But combined with Jackie announcing, it serves as a formidable attack on Dunbar. Jackie tentatively agrees to run, with the idea being that she will drop out and eventually join Frank's ticket as VP when he announces.
Remy brings up the fact that they want Jackie to have a family when she runs, pressing her to marry her boyfriend, who already has two children. Jackie brings up that they've discussed marriage, and she agrees to get that ball rolling again.
Dunbar, meanwhile, agrees to bring Doug in to work on her campaign. Doug tries to drive a hard financial bargain, which leads Dunbar to believe that he isn't trying to be a mole in her office and that he just wants to get back in the game. They agree to meet again later.
Meet the press
The Telegraph, the "second largest daily in the country," brings in Ayla Sayyad's mentor, Kate Baldwin, to take her White House beat, after Seth had Ayla booted for daring to press Frank in the last episode. Kate promises to be tougher on Frank than Ayla ever was. Seth is smitten, I think.
Baldwin gets word of Frank's fight with the outgoing Homeland Security chief, who points him to the head of FEMA, who clues her in to the potential danger of Frank's plan to drain FEMA's emergency fund. Baldwin goes public, on the front page, threatening Frank's plan in D.C..
Rally the troops
Russia isn't going to take Claire's veto override sitting down, and they decide to fight back. They threaten to sell arms to Iran, which would threaten the Middle East, so Israel and Palestine pull their support for Claire's resolution.
Claire threatens the Russian ambassador with sanctions if Russia sell arms to Iran. The ambassador urges her to withdraw the resolution, and tells her she has no business being an ambassador.
This means war
Frank meets with the congressional leadership, who are upset at his plan to use the Stafford Act. Both parties will fight him if he goes through with the plan, Senator Mendoza tells him.