed on Hulu. The show follows a group of political campaign staffers working to elect a dark horse candidate to the U.S. Senate in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Walsh serves as executive producer alongside Hagai Shaham and Marc Webb. The show marks Hulu's first foray into original scripted programming. It premiered online on February 14, 2012.

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