House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 46 

Frank and Claire adjust to their new reality. The search for Frank's running mate begins. Frank starts a campaign to weaken Conway's strong support.


Tom Shankland


Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Francis Underwood
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Constance Zimmer ... Janine Skorsky
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Elizabeth Marvel ... Heather Dunbar
Neve Campbell ... Leann Harvey
Boris McGiver ... Tom Hammerschmidt
Dominique McElligott ... Hannah Conway
Reed Birney ... Donald Blythe
Colm Feore ... General Brockhart
Larry Pine ... Bob Birch
Curtiss Cook ... Terry Womack
Damian Young ... Aidan MacAllan
Andrew Polk ... Harry Marshall
Daniel Sauli ... Benjamin Grant


While trying to pass a bill against illegal gun usage President Underwood faces challenges from multiple fronts which include taking a choice between an attack against a Muslim extremists organisation in the Middle East and acquiring a potential advantage in winning the election .

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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?


During his speech to supporters in New York, Conway tells the crowd his grandfather set sail from a nearby dock during World War 2 to fight in the Pacific. This is historically false, as those soldiers going to fight in the Pacific actually set sail from the West Coast. See more »


All of the provisions of the proposed new gun bill already exist. there are no internet sales or vendor sales at gun shows without a background check. some states allow individuals to sell to individuals without a background check and these can take place at a gun show or a parking lot. See more »


[last lines]
Francis Underwood: [on the phone] That was before everything.
Claire Underwood: I know...
Francis Underwood: [sets down the phone and crosses the hall to her room]
Claire Underwood: Francis, are you there?
Francis Underwood: [opens her door] We're going to destroy them.
Claire Underwood: Yes, we are.
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The Trusters Oft Betrayed
9 March 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

In most settings, those who trust and do good for those they trust, will gain rewards. In their world of the Underwoods, those who trust are pawns in the whole scheme. They could be thrown away at the drop of a hat. I keep wondering if the fawning, sycophantic Doug Stamper is going to find the door at some point. He is so loyal, and yet we can see that his protecting Frank is actually getting on the President's nerves. This episode is excellent. Frank has recovered from his liver transplant and is back in the game. He needs to choose a Vice President, but his efforts are orchestrated and manipulative. He and Claire have put aside an effort to return to their sick marriage and are plotting to get a second term for Frank. Dirty tricks are taking place. Since Dunbar got taken down through her chance meeting with Frank's almost-assassin, he has a clear path to the nomination and can now focus his efforts on bringing down Conway, the wunderkind governor of New York. This, to me, is the best episode of the new season.

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