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.
While Frank goes on television in a bid to avoid being de-selected as the Presidential nomination, Claire's Congressional confirmation hearing for the U.N. job doesn't go smoothly.
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.
With Congress unwilling to fund his America Works program, Frank but look for money elsewhere.
When Frank and Claire visit Moscow, not everything goes entirely to plan.
In an attempt to fix the cracks growing in their relationship, Frank and Claire renew their vows.
Having plundered the federal disaster relief budget to fund America Works, a hurricane heading for the Eastern Seaboard causes multiple headaches for Frank.
Claire's peace plan is in shatters after a group of Russian soldiers are apparently killed in an explosion. Meanwhile, Doug is told that Rachel is dead, which causes him to hit the bottle.moreless
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.
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 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.