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Chapter 41

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Original airdateMarch 4, 2016

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Written byMelissa James Gibson

Directed byTucker Gates

"Chapter 40""Chapter 42"


Chapter 41 is the second episode of Season 4 of House of Cards. It aired on March 4th, 2016, along with the rest of season 4.


Claire starts her own power play, putting her and Frank at odds with each other.

Plot summary

Claire starts her own power play for Doris Jones' congressional seat, putting her and Frank at odds with each other. Elizabeth speaks to her friends, urging them to indirectly donate to Dunbar's campaign. Frank makes last minute changes to his speech before delivering the State of the Union address, and during the speech, he announces that he will be fully funding Doris' health care center, and throws in his support for Celia to take over the seat after Doris retires; effectively ending Claire's chances at the seat.

In the Situation Room, Frank is told that Russian President Viktor Petrov has had several political rivals killed, and that Mr. Milkin, a business owner, has come to the U.S. requesting asylum. Frank, Linda and Cathy call Petrov to discuss the situation, and Petrov accuses Frank of sponsoring an attempted coup against him. In the meantime, Lucas Goodwin is released from prison under witness protection, and is settled into an apartment under an alias. Claire and Elizabeth argue about money for her campaign, and Claire threatens to sell the family property that is in her name.


Season 4 Episodes

401. "Chapter 40"
402. "Chapter 41"
403. "Chapter 42"
404. "Chapter 43"
405. "Chapter 44"

406. "Chapter 45"
407. "Chapter 46"
408. "Chapter 47"
409. "Chapter 48"
410. "Chapter 49"

411. "Chapter 50"
412. "Chapter 51"
413. "Chapter 52"

See also: S1S2S3S4S5S6