Chaos ensues as the Franklin family prepares for the inauguration ball, Nancy's kind gesture backfires, Barry is caught off guard, and Lilly makes a risky choice.
Barry defends his character, Lilly's decision puts her in a precarious situation, Victoria demands to know the truth, and Nancy and Sharon deal with an emergency.
Donald seeks answers from the man who followed his wife home, President Franklin greets a late-night visitor, and the first children irk the White House staff.
Jean deals with uncomfortable advances from Jason, the president confronts Richard about Gayle's accusation, and Agent Flint seeks info from the Winthrops' intruder.
Barry learns disturbing news about Ruth, Victoria invites Lilly along for an unusual shopping trip, Jason's behavior raises eyebrows, and Nancy makes a startling discovery.
The hostility between President Franklin and Victoria reaches new heights, Barry forces Sharon to make a choice, and Jason helps Gayle devise a plan.
Max gets caught in the middle of Hunter and Victoria's marital drama, Barry continues the search for his daughter, and Lilly is confronted with compromising photos.
Barry blows Gayle's cover, Kyle makes a power grab, the secret service searches for Gayle, Sharon and Nancy learn new information, and Lilly has an unexpected guest.
Richard comes to the rescue, Bobby pays Lilly a visit, Hunter gives Denise lucrative information, and Victoria's tumultuous relationship with Gayle takes a darker turn.
Richard wrestles with guilt over his deadly mistake, Hunter and Denise are interrupted during a late-night rendezvous, and the staff carefully navigate first family drama.
After their explosive fight, Victoria and Hunter try to calm concerns among the White House staff, Gayle receives appalling news, and Richard and Nancy search for answers.
Bobby gives Lilly an urgent warning, Hunter tasks Kyle with a personal assignment, Victoria's mother pays a surprise visit, and Barry makes an incriminating discovery.
The evidence mounts against Barry, Kyle jumps into action to help out a dazed Hunter, Richard and Nancy are questioned, Lilly confronts Donald, and Sam calls in a favor.
Jean and Donald are drawn into the President's scandal, Barry is released from police custody, things heat up between Kareem and Sharon, and Lilly stands up to Victoria.
Barry and Kareem's fight yields collateral damage, Kyle makes veiled threats toward Jean, Sam and Max go on a fact-finding mission, and Donald and Kyle rehash the past.
Kyle is concerned Lilly knows too much, Nancy learns the cause of Richard's injury, Victoria makes a startling discovery, and Donald tries to keep Lilly from leaving him.
Donald tells Lilly who really runs the Franklin administration, Gayle enlists Jean to find out what happened to her boyfriend, and Hunter suspects Jason is spying on him.
Victoria learns Hunter's secret and devises a plan to cover it up, Lilly tries to figure out who she can trust, and Nancy worries about Barry.
Victoria comes to an arrangement with Donald, Kareem gives Sharon the dirt on Barry, Jake offers Barry an out, and a security breach at the White House leads to a discovery.
Max and Yuma discover a smoking gun in the form of a blood-soaked mattress, Victoria propositions a White House staffer, and Gayle seeks a legal remedy to her unhappiness.
Word of Gayle's emancipation efforts reaches the Oval Office, Sam attempts to clear Barry's name, Kyle tries to gain Max's trust, and Hunter has plans for a White House aide.
Kyle ties up loose ends, a mutual interest unifies Victoria and Hunter, Lilly asks for Bobby's help, Hunter gets an unexpected tip, and Nancy reveals a shocking family secret.
Nancy's confession jeopardizes her marriage, Sharon and Barry have a change of heart, Victoria issues a warning to Gayle, and Hunter has a steamy encounter.
Victoria makes plans for Gayle and Jason, Donald tries to prevent a dangerous discovery, and Hunter's latest staffing decision catches the White House staff by surprise.
Victoria's mom vows to get Gayle and Jason in line, Barry makes a desperate decision, Sam is tested, and a revealing press conference has the White House doing damage control.