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House of Cards Season 1 Episodes

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Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1 - Chapter 1

After he’s denied the job of secretary of state by the newly elected president, Congressman Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) plots his revenge, aided by his loyalists on Capitol Hill and a brash young newspaper reporter who will stop at nothing to promote her own career.


Episode 2 - Chapter 2

As the damaging leak of a draft education bill makes him indispensable to the Walker administration, Francis (Kevin Spacey) enlists Zoe (Kate Mara) in a scheme to undermine the president’s nominee for secretary of state.


Episode 3 - Chapter 3

As a tragedy in his home district forces Francis (Kevin Spacey) to abandon the teachers’ union negotiations on the education bill, Zoe’s (Kate Mara) elevated public profile creates friction at the Herald.


Episode 4 - Chapter 4

Francis (Kevin Spacey) initiates a Capitol Hill coup aimed at undermining a rival and gaining critical support for the education bill. As Zoe’s (Kate Mara) rising stock earns her both allies and enemies at the Herald, Russo (Corey Stoll) is forced to take a position that could end his political career.


Episode 5 - Chapter 5

As Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Zoe (Kate Mara) mix business with pleasure, a showdown with the teachers’ union over the education bill threatens to derail Claire’s (Robin Wright) CWI fundraiser.


Episode 6 - Chapter 6

Despite an unpopular teachers’ strike, Francis (Kevin Spacey) turns up the heat on his union counterpart. Meanwhile, as Russo (Corey Stoll) commits to sobriety in order to run for governor, Claire (Robin Wright) is forced to face up to the compromises demanded by her marriage to Francis.


Episode 7 - Chapter 7

After winning the battle for the education bill, Francis (Kevin Spacey) looks to rehabilitate Russo’s (Corey Stoll) image so he can run him for governor in Pennsylvania.


Episode 8 - Chapter 8

As Francis (Kevin Spacey) confronts his past while dedicating a new library at his alma mater, Russo (Corey Stoll) heads to Philadelphia to ask his angry constituents to support the watershed bill and his upcoming bid for governor.


Episode 9 - Chapter 9

As Russo (Corey Stoll) hits the campaign trail in Pennsylvania, Francis (Kevin Spacey) pulls out all the stops to pass the watershed bill, even as Claire is undermining him behind the scenes.


Episode 10 - Chapter 10

Told that Claire (Robin Wright) was behind the watershed bill’s failure, Francis (Kevin Spacey) works to contain the damage and maintain control over Peter Russo (Corey Stoll). Zoe (Kate Mara) and Claire each seek relief from their respective relationships with Francis.


Episode 11 - Chapter 11

Following the collapse of Russo’s (Corey Stoll) campaign, Francis (Kevin Spacey) launches a risky ploy to join the Walker administration.


Episode 12 - Chapter 12

As the search for a new vice president lands Francis (Kevin Spacey) in the middle of a billionaire businessman’s own power play, Zoe (Kate Mara) and Janine (Constance Zimmer) close in on the truth behind Russo’s alleged suicide. Guest starring Gerald McRaney.


Episode 13 - Chapter 13

As Zoe’s (Kate Mara) investigation threatens to connect him to Russo’s death, Francis (Kevin Spacey) goes head to head with a powerful billionaire in his quest to become vice president.


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