A Special Prosecutor interrogates Francis. Remy Danton tries to keep his options open. Stamper wrestles with his demons.
Amidst an energy crisis, Francis and Tusk end their shaky alliance. Lucas must make a difficult choice. Stamper grows closer to Rachel.
A terror scare at the Capitol traps Francis with a resentful Donald Blythe. Claire gives a live interview that rocks the media.
Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar. Stamper must tie up loose ends. Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.
The war with Tusk intensifies. Claire influences Tricia Walker politically and domestically. Francis has a show-down with Linda Vasquez.
Things get personal when Tusk blindsides the Underwoods with a scandal. Freddy and his BBQ joint get caught up in the mix.
Francis's fight over the Education Bill threatens Claire's own ambitions. Zoe mixes work and play.
Francis scrambles to keep his plan on track. Claire is haunted by choices old and new. Zoe poses a serious threat.
Francis wins a major battle, but doesn't pause to rest on his laurels. Peter must face his past. Stamper hushes a secret.
When the newly elected President reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.
Russo hits the road with V.P. Matthews. Francis and Stamper try to whip up support in Congress. Claire looks out for herself.
Francis must leave union negotiations to deal with a crisis in his home district. Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise.
Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.
The death of the Prime Minister sparks the faithful Party Whip's ambition. The hunt to find a replacement is on, and if Urquhart lends his support to a winner, he could gain a Cabinet position, but backing a loser could cost him everything.
As a tragedy in his home district forces Francis (Kevin Spacey) to abandon the teachers' union negotiations on the education bill, Zoe's (Kate Mara) elevated public profile creates friction at the Herald.
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