Discussion thread for Season 2, episodes, 03, 04, 05 (chapters 16, 17, 18) S02E03 Frank seeks bipartisan agreement to avoid a Government shutdown, but when that fails, he takes drastic measures to achieve legislative agreement. Lucas further establishes contact with a hacker who claims to be able to help him retrieve Zoe's cell phone records. Rachel contacts her mother and meets some woman on the bus and a church meeting even though Doug forbid to. S02E04 The Capitol is quarantined and evacuated after a suspect package with white powder is sent. During a live interview Claire reveals that she was sexually assaulted. Jackie and Remy lobby for votes to avoid a Government shutdown. Lucas delves into deep web research and his hacker contact is revealed to be an FBI informant. S02E05 Francis negotiates unconventionally with the Chinese and pays homage to history. Lucas goes to the extreme to seek justice, but in doing so he walks right into the trap the FBI had set for him on Doug's behalf. Team Underwood expands under dark circumstances. Claire advocates for sexual assault victims.