'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: A BBQ And A Meltdown

Contains spoilers -- do not read unless you've seen House Of Cards Season 1, Episode 5

I'm not sure why I'm so repulsed by the Frank/Zoe sexual rendezous. It could be that, in "real" life, Kevin Spacey is so asexual. Or it could be that, so far, House Of Cards hasn't really set these two up for that kind of relationship. Either way, blech. It kind of soothes me, just a little, to learn that it's strictly a business arrangement. When Frank returns home, Claire seems to know immediately that he's slept with Zoe, and she asks, point-blank, "What's in it for us?" Everything this pair does is calculated. It also helps us understand why Claire turned down Adam in the hotel: that affair is based on emotion, and is thus dangerous to her marriage, her professional life, and Frank's entire political career. Read More...


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