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'House of Cards' Season 5 recaps

Ethan Renner recaps all the Underwood scheming, political backstabbing, and twisted drama of "House of Cards" Season 5. 

If you need a refresher, you can find his Season 4 recaps here. 

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 13 recap: The mole's revealed

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 13 recap: The mole's revealed

    Who is the mole? Will Claire pardon Frank? Let’s find out — and recap the final episode of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS Before stepping out of the committee meeting room, Frank confronts Romero. He orders him to dismantle the investigation or else he'll go to the press with...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 12 recap: How far will Doug's loyalty go?

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 12 recap: How far will Doug's loyalty go?

    Will Stamper remain loyal to the Underwoods? Will the congressional hearing be their undoing? Let’s find out — and recap Episode 12 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS As the episode opens, Frank meets with Cathy Durant, trying to dissuade her from testifying against him. She...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 11 recap: The leaks keep coming

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 11 recap: The leaks keep coming

    The Underwoods are reeling, and the hits keep coming. Let’s recap Episode 11 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS Ex-President Walker's testimony before Congress has left Frank reeling, and distrustful of even Claire. Usher and Claire push Frank to attempt to cut a deal for some...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 10 recap: Bombshell hearing

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 10 recap: Bombshell hearing

    Will former President Walker testify? Let’s recap Episode 10 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS All of the key players are dealing with their haunting past, as Chapter 62 begins. Jackie Sharp is set to testify before the congressional committee investigating the Underwoods,...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 9 recap: Four more years

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 9 recap: Four more years

    Will Aidan get out of Russia? Let’s recap Episode 9 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS The Underwoods have secured their spot in the White House, as Frank wins in Ohio. Backed by his dual audio recordings of the opposing ticket, and his new ally Mark Usher, it's four more years...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 8 recap: Men's retreat

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 8 recap: Men's retreat

    What is on board the Russian ship that China is so interested in? Let’s recap Episode 8 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS With Frank away at an elitist men’s retreat, complete with ritualistic fake human sacrifice and hooded bird costumes, Claire is running the show in Washington...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 7 recap: Terror alert

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 7 recap: Terror alert

    Potential terror attacks, a new character to be wary of and, oh yeah, Aidan’s still in Russia — let’s recap Episode 7 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS The discontent between Claire and Frank remains front and center, as the episode opens with them still debating the revote...

  • 'House of Cards' recap: Russia's return

    'House of Cards' recap: Russia's return

    We knew it was only a matter of time before Russia was back in the mix. Let’s recap Episode 6 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS Claire's acting presidency is off to a challenging start, as Russian forces, directed by President Petrov, take an American research facility in Antarctica...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 5 recap: Make way for Claire

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 5 recap: Make way for Claire

    Don’t stand in the way of Claire Underwood — let’s recap Episode 5 of this season of “House of Cards.” MAJOR PLOT POINTS Time jump! We're now nine weeks post-election, and two states have refused to certify their election results, leaving the executive branch without a leader. The new president...

  • 'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 4 recap: One nation, Underwood

    'House of Cards' Season 5, Episode 4 recap: One nation, Underwood

    Episode 4 of this season of “House of Cards” is full of election hacking to the extreme. Let’s recap. MAJOR PLOT POINTS Mimosas are flowing at the Conway residence as election returns continue to file in. Conway's team seems confident that their candidate will be delivering a victory speech before...

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