House of Cards: Season 1, Episode 1

Chapter 1 (1 Feb. 2013)

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Congressman Francis Underwood has been declined the chair for Secretary of State. He's now gathering his own team to plot his revenge. Zoe Barnes, a reporter for the Washington Herald, will do anything to get her big break.

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Congressman Francis Underwood has been declined the chair for Secretary of State. He's now gathering his own team to plot his revenge. Zoe Barnes, a reporter for the Washington Herald, will do anything to get her big break.

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The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. See more »

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The morning after Francis learns he will be staying in congress. He smokes a cigarette when Claire gets up and makes coffee. When Claire returns with two cups of coffee, Francis's cigarette is exactly the same length as before Claire moves into the kitchen, which implicates Claire made two cups of coffee in under 10 seconds. See more »

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Linda Vasquez: I know we made you a promise, but circumstances have changed.
Francis Underwood: The nature of promises Linda, is that they remain immune do to changing circumstances.
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Frank Underwood immediately makes his presence known immediately when he has no trouble putting a dog out of its misery after it has been struck by a car. This is a perfect beginning to his snake in the grass character. When he is denied the position of Secretary of State he feels betrayed by the President and vows to get back at those whom he feels are responsible. He begins his subterfuge, sharing his dirty dealings with the audience as he finds ways to manipulate everything with a grand plan that will eventually make him the most powerful man in Washington. He aligns himself with Zoe, a reporter who wants to use him as much as he wants to use her. His wife becomes a player, attempting to gain favors to push her environmental agenda. She is almost as ruthless as he, but she hasn't quite the killer instinct. A very fine first effort.


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