Tom Kane cements his mayoral legacy with a lavish ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking of the new modernized OʼHare terminals. Now Kane looks to the future, setting his sights on reviving a subsidized housing project. While his political future seems bright, Kane continues to battle for control over his disease.
Kane (Kelsey Grammer) uses a tragedy in his personal life to further his political agenda and ultimately win control over the housing authority. Kane tries to remedy his fractured inner-circle by poaching his nemesis's senior aide, Mona Fredricks (Sanaa Lathan), and hiring ambitious newcomer, Ian Todd (Jonathan Groff) -- but will they be enough to fill the void?
Kane grows increasingly infatuated with his new senior aide, Mona Fredricks, allowing himself to get swept up in her passion for the subsidized housing project. Ben Zajac and his wife, Maggie, run the risk of alienating themselves from Kane when they take the reins of Zajacʼs gubernatorial campaign.
Kane attempts to clean house and deep-sixes longtime political cronies, while at home, Meredith and Emma want no part of a family reunion with him.
Kane orders a corruption sweep and arrests several members of his own political machine. Kitty O’Neil crushes Zajacʼs campaign just as he is on an upswing. Kane spirals out of control when his mental symptoms reach a boiling point and he can no longer distinguish between his hallucinations andreality.
Tensions at the housing project escalate from unrest to rioting; Kane's past haunts him when he quietly seeks treatment at an alternative clinic.
The alternative treatments appear to be working and Kane takes back control of the city, but in his efforts to fix his public perception, he may have to throw an old friend under the bus.
Kane keeps the city from bankruptcy by forming alliances with his enemies on the City Council. But then Kane must decide if he will make concessions that will weaken his politicalmachine. Zajac saves his gubernatorial campaign with an unplanned moment of sincerity. And Ian finds an unexpected way to deepen his connections with the Kane family.
'Clinch' Chicago faces bankruptcy and emergency managers prepare to take control. But losing his mayoral power isn't the biggest danger to Kane as enemies threaten to expose him - will he go down with his city?
'True Enough' Miller publishes a story that could destroy Kane, but Kane's biggest threat is Kitty's alliance with Doyle. As Meredith forms a new relationship, Kane goes to the greatest lengths yet to stay on top.