House of Cards: Season 1, Episode 3

Episode #1.3 (2 Dec. 1990)

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The Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle ... See full summary »

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The Prime Minister resigns and the race is to replace him. Environment Minister Michael Samuels and Foreign Minister Patrick Woolton are the apparent front-runners, though the Chronicle newspaper comes out publicly in support of Urquhart. At his wife's encouragement, Urquhart seduces journalist Mattie Storin but doesn't realize she recorded their conversation. She traces Charles Collingridge to the rehab center and begins to doubt that he was the engineer of the scandal. When she learns that someone altered the files at the Conservative central office, she has proof but her editor has different plans.When Urquhart learns that she's found Charles, he arranges for a clear message to be sent to her. As Mattie's investigation reveals even more information, she turns to Francis Urquhart foe help. Written by garykmcd

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When Mrs. Urquhart compares her husband to Richard of Gloucester at Baynard's Castle, she refers to Shakespeare's play Richard III, in which Richard (first Duke or Gloucester, then king) conceals his intentions under a coat of false modesty and humility. See more »

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Francis Urquhart: His deepest need was that people should like him. An admirable trait, that... in a spaniel or a whore, not, I think, in a Prime Minister. And we've done him a favour, too, if he did but know it. He was in the trap and screaming from the moment he took office. We've simply put the poor bastard out of his agony. "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well." So let's not involve ourselves in any squeamishness, all right? Because this... is just the start.
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