Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) is King of Chicago and he rules his domain with an iron fist. Deception, scandal, and betrayal go hand in hand with Kane's form of politics. As long as he gets the job done, the people of Chicago look the other way. Despite being the most effective mayor in recent history, Kane is hiding a dark secret. A degenerative brain disorder is ripping everything away from him and he can't trust his memory, his closest allies, or even himself.
Mayor Tom Kane has just discovered he has a serious medical condition, but must focus on the upcoming gubernatorial primary while attempting to reconcile with his distant wife and estranged daughter.
a new political force enters the race with only a few weeks until the primary. When the City Council stands in Kane's way, Kane and his crew will have to flex their political muscles to stay on top. Meanwhile, Meredith gets some unsettling news that adds to her growing suspicions that her husband's keeping something from her.
Zajac's campaign gains momentum, Kane has problems adjusting to his new medical reality. An embarrassing media storm catches Governor Cullen off guard while Miller stumbles upon a story that seeps much deeper than he imagined.
Kane finds himself starting to lose control, both politically and personally, as his supporters begin to question their confidence in him. Zajac ventures into uncharted territory while campaigning as Miller continues to dig for answers.
After long-buried information resurfaces, Kane and his camp find themselves battling the media for control of public perception. With the primary just around the corner, they'll have to pull out all the stops to contain the situation and keep the upper hand.
Kane takes a break from City Hall as his political image hits an all-time low. Kitty is at an emotional impasse, and Meredith, increasingly suspect of Kane's behavior, seeks opportunities of her own.
Days before the election, Kane slowly regains control over City Hall. Though a swift political move will help reveal his adversaries, will doing the unthinkable improve his public image in time?
Election Day. The race is close, and Kane and Stone do their part to turn the gears of the political machine. Emma's world is upended while Meredith goes to great lengths to prove her loyalty to Kane.