House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 19 

In the middle of an energy crisis, Francis and Tusk end their fragile alliance. Lucas must make a difficult choice. Stamper gets closer to Rachel.


John David Coles (as John Coles)


Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Francis Underwood
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Sakina Jaffrey ... Linda Vasquez
Kristen Connolly ... Christina Gallagher
Sebastian Arcelus ... Lucas Goodwin
Mahershala Ali ... Remy Danton
Michel Gill ... President Garrett Walker
Gerald McRaney ... Raymond Tusk
Molly Parker ... Jackie Sharp
Nathan Darrow ... Edward Meechum
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant
Boris McGiver ... Tom Hammerschmidt
Constance Zimmer ... Janine Skorsky
Rachel Brosnahan ... Rachel Posner


Doug continues to keep a close eye on Rachel and her dealings. Jackie has an extended meeting with Remy. Claire is manipulating both Christina and the first lady. The FBI comes after Janine, who is forced to lie to ease her own life. Just when Francis is making a speech in front of a baseball crowd, the electricity goes out. Raymond Tusk is suspected to have caused this event but Francis deals with the situation as he knows best. Written by Andreea D

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Release Date:

14 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Frank (Kevin Spacey) meets with Hammerschmidt (Boris McGiver) regarding the article alleging Frank's involvement in Zoe's death, Frank asks, "Why don't you just ask when I stopped strangling people's pets?" In the opening scene of the very first episode, we see Frank do just that. See more »


Rachel states that she learned who Rachel was at church. She says Jacob worked 7 years to marry her, and she had one son named Joseph who became king. In actuality, Jacob worked 14 years for Rachel since her father played a trick on him. She had two sons, Joseph and Benjamin. Joseph became an overseer of Egypt, but never actually became king. See more »


Jackie Sharp: I'm surprised you didn't go for the waitress.
Remy Danton: You're much sexier.
Jackie Sharp: [Scoffs] Yeah, okay.
Remy Danton: She works for tips. You run Congress.
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More Victims for the Two Snakes
25 February 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Sometimes it's hard to watch this because Frank and Claire are both so despicable. In this one, Frank continues to undermine Tusks relationship with the President. He is putting more political capital aside. Doug has begun to displease the Vice President as he continues to oversee his duties. He begins to lust after the woman he is supervising. There is an energy crisis that happens as a result of the dealings with China and Tusk follows with a withdrawal of his power plants. Frank tries to throw out the first pitch at the Orioles game and the lights go out right at that moment. Lucas is now in prison and is forced to realize that he has no power at all. Claire starts to play mind games with the First Lady. Remy is getting more and more involved and oozing his way into things. We are on our way to that vote and Frank's rise continues.

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