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Chapter 49

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Original airdateMarch 4, 2016

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Written byMelissa James Gibson & Kenneth Lin

Directed byRobin Wright

"Chapter 48""Chapter 50"


Chapter 49 is the tenth episode of Season 4 of House of Cards. It aired on March 4th, 2016, along with the rest of season 4.


When Frank's candidacy comes under presurre again, Claire starts doubting their plan. She also has to make a difficult decision concerning her mother.


An early morning Slugline article praises Claire's role in the G7 summit negotiations with Russia, while attacking Durant as being ineffective there. Frank announces he is returning to Washington to deal with an ICO advance. On Air Force One, he and Durant talk, and she tells him she will sow dissent in the ranks of the convention until he has Claire support her as the Vice Presidential nominee.

Claire visits her mother Elizabeth, who has moved downstairs on the advice of hospice care. Though Claire and Elizabeth still have a strained relationship, she and Yates have an instant rapport. The hospice nurse tells Claire they can give Elizabeth medicines to make her comfortable and ease her death. Claire helps Elizabeth take large doses of medication, and she peacefully dies shortly after. Later, she and Yates are shown sharing a moment, and then waking up in bed together.

LeAnn confronts Stamper about going after her, and tells him we won't find anything on her. Stamper then confronts Seth, who defies him at first, but let the two talk and Seth insists its time they all work together.

Frank and Durant continue their arguments in the car, and then in the Situation Room. Claire begins to doubt their plan and tells Frank to consider letting Durant win the nomination as his running mate, but he insists they press on. Frank then uses the rumors of Zoe and Russo to intimidate Durant into giving up her votes to Claire.


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