House of Cards (2013–2018): Season 6, Episode 4 - Chapter 69 - full transcript

As a crisis mounts in Syria, Russian President Viktor Petrov wants to make a deal with Claire. Questions arise about Tom Yates's whereabouts.

CLAIRE: Previously on House of Cards...

I can still feel his hand on my back.

Cathy, he's gone.

Bill Shepherd got to her.

She's going to testify.

DOUG: Fred Amburg asked me to meet you.

COLE: Well, Fred asked me to meet you.

I am your chance.

CLAIRE: Besides Congressman Cole,
has he met with anyone?

Tom Hammerschmidt.

Perhaps you should be the one on him.

He didn't fire me. I resigned.

I had some
fundamental differences of opinion

with certain people in the White House.

- MAN: Like who, the President?
- The Vice-President, Frank Underwood.

Have you heard from Tom Yates, Kelsey?

- You were friendly with him, right?

He's been using his credit card
in and around Prague.

I'm glad to hear it.

CATHERINE: Jane, how could you
do this to me?

Is this Claire?
Are you doing this for her?

DAVIS: Once the decision is made,
you can't escape.

Maybe it won't happen today.

But someday, I'm afraid...

Well. We'll see, won't we?

Oh, my God.

When did it happen?

The last conversation I had with her,

she was talking about her newjob,

and what a great opportunity
it was going to be.

PRIEST: Brothers and sisters,

"Behold, I tell you a mystery.

"We shall not all fall asleep,
but we will all be changed,

"in an instant, in the blink of an eye,

"at the last trumpet.

"For the trumpet will sound

"and the dead
will be raised incorruptible,

"and we shall be changed."

Almighty God,

remember the mercy with which you graced

your humble servant.

Receive her, we pray,

into the mansions of the saints.

As we prepare
our sister's final resting,

look also with love on those who mourn,

and give them comfort in their loss.

Grant this through Christ, our Lord.


ALL: Amen.



Madam President. Can I ride with you?

Of course.



Has he approached you?




Didn't he just arrive?

If the talks on Syria have broken down,
what's he doing here?

It's either a good thing or a bad thing.

Well, which is it now?

Madam President?

He was fond of Cathy.

I need to know that you won't
stand in the way of my handling...

Mark. It's done.

You won.

It was necessary to show you,
but not what I wanted.

I don't know what you're talking about.

You did that to both of us.

You did it.

You involved me, you implicated me.

You left him in my house.

Mark, that's enough.

It doesn't matter anymore.


Stan, my deepest condolences.

This is Cathy's brother, Hunter.
He flew in from Eugene.

Oh. Just outside Lane County.

Beautiful country out there.

I was planning to come out anyway.

Stan's birthday's on the sixth.
Cathy and I had been

back and forth for months.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Doug, this is Cathy's brother, Hunter.

- Hi.
- Hey.

- And you've met Stan.
- Of course.

Thank you for coming.

Doug, I think, spent more time
with Cathy than anyone.

She didn't deserve this.

Honestly, it doesn't seem real.

Uh, would you excuse me?

What time did she die?

I don't, um...

Sorry, I know it's a weird question.

I just...
I had one of those feelings that day.

Um, 5:43, I think.

Yeah, it was right around then.

Mr. President.

President Underwood.

Secretary Durant
was from a time that's passed.

Holbrooke, Albright...

They knew how to have a good meal

and some friendly conversation
before diplomacy got ugly.


It certainly won't
be the same without her.


I hear they have you on a short leash.

How could you let that happen,
Madam President?

Now, when we're
only moments away from crisis.

You know, in some cultures

it occurs to them
to actually honor the dead.

Every seven years the
Malagasy people exhume the bones,

wrapping them in cloth,
so they can dance with the bodies.

(SIGHS) How does this town
rise to the occasion?

It's like their heads are on a swivel.

Yeah. What do you call those things?

Bobble heads?


No, don't. Let her be.

You wanted her to play the part.


The President.

President is too agreeable.

What did you do to her?

I trust her contempt
more than whatever this is.

Love. I know what you're capable of.


DIA believes there are
over 100,000 Russian troops

- on their way to the border.
- Did you find Bugayev?

As of a few minutes ago,
his second in command

assured me that was
the last contact we would have

from anyone at the Kremlin.

Except for him.

SIEGERSON: He's requesting
a private meeting with the President.


God damn it.

Mr. President.

Mr. Vice President.

You know Secretary Siegerson.

- Yes. Of course. Mmm-hmm.
- So good to see you.

Madam President, excuse me.

- Oh, yes. Excuse me a moment.
- Of course.

Cathy was kind to me. A role model.

Sensible, shrewd, fluent in French.


I know it's not the place, but this
isn't normal, what's going on.

When I accepted my position,

it was to work with you
and your agenda, not...


Certain members of our cabinet,

in positions related
to National Security,

have had several
secret meetings regarding Syria.

President Petrov has
become aware of their plans

for sending private contractors
to the region.

Ma'am, there are
officials in the Pentagon,

people at the Kremlin,

who would very much
like to prevent a proxy war...

Nora, I appreciate your candor,
but Mark has this.

Ma'am, the cabinet is his.

He knows what we need to do.

What makes me suspect
you're vying for speaker is,

the frontrunners change day to day,

but everybody's second choice
remains the same. You.

Brett, are you saying
you wouldn't do it,

if the party asked?

If the party knew
what was good for them.

This is Douglas Stamper.
He's coming on as a consultant.

We've met.

Jonah, back when
Francis was whip and you,

back when you were getting us coffee.

I do wonder how he'd feel
with some of the legislation

the good Congressman
is putting his name on.

Constitution was
built on checks and balances.

And the people's will.

It's not about who the President is.

It's about what the office has become.

Gentlemen, if you'll
excuse me for a minute,

I promised Brett here I'd
introduce him to a blue dog Democrat,

assuming I can find one.

JONAH: I never thought
I'd see him again.

He was in rehab.

And is back in the program.

ROB: Those charges were dropped,
but he's still got a case chasing him.

If anything, my bet is
that case is chasing the President.

SETH: Petrov's no longer
in the main room.

Secretary Siegerson
is still with Ms. Davis,

while the Vice President's exiting.

And Homeland Secretary Cafferty

was just whispering with the President.

As for Doug Stamper,
he's with Assistant Director Green.

I want to know who Durant was with,
when and where,

leading up to the moment
she was pronounced dead.

If I start asking around...

Questions bring more questions.

Is this an open investigation?


But for any agent I work with,
I'll be the red flag.

Doug, the more I know,
the better it is for both of us.

You trust me?

(SIGHS) You've always followed through.

Then do as I say.

CLAIRE: But what did you find?

Is he talking?

All right. Get back to me
when you know anything more.

Day or night.

Is everything okay?

That was about Tom Yates.

There's been a recent charge
on his credit card.

The Grand Mark in Prague.

Except it wasn't Tom.

He didn't make the charge.

Or any of the others.

- Somebody stole his...
- His identity.

As of now, we have no idea
where the real Tom Yates has been.

Well, I hope he's safe.

Wherever he is.

Me, too.





The 1945 Mouton-Rothschild.

The "V" label.

Rothschild commissioned it

to celebrate the allied victory
in the Great Patriotic War.

You mean World War II.


I wonder what she was saving this for.

Should we?

Oh, come on.

There must be
some mischief in you somewhere.

Do you object?

Not my place.

And where exactly is your place?

I specifically asked
to meet with the President.


There must be a corkscrew somewhere.

She wouldn't keep these bottles
in here without one.

When it comes to Syria, Mr. President...

A moment, please.


Sir, our only goal is

stability, peace, prosperity
for the Syrian people.

We need to re-engage.
We need to re-start talks...


Talk, talk, talk.

While you're busy
making side deals with Nexis

and the rest of your Republican friends.

The Shepherds.

That is who
you really work for, isn't it?

We can freeze assets,
put sanctions back into place.

Must be about 7:30 at night in Damascus.

If we do nothing,

by dawn, skirmishes between
our troops and yours will begin.

And once Russian soldiers
start killing American soldiers,

the chaos will continue.

Or we can pull out a map of Syria,

right here, right now.

And you and I,
like the imperialists we are,

can decide who gets what.

Shall we?

I'll speak to the President.


Whoever decides
is who you should speak to.


What a shame.

What a shame.


GREEN: I talked to Doug.

He asked me

and at first I thought
he was just covering his tracks,

as far as the Secretary's death.

But now I wonder
the nature of his questions.

And ma'am, I've made some calls.
There are some inconsistencies.

When she left her house?

- Where she died?
- Wait, what are you telling me?

- I'm not saying it isn't true...
- Just a second, back up.

It's just hard to be certain,
is all I'm saying.

I'd like you to go find him...

I can't talk to him again.


My fear is he'll become suspicious.

He knows me as someone
who does what he's told.

I don't understand.
If it's not him, then,

how did she die, for God's sake?

Ma'am, I don't know.

Mr. Shepherd would like to be
kept informed in real time.

It's under control.

Then it shouldn't be a problem
to keep us included.

Do you understand how long
I've known the Shepherds?

Whatever you discussed with Petrov
needs to be run by him.

Let me enlighten you
about something, Mr. Grayson.

I do not need you to convey a message
between me and Bill Shepherd, okay?

Well, that's preferable, as long as,

and forgive me, you make no decisions
when it comes to Syria

without his say so.

Don't get over your skis, sir.

We're done here.

- I don't think...
- The Vice President says we are done.

LINDA: Doug Stamper.

Linda. How are you?

- You weren't at the funeral?
- I arrived late.

Out of politics, I understand?

President Walker
made sure I had a soft landing.

I'm at a university in Colorado,

where the water is fresh

- and the air is clean.
- Hmm.

Sounds dangerous.

It is.

To think that clearly.

How are you?

Oh, what have you read?

About you? Most of it.

The last three months of it.

About your supposed confession.

What more could I possibly add
that you haven't already read?

There's what you read
and there's the truth.

I'm not ashamed.

The time away
led me to finally realize who I am.

Does the Congressman know about you?

I mean, know.

With my help he's gonna be
the next Speaker of the House...

I went to law school
with the U.S. Attorney.

She's tired of waiting.

She's issuing a subpoena,
with your name on it, sometime tomorrow.

Tell her what you know.

You have a chance
to survive all this, Doug.


Tartus, yes, but the rest of the coast...

Can we afford to let it go?


(IN ENGLISH) It could work.

Petrov has plans
to expand the naval base

to the port of Tartus.

The only reason
he's propping up the regime

is because they control the coast.

He needs the ports.

Force him to fight for those
and he'll leave the rest of Syria alone.

Mark, the moment is here. He's here.

It can't wait.

I still don't understand how agreements,

which haven't even been finalized yet...

- Doesn't matter. He got wind of it.
- From who?

The point is,
is he is a greedy...

Motherfucker, yes.

And greedy motherfuckers
always find out.

He's relentless.

I've spent two years
in the Kurdish northwest,

outfitted rebels in the southeast.

I know every angle
Petrov will keep in play.

He has a sixth sense
when it comes to hesitation.

If you need me to be in there...

(CHUCKLES) You just can't do it,
can you?



- Mark?
- You just can't step back and trust.

I trust you, Mark.

But if the backseat president

is gonna take the wheel,
you gotta drive.

There's a reason you and I
are alone in the world, Jane.

CLAIRE: Yes, of course.

How long?

A lifetime.

You moved out west, right?
More time with your son.

As much as he'll give me.

- And is he still enjoying Stanford.
- Claire.

Madam President,

we don't need to exchange pleasantries.

These days I tend to think a lot
about what might have been.

I'd like to apologize.

For what?

My one regret.

I should've been there in Gaffney.

Honestly, it's been haunting me.

There was something he needed to know.

It was a mistake.

Overlooking Francis
for Secretary of State...

Linda, it's water under the bridge.

No, no.

If we hadn't, I don't know.

Maybe everything
would have been different.

For who?

This country.

Obviously, there's no way
for me to tell him that now.

The least I can do is tell you.

There is no need for that.

How do you expect to
separate yourself from his crimes?

As corrupt as these... These politics
we put up with have become,

how can the people against you
not use it?

You thought you
got away with it all, Claire.

But that remains to be seen.

Everything happens exactly as it should.

Nice seeing you.


DAVIS: What are you up to?

I'm thinking about mortality.

I think a lot of us
are doing that today.

We're about to have a meeting.

I can't be a part of it,
Viktor knows me all too well.

I'm on board.

Claire, I see you.

I told Mark not to worry about it.

But I have an inkling
that's not necessarily...

Spare me your inkling, Jane.

This deal is for your own good.

It's about the whole region.

Our presence. Our authority.

Mark and Marcy can do the heavy lifting.

Help me prevent
a war from happening today.

Any more instability,
and everybody loses.

Help me avert that.

I promise you,

I will chip away
at Bill and Annette Shepherd.

Because the only way
to truly take them down

is one piece at a time.

What do you think
really happened to Cathy?


I guess you got lucky then.

No one is that lucky.

The President is willing to leave
the coast uncontested. Tartus...

That port is already ours.

And will remain so.

We'll keep our forces away
from the entire western coast.

This will give you unfettered access
to the Mediterranean.

- No.
- Sir, the Sixth Fleet is en route.

- No. No!
- If you want a naval standoff...

Let's not pretend.

What's really at stake here is
your country lining its pockets and...


Madam President, uh, Mr. President.

The Vice President asked me to join.

Mr. Grayson.

On behalf of a company with
subsidiaries in the Middle East.

- Excuse me?
- We want to ensure that

we're part of the solution.

This will signal to the world
that Russia's back.

- Russia's back?
- NORA: Mr. Vice President,

there are terms
being negotiated here...

- MARK: Yes, Secretary...
- ...that need to be discussed...


If Secretary Durant were here,

we'd be long past this posturing
and dealing with the real question.

Yes, peace in the region.

Peace? Really?

You want to use peace
to decide who will rebuild this...


I don't understand
what that means, Mr. President.

That means clusterfuck.

Sir, stability in the region
helps all of us.

You want to give me
the West and take the East?

That's a first.

So, here's what I want.

The ports, yes, of course.

But I also want Russian exclusivity

on all offshore oil and gas exploration.

SETH: I think we need to wait...

Shut up.

We can't be in a position
where we can get in,

and we can't get our resources out.

PETROV: If history
has taught us anything,

it's that the Americans
always find a way to leave,

no matter what it costs them.

So. Thoughts, Madam President?


I concur with the Vice President.

I believe we have much to consider.

Playing incompetent is so exhausting.

Hey. Here's a copy
of the President's remarks

for the Secretary's memorial
this evening.

I already have a copy.

It includes the changes
she made in the car.

Right. Thank you.

LYNN: Hey.

Is it true Tom Yates is missing?

I believe so.

Oh, is it true he had an affair
with somebody in the White House?

Was it you?

(CHUCKLES) Excuse me?

I'll look through this.


CLAIRE: Thank you.

I don't like liars.

Me neither.

Why would you let me believe...

It seemed like you wanted me
to be the one responsible for Cathy.

That it might be useful to you somehow.

Every time I plan to quit,
something happens.

Francis would
certainly be disappointed in me.

Terrible habit.

Helped me though, when I quit drinking.

Don't say anything
to the U.S. Attorney, Doug.

She's working with the Shepherds.

I pardon you tonight,

and anything else
she has will be my problem.

I'll always be a problem for you.

What do you want from me, Doug?

You're the one
with all the leverage here.

Congressman Cole.

I'll put him on my ticket 2020.

Mark won't survive, I'm sure of it.

2024, Brett Cole will be the President.

And you will be back in the White House.

We can make him President,

just like we did with Francis.

Cole would mean a split ticket.

And that might be
the very best thing for this country.

Pardon Francis as well.

If I do that, I could get impeached.

No. You're a survivor,
you've proven that much.

Pardon him as well.

Bill's gonna hate
anything even approaching

a partnership with the Kremlin.

It's his sister who holds a grudge.

But still, you have no choice.


I mean, in my experience,
once the chaos tips into forever,

you've got nothing.

And we're very close to forever.

And she said nothing.

It really bothers you, doesn't it,
when you can't figure a person out?

Especially when you're attracted.

Oh, my God. Why do you...

I am not involved with Claire Underwood.

I'm talking about Annette.

I'm not involved with anyone,
at the moment.

Every time I see
the both of you together,

- brings back memories.

Never thought you'd step out
from behind the scenes.

Well, wherever I can
do the most good, Congressman.

(SCOFFS) He hasn't changed. Not at all.

Blessing and a curse.

I haven't forgotten
everything you did for me.

You made it to the House
with or without me.

You showed me the way.

Well, I've been meaning to say hello,

ever since you left the party
and went to the other side.


Haven't spoken to him in over a decade.

He knows. He knows I was involved.

Well, weren't you?

Weren't we?

When's the last time
you were in my house?


Mark, I'm not going back there.

WOMAN: No, no,

Tom Yates was sleeping with the new
press secretary in the White House.

He traded the East for the West.

Yes, all offshore
oil and gas exploration, sir.

Well, they're saying
we'll still have access,

but all shipping through
the Mediterranean will be affected.

And there's no denying
we'll be somewhat at their mercy.

Because there
wasn't time to consult you.

Petrov upped the ante

and it looks like the
Vice President is going to cave.

It's not a complicated question,
Miss Stewart.

Were you sleeping with him?


Do I need to say this administration
has taken a huge chance on you?

Were you sleeping...

It is none of your business.

Well, that answers that, then.


This is exactly the kind of thing
the White House needs

to avoid.


And Tom Yates is missing.

Which only makes
the whole story more problematic.

I have no idea where
any of this is coming from.

Well, I suggest you find
a more convincing way of denying it.

Because your inability to lie
is a liability, right?

Now, where is our President?

Why didn't you tell them I invited you?

You didn't rat me out.

You sound like a gangster,
Madam President.

Curiosity, I suppose.
I wanted to watch you hear them.

Your Vice President is
serving too many masters.

Strange, hmm?

Cathy passing away
so soon after Francis.

Death usually comes in threes.

Except when it comes in fours or fives.

Are you free now, Madam President?

Not quite.

Were you happy with what they proposed?

Mostly, I'm just curious.

Hmm, about what?

What you're about to offer.

That is why you invited me.
And that is why I said yes.


Well, Nexis Securities,
or any other contractor

connected to Shepherd Unlimited,

will never be allowed in Syria
while I'm President.

That's a strong declaration.

Bids will be contingent on my approval.

You can have the oil and gas, the ports.

And 20% of profits
from the resources passing through.

That's... That's quite a taste.

Maybe you are a gangster.

And how will you defend your position?


Isn't that what our two countries

have used to justify
what we've done in the region

for over a hundred years?

Peace is overrated, Claire.

So are my Vice President's promises.

And yet yours seem too generous.

Your husband would have lost himself
in the brightness of this day,

blinded by how he needed to be seen.

That always cost him.

Can I ask?

If you knew this,

why did you marry him?

Do you even know?

As it turns out,
my husband was a means to an end.


Tell the people you work for
that I'm not going to testify.



- Seth, do you hear me?

Back off, Doug.

Whatever you told them,
I'll have no part of it.

The U.S. Attorney can subpoena me.
She can try to...


I'm done.

You wouldn't know a good thing
if it smacked you in the face.

I don't know why I'm trying to help you.

You're not in
the White House anymore, Doug.


MARK: Oh, where were you?

Even presidents need to pee, Mark.

Look, there's a rumor flying around.

Was it good?

It's easily dismissible.

Then I talked to NSA.
It's not gonna work, Claire.

Some White House affair
is not gonna make it go away.

The dead never really stay dead, Mark.

Not for the people who loved them.


- Oh, excuse me.
- Excuse me.

Did you get taller?


So strange for someone trapped
in a Napoleon complex.

If only your personality
matched your looks, Jane Davis.

- I was surprised you left

the negotiations to
your surrogate, Ms. Siegerson.

Always best to speak for oneself.

Hmm. That's rich, coming from you.

Doublespeak is your mother tongue.

And subterfuge is yours.

You and your agencies, hmm?

The CIA is nothing short of
a (EXHALES SHARPLY) cultural terrorist.

- It's men like you...
- Barging into countries...

- You get under my skin.
- know nothing about.

Profiting from destabilization.

Leaving nothing but ruin in your wake.

- It's chemical.
- And then you're offended...

You're offended when it's my men,

my air strikes,
that bring some kind of order.

You are nothing but a Communist
in a handmade suit. A pig!

So emotional.

Emotions make deals come apart, Jane.

Tell me, why should I trust
any deal that involves you?


I won't rest until you're done, Viktor.

Dead and buried.


(IN ENGLISH) Then I guess

you'll never rest.

Okay. My directions were clear.

- No doubt.
- So where's the confusion?

Well, I'm guessing somewhere between

what you wanted to happen
and what had to happen.

If you didn't want me to call Bill,

you should not have
given me a reason to.

There was no place for you in that room.

And unless you show some proper respect,

no place for you
in this whole fucking town.

I'll see to that personally.

Well, I'll keep that in mind.

From now on, stay in your lane,
keep your mouth shut,

unless I say otherwise. You got it?

Again, coming in clear, but not a dent.

It's okay, we'll get there.

Even if we don't, fuck do I care?

I don't work for you.

We both work for him.

PETROV: Mr. Stamper.

We usually meet under
more orchestrated circumstances.

Not that this
isn't one of those, as well.

Where do you find yourself these days?

Consulting for an ambitious congressman.

Midterms are coming.

I bet he has no idea
how well you see in the dark.

Who do you fear most?

Out of all of them.


- I can't eat at these things either.

The spread looks lovely. Everything.

You all did right by her.

Well, I didn't do a thing.

Stan took care of all of it.

DOUG: How you holding up?

I can't make sense of it.

DOUG: My dad went
the same way, you know.

Never sick a day in his life and then,

right when he was driving,
just drifted onto oncoming traffic.

- Jesus.
- Oh, my goodness.

I had to quickly grab the wheel
and swerve us over to the shoulder.

How old were you?


Twelve. That's rough.

It's all rough. Twelve, 21, 51.

You're never ready.

Wednesday afternoon
she calls me, as she does.

Said her head hurt.

Like migraine bad, so she
was headed to her personal doctor.

I call back to see how she was doing.

Stan hits me with it.

She didn't even make it to the office.

It happened in the car.

So, I got
on the first flight out. (SOBS)

Hey, it's okay.

- Doug's right. It's fine. Let it out.

By the time I landed, it was all done.

Body was...

Whatever, at the place to get cremated.

No autopsy, nothing.
Stan made it happen so fast.

And I'm the only one
who can't keep his shit together.

But it's just,

I never got the chance to see her.

To say goodbye.

I'm sorry,
y'all didn't ask for any of this. (SOBS)

CLAIRE: No. Please.

DOUG: I get it.

Yes, Doug Stamper and the President
seem very much in sync.


PETROV: I was hoping to attend
the Secretary's memorial, as well,

but my time is limited.

It was meaningful
that you traveled all this way.

I've been thinking about
what you said to me.

I accept.

I'm so happy to hear that.

One other thing. Tom Yates.

Your government was
behind whatever happened to him.

Presidents aren't allowed to be human.

You have to choose. Power or love.

That was very clear from the beginning.

Forgive me, Tom Yates.

I'm about to drag you through the mud.

To deny we ever happened.

I'm killing you for the second time.

One day, you'll rest in peace.

KELSEY: Madam President.

Ma'am, I have to tell you,

- there are rumors circulating...
- I know. I know.

- If you need me to resign...
- Kelsey, you're not going anywhere.

TOM: You can stay at my place
as long as you like.

I appreciate it.

Two weeks in Bellport tapped me out.

Well, the paper will cover some of that.

(CHUCKLES) They don't do expenses, Tom.

And, uh, my mom didn't have
much to leave.

I liked the piece.

It was strong.

What's your follow-up?

Well, it's not like
anybody at the EPA can confirm.

Well, if the e-mails exist,
they went to somebody.

Yeah, but my only source
won't return my calls.

He's gotta show up to work every day.

He's afraid. He should be.

Follow up with the app.

Grayson was there,

signing up people who were very scared.

They took advantage of a crisis.

- The Shepherds.
- Yeah. It's unethical,

but it's not illegal.

Oh, shit.

They shut down Pennsylvania Avenue.



It says to take Massachusetts.

All right.

It's Cathy Durant's memorial today.

The bodies are adding up.

Tom, from the very beginning,
we did what we thought was right.

At the time, anyway.

Is that how we ended up
in this car together?

Look, you cannot blame yourself for...

For not doing enough. Why not?

- Why shouldn't I?
- Rachel Posner?

Somebody with her name

is bouncing checks
in and around New Mexico.

Yeah. And if it leads to nowhere?

Will you ever be able to leave it?

If the truth starts to fade away?


I don't know.


DAVIS: I just heard from Bugayev. 20%?

I haven't told Mark and the rest yet,
just know you'll be crucified.

Yes, and how will I feel the difference?

You shouldn't have excluded me.

What's going on with you and Claire?

Look, I can only assume
while you were away

somebody broke down
the definition of insanity.

If not, here's a refresher.

Doing the same shit over and over
and expecting different results.

Yeah, I don't know what she told you
to induce such amnesia,

but if you're seriously
looking down that road again,

there is something that
you should know about Francis' will.

Has she told you what's in it?

Who told you?

If I were you, that's not
the question I'd be asking right now.

I'd be asking, "Why is she
keeping me from the truth?"

He left you more than those cuff links.

You're welcome, Doug.

President Underwood, Brett Cole.

Yes. I know who you are.

I'll take that as a compliment.

Madam President, you should
make your way to the stage.

Yes, of course. Thank you. Doug.

Speak soon?

Yes, ma'am.

Anything you need to tell me now?

Nope, nothing.

That story about your father,
is that true?

Does it matter?

Well, if it's true, it explains a lot.

If it's not, it explains a lot.

- Thank you for coming.
- Sorry.

I appreciate it.

- So sorry.
- Thank you.

Good to see you.


CLAIRE: To weather the slings and arrows
of 30 years of service

and not lose a fraction

of one's signature grit and integrity,

that's not a legacy, that's a miracle.

But Catherine Durant
wasn't just a Secretary of State.

- She was a sister.

Why isn't someone
on the house right now?

Well, then you heard wrong.

That's right.

Day and night.

(IN ENGLISH) Yes, every second
until he is on the C-130 to Switzerland.

No, no, no. No ETAs.
Hard dates and times.



Correct. No.

I'll be the one
to intercept him in Annecy.

Yes, of course.

As soon as the money is wired,
you'll be taken care of.