Claire uses her diplomatic skills to try to end the hostage situation. Meanwhile, Frank confronts Hammerschmidt.
While Hammerschmidt investigates Frank, the President requests Will's help in a hostage negotiation.
While Claire gets some company on the campaign trail, Frank attacks Conway.
While Claire has an important family to attend to, Frank must deal with threat to his candidacy.
Frank tells the convention to support Catherine Durant to be his running mate, while working behind the scenes for a different result.
The Underwoods push the gun bill and manipulate a one of Claire's rivals for VP.
Frank starts looking for his future VP and seeks a way to weaken Conway
While Claire and the Secretary of State disagree about the way forward, Dunbar has a decision to make.
Donald Blythe turns to Claire for advice on the situation with Russia.
Frank makes a gamble to solve an international crisis.
Frank is shocked when a family scandal erupts on the day of the Primary.
Claire takes the first steps on starting her own election campaign.
Frank makes a deal with Petrov, but Claire is the casualty. Meanwhile, Doug reaches out to his brother.
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
Having plundered the federal disaster relief budget to fund America Works, a hurricane heading for the Eastern Seaboard causes multiple headaches for Frank.
In an attempt to fix the cracks growing in their relationship, Frank and Claire renew their vows.
When Frank and Claire visit Moscow, not everything goes entirely to plan.
With Congress unwilling to fund his America Works program, Frank but look for money elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Francis must face being questioned by a Special Prosecutor. Meanwhile, Stamper must face some truths and Remy Danton attempts not to choose sides.
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.