Season 4 of House of Cards is now streaming on Netflix with plenty of lies, betrayals and manipulations to captivate us. To get you up to speed, here are a few of the events from season 3 and things to watch for in season four.
SPOILER ALERT: Contains details of Season 3 episodes
When we left the Underwoods at the end of season 3, their future as a couple looked doubtful. Frank Underwood is now the U.S. President. Frank became president after manipulating Garrett Walker to resign his presidency. This temporary presidency does not satisfy Frank’s quest for power and he enters the 2016 presidential election.
Claire’s own political aspirations and desire for power are apparent in season 3. She wants her own power and gets Frank to nominate her as US Ambassador to the United Nations. The Senate does not confirm Claire’s nomination, but Frank appoints her anyway.
Russia comes to prominence as its Putin like President Viktor Petrov clashes with Frank over troops in the Jordan Valley. Frank and Viktor resolve the situation, but Viktor requires Claire to resign as ambassador as part of the deal.
Frank and Claire are busy on the campaign trail and this leads to soul-searching by Claire. She decides the role of first lady is not enough for her and neither is Frank. In the last episode of season 3, Frank asks Claire if the being first lady is enough for her and Claire responds, “You are not enough” and then leaves Frank.
So what is in store for season four of House of Cards?
Here are a few hints:
- Alliances change
- A new presidential candidate emerges
- One character dies while another fights for life
- Claire runs for political office
- Press continue to investigate Frank
- A hostage crisis occurs
- The Democratic National Convention chooses the presidential and vice-presidential nominees
All four seasons of House of Cards are now available on Netflix.
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