House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 53 

As congress debates investigating Frank, he and Claire attempt to stoke fear of terrorism. Tom Yates continues his stay in the White House.


Daniel Minahan


Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Francis Underwood
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Paul Sparks ... Thomas Yates
Derek Cecil ... Seth Grayson
Neve Campbell ... Leann Harvey
Joel Kinnaman ... Will Conway
Dominique McElligott ... Hannah Conway
Boris McGiver ... Tom Hammerschmidt
Korey Jackson ... Sean Jeffries
Colm Feore ... General Brockhart
Damian Young ... Aidan Macallan
Larry Pine ... Bob Birch
Andrew Polk ... Harry Marshall
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant


As congress debates investigating Frank, he and Claire attempt to stoke fear of terrorism. Tom Yates continues his stay in the White House.

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Release Date:

30 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the same day as President Donald J. Trump's inauguration, Netflix announced a May 30, 2017 release date with the caption, "We Make The Terror". See more »


In the first scene the TelePrompter reads "in two week's time"; this is a punctuation error as it should read "two weeks' time". See more »


[first lines]
Claire Underwood: [recording her TV commercial] I've been meaning to talk with you. It's terrifying, isn't it? The president and I have a simple request. Tell us what you see. If anything in your environment strikes you as a bit odd, a bit off, pick up the phone. Whether it's a package or a person that seems out of place, we'd love you to let us know. Because there's a lot of noise out there these days. A noisy press that's choosing to dwell on the past instead of what's happening right now. My ...
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He's back!
31 May 2017 | by s-iqbalSee all my reviews

Wow what a performance delivered by Kevin Spacey absolutely outstanding. What I love most about House of Cards is how fast paced it is and this first episode of the season delivers by getting us right in to thick of it from the get go.

This season seems darker and this first episode sets the tone for the rest of the season. This is drama at its finest, astonishing, astounding and sensational to say the least is an understatement. All hail Underwood!!

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