Selina prepares for a debate with her primary opponents. What will be the effect of her new hairstyle and the twitch she just developed?
Jonah creates a crude viral video and Dan intends to spread a rumor about Chung. Meanwhile, Selina tries to cope when questioned during a fund-raising trip.
While Selina prepares to announce her candidacy, Dan discovers that she features in a Saturday Night Live sketch.
While Selina and her entourage spend a day with the Coast Guard, Gary begins to question the importance of his role and Jonah launches his new blog.
Miriam Lass is found alive but her foggy memory is making it difficult to identify the Chesapeake Ripper. Will is exonerated by evidence found at the site of Miriam's rescue and released from the asylum. Will warns Dr. Chilton that his intimate knowledge of the Ripper case may put his life in danger. Jack rebuffs Chilton when he tries to pass on that he agrees with Will's fears about Hannibal. Will is immediately reinstated on the BAU team as they hunt for the Ripper. Jack's suspicions about Hannibal's participation builds after Will and Miriam compare notes. Miriam is the key to finding the answer to the true identity of the Ripper but it's not evident that her memory can be relied on.moreless
While in Iowa for a book-signing, Selina hears a rumor that could dramatically affect the result of the next election.
Missing organs and the artistry of the body of a city councilman found intertwined with a tree suggest the Ripper is continuing his killing spree. Will puts forward the idea that the Ripper is using the victims' organs to load his pantry. Hannibal gives a dinner party and Jack crashes it to collect evidence that the meat is human. Alana is drawn closer to Hannibal even as Jack grows more suspicious. Alana thinks Hannibal is the victim of a witch hunt. The BAU team uses evidence from the man in the tree to pin point a location they think the Ripper used. Upon arrival at the location they discover Miriam Lass - alive.moreless
Selena and her staff attempt to cope with a full-blown crisis.
While Dan tries to play both sides of the Selina/Danny Chung rivalry, the VP continues her plan.
During an interview with Janet Ryland, Selina is thrown by a 'gotcha' question, when she was just expecting a puff-piece.
With a budget deal with Congress unable to be agreed, the Federal government is shutdown, leading to Selina having to furlough some of her staff. Meanwhile, Danny Chung takes advantage of the situation, Selina’s ex-husband is the victim of a damaging leak and Jonah and Gary must perform an emergency trash retrieval.moreless
Important budget negotiations have to be cancelled due to an allergic reaction, while Gary and Amy are concerned when Selina starts to see her ex-husband.
While Dan attempts to learn how to charm the media and Ben argues with Kent over new intelligence, Selina finalizes a trade deal in Helsinki.
While Jack considers the possibility that the Chesapeake Ripper has resurfaced, Will concludes that the victim is part of an illegal organ harvesting operation. Will begins to have nightmares of himself where he is a killer. Hannibal goes to see therapist Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier even as he gradually works on his seduction of Alana.moreless
Selina's attempts to keep her staff happy are not helped when the White House releases an unflattering photograph. Meanwhile, Sue has an interview for a new job, Jonah gets awarded an executive parking space and Kent bonds with Mike.moreless
When Jack's former colleague, Dr. Chilton, contacts him about the identity of The Chesapeake Ripper, matters get complicated when a copy cat murder is committed. When Jack's former protégé Miriam becomes the next victim, he's finds himself dealing with loss on two fronts and consults Hannibal with his grief.moreless
While Sue is called to give evidence at a Congressional hearing, the Secretary of Defense and the Vice President lock horns at a Marine Corps base.
Selina travels to North Carolina and attends a pig roast and Dan decides to change his exercise regime by starting pilates.
While the Vice President's staff concentrate on changes in their personal lives, Selina sees a way to increase her influence.
After a talk show host rapes his guest, the author of the latest BDSM novel, Benson and Rollins must convince her to come forward and press charges against the celebrity. Once Amaro starts digging into her background for the new DA, though, a secret from her past threatens the trial.moreless