Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership. Peter Russo must choose between politics and family.
Francis must make an unforeseen detour. Zoe, Lucas and Janine get closer to the truth.
Francis strikes back at the striking teachers. Claire is caught off guard by a deathbed confession.
Francis is honored at his alma mater, while Peter returns to Philly. Both men tackle unfinished business.
Francis uses a young reporter, Zoe Barnes, to spin a story that puts the White House on its heels. Claire makes a cold-blooded move at work.
Rebellion on all fronts. Claire defies Francis, Zoe finds comfort in someone new, and Peter makes an ultimatum.
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.
As Francis (Kevin Spacey) confronts his past while dedicating a new library at his alma mater, Russo (Corey Stoll) heads to Philadelphia to ask his angry constituents to support the watershed bill and his upcoming bid for governor.
"Told that Claire (Robin Wright) was behind the watershed bill's failure, Francis (Kevin Spacey) works to contain the damage and maintain control over Peter Russo (Corey Stoll). Zoe (Kate Mara) and Claire each seek relief from their respective relationships with Francis."
As Russo (Corey Stoll) hits the campaign trail in Pennsylvania, Francis (Kevin Spacey) pulls out all the stops to pass the watershed bill, even as Claire is undermining him behind the scenes.
As the damaging leak of a draft education bill makes him indispensable to the Walker administration, Francis (Kevin Spacey) enlists Zoe (Kate Mara) in a scheme to undermine the president's nominee for secretary of state.
As the search for a new vice president lands Francis (Kevin Spacey) in the middle of a billionaire businessman's own power play, Zoe (Kate Mara) and Janine (Constance Zimmer) close in on the truth behind Russo's alleged suicide. Guest starring Gerald McRaney.
Despite an unpopular teachers' strike, Francis (Kevin Spacey) turns up the heat on his union counterpart. Meanwhile, as Russo (Corey Stoll) commits to sobriety in order to run for governor, Claire (Robin Wright) is forced to face up to the compromises demanded by her marriage to Francis.
Francis (Kevin Spacey) initiates a Capitol Hill coup aimed at undermining a rival and gaining critical support for the education bill. As Zoe's (Kate Mara) rising stock earns her both allies and enemies at the Herald, Russo (Corey Stoll) is forced to take a position that could end his political career.