House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 41 

As Claire begins exploring a campaign of her own, she and Frank engage in backdoor political maneuvering. But this time they're not on the same side.


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Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Francis Underwood
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Mahershala Ali ... Remy Danton
Molly Parker ... Jackie Sharp
Neve Campbell ... Leann Harvey
Ellen Burstyn ... Elizabeth Hale
Cicely Tyson ... Doris Jones
LisaGay Hamilton ... Celia Jones
Lars Mikkelsen ... Viktor Petrov
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant
Curtiss Cook ... Terry Womack
Reed Birney ... Donald Blythe
Mercedes Herrero Mercedes Herrero ... Director of National Intelligence
Delphi Harrington ... Louise


As Claire's mother works to raise funds in support of Frank's competitors, Frank reneges on his promise not to interfere in Claire's campaign and co-opts the State of the Union Address to endorse Claire's competitor. Viktor Petrov's heavy handedness and growing paranoia further cloud his relations with the President. Written by David Foss

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Release Date:

4 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Claire is choosing between the black outfit and the ivory outfit, she picks the ivory outfit off of the bed and holds it up to look at it. When she lays it down, she folds it over in half leaving the neck, with the hanger, towards the edge of the bed. In the next scene, the ivory outfit is laying flat on the bed, unfolded, with the neck and hanger in the middle of the bed, now facing away from the bed's edge. See more »


[first lines]
Elizabeth Hale: He is a classless, graceless, shameless barbarian.
Woman#1: What he did to you, Elizabeth, it was disgusting.
Woman#2: Awful.
Woman#3: Just vile.
Woman#4: Can you pass the plate of - Yeah.
Woman#3: But why didn't you tell us? The thought of you fighting this alone, all those years.
Elizabeth Hale: I didn't want pity.
Woman#2: Is it true that they were arguing?
Elizabeth Hale: No, she came down here to be with me. Of course, we didn't expect that it was gonna be made a public display. I guess he thought that was the best way to dispel the rumors.
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Mano a Womano
5 March 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

How could two such bloodthirsty people find each other? Frank and Claire are ready for the face off of the century. Of course, Frank was never elected President, so he must campaign in the primaries and caucuses. He is not doing well and because of his megalomaniacal treatment of Claire, he is starting to not look so good. He is also manipulating, or attempting to manipulate, the Russians. Frank does his State of the Union address and makes alliances that sabotage Claire's wish to become a Congresswoman. Frank is getting desperate and puts everything on a teeter-board, realizing how close to the edge he has become. He is banking on people doing a poor job of observing the political climate. Frank makes this incredible speech about a boy who refuses to come down from a tree, despite everyone cajoling and begging him. Frank has the solution and it's typical Frank. This is priceless. Things are boiling. There is also a plea to Claire's dying mother, trying to get a million and a half dollars from her.

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