House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 15 

Frank is announced as Vice President. The US meets with China. Jackie faces obstacles as she plans to run for new whip. Lucas looks into Zoe's death.


Carl Franklin


Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Francis Underwood
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Sakina Jaffrey ... Linda Vasquez
Sebastian Arcelus ... Lucas Goodwin
Michel Gill ... President Garrett Walker
Gerald McRaney ... Raymond Tusk
Molly Parker ... Jackie Sharp
Nathan Darrow ... Edward Meechum
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant
David Clennon ... Ted Havemeyer
Boris McGiver ... Tom Hammerschmidt
Larry Pine ... Bob Birch
Curtiss Cook ... Terry Womack
Spencer Garrett ... Howard Webb


Lucas continues to look into Zoe's death. He calls out for Tom Hammerschmidt and tells him the truth about Francis. However, he is told to go and see a psychiatrist. Francis officially becomes the VP of the US. His first appointment is to give a medal to a man that Claire knew in college. Jackie comes one step closer to taking Francis' old position. Lucas enters the deep web and hires a hacker to get him phone records. Written by Andreea D

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Release Date:

14 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


First episode without Zoe Barnes, played by Kate Mara. See more »


Francis Underwood: The president is like a lone tree in an empty field - he leans whichever way the wind is blowing.
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Frank on the Next Rung
24 February 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frank Underwood is now the Vice President. He is having his house completely renovated because he and the second lady don't want to move to conventional quarters. He seems to have more machismo than the President who seems to be awfully wishy washy. Lucas is totally in on trying to find evidence of Zoe's death that has been ruled a suicide. Jackie betrays everyone to get the job of majority whip. She is about to destroy the person who has been the kindest to her, even though he has his own agenda and isn't exactly a stellar citizen. China is on the table and terrible advice gets the Secretary of State in a no win situation. Meanwhile, Claire must deal with the fact that one of the top ranking generals raped her in college. Frank finds out but must bide his time since he is now being seen for the first time as a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

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