Aiden and Freya Hoynes are the golden couple of British politics but he ends up resigning from cabinet followed a failed leadership bid stopped by his best friend Bruce Babbish. In the cabinet reshuffle Freya is named in the Cabinet, while Aiden returns to the back benches and a life of obscurity. Freya finds herself being forced to choose between her own career ambitions and supporting her husband in public.
Aiden plots against his old friend Bruce in an effort to get even with him. As he watches his wife's meteoric rise, he becomes increasingly consumed with jealousy and paranoia. Unable to accept his wife's new found success or forgive her betrayal Aiden starts to plot Freya's downfall as well.
Aiden finds out about Freya and Bruce and in the midst of trying to stage a comeback has to handle been caught up in a sex scandal.