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Brian Thompson is the fourth son of June and Eli Thompson. He is played by Brandon Zumsteg. Brian has 7 siblings and is sometimes mistaken for his brother Patrick.


Season 2[]

Brian and Eli attempt to fix Brian's toy revolver when they are interrupted by a visit from George O'Neill. Eli sends Brian to borrow an invented tool from a neighbour so that he can talk to O'Neill in private. While Brian is gone Eli murders O'Neill. When Brian returns Eli tells him he is not feeling well and sends him back to the house. ("Gimcrack & Bunkum")

Brian is eating breakfast with Eli, his brother Patrick, and his grandfather Ethan. When their older brother Michael Thompson comes in to announce a visitor the younger boys leave the table. Ethan dies just moments later. ("Two Boats and a Lifeguard")

Brian and his family attend Ethan's funeral on July 1 1921. ("Battle of the Century")

Season 3[]

He warmly welcomes his father Eli when he returns home after sixteen months in prison for election rigging. ("Spaghetti and Coffee")



Season two appearances
21 Ourselves Alone A Dangerous Maid What Does the Bee Do?
Gimcrack & Bunkum The Age of Reason Peg of Old Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Battle of the Century Georgia Peaches Under God's Power She Flourishes To the Lost
Season three appearances
"Resolution" "Spaghetti and Coffee" "Bone for Tuna" "Blue Bell Boy"
"You'd Be Surprised" "Ging Gang Goolie" "Sunday Best" "The Pony"
"The Milkmaid's Lot" "A Man, A Plan..." "Two Imposters" "Margate Sands"
Season four appearances
"New York Sour" "Resignation" "Acres of Diamonds" "All In"
"Erlkonig" "The North Star" "William Wilson" "The Old Ship of Zion"
"Marriage and Hunting" "White Horse Pike" "Havre De Grace" "Farewell Daddy Blues"