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Chapter 23

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Production number

Running time50 minutes

Original airdateFebruary 14, 2014

Nielsen rating

Written byLaura Eason & Beau Willimon

Directed byRobin Wright

"Chapter 22""Chapter 24"


With a military stand-off overseas and potential violence at home, Frank wants to finish off Tusk for good. Claire and Jackie Sharp collide.

Plot summary

Lisa moves in with Rachel despite Doug's orders for her to stay away, and Walker has to deal with Chinese naval movements against Japan as the trade war escalates. Frank then receives a bomb threat from an ex-Marine who also claims responsibility for the Capitol incident, and apparently Claire was the intended target so Frank requests that Edward Meechum be her bodyguard.

To put more pressure on Raymond Tusk as retaliation for Adam Galloway, Frank's team leaks information to Ayla Sayyad that links Tusk to Lanagin's casino. This leads her to confirm her suspicions regarding a laundering scheme that is heavily influencing Congress, and she questions Lanagin and his involvement. Sayyad publishes her story on the money laundering scheme, which causes a huge stir in the press. The resulting investigation reflects badly on Walker, and he eventually follows Frank's advice to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the story and to clear the White House of any involvement.

Meanwhile, Frank and Jackie Sharp continue their battle of wills over Claire's legislation, which Jackie is against as a former soldier. Frank then starts siding with Grayson over Doug on strategy since it appears the latter is distracted all of the time (because of Rachel).


The following characters appeared in this chapter.

Main Characters

Recurring Characters

Minor Characters


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Season 2 Episodes

201. "Chapter 14"
202. "Chapter 15"
203. "Chapter 16"
204. "Chapter 17"
205. "Chapter 18"

206. "Chapter 19"
207. "Chapter 20"
208. "Chapter 21"
209. "Chapter 22"
210. "Chapter 23"

211. "Chapter 24"
212. "Chapter 25"
213. "Chapter 26"

See also: S1S2S3S4S5S6