House Of Cards Season 4 Episode 4 (S4E4) Review: the Last episode ended with many problematic situations for Frank Underwood. His approval ratings crashed in the last episode due to two of his photos getting leaked in the media. No one knew who leaked them and his staff was in a frenzy. (read: House of Cards S4E3 review.)
Towards the end of the episode, Frank learnt that Claire leaked one of the photos. This enraged him and he confronted her. She told him it was just a wound. In a way, she strong-armed him and told him that she was fully capable of ruining his campaign. She proposed to help him in exchange for Vice-President’s seat. He clearly declined, but Claire asked him to think about it.
House Of Cards Season 4 Episode 4 (S4E4) Review
In this episode, he is seen discussing the matter with Seth and Doug. Doug is too much skeptical and rightly so because Claire clearly does not deserve the post. Frank wants it to happen because he does not have much choice. It is quite correctly said, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.
Doug silenced him for the moment but later agreed with his opinion in his absence. Also, Doug finally decides to confront Seth about his doubt of Seth being the mole who had been leaking their plans to Dunbar all this time. Seth puts up a good act but knows that he does not have much time left before his act goes down.
Frank has decided to scare the Russian president just to make him available for negotiations. In spite of Durant’s views against doing so, Frank moves forward with his plans and asks the Generals to transport the Russian tycoon to a safe house. To double-cross Claire, Frank tries to move Leann to his side but she refuses.House Of Cards S4E4 Review
Dunbar talks to the Attorney General, who’s a friend of hers and tells her about her meeting with Lucas. Attorney General tells Dunbar that taking any action is impossible, as there is no available proof against Frank Underwood and even Dunbar’s meeting with Lucas was illegal.
Claire soon learns that even the public would be against her desire of becoming the Vice-President and after discovering Frank’s plan of double-crossing her, she sends him a handwritten letter through Leann. The letter states that Claire is going to file for divorce with Frank. Frank is shocked and unnerved.
On the other hand, Seth asks Dunbar’s assistant to help him as his act would no longer put up.House Of Cards Season 4 Episode 4 (S4E4) Review
Next is very shocking revelation which I would not want to ruin for you. Watch it for yourself and enjoy.