‘House of Cards’ Season 4 Episode 11 | TV Review
With the now confirmed unrealistic, but compelling plot, of husband and wife running for President and Vice-President the election campaign can now really begin.
Claire (Robin Wright) has to plenty of the heavy-lifting as Frank (Kevin Spacey) is stranded in Washington due to health reasons. As ever Tom Yates (Paul Sparks) is by her side with psuedo- profound spund-bites like “beyond marriage” to reinvigorate her speeches.
The show-runners once again excel in producing an unexpected confrontation as Frank discusses with Tom why his wife needs the affair and why he will accept it. This leads to one of the most awkward to watch scenes as they all sit down for a breakfast in the White House, Yates has finally become the Underwood’s new toy much like Meechum once was.
The ever unstable Stamper (Michael Kelly) continues to chase ludicrous plots to keep him away from the White House, this time becoming a kind of stalker to very woman widowed by his own efforts.
But while he isnt paying attention is the Underwood Empire slowly crumbling as Tom Hammerschmidt (Bors McGiver) enlists the help of the spurned Remy (Mahershala Ali) and Freddy (Reg E. Cathey) explodes at Frank as he like Durant has finally seen through his sociopathic shtick.
I fear this season has already peaked and the closing few episodes may not be as strong but only because the self-imposed standards of this series are so high.
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