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Chapter 35 

The Jordan Valley erupts in chaos just as Frank's campaign is picking up steam. Claire gets disturbing intel and counsels him.

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Robin Wright

Writers:

Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Francis Underwood
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Mahershala Ali ... Remy Danton
Molly Parker ... Jackie Sharp
Elizabeth Marvel ... Heather Dunbar
Derek Cecil ... Seth Grayson
Jimmi Simpson ... Gavin Orsay
Nathan Darrow ... Edward Meechum
Lars Mikkelsen ... Viktor Petrov
Rachel Brosnahan ... Rachel Posner
Kim Dickens ... Kate Baldwin
Paul Sparks ... Thomas Yates
Alexander Sokovikov ... Alexi Moryakov
Kelly AuCoin ... Gary Stamper
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The Jordan Valley erupts in chaos just as Frank's campaign is picking up steam. Claire gets disturbing intel and counsels him.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When reviewing the mission to investigate the blast site, the US Navy Admiral mentions that they will "use a Fulton recovery of any material samples." The Fulton Surface to Air Recovery System (STARS) is nicknamed 'Skyhook' and is the same system featured in The Dark Knight (2008) and Thunderball (1965). See more »

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When the Admiral says, "We'll use a Fulton recovery of any material samples," he refers to the Skyhook System, which the US Air Force (the only operator) officially retired in 1996, due to the availability of such long range aircraft such as the MH-53 and MV-22. See more »

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Francis Underwood: [over the phone] Heather.
Heather Dunbar: Mr. President?
Francis Underwood: Doug Stamper is my friend and you came very close to killing him.
Heather Dunbar: Excuse me?
Francis Underwood: You're aware he's an alcoholic?
Heather Dunbar: Yes.
Francis Underwood: And how serious his injuries were?
Heather Dunbar: Mr. President...
Francis Underwood: But you still put him to work. A man who's trying to recover. Who's trying to get back his life. Did you honestly think that he could handle that?
Heather Dunbar: Douglas came to us.
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Hanging by a Thread in the Middle East
3 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The episode begins with a Russian patrol (eight men) being ambushed and killed. What happens, however, is that they refuse to have any oversight, even from UN forces. This now brings the Israelis into the conflict and Frank must mediate from a distance. He is quite sure that the Russians killed their own men to embarrass the President and destroy any autonomy in the region. Now the terrorists are putting their stamp on things. There are some really gut wrenching scenes in the war room as American soldiers are sent in to investigate.

The second plot concerns Doug. He meets with Gavin one more time and Gavin gives him evidence that Rachel has died, her body found in a ditch. Doug's reaction to the woman who practically beat his head in with a rock is great sadness. He has become obsessed with her as a real mother figure (he hearkens back to her reading to him). Anyway, back to the booze. Gavin is apparently not going to get his passport and all his work has gone for naught. He ends up seeing the President, admitting that everything he did was to show that he was still relevant.

Remy is also focused on. He is still in love with Jackie. There is an ugly scene where a cop pulls him over for speeding and he is treated like a criminal. He has just been embarrassed by an Iowa politician who has called him a chauffeur and refused to talk to him as an equal.

These are the episodes that make this so great. Everything is done with such polish.


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