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Elizabeth Gaines
Elizabeth Gaines.jpg
Status: Deceased
Date of death: December 17, 2011
Cause of death: Shot in the back by Tom Walker
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Alias(es): Lizzie
Profession: Aide to the Vice President
Marital status: Married
Played by: Linda Purl
Season(s): 1
First episode: "Clean Skin"
Last episode: "Marine One"

Elizabeth Gaines (– December 17, 2011) waas Chief of Staff to Vice President William Walden and his most trusted advisor. She lead the effort to groom Brody into entering U.S. politics.


She was an aide who worked for Vice President William Walden, who helped prepare Nick Brody for Congressional office. During her life, she had known Saul Berenson and David Estes for many years.

On December 17, 2011, she was assassinated by Tom Walker, the Marine Two, whilst greeting Walden outside the State Department headquarters, along with two Secret Service agents.

Behind the Scenes


Season 1
"Pilot" "Grace" Clean Skin "Semper I" "Blind Spot"
"The Good Soldier" "The Weekend" "Achilles Heel" "Crossfire" "Representative Brody"
"The Vest" Marine One