Season one was good. Season two is even better. All the requisite things that make a series strong – good directing, story and acting. The series has brought back the two leads, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, into the spotlight and deservedly so as they both have plenty of acting chops. The two are excellent as the conniving Washington power couple. They are aided by the script writers who never go in the expected direction in this political drama that is filled with sex, deceit and corruption. Addictive to say the least.
Chapter 14: Francis (played by Kevin Spacey) gets ready for his promotion to Vice President. Claire (played by Robin Wright) steels herself for revenge against Gillian (played by Sandrine Holt).
Chapter 15: Francis puts the China and couple of other hot topics on the table. Claire faces up to a trauma from her past.
Chapter 16: The tension between Francis and Raymond (played by Gerald McRaney) rises to dangerous levels. After a fight on the Hill Francis finds himself up against the Republicans.
Chapter 17: A terror scare occurs at the Capital. Claire does a live interview which gets everyone talking.
Chapter 18: Francis has to negotiate behind closed doors with a Chinese billionaire. Team Underwood welcomes a new member.
Chapter 19: Francis and Raymond are done. Lucas (played by Sebastian Arcelus) has to make a difficult decision.
Chapter 20: It is now war between Francis and Raymond. The President (played by Michel Gill) and his wife (played by Joanna Going) become closer to the Underwoods.
Chapter 21: Claire exerts some influence over the First Lady. Francis and Linda (played by Sakina Jaffrey) battle over who has the President’s trust.
Chapter 22: Raymond makes his battle with Francis personal. Freddy (played by Reg E. Cathey) and his restaurant get caught in the middle.
Chapter 23: The U.S. is in the middle of a military stand-off overseas and facing some potential violence on the home front. Francis decides it is time to finish off Raymond.
Chapter 24: A special prosecutor has some questions for Francis. Doug Stamper (played by Michael Kelly) is waging a battle with his personal demons.
Chapter 25: The tension between the President and the Vice President goes up another notch. Francis is shut out causing Claire to have to make a sacrifice.
Chapter 26: The U.S. is in a state of unrest and Francis’s career is teetering on the edge. It is up to Doug to fix things.
Special Features: Politics for Politics Sake, Direct Address, Two Houses, Table Read, Line of Succession