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
While Carter tries to maintain her cover as an FBI temporary agent while helping Reese, Fusco has to protect a new Number on his own while Reese ducks some old enemies from the past.moreless
Reese and Finch set out to protect a surgeon who has come up as their newest Person of Interest. However, when they discover that someone from Reese's past is involved, they turn to a former Number for help.moreless
Reese returns to field work and must protect the spoiled daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.
Reese goes undercover as an armored car company employee, and faces memories from his past with the CIA.
Reese infiltrates a smuggling ring so that he can protect his newest Person of Interest.
While Carter closes in on Reese and Finch and the CIA close in on her, the two men investigate a suspicious building super whose number has come up.
Reese and Finch go into overtime when the Machine gives them the numbers of four Persons of Interest. Meanwhile, Carter deals with the aftermath of the recent assassination attempt on her, and Reese's past resurfaces.moreless
Alicia rushes to stop an execution so she can help one of her clients and Eli works damage control.