Released from prison but still monitored, Philippe Rickwaert tries to convince socialist candidate Amélie Dorendeu to form an alliance with Michel Vidal, leader of the radical party. But things don’t go according to plan and his plan backfires.
After reuniting with his former fiefdom, Dunkirk, Philippe tries to sow discord in his successor’s legislative campaign in order to plan his comeback. Meanwhile, Amélie turns the tables and Philippe looks for a way to take advantage.
Amélie faces her first political roadblock when trying to pass her key Health Act. Philippe tries to leverage a young parliament member’s struggle to get rid of a political enemy, but ends up in a tough spot.
The parliamentary crisis reaches a new peak and Amélie is more weakened than ever. Philippe sees the opportunity to persuade her to try the Left Alliance, but a national threat hardens her resolve, threatening her relationship with Philippe.
In a televised debate against the National Front leader, Philippe suggests a referendum on diversity in schools. Thorigny schemes to create a political movement that will challenge Amélie in the next presidential election.
Like “The West Wing” meets “The Sopranos” but set in France, this fast-paced thriller reveals the dirtier side of French politics and a world in which the players are shady, the sabotage is ruthless, and revenge is everything.
Rickwaert leads a ruthless battle to maintain his position in Dunkirk and appears to be back on Laugier's side. Meanwhile, Laugier fights his own battle against the Germans over EU sanctions on the excessive deficit.
Rickwaert sends shockwaves through the political community by negotiating with the former right-wing president to support the student demonstrations. At this point, he will do anything to charm and get in with the leaders of the opposition.
While Laugier launches education reforms, Rickwaert devises a plan to leverage a student movement against him, hoping that taking the reins of a demonstration for young people will pave the perfect path for him to return to politics.
After falling ill, the first secretary of the Socialist Party steps down, triggering a vicious battle over succession to the post. As conflict ensues between Rickwaert and Laugier, Dorendeu finds herself caught in the middle of it all.
French presidential hopeful and Socialist candidate Francis Laugier’s campaign is about to be threatened by a financial investigation into his friend and personal advisor Philippe Rickwaert, the Mayor of Dunkirk. How will Laugier respond?
While the elections take place, Rickwaert figures out Laugier's new strategy—he has sent his special advisor, Dorendeu, on a mission to hinder the far-right candidate's chances of retaining its Northern constituency.