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'House of Cards' Season 1 episode 5: A gala BBQ and Russo hits the breaking point

"House of Cards" returns for Season 2 on Netflix on Friday, Feb. 14 -- happy Valentine's Day, right? -- and in preparation, Zap2it is taking a quick look back at the first season. Thursday (Feb. 6) it's one of our favorite episodes, "Chapter 5."Where we are:Frank and Marty Spinella, the head of the teachers' union, are at odds over the collective bargaining amendment in the education bill and neither side is budging. In a rather poor-sport move, Spinella contacts the union workers at the Cotesworth Hotel, which is where Claire is having her fundraising gala, and gets the employees to refuse to work for the event.But that isn't going to keep the Underwoods down. Claire decides to hold the gala picnic-style on the hotel's front steps. They call Freddy to bring ribs and a good time is had by all, even with Spinella's protestors across the street (some of which aren't even teachers).Over at the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/house-of-cards-season-1-episode-5-a-gala-bbq-and-russo-hits-the-breaking-point.html