House of Cards Recap: Chapter 28
“House of Cards” Season 3 Episode 2 “Chapter 28” is already out on Netflix as the series’ full third season has been released since Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Claire’s bid for U.N. Ambassador is in trouble while Frank is delivered bad news by his party. Find out what happened in the recap below.
Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) is facing the senate for her confirmation as the ambassador. She reminds them that her nomination is not nepotism, as it is their job to confirm this first. She impresses them with her knowledge of the affairs of the state. Things seem to be going well so far. It was until Senator Mendoza (Benito Martinez) grills her. Her words get taken out of context when she mentions the military as irrelevant. Mendoza riles her up and they get into an argument with the nation watching on TV. How can they confirm her for the job when she easily loses her cool?
Meanwhile, the DNC party is meeting with the Pres. Underwood (Kevin Spacey) at the White House. They tell him that they don’t want him to lead the Democratic ticket come election in 2016. They want a new face to go up against Senator Mendoza, the most likely Republican candidate. Besides, Frank was never really president-elect anyway.
He doesn’t take this news lightly. They even tell him that they won’t stop him from running. If he does, the party will not support him. Jackie (Molly Parker), whom Frank thought is an ally, says she sticks with the party’s decisions.
After their respective meetings, Frank learns that he has to see the solicitor general. It was regarding a U.S. drone attack that took American soldiers during Pres. Walker’s term. It is now Pres. Underwood who has to deal with the results. But their meeting is interrupted as Frank has other things on his mind. He confronts Terry Wormack (Curtiss Cook) about his nomination, whereby Terry admits the idea came from him. He realizes that he won’t need the help of his party if he gets enough funding. So, Frank starts making calls.
Claire, on the other hand, confronts Mendoza. He tells her that this is all part of their plan and purpose. Claire emphasizes that she’s aware of it, but she didn’t expect Mendoza would be hitting her hard. If she still gets confirmed despite what happened earlier, Mendoza says that he will be very impressed. Like Frank, Claire realizes that she better start making calls to convince the senators to confirm her.
The president’s aide, Seth Grayson (Derek Cecil), has been tasked to keep on checking Doug (Michael Kelly) as he’s still in recovery. Doug is eager to help out with the American Works project. He is told by Seth that it’s been set aside for now, pending President Petrov’s arrival from Russia.
Meanwhile, Remy (Mahershala Ali) meets with Jackie. She has a message for the president. She’s not really behind the plan to stop his presidential bid, but she also doesn’t know who the party plans to support. She can dig up, but in exchange, she asks to be made Vice President under the Underwood ticket. Later, Jackie clues a reporter in and leaks information about the meeting with Frank and the DNC.
That night, after making several phone calls for their agenda. Frank for funding for his campaign and Claire for her confirmation that his political team has hit a wall. Claire takes a breather and goes out for a run. When she returns home, she finds Frank on the floor, crying out of frustration. She sets him down, pulls his pants and proceeds to have sex with him.
In the morning, Claire learns that she has been denied the ambassador post by the senate. She relegates herself to the usual duties of the first lady and picks out the Easter eggs for the special event at the White House. Frank, who wakes up in the mood, assures his first lady and she gives him one of the eggs.
He meets with Remy and Seth at the Oval Office, reiterating to them that his presidential bid for 2016 is still on. Taking the egg, he shows his staff that just like it, they won’t be able to stand up without a strong political backing. So, he’s going with a different strategy. He’s going to address the nation.
Meanwhile, a reporter approaches Seth to ask about the short meeting with Pres. Underwood and DNC. Seth doesn’t confirm nor deny, but speaks to Remy about this. They believe that Jackie is the leak. When confronted about it, she denies it. They tell the president about Jackie and her demands. They have to do something about this or else she will become a liability.
The next day, the president announces to his party that he doesn’t have any plans of running anymore, but he wants the DNC’s support for his project, America Works, as this is the legacy he wants to leave his term. In truth, he’s using this to look good in the public’s eye, enough to warrant his party to choose him for their ticket later on.
In his speech, Pres. Underwood tells the public about America Works and how he’s going to give them jobs while cutting down on entitlements they get from social welfare. He claims he’s not afraid to do this as he’s not running next term. He will focus his commitment for the 10 million jobless Americans.
Later, he asks to meet with the solicitor general to tell her that the files on the drone strike will have to be de-classified.
The episode ends with Claire asking Frank to just appoint her at the U.N. and he promises her this.
And there you have it, the recap for “House of Cards” Season 3 Episode 2 “Chapter 28.” The full third season is already streaming on Netflix since Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Keep following Movie News Guide (MNG) for more about this show.
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