Clare's absence causes problems for Frank on the campaign trail amid rumors of a marital rift. Claire tries to strike out on her own.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Celia Jones
Cynthia Driscoll
Ben Goldstein


Clare's absence causes problems for Frank on the campaign trail amid rumors of a marital rift. Claire tries to strike out on her own.

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4 March 2016 (USA)  »

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Robin Wright, like her character Claire Underwood, is also from Dallas, Texas. See more »


When Frank and Clair meet at her Mom's house there is heavy rain in the background when the camera focuses on Frank and bright sunshine when camera is on Claire. See more »


[first lines]
Lucas Goodwin: [sitting on the top bunk talking] Mayda slides her fingers in, all the way up to her her wedding ring. She pushes you onto your back and leans down. Puts the fingers into your mouth so you can taste them. The gold of the ring... You could taste the sting of the metal on your tongue mixed with the taste of her cunt. She leans down, whispers in your ear, "I love you, Gagik. Ah. I love you."
Gagik: [writhing on bottom bunk] I'm close, man...
Lucas Goodwin: She straddles you, pulls you inside, grinds her hips...
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Something Sick Hangs Over Everything
5 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode begins with Seth, sent to jail for trying to find dirt on Frank, is describing sexual activity to stimulate a vicious prisoner in the bunk below. Soon thereafter, he becomes a snitch and is released and put in witness protection. Now we get back to the Underwoods. Frank is facing tough opposition from Dunbar in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Claire has left him and is hiding out. She finds herself at her mother's house. There is little love loss between the two of them. As it turns out, her mom, played by the venerable Ellen Burstyn, is dying of cancer. Frank's minions get her to use her mother in order for her to be left alone during her campaign for a seat in the House. Doug continues to do dirty work for Frank, including the usual intimidation. He is an ugly automaton. Frank is furious with Claire and needs her to be a part of the campaign to make him look good to the voters. Rumors are flying and that's where Mom comes in. This is more of a setup episode and it will be interesting to see what the other twelve will bring.

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