While Francis sets his sights on China, Claire must revisit her past.
As Francis prepares his replacement, he and Claire must confront two threats to their plans.
Francis's relationship Tusk becomes strained as tension with China escalates. Meanwhile, he must face down the Senate Republicans.
While Francis is forced to stay in the Capitol with Donald Blythe, Claire gives an explosive interview.
While the Underwoods gain a mysterious new ally, Francis open negotiations with a Chinese billionaire. Meanwhile, Lucas attempts to expose the Vice President.
Despite being in the middle of an energy crisis, Francis ends his pact with Tusk. Meanwhile, Stamper becomes closer to Rachel and Lucas has to make a hard choice.
While the Underwoods grow closer to the Walkers, Francis and Tusk declare war.
As well as having to deal with Tusk, Francis confronts Linda Vasquez. Meanwhile, Claire becomes a key influence on Tricia Walker.
Tusk engineers a scandal for the Underwoods, which even draws in Freddy.
Having to deal with a military crisis abroad and issues at home, Francis decides to remove the Tusk problem permanently. Meanwhile, Jackie Sharp and Claire have a run-in.
Francis must face being questioned by a Special Prosecutor. Meanwhile, Stamper must face some truths and Remy Danton attempts not to choose sides.
Francis discovers that he has been shut out and Claire finds that she must sacrifice something dear to her. Meanwhile, Stamper attempts to get back on top of things.
With an outraged nation, Francis could have to step down. Meanwhile, Claire experiences the consequences of their actions and Stamper rushes to tie up any loose ends.
When, following his election, the President fails to deliver on his promise to Francis, he and his wife decide to break all ties and re-write the political rule book.
Francis seizes an opportunity to use an inexperienced reporter in order to spread a story to put the White House on the back foot. Meanwhile, Claire gets ruthless at work.
Francis leaves Washington in the middle of negotiations over the education bill in order to take care of a thorny issue in his home district in South Carolina.
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.
Francis resorts to dirty tactics in the fight with the Teacher's Union. Claire visits her former security guard on his deathbed.
Francis' success rubs the VP the wrong way. Peter Russo faces off against his demons as Doug Stamper hustles to cover up his dirty laundry.
Francis returns to his alma mater to have a library dedicated in his name. Peter Russo goes home to Philadelphia to make amends to the shipyard workers who lost their jobs and to propose a solution for the future.moreless
While Francis and Stamper attempt to generate support within Congress, the Vice President and Russo leave Washington.
Things are not going all Francis' way, when Claire goes against his wishes, Zoe finds someone new and Peter delivers an ultimatum.
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.
While Janine, Lucas and Zoe get nearer to what is really going on, Francis finds he must alter his plans.
Francis realises that Zoe is now a danger to his plans as he struggles to keep them on track. Meanwhile, Claire is worried about choices she has made in the past and those that she will need to make soon.moreless