Boss – After nearly losing his career, his family and his mind, Mayor Tom Kane’s (Kelsey Grammer) grip on Chicago is as powerful as ever. With high doses of medication, he’s able to beat back the physical symptoms of his debilitating brain disease, but it comes at a cost. Kane is left with intense and uncontrollable neurological side effects.
True Enough – Miller’s published story could bring down Kane, but Kitty’s alliance with Doyle could prove to be equally problematical; Meredith enters a new relationship.
Clinch – Chicago’s bankruptcy crisis means a loss of power for Kane as emergency measures are put in place, but threats by his enemies to expose him could be of even greater concern.
Consequence – Kane reluctantly enters an alliance with a longtime foe on City Council, but he soon realizes that more serious measures must be undertaken to stave off bankruptcy.
The Conversation – 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.
Mania – As Kane’s symptoms begin to spiral out of control and he has problems telling the difference between his hallucinations and reality, the corruption sweep endangers his political power and his hold on city council.
Redemption – 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.
Ablution – Kane’s increasing infatuation with his new aide Mona leads him to get swept up in her enthusiasm for a housing-redevelopment project.
Through and Through – Kane sees a personal tragedy as an opportunity to further his political agenda, which leads him to poach an aide from his nemesis and hire an ambitious newcomer.
Louder Than Words – In the Season 2 premiere, Mayor Kane’s legacy is cemented with splendid groundbreaking ceremonies for the updated airport terminals. Though the sky seems the limit for his political future, his health continues to be an issue.