Two and half years later, Birgitte is traveling the world out of politics when suddenly the changing Moderate Party makes her want to return. The problem is, Krause, whom she sent away to EU, is the leader of the party now, and does not want her back. Sejrø however tells Birgitte to oust Krause as a leader. Birgitte hires Katrine to help her, and they try to get the votes together so Birgitte could once again become the leader of the Moderate Party.
Birgitte is keeping her plan to herself initially, but one by one she involves people. While some are enthusiastic, Sejro does not take the news well, even calling Birgitte a traitor. Meanwhile, Kathrine is struggling with the role of being a (working) mother.
Birgitte has attracted lots of followers to her party, but the policy has not been set yet and there is no money. A banker offers a donation of one million but is there a catch? Meanwhile the team is searching for a spokesperson on immigration to debate on TV and Kathrine struggles with her feelings for Kasper.
Birgitte struggles to get her party recognized particularly by other politicians, but might have a chance to change it when her boyfriend gets sick and is exposed by the media. Meanwhile, Kathrine continues to struggle with her feelings for Kasper who has difficult time understanding why her behavior has changed.
Being accepted as a political party, New Democrats must take a stand on a controversial issue of banning buying sex. Through learning about the issue both Birgitte and Kathrine face their prejudices and their views on the issue change as they get personally more involved. It also affects their personal relations.
When the New Democrats are invited to join a broad coalition of opposition parties they think it is the recognition they have been seeking. But Birgitte soon finds she has no bargaining power whatsoever, much to Nete's disgust.
Birgitte quickly realizes that the New Democrats are now minor players in the opposition coalition and she pulls them out of it. The Moderates seem to be proposing things that Birgitte has privately discussed - is there a mole?
After the leaks to the Moderates, Birgitte decides that the New Democrats need to distinguish themselves from the Moderates. So in a debate she launches a bold attack on their leader Jacob Kruse - will her strategy work?
Kruse's outburst in the pre-election debate proves fatal to the Moderates and the New Democrats pick up more than double the predicted seats. Suddenly, Birgitte is being courted by both the left and right wing coalition groups.