Dennis Skinner's brush with pop fame, a new baby Harris, and the beginning of the end of Labour's time in government, as a number of MPs try to force Tony Blair from office. Refusing to join the plot against the PM, Tom nevertheless had a ringside seat as the September 2006 coup unfolded.
As the general election of 2005 approaches, tempers flare between Gordon and Tony and between the Commons and the Lords. But at least there's a new series of Doctor Who, and Tom's bound to get a ministerial job once the election's over. Surely?
A deep dive into one of the darkest periods of Tom's time as an MP, when he had to fight tooth and nail to be reselected as a Labour candidate, following the redrawing of constituency boundaries. But it has a happy ending. Two, in fact.
Promoted to the giddy heights of PPS, Tom has to resign from a select committee and negotiate PMQs. Bad news on Iraq comes thick and fast, both internationally and domestically, but there is good news for the Harris family in the summer of 2003.
In the wake of 9/11, parliament is recalled and Tom gets a front row (well, sitting on the stairs) seat for the emergency Commons debate. A trip to New York follows, as does an embarrassing brush with celebrity and a volte-face on the monumentally unimportant issue of House of Commons sitting hours.