Francis finds himself shut out and Claire makes a difficult sacrifice. Stamper tries to regain control.
With a military stand-off overseas and potential violence at home, Francis wants to finish off Tusk for good. Claire and Jackie Sharp collide.
Despite some friction, the Walkers deepen their friendship with the Underwoods. But it's all-out war between Francis and Tusk.
Francis back-channels with a Chinese billionaire. Lucas uses extreme measures to expose the Vice President. A shadowy figure joins Team Underwood.
Tension rises between Francis and Raymond Tusk as the situation with China deteriorates. A battle in the Senate pits Francis against the Republicans.
Francis puts China in the cross-hairs. Claire confronts a painful trauma from her past. Lucas Goodwin presses for the truth.
The Underwoods tackle two threats that could bring their plans to ruin. Francis grooms his replacement as Whip. Claire goes on the offensive.
As the search for a new vice president lands Francis in the middle of a billionaire businessman's own power play, Zoe and Janine (Constance Zimmer) close in on the truth behind Russo's alleged suicide. Guest starring Gerald McRaney.
Following the collapse of Russo's campaign, Francis launches a risky ploy to join the Walker administration.
After winning the battle for the education bill, Francis looks to rehabilitate Russo's image so he can run him for governor in Pennsylvania.
Despite an unpopular teachers' strike, Francis turns up the heat on his union counterpart. Meanwhile, as Russo commits to sobriety in order to run for governor, Claire is forced to face up to the compromises demanded by her marriage to Francis.
As the leadership election looms, Urquhart's leading rivals have been discredited. The truth is beginning to dawn on Mattie, and Urquhart will go to any lengths to prevent her, or anyone else, from finding out what he has done to gain power.
Collingridge steps down. Mattie suspects the Prime Minister was framed, but she is too emotionally involved with Urquhart to realize he is the culprit. Ironically, Collingridge still has faith in Urquhart and feels he is the only man he can trust.
Prime Minister Collingridge tells Urquhart that he is far too valuable in his current post to be offered a ministerial position. A vengeful Urquhart uses a young journalist to leak stories about his rivals just in time for the annual conference.
Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara and Corey Stoll co-star in the first original series from David Fincher and Beau Willimon.
Urquhart's plans to undermine Collingridge reach their conclusion. But Mattie Storin continues to investigate the story, and Urquhart must decide how to stop her.
House Of Cards: Season 1 clip - starring Kevin Spacey, Constance Zimmer, Jayne Atkinson, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Sandrine Holt.
A distraught mother and a dedicated doctor are determined to help the former's little girl, who has withdrawn from reality.
House of Cards is a delicious tale of greed, corruption and burning ambition. At its heart is Francis Urquhart, a black-hearted villain with a smiling face, who shares with viewers his estranged humour and secret thoughts to destroy his rivals.
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