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.
Captain Richard Phillips kisses his wife Andrea goodbye and takes charge of his cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama, bound for Mombasa. When Somali pirates board the vessel, Phillips conceals the crew below deck.
Fred Blake arrives at his new home - a ramshackle house in Normandy - with his wife Maggie and two children. He is really a Brooklyn criminal called Giovanni Manzoni, who snitched on crime boss Don Luchese and is now in the witness protection program.
A year has passed since Thor joined The Avengers. When a primal race called the Malekith threatens the Nine Realms, Thor reunites with sweetheart Jane and his nefarious adoptive brother Loki to defeat the invaders.
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.