House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 54 

Frank and his team work to leverage support in key states by any means necessary. Claire learns some upsetting news about one of Frank's friends.


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
Korey Jackson ... Sean Jeffries
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant
Colm Feore ... General Brockhart
Dan Ziskie ... Jim Matthews
Damian Young ... Aidan Macallan
William Hill ... Ken Caswell
Reed Birney ... Donald Blythe


Frank and his team work to leverage support in key states by any means necessary. Claire learns some upsetting news about one of Frank's friends.

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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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In the sequence back and forth between Aidan at the computer and Claire and Tom in the White House the events are supposed to be taking place at about 4pm. The shots of Aidan's computer show time moving along as one would expect. However, in the first cut-away to Claire and Tom, his watch shows 11:07. Back to Aidan and it's 4 something. Back to Claire and Tom, presumably moments along in their scene, and the watch shows 11:25. Back to Aidan and it is getting closer to 4:30. See more »


[first lines]
Claire Underwood: [entering] Why do you keep playing with that?
Francis Underwood: [playing with software that morphs her face into his] Because I'm skeptical. Do you think this really works?
Claire Underwood: It's just about making the candidate seem familiar, so that the voter sees herself in him. But you've gone too far.
[moves the dial toward her own image]
Claire Underwood: There. Congratulations, Francis. You have my vote.
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Frank's Foibles Follow Him
22 June 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There's a lot to this episode. Frank continue to extort (subtly) those who can be of service to him. These include the governors of five states. The governors are at first hesitant because bringing in National Guard troops seems a sign of weakness. Of course, Frank and Claire are playing at manipulation of the public, and what they want is to frighten the people so much that they will see Frank as the only solution to the threats to their safety. But the Underwoods have a lot of baggage, so enter the is-beginning expert to make up a terrorist hack and while there is chaos in popular media, get rid of a host of problems that Frank and the Mrs have on record. Doug is on top of things. Of course, Frank presents the hack as that of ISO, the terrorist group, so he creates a double whammy. As his opponent goes trick or treating with his children, there are already troops on the streets. There is a kicker. A man has disappeared as he travels over water in the South. This is Frank's lover from the past. It is delicate balance time. Meanwhile Claire is suspicious of an old friend "with a big mouth." It is said on three occasions. Also, Tom is beginning to be a liability.

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