House of Cards

  1. Episodes 10 and 11 Chapters 10-13
    House of Cards Season One Recap: Episodes 10–13: Rebellion on All Fronts Our final season-one catch-up before season two, which is out today.
  2. Episodes 7 and 8 Chapters 7-9
    House of Cards Season One Recap, Episodes 7–9: Playing the Whore “A great man once said that everything in life is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.”
  3. Episodes 4 and 5 Chapters 4-6
    House of Cards Season One Recap: Episodes 4–6 If you’re catching up before season two debuts on Friday, we’re here for you.
  4. Episodes 1 and 2 Chapters 1-3
    House of Cards Season One Recap, Episodes 1–3: Two Kinds of Pain If you’re catching up before season two debuts on Friday, we’re here for you.
  1. Episode 13 Chapter 26
    House of Cards Season 2 Finale Recap: The Wicked Wing of the West You can’t always get what you want. Well, unless you’re Frank Underwood.
  2. Episode 12 Chapter 25
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 12 Recap: Asylum and Light Treason Frank Underwood makes his play for the president, using the dark side of the Force.
  3. Episode 11 Chapter 24
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 11 Recap: Three Is a Magic Number Things are getting sexy — and also weirdly sinister — in the Underwood residence.
  4. Episode 10 Chapter 23
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: All the Vice-President’s Men We’re nearing the end of the season, and multiple things are threatening to go ka-blammo.
  5. Episode 9 Chapter 22
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: The Road to Power Everyone is insignificant in comparison to the Underwoods.
  6. Episode 8 Chapter 21
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: Sex, Lies, and Premium Steak You will never guess who’s still fighting? Frank and Raymond! Can you believe it?
  7. Episode 7 Chapter 20
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: The Blind Spots The president on this show is a joke.
  8. Episode 6 Chapter 19
  9. Episode 5 Chapter 18
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Backchanneling This episode had something to do with currency manipulation and China and … oh, we don’t know. Maybe you can explain it to us?
  10. Episode 4 Chapter 17
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: This Is CNN? Anthrax scares and a revelatory interview, in the busiest episode of season two so far.
  11. Episode 3 Chapter 16
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Entitlement, Raised Vice President Underwood scores a political win while journalist Lucas Goodwin becomes increasingly reckless.
  12. Episode 2 Chapter 15
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Political Animals In episode two of season two, it’s back to backstabbing Capitol Hill business.
  13. Episode 1 Chapter 14
    House of Cards Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: When Push Comes to Shove With no need for any setup, this first episode hurtles forward.
  1. Episode 13 Chapter 39
  2. Episode 12 Chapter 38
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 12 Recap: The Marriage Plot “We’ve been lying for a long time, Francis.”
  3. Episode 11 Chapter 37
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 11 Recap: Traitors Among Us Frank’s greatest flaw: He treats everyone like dirt and expects them to fall in line.
  4. Episode 10 Chapter 36
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 10 Recap: The Good Wife Claire goes blonde again “for the team.”
  5. Episode 9 Chapter 35
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 9 Recap: Bring Up the Bodies Why is Frank campaigning in a leather jacket? 
  6. Episode 8 Chapter 34
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 8 Recap: Dark and Stormy In which Frank admits there’s something in this world he can’t control!
  7. Episode 7 Chapter 33
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: Nothing Is Forever Can Frank and Claire rebuild after wrecking-balling their marriage?
  8. Episode 6 Chapter 32
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 6 Recap: Bad for Business With Frank and Claire, the political is as personal as it gets.
  9. Episode 5 Chapter 31
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 5 Recap: All Good People Come to an End Plus: What is it with the Underwoods and power-peeing?
  10. Episode 4 Chapter 30
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 4 Recap: Take Me to Church This show is at its best when Frank is facing off with people who are at least as smart as he is.
  11. Episode 3 Chapter 29
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 3 Recap: Kiss of Death This is the show I have been waiting for.
  12. Episode 1 Chapter 27
    House of Cards Season 3, Episode 1 Recap: Road to Recovery Is Doug being treated inside a West Elm catalogue?
  1. Episode 13 Chapter 52
    House of Cards Finale Recap: More Than Chaos “We don’t submit to terror. We make the terror.”
  2. Episode 12 Chapter 51
    House of Cards Recap: We Might Negotiate With Terrorists What’s more horrifying than a hostage crisis?
  3. Episode 11 Chapter 50
    House of Cards Recap: Bed Brockhart & Beyond Pretty brunettes are not safe around Doug.
  4. Episode 10 Chapter 49
    House of Cards Recap: ’Til Death Do Us Part It is very convenient for Claire to have a dying mother.
  5. Episode 9 Chapter 48
    House of Cards Recap: A Little More Conversation The Underwoods dole out fake promises like Oprah gives away cars.
  6. Episode 8 Chapter 47
    House of Cards Recap: Writers Blocked Another ghost is back from the Underwoods’ past.
  7. Episode 7 Chapter 46
    House of Cards Recap: Sneak Peek The good stuff is finally happening.
  8. Episode 6 Chapter 45
  9. Episode 5 Chapter 44
    House of Cards Recap: Glass Half-Full Frank is definitely going to survive, right?
  10. Episode 4 Chapter 43
    House of Cards Recap: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? The results are in: Nobody in America wants an Underwood-Underwood ticket.
  11. Episode 3 Chapter 42
    House of Cards Recap: Billboard Dad None of this comes close to the actual dystopian reality of American politics.
  12. Episode 2 Chapter 41
    House of Cards Recap: Make America Wait Again Frank’s power is borrowed from an office he doesn’t deserve to hold.
  13. Episode 1 Chapter 40
    House of Cards Season Premiere Recap: All My Exes Flee to Texas Welcome back, Doug Stamper. You’ve finally escaped the Sadness Cave.
  1. Episode 13 Chapter 65
    House of Cards Season-Finale Recap: My Turn What did Frank know and when did he know it?
  2. Episode 12 Chapter 64
    House of Cards Recap: Watch Your Step I eagerly await the day Claire punches Frank in the face.
  3. Episode 11 Chapter 63
    House of Cards Recap: Under His Eye “Chapter 63” gives us everything House of Cards does best.
  4. Episode 10 Chapter 62
    House of Cards Recap: Where the Bodies Aren’t Buried I’m worried about Doug Stamper.
  5. Episode 9 Chapter 61
    House of Cards Recap: Swearing In, Making Out All is right in the Underwoods’ universe, if nowhere else.
  6. Episode 8 Chapter 60
    House of Cards Recap: Loose Lips Sink Ships Frank talks like a spoken-word poet from your nightmares.
  7. Episode 7 Chapter 59
    House of Cards Recap: The Underground Railroading Claire and Frank are not adjusting well to their current situation.
  8. Episode 6 Chapter 58
    House of Cards Recap: Who’s the Boss? All the wives in this show are worth ten of their respective husbands.
  9. Episode 5 Chapter 57
    House of Cards Recap: In It to Win It Politics: It’s fun for the whole family!
  10. Episode 4 Chapter 56
    House of Cards Recap: One Nation, Underwood The Underwoods want to live in the White House for all of eternity.
  11. Episode 3 Chapter 55
    House of Cards Recap: I Just Called to Say I Hate You Frank’s campaign strategy makes zero sense.
  12. Episode 2 Chapter 54
    House of Cards Recap: Battleground States Why is Frank Underwood a Democrat?
  13. Episode 1 Chapter 53
    House of Cards Season-Premiere Recap: Nevertheless, He Persisted This is not a show winking knowingly at reality.
  1. Episode 8 Chapter 73
    House of Cards Series Finale Recap: I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight Nothing in this farewell season needed to be about Frank Underwood.
  2. Episode 7 Chapter 72
    House of Cards Recap: Going in for the Kill Literally everyone left on this show is capable of murder.
  3. Episode 6 Chapter 71
    House of Cards Recap: Birth and a Nation This season has somehow become obsessed with pregnancy.
  4. Episode 5 Chapter 70
    House of Cards Recap: Time’s Up Can we talk about Duncan’s hair for a second? It has Chalamet aspirations it can never reach.
  5. Episode 4 Chapter 69
    House of Cards Recap: The One That Got Away Old faces come back to haunt Claire and Doug, reminding these unlikely partners that their pasts can’t stay buried forever.
  6. Episode 3 Chapter 68
    House of Cards Recap: Hey Ladies! In House of Cards, as in life, everything improves when bumbling, boring men get out of the way.
  7. Episode 2 Episode 67
    House of Cards Recap: I Want to Hold Your Hand Is this entire season going to be about the man House of Cards fired?
  8. Episode 1 Chapter 66
    House of Cards Season-Premiere Recap: Shot Caller One hundred days into Claire Underwood’s presidency and the people’s reviews are … mixed.

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