‘House Of Cards’ Season 4 Episode 9 | TV Review
So the President gets what he wants again with an open Democatric National Convention, resulting in an episode of fast-pace and entertaining movement.
Cathy Durant (Jayne Atkinson) proves to have her own plan B as she begins to realise that whilst the Underwoods profess to be working with her own they are only trying to secure their own agenda.She knows this is how she landed the Secretary of State job and is frustrated with being manipulated. This will surely come to head soon, is a proper Frank and Cathy showdown on the cards?
Underwood calls Conway’s bluff on the foreign policy regarding the fictional Muslim extremist group ICO, resulting in a meeting with the younger and more technological savy opponent. The initial buddy-buddy interaction makes for great television as the tension bubbles underneath the false veneer. Is Conway just as morally flexible as the Underwoods? Well he certainly isn’t murdering anyone yet. Kevin Spacey‘s performance can often overshadow the supporting cast but Joel Kinnaman stands toe-to-toe with him in the acting arena with impressive results.
Claire’s (Robin Wright) nomination continues to gain traction and the simmering Tom Yates (Paul Sparks) looks set to start an affair with the first lady. Another outstanding episode but the authenticity of Claire as the running partner perhaps stretches the verisimilitude too much even for this show.
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