Discussion thread for season 2, episodes 01, 02. (Chapters 14, 15) I'll create threads for episodes 3-5 , 6-8, 9-11, and 12-13 (unless someone beats me to it), and try to include episode synopses to help those who watched all the episodes at once and do not remember what occurred in each episode. S02E01 Frank, in his new job as the Vice-President of the United States, clears up all the connections that tie him to the death of Peter Russo, by killing Zoe by pushing her into an oncoming subway train. Doug, meanwhile, forcibly relocates Rachel. He also makes a new ally in Jacqueline "Jackie" Sharp, his choice for the House Majority Whip, being a loyal war hero. Claire deals with Gillian Cole by pulling a few strings and offering her the company. Claire consults a doctor about her wanting to get pregnant, but later decides not to do any tests. S02E02 Amid turmoil in the home, Frank takes office while his home is expanded with all sorts of security such that he can stay there. Relations with China become entangled as Secretary of State Catherine Durant's team bungles a trade meeting more or less on purpose since she and Frank despise Raymond Tusk basically steering the president. As rivals negotiate to thwart her, Jackie maneuvers to strengthen her position for the House Majority Whip. Lucas Goodwin looks for a hacker on the deep web to hack into Frank's phone records to establish a connection between him and the deaths of Zoe Barnes and Peter Russo. He also contacts his former boss Tom who tries to convince him to stop his investigations. Frank struggles to keep his calm at a military ceremony when he hears from Claire that one of the generals raped her at Harvard.