The BEST Episodes of Battleground

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2021

Network: Hulu

Battleground is a documentary-style 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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Polls Close at Six

#1 - Polls Close at Six

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 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.

star 8.83
6 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh
They'll Burn Your Eyes

#2 - They'll Burn Your Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 13, 2012

Candidate Samuels struggles with her desire to run a "clean" campaign after racy details of an opponent's personal life fall into Tak's hands.

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh, Scott Cushman
Nothing to Hide

#3 - Nothing to Hide

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 3, 2012

Tak confronts George about financial misdealings while KJ feels Cole's absence as she struggles to write a speech for Samuels. Jordan makes a political commercial.

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh, Justin Abarca
It's Getting Ugly

#4 - It's Getting Ugly

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 10, 2012

A break-in at campaign headquarters leaves everyone feeling rattled -- especially George, who makes a confession to Tak.

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh
He's Better Than Television

#5 - He's Better Than Television

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 1, 2012

Cole opens up about his past, while Samuels must deal with the consequences of hers.

star 8.80
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh, Justin Abarca
Who Is Claire Villareal?

#6 - Who Is Claire Villareal?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 21, 2012

As Samuels climbs in the polls, rumors about her past begin to hurt the campaign.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh
Political Machine

#7 - Political Machine

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 27, 2012

The team discovers that facing Governor Creighton won't be easy as allies and enemies begin to look an awful lot alike

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: Elizabeth Triplett, J.D. Walsh
Nothing About Chile

#8 - Nothing About Chile

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 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.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: Elizabeth Triplett, J.D. Walsh
Did You Win?

#9 - Did You Win?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 8, 2012

It's Election Day and the team hopes that a last-second endorsement from the President will be enough to bring them victory.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh, Scott Cushman
Hold the Whipped Cream

#10 - Hold the Whipped Cream

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 28, 2012

The Samuels campaign has until the end of the day to raise enough money to continue in the race. Jordan prepares for his stand-up comedy debut.

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: Elizabeth Triplett, J.D. Walsh
The Comment

#11 - The Comment

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 6, 2012

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

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh, Justin Abarca
Flashback

#12 - Flashback

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 17, 2012

In 2004, the "Reel Life" documentary team features the Makers' campaign and captures the day that Tak steps out of his father's shadow.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh
Pilot

#13 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 14, 2012

Campaign manager Tak Davis and his team must figure out how to get their rivals to show up to a crucial debate.

star 7.71
7 votes
Directors: J.D. Walsh
Writers: J.D. Walsh