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Chapter 36 

Frank needs to deal with Petrov one on one, while Claire tries to preserve the peace-keeping mission. Sacrifices must be made.


Agnieszka Holland


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

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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
Derek Cecil ... Seth Grayson
Jimmi Simpson ... Gavin Orsay
Nathan Darrow ... Edward Meechum
Lars Mikkelsen ... Viktor Petrov
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant
Kim Dickens ... Kate Baldwin
Paul Sparks ... Thomas Yates
Reed Birney ... VP Donald Blythe
Kate Lyn Sheil ... Lisa Williams
Alexander Sokovikov ... Alexi Moryakov


Frank needs to deal with Petrov one on one, while Claire tries to preserve the peace-keeping mission. Sacrifices must be made.

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Release Date:

27 February 2015 (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 Underwood visits Petrov in the Jordan Valley, the Navy SEAL security team riding in the Hummers with him are all real Navy SEALS that Kevin Spacey worked with on Captain Philips. The Navy SEAL on his immediate left when he steps out of the vehicle is his actual bodyguard in real life. See more »


When Underwood arrives at the Russian base in the Jordan Valley one of the vehicles in the compound is an FV433 Abbot SPG, a British self-propelled artillery piece. Not something which Russian troops would be using. See more »


Viktor Petrov: Sometimes we must be ruthless with those who hate us. And sometimes we must be ruthless with those we love.
Francis Underwood: I don't see why Claire means so much to you.
Viktor Petrov: Because she means so much to you.
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Political Elbowing
3 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frank is stumping in Iowa, awaiting the first primary. The Russians are doing their thing in the Mid-East, enraging the Israelis. The Israelis institute a no-fly zone, and the Russians laugh it off. Frank feels things are getting away from him and decides to have face-to-face with Petrov in the Jordan Valley. He has high hopes of getting the Russians out of the area and returning to military reduction plan that failed because of Claire's outburst. Petrov gives him an ultimatum. To get what he wants, Frank must agree to the deal made earlier, he must lower the numbers in another area, and the kicker, he must remove Claire as U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations. This is a huge decision because despite all their sparring, there is true love here. It seems that the Russians have been playing Claire, using her inexperience to manipulate the U. S.

Two other stories are continued. Doug goes to see the President, drunk, and Frank promises to get him help. Doug's brother comes and, eventually, his family. They discuss what freedom is. Also, Gavin goes to see Lisa and admits that he is a liar and to tell her not to admit knowledge of him to the FBI.

These are all wonderful story lines with only three shows to go in this season.

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