Francis resorts to informal negotiations with a Chinese billionaire. Lucas takes extreme measures in use to reveal the vice president. Team Underwood gets a new member.


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Francis resorts to informal negotiations with a Chinese billionaire. Lucas takes extreme measures in use to reveal the vice president. Team Underwood gets a new member.

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Following the Civil War re-enactment, Francis tells Doug that at the actual battle "General Longstreet was shot here by his own men in the dark." This is presumably a confused reference to Confederate General Stonewall Jackson having been fatally shot by his own men at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Longstreet was never shot by his own men or anyone else. See more »


Xander Feng: Mr. Tusk and I have great resources at our disposal.
Francis Underwood: Add up all your billions together and you get the GDP of Slovakia. I have the Federal Government of the United States of America. You money doesn't intimidate me. The most that you can buy is influence. But I wield Constitutional authority.
Xander Feng: The strongest army doesn't always win. Mao started out with only a few thousand men. He took over half a continent.
Francis Underwood: Mao is dead, and so is his China.
Xander Feng: But I'm not.
Francis Underwood: Not yet.
Xander Feng: Don't forget, your ancestor ...
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A Bridge Too Far
25 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frank attends a re-enactment at a Civil War battlefield near Spotsylvania. He comes to find out that an ancestor was killed fighting for the South. There is a metaphorical thing going on here with Ulysses S. Grant winning because he had more soldiers, even though he allowed his own men to be butchered. Events thicken as negotiations with the Chinese begin to go sour over a huge bridge to built on Long Island. The Chinese representative is a bit unstable and is a worthy adversary for our favorite Vice President. Meanwhile, fallout occurs over Claire's announcement of her abortion after a rape. Claire enlists the aid of the First Lady in her campaign to reform the military on these issues. A young man finds out that the abortion took place five years after the rape and moves in to extort Claire and Frank. The discuss whether to go along with his wishes. Lucas's contact is now seen as an absolute sycophant, living in abject fear day by day. Lucas is the target of greater powers. Meanwhile, Frank continues to bring more and more distance between Tusk and the President. Excellent episode.

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