Tension is eased between Odelle and her captor, as Aslam and Frank Majors ramp up efforts to find her. Meanwhile, a senator complicates Peter's SOC investigation; Harrison prepares to deliver the eulogy at his father's funeral; and it's revealed that there's more to Randall's death than meets the eye.moreless
Ballard is captured by the terrorist group Ansar Dine and must prove her value to them. On the home front, Harrison continues to search for physical proof that Ballard is alive and enlists his father's help. Peter finds evidence against Societel that puts his family in danger.moreless
While Frank is concerned with his plummeting approval ratings, Claire sets her sights on being Ambassador to the U.N. and Doug tries to deal with his injuries.
Frank's powers of persuasion over Russian President Viktor Petrov seem lacking when it comes to his Middle East peace plan. Meanwhile, Doug forces Gavin Orsay to locate a missing person.
In an attempt to fix the cracks growing in their relationship, Frank and Claire renew their vows.
Frank makes a deal with Petrov, but Claire is the casualty. Meanwhile, Doug reaches out to his brother.
While Francis sets his sights on China, Claire must revisit her past.
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.
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.
The team searches for JJ whilst uncovering the truth behind her time at the state department. They receive assistance from Emily Prentiss, who returns with vital information.
When a number of ecstasy overdoses in Manhattan show a pattern, the team travels to the city for the profile. Hotchner is surprised, however, when the investigation reveals his long estranged brother is somehow involved.moreless
After Mike's shooting, Ryan and Parker try to get around Nick to take down the people that organized the attack. Meanwhile, Carroll turns to an unlikely ally for help in finding Claire's location in protective custody.moreless
The Replicator makes his first mistake, and the team moves quickly to Philadelphia—where the victims are—to take advantage of their stalker's lapse.
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.
While Francis and Stamper attempt to generate support within Congress, the Vice President and Russo leave Washington.
New evidence found online has Moretti seeing Pierce's conspiracy theory in a new light. Pierce's new doctor presses him to face the truth about Natalie. (Part 2 of 2)
When a former student tells Pierce about a potential conspiracy regarding a U.S. senator's death, things soon spiral out of control. Pierce may not be able to trust those around him. (Part 1 of 2)moreless
In the first part of a two-part season finale, the BAU encounters a gang of bank-robbing serial killers in the nation's capital. As the team tries to negotiate the situation that is unfolding inside the bank, one of the team is taken hostage.moreless
While Erin is prosecuting a murder case, the defendant's attorney is murdered. Danny is assigned to investigate but things get tense when Erin questions Danny on the stand.
The BAU is called to determine the real reason behind what appears to be a mass suicide by a small group of young men at a military academy. Meanwhile, Hotchner and Morgan are at odds with each other when they discover their investigation could be jeopardized by another team member.moreless
In the seventh season premiere, the members of the BAU are questioned by a Senate Committee for their retaliatory actions after the assumed death and disappearance of Emily Prentiss, but a familiar face could help them win their case and keep the team together.moreless