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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Claire decides to go to court with Gillian, while plotting against her. Francis chooses his replacement. Doug and Francis arrange Rachel's departure. Meanwhile, Zoe, Lucas and Janine keep looking for Rachel and trying to expose the cover-up of Russo's arrest. Claire gives up trying to get pregnant. Zoe says yes to starting working again for Francis but makes the connection between Russo's death and Francis, a connection that brings her to a tragic end. Written by Andreea D

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When Robin is looking at the leaflet of Doctors names, a Dr. Wade and a Dr. Thomas are listed - these appear to be attributed to the names in the title of the production company Wade / Thomas Productions. 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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Setting the Table
1 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frank offers the job of majority whip to a relatively inexperience young woman, potentially disrupting the Washington pecking order. This would give him direct control. Russo's murder is on the table and Zoe is getting too close. She finds some incriminating evidence. Underwood tells her to get rid of all phone communications and offers her a connection to the Presidency once he is confirmed for Vice President. Claire wants to become pregnant and is investigating, but Frank is still mulling over the possibility and is his usually cold self. Doug is hiding Rachel and she has no say in her future. Zoe and her cohorts are piecing things together. They suspect murder and are going to the limit. Then something happens that comes as a total shock to anyone who has been viewing this series from the start.

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