House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 33 

The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast, and sometimes not at all.


John Dahl


Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Francis Underwood
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Mahershala Ali ... Remy Danton
Elizabeth Marvel ... Heather Dunbar
Derek Cecil ... Seth Grayson
Jimmi Simpson ... Gavin Orsay
Nathan Darrow ... Edward Meechum
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant
Kim Dickens ... Kate Baldwin
Paul Sparks ... Thomas Yates
Christina Bennett Lind ... Sharon
Jenna Stern ... Eliana Caspi
John Harrington Bland ... Congressman Carlson Greer
Carolyn Mignini ... Congresswoman Rebecca Huntley


The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast, and sometimes not at all.

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Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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For the first time in the whole series, Francis Underwood does not break the fourth wall. See more »


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Stunning in a Kind of Depraved Way
2 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode is about as good as it gets. One would think that any meaningful connection between Frank and Claire would be over. But there is something about their connection, something so creepy to the outside observer, that makes them perfect for each other. Franks continuation of his efforts to put an end to entitlements, leaving the bodies in the streets, trumps just about everything, but Claire has to be there to lift him up. The episode begins with the two of them renewing their vows, Claire's hair dark. The two of them in white. I've seen the devil incarnate in other movies and shows, wearing white...also, dangerous evangelists. They have come out "purified" despite all they have done. They are now gong into the fray, thinking that they stand above all else. There are a group Tibetan monks at the White House, making a sand painting, one grain at a time. It is breathtaking. When the two say their vows, the monks brush the sand into a pile, put it in an urn, and dump the sand in a stream. Beauty is gone. The task at hand has it all.

In the other plot, Gavin has found Rachel, and Doug is on his way to do whatever it is he is going to do. He has a fling with his physical therapist. The question we need to ask is what effect will this have on him, if any. He is the most enigmatic of all the characters. I also suspect that Gavin is soon going to be screwed.

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