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.
While Klein considers Ike's proposal, he and Ben know that their future is dependent on what happens to the gambling bill. Also, Vera upset and Stevie and Lily face up to the end of their relationship.moreless
Sy Berman arrives in Miami, Stevie begins his new job with Ben Diamond and Ike's relationship with Victor is put under strain. Meanwhile, as the passage of the gambling bill gets nearer, Klein promises to destroy Ike.moreless
While The Miramar plays host to a DJ convention, Ike plots to rig the Cuban lottery and Ben is out for revenge, but in the wrong place. Also, Mercedes shares a discovery with Vera.moreless
Meg grows closer to Ike as she uses her connections to fight the gambling bill and Vera must face up to the fact that her dancing days are behind her. Meanwhile, Ben Diamond makes an offer to Stevie and the failed arms deal causes problems for Danny.moreless
Ben Diamond ruins an arms deal with the Cubans, causing tragedy. Meanwhile, Ike tries to make a deal with mob boss Sy Berman and Danny learns the truth about Ben.
While Ben Diamond hosts a depraved Seder and seeks permission to kill Ike, Ike gambles on a plan to remove Ben from the Miramar Playa. Meanwhile, Meg threatens Vera and Lily goes on her first real date with Stevie.moreless
Concerned that Ike will break under the stress of the murder charge, Ben offers aid; This leads to Ike's family learning about the hotel's silent partners.