House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 72 

While the Shepherd family attempts to diminish Claire's power, Doug goes off the grid but continues angling to advance his agenda.


Alik Sakharov


Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Diane Lane ... Annette Shepherd
Campbell Scott ... Mark Usher
Derek Cecil ... Seth Grayson
Greg Kinnear ... Bill Shepherd
Cody Fern ... Duncan Shepherd
Constance Zimmer ... Janine Skorsky
Athena Karkanis ... Melody Cruz
Susan Pourfar ... Nora Cafferty
Boris Kodjoe ... Brett Cole
Jeremy Holm ... Nathan Green
Lars Mikkelsen ... Viktor Petrov
Ron Canada ... Vincent Abruzzo
Willa Fitzgerald ... Twenty-Year-Old Claire


While the Shepherd family attempts to diminish Claire's power, Doug goes off the grid but continues angling to advance his agenda.

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Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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11 November 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

House Of Cards

Willimon's meticulous adaptation of Dobbs's novel is so jaggedly on mark, that its sweat drop precision gets habitual and the standard of the series gets convoluted and simpler at the same time through discreet narration. This is a force majeure on both production and writing level. Blending both in, it delivers delightful packets of awe struck moments with mature storytelling that is at times underrated and not palpable for everyone. The makers infatuation over fiddling with multiple character and combining them with a common agenda and still emit a newer perspective out of them, it is the perfect political satire that soars amidst your mediocre traffic of lighter concepts.

It is brimmed with perilous decisions whose justification is the actual process that the makers work on, and when all those colors finally hits on screen, it paints a bright picture. Spacey is scary and oozes power like never before. The throat slicing conversations that he engages on, where his plans and agendas flips like a coin, the emotions drawn out by him at such critical moments are just pure gem. And parallel to him, lies Wright's stellar performance where actually she is offered much more range and space than Spacey to flaunt her skills and she doesn't hold back on any moments.

The subtle conversations, the mature results, convoluted conflicts, ethical questions, apt mixture of fame and dust, brilliant performance, sharp writing finesse on each detail and makers' awareness of the trajectory, are the high points of this series. As far as execution and editing is concerned, it never drags or takes its concept for granted, despite of being talkative thoroughly, it keeps the audience tangled in its poised bubble with both husky and crispy bits that is perfectly cooked and served.

Season 06

Returning for one last swing, for attaining a closure, this is an act to where the makers are literally hanging by a thread, but with brilliant writing and keeping the tone persistent with equally mature and sharp episodes that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Chapter 72

It is a scary chapter not because of the mystery and uncertainty of where things will land, but those long silent pitches and eyes staring at you on the lens that draws out the anticipated chills and with guns locked towards Wright and the nerves held by her enemies, it calls for desperate measures.

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