While Francis makes the Congressional leadership a proposal, Peter Russo finds that he must make a choice between his family and politics.
Claire discovers that her own ambitions are put at risk due to her husband's stance over the education bill. Meanwhile, Zoe discovers that work and play are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
While Francis and Stamper attempt to generate support within Congress, the Vice President and Russo leave Washington.
Francis makes the decision to cross the point of no return and Claire re- discovers an old acquaintance. Meanwhile, Peter struggles with his demons from the past.
Evan hires Dr. Van Dyke to help out when Hank hurts his back.