Officially in its sixth season and what is essentially the last one, House of Cards is officially coming to a close with a big change taking place. In case you weren’t aware the last installment comes to us with a certain Kevin Spacey nowhere to be seen. The show centered around Spacey with his character Frank Underwood being the lynch pin and the heartbeat of the show. So it was always going to be interesting to see how the focus would now change with his character now officially killed off (literally). We’ve always been huge fans of the show and when news broke that Netflix had acquired the rights to showcase the final season, we were beyond stoked. So you might be wondering how the new season is going to unfold then right? Our friends at Digital Spy give us a perfect idea below:
Under intense scrutiny from the Declaration of War Committee, and facing investigation for his involvement in the death of Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), Frank resigns from the presidency. In his stead, Claire (Robin Wright) is sworn in and assumes the presidency – as Frank had planned all along. She leads an operation to track down Yusuf Al-Ahmadi, the elusive ICO terrorist plaguing the US.
Frank asks for a public pardon from Claire for both him and his aide Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly). She agrees to do so in her upcoming TV broadcast, but tells Frank that for their secret arrangement to work, he has to leave the White House and make it appear that they are estranged. That night, Claire gives her first televised address as the new president, informing the nation that they have killed Ahmadi and that the US is going to war with terrorist group ICO. However, she gives no mention of a pardon to Frank or Doug, despite having agreed to do so. Frank, who has been watching the broadcast, calls her to demand an explanation, but Claire rejects the call, stares towards the camera audience and coldly declares: “My turn.”
The intriguing last season of House of Cards hits our Netflix screens on 1 December. For avid fans of the show this one is not to be missed. And for those eager to catch-up then don’t be shy to, Netflix also has all the other previous seasons.