House of Cards: Season 2, Episode 1

Chapter 14 (14 Feb. 2014)

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Frank prepares for his promotion to Vice President. Doug tries to erase all leads leading back to him and Frank. Claire fights back against Gillian. Zoe considers working with Frank again.



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President Garrett Walker (as Michel Gill)


Frank prepares for his promotion to Vice President. Doug tries to erase all leads leading back to him and Frank. Claire fights back against Gillian. Zoe considers working with Frank again.

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(at around 29 mins) Frank and Freddy are discussing over the slaying of the pigs, Freddy hitting the table while he speaks was unscripted, actor Reg E. Cathey improvised and thought it'll help settle the mood better, therefore Kevin Spacey's reaction was fully natural. See more »


When Zoe is looking for Frank on the Cathedral Heights metro platform, a station list is seen on the wall across the tracks. It clearly lists the stations of the Baltimore Metro, starting with Johns Hopkins Hospital on the left, then Shot Tower, etc. They added signage for a fictitious Cathedral Heights station in DC, but neglected to correct the station list sign. The scene was clearly shot in the Baltimore Metro system, not DC. See more »


[first lines]
Body Guard: We could jump in the car.
Doug Stamper: We'll wait.
Body Guard: Did you get the congressman anything for his birthday?
Doug Stamper: No.
Body Guard: I got him cufflinks. Silver with his...
Doug Stamper: We don't talk about birthdays. We don't do gifts.
Body Guard: Why not?
Doug Stamper: You should return the cufflinks.
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House of Cards - Speechless
27 August 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This short review is written right after the episode ended and I am speechless.

This episode is the best opening of a season, I have ever watched. It picks up right after season 1, and at the end you have no idea where this will end. I am speechless

The script was well written and the pacing of it was magnificent. Following Zoey and the other two journalists trying to uncover the story about Peter's death. Frank finding a replacement and getting ready to be announced as the next VP. It all climaxes in something I would declare as TV history.

I believe that this episode will go down in history as one of the best. I even believe it was stronger then most of Breaking Bads episodes. House of Cards is in the run to become one of the ten best shows in history.

And I am ready to watch TV history unfold before my eyes.

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