Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
Who she is
Laurel tried to escape politics, until her family pulled her back in to work for her brother, a Democratic senator.
How the invasion affects her
“She becomes increasingly aware that something strange is happening in D.C., but initially not sure what,” Winstead says.
To team up with people who clue her in to what may be going on. “She’s looking for the truth—and to ultimately stop the infestation,” Winstead says.
Rochelle, a young doctor, and Gustav, a scientist and conspiracy theorist. “They each have their own ideas as to [how the epidemic spreads].”
Gareth Ritter—sort of. They’re “political adversaries but personal allies,” Winstead says.