To kick off the season, the sexiest reporter in D.C. — Zoe Barnes — was killed by Frank Underwood, who pushed her in front of a train. After spending most of season 1 vying for the vice presidency, Underwood stepped things up and set up the president for a big fall, just so he could take the top spot.
Meanwhile, Underwood and his wife Claire had an affair with a secret service agent — at the same time. Frank also had a season-long battle with billionaire Raymond Tusk, who had been very close to the president. We found out about Claire’s past as a victim of sexual abuse and also her affair with a famous photographer.
A prostitute keeping a secret that could ruin Frank is sent away and watched over by Underwood’s friend Doug, but then she kills him. The season ends with Frank taking over the presidency. Boom!