In the BrainDead episode “Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown — A Critique,” Senate Aide Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) continues her investigation into the death of Dr. Daudier. The doctor’s daughter Rochelle Daudier wants answers too, so she and eccentric genius Gustav Triplette (Johnny Ray Gill) conduct their own investigation as more bugs infect the nation’s capital.
Rochelle is portrayed by Nikki M. James. She’s known for her roles on The Good Wife (young lawyer Monica Timmons who sued Lockhart, Agos & Lee for racial discrimination before joining the firm), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Detective Gail Dunbar), and in the film series written and directed by Ned Benson, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Fun fact about James: She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Nabalungi in The Book of Mormon. BrainDead airs Mondays at 10pm on CBS.