Cecil Gaines progresses through the ranks of various establishments until he achieves the position of butler in the White House. He remains politically neutral but clashes with his son Louis, who is strongly involved in the fight for civil rights.
The International Military prepares for an attack by a hostile alien race by scouring the globe for the brightest young minds. Ender Wiggin is one hopeful, determined to succeed at Battle School where his older brother Peter and sister Valentine failed.
Florence Carter-Wood is welcomed into a vibrant community of artists on the Cornish coast. She falls under the spell of Captain Gilbert Evans but their romance is complicated when painter AJ Munnings sweeps Florence off her feet.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return from the 74th Hunger Games to friends and family in District 12 as heroes. Celebrations are short-lived because Katniss and Peeta are required to embark on a tour of the districts.
Rose Pamphyle works in the grocery store owned by her father in late 1950s Normandy but yearns for bigger challenges. So she applies for a secretarial position in a nearby insurance office run by the debonair Louis Echard.
Inventor Flint Lockwood's machine, the FLDSMDFR, has continued to produce gargantuan foodstuffs, which pose a danger to mankind. So Flint embarks on a mission to destroy the FLDSMDFR accompanied by his girlfriend Sam.
Ten-year-old Lucia, her little brother and parents are looking forward to some well-deserved sun and recuperation. En route, from her vantage point in the back seat, Lucia spots evidence of fractures in her parents' relationship.