When the newly elected President reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.
Francis and Doug plan to frame Secretary of State nominee, Michael Kern. Meanwhile, Zoe's popularity at the Washington Herald continues to grow.
Francis heads for his hometown to deal with a crisis. Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise. Claire finds herself a new business partner.
Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership. Zoe is offered the promotion of White House Correspondent and doesn't know if she should take it or not.
A feud starts between Francis and Marty Spinella. Russo goes into depression about the job losses at the shipyards.
The strike between Frank and Marty starts to get out of hand. Russo has decided to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.
Frank helps Peter get ready for his governor race, but Peter is starting to have second thoughts. Doug tries to help a young hooker in trouble.
Frank has a library named after him at his old military school. Peter tries to win back the support of his hometown.
Frank and Stamper try to get the support they need from Congress. The Vice President and Peter decide to leave Washington.
When things fail to go Frank's way, Claire takes it upon herself to fix things. Zoe finds someone new in her life and Peter gives an ultimatum to someone close.
Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.
The President sends Frank to St. Lewis to persuade Raymond Tusk into becoming the new Vice President. Zoe and Janine investigate Peter Russo's death.
Frank scrambles to keep his plan on track. Gillian is planning to sue Claire. Zoe, Janine, and Lucas investigate Rachel Posner and her relationship with Peter Russo.