At the Underwood residence, Secret Service agents apprehend a bomber who confesses that Claire's confession influenced his wife to abort their child. Francis spends most of the season as the newly appointed Vice President of the United States. Frank stonewalls Heather Dunbar, the special prosecutor leading the corruption investigation, but when she reveals a photo of Doug at Lanigan's casino along with proof of his trip to China, Frank is forced to confirm his back-channeling effort with Feng. He parts with Frank on good terms, unconvinced of his treachery. Jackie strengthens her race for House Majority Whip, eventually destroying her mentor's career in order to secure the position.
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Producers seeking 2, extras for Baltimore-area shoot". However, the drama soon shifts to tensions involving Frank, President Walker, the Chinese government, and the wealthy Raymond Tusk, eventually culminating in a bitter political war between Frank and Tusk. Megan publicly derides Jackie for opposing the sexual assault bill. Tusk assumes Frank is driving Ayla's investigation and orders Remy to publicize Freddy's criminal past. Frank returns home to a drunk Claire and Meechum, and joins them in a threesome.