After a charismatic candidate joins the race for student body president, Payton searches for a running mate who will make him seem more authentic.
Amid escalating concerns about his vice presidential pick, Payton gets plunged into a family crisis that stokes long-seething resentments.
While Payton plays hardball with Harvard admissions, shocking betrayals and a scandalous videotape take the election to a new level of ruthlessness.
With the election just days away, Payton faces tough questions about just how far he's willing to go to defeat his opponent.
Payton makes an eleventh-hour push to lock down the school's undecided voters, including one student who has other things on his mind besides politics.
As Payton confronts hard truths about his ambition following an election day bombshell, he reconnects with a former ally -- and becomes a target.
Payton faces his darkest hour and the fight of his life as transgressions are revealed, backs stabbed and confessions made.
Payton reevaluates his life after a reckoning, but when a window of opportunity opens, he grapples with a big decision about his political aspirations.
Frustrated with his polling numbers, Payton goes to Georgina for help as he weighs using his opponent's hush-hush love life to score political points.
As Astrid pumps Payton for details about their long-ago dalliance, Hadassah hatches a cover-up for Dede, and McAfee seeks a healthier work-life balance.
Payton scrambles to salvage his campaign when he suffers a credibility crisis over a compromising photo and his commitment to fixing climate change.
McAfee's prurient sleuthing uncovers an explosive secret, Payton's tangled affairs turn fruitful, and Georgina's link to Tino proves problematic.
On Election Day, a mother and daughter argue over whether Payton or Dede is the better pick, motivating each to spend time with her chosen candidate.
A shocking ballot-box twist positions Payton at a moral and ethical crossroads that could define the rest of his political career — and life.
With the senate race up for grabs, Payton and Dede prepare for an unconventional showdown, but a last-minute decision suddenly changes everything.