Lifetime's "The Lottery" starring Marley Shelton as Dr. Allison Lennon is a TV drama series set in a post-apocalyptic and dystopian future wherein women have become infertile. But, scientists like Dr. Lennon are continuing to research about it and have remained hopeful that women can still have kids. In order to choose who will get to have a chance at bearing children, the government thought of having a lottery that will draw the finalists for it. The show is currently on its Season 1. It was first aired on July 20, 2014. Its latest episode titled "Sleep Deprived" (episode 6) aired on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The finalists for "The Lottery" have been named, including Perry Sommers (Karissa Staples) and they have also been informed that they will live together in a house with cameras in it. Their every move will be recorded and broadcast on TV and the ones who get to stay will be voted by the public. Read on for "The Lottery" Season 1 recap of episode 6 "Sleep Deprived" to find out what happened to Dr. Lennon and company.
"The Lottery" Season 1, episode 6 "Sleep Deprived" was written by Timothy J. Sexton and directed by Henry Bronchtein. Here's what happened in this particular episode. The first day of "The Lottery" has started and the finalists have been briefed about the rules and regulations while being a part of it. These include living in the same house with cameras in it and not smoking. Perry is instantly liked by Gabrielle Westwood (Shelley Conn), the First Lady of the U.S. and was told that she is already part of the top 10 contestants.
Meanwhile, Chief of Staff Vanessa Keller (Athena Karkanis) told her brother George about her theory that the recent hostage crisis and the lottery are somehow connected. She believes that someone is trying to sabotage the lottery. Vanessa also met up with Randall Mitchell (Ernie Hudson), who is Nathan's (J. August Richards) father. She asked him to continue investigating Nathan's death.
Unfortunately, Darius Hayes (Martin Donovan), the Head of the Department of Humanity and the Director of the US Fertility Commission, told Randall that Nathan died because he tried to save the other diplomats there. Then, Darius decided that it's time to target the U.S. President (Yul Vazquez) so that his plans will succeed.
As for Kyle Walker (Michael Graziadei), he resorted to drinking after losing custody of his son Elvis (Jesse Filkow), who will now be living in the Department of Humanity, or DoH. He was also informed that the court case was just a set up.
On the other hand, Allison, Vanessa and James Lynch (David Alpay) discovered the shocking truth about Heliogenics and Dr. Kessler's research. They found out that the U.S. government is behind the infertility crisis all along!
The other stars who appeared in "The Lottery" Season 1, episode 6 "Sleep Deprived" include Ben Hollingsworth (Elliot Rowe), Karine Dashney (Beth), Trevor Hayes (Secret Service Sam) and Denise Watt (Carrie).
This is the "The Lottery" Season 1 recap of episode 6 "Sleep Deprived." Click HERE to see photos of it from the show's official website. Don't miss "The Lottery" every Sunday nights at 10 p.m./9 p.m. Central on CBS. Watch out for the next "The Lottery" episode titled "St. Michael" (episode 7). It will be aired on Sept. 7, 2014. Keep reading International Business Times, or IBTimes for more updates about "The Lottery" and other news about entertainment, finance, sports, business, politics, science, health and technology.