Graves is the story of former President of the United States, Richard Graves. Twenty years after his presidency, Graves has the epiphany that his policies have damaged the country for decades and so, with his young assistant, he goes on a Don Quixote-like journey to right his administration's wrongs just as his wife, the former First Lady, decides to follow her own political ambitions.
Graves works on his autobiography in seclusion; Isaiah visits to bring him back. Margaret Graves competes in the primaries with the help of her new campaign team. Olivia and Samantha develop a friendship, while Jeremy embraces his TV success.
Graves and Isaiah go elk-hunting. Margaret searches for her husband so he will be by her side when the primary results are revealed. Olivia considers having a home birth and Jeremy gets advice as his TV talk show goes nightly.
Graves and Isaiah take a chaotic trip to Graves's childhood home, while Margaret hits the campaign trail and is challenged by incumbent Senator Jerry North. Olivia fabricates a story about her baby's father. Jeremy is rattled by rumors.
Graves reunites with his first wife who reminds him of his idealistic youth. Margaret throws a lavish baby shower for Olivia. Jeremy hires a private eye to quell rumors. Isaiah secretly submits Samantha's song to a radio network.
Graves returns to the White House for a state dinner; Jeremy buddies up with tech billionaire Jonathan Dalton, then springs a paternity test on him; Isaiah prepares a sushi feast for Katie; Sammy takes over as lead singer of the bar band.
Graves takes over baby duty when Olivia becomes frustrated; Margaret commits a televised blunder as she faces off against Jerry North; Isaiah and Katie become more passionate; Jeremy receives the Dalton paternity test results.
Graves seeks out Leonard Valentine, who engineered the nuclear-missile silo that Graves commissioned years ago; Margaret reconnects with her relatives; Isaiah reveals his still-lingering PTSD; Jeremy quits his TV show.
Graves visits the menacing nuclear missile he commissioned years ago; Margaret holds a press conference after events careen off the rails; Olivia hosts a brunch; Jeremy becomes an inspirational speaker; Samantha leaves town with her new band.