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Chapter 7

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Production number

Running time53 minutes

Original airdateFebruary 1, 2013

Nielsen rating

Written byKate Barnow & Beau Willimon

Directed byCharles McDougall

"Chapter 6""Chapter 8"


Francis wins a major battle, but doesn't pause to rest on his laurels. Peter must face his past. Stamper hushes a secret.

Plot summary

President Walker finally signs the education bill into law, earning Frank a major victory by affording him great influence and favor with Walker. Vice President Matthews is feeling sidelined and expresses discontent with Walker. Peter Russo readies himself for the governor's race ahead by attending AA meetings while his campaign team discusses strategies. Frank uses his relationship with Zoe to generate some positive spin on the announcement. Frank meets with Christina and convinces her to forgive Russo and become his deputy campaign manager, reigniting their relationship. Someone from his past unexpectedly reappears in Doug Stamper's life. Zoe recommends Janine Skorsky for a job.


The following characters appeared in this chapter.

Main Characters

Recurring Characters


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Season 1 Episodes

101. "Chapter 1"
102. "Chapter 2"
103. "Chapter 3"
104. "Chapter 4"
105. "Chapter 5"

106. "Chapter 6"
107. "Chapter 7"
108. "Chapter 8"
109. "Chapter 9"
110. "Chapter 10"

111. "Chapter 11"
112. "Chapter 12"
113. "Chapter 13"

See also: S1S2S3S4S5S6