HUNT OR BE HUNTED.
This February 14 a lot of people were out on dates, partying or spending much needed time with their loved ones while House of Cards fans eagerly awaited the return of the Emmy award winning Netflix Original series. Can I just say in my own opinion, my anticipation was met with a chapter riddled with danger, fast paced action and ruthless pragmatism that we adore Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) for executing to perfection.
As Francis begins his careful and tactical approach to choosing his replacement as Whip, Stamper and Claire must do what is necessary to regain control of the situations threatening to spiral out of control. To neutralize the threat Zoe, Janine and Lucas pose on exposing the true circumstances surrounding Congressman Peter Russo’s death (Corey Stoll), Francis must perform another task which proves him to be the leader who does what is necessary…no matter how cruel or ruthless the deed. On that note of ruthlessness, we’ve all been waiting to see just how ruthless the beautiful, elegant and charismatic Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) truly could be. I can’t say I was disappointed…probably a little bit frightened. She gave one of the best (cruelest) quotes and deliveries in this chapter.
Claire: “I’m willing to let your child wither and die inside you if that’s what’s required, but neither of us wants that. Now tell me, am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?”
House of Cards is prepared to take the world by storm and so is Frank. He has everything to lose and he’s not
fucking around as Janine Skorsky (Constance Zimmer) so eloquently put it. I can tell that this is going to be a breath taking, heart stopping season that will leave us wondering how far we would willingly go to gain everything we’ve ever wanted. If ambition at the price of our souls is truly worth it, or if Francis’s logic stands to reason.
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Phenomenal cast as Kevin Spacey wears the face of Dread that we have all come to fear, respect and love. R.I.P. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) you naive little sweetheart <3
Frank: “Did you think I’d forgotten you? Perhaps you hoped I had. Don’t waste a breath mourning Miss Barnes. Every kitten grows up to be a cat. They seem so harmless at first — small, quiet, lapping up their saucer of milk. But once their claws get long enough, they draw blood. Sometimes from the hand that feeds them. For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted. Welcome back.”