As Francis prepares his replacement, he and Claire must confront two threats to their plans.
While Francis is forced to stay in the Capitol with Donald Blythe, Claire gives an explosive interview.
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.
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.
Danny must figure out the common denominator when the same tragedy happens to seemingly random people. Frank helps a friend deal with his alcoholism.
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.
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.
While Francis and Stamper attempt to generate support within Congress, the Vice President and Russo leave Washington.
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
Janine's choice of a fashion career over college angers her parents.
The parents of a disabled child stymie Doogie, when they choose their religion and community beliefs over allowing him to walk through an operation. Meanwhile Janine comes up with a solution to her father's rejection of Vinnie; they're going to follow the example of Doogie's parents. She proposes they elope to Vinnie.moreless