I pray to myself, for myself: but did I pray for the bill to pass?
February 19, 2013 9:32 AM Subscribe
Just finished watching "House of Cards" and there's one thing I don't get... (more details, and almost certainly spoilers, inside)
posted by handful of rain to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I just finished watching all 13 episodes of House of Cards in about a week - jeers to waiting for Season Two! There's one thing I don't get about Season One, though: was the fact that the Watershed Redevelopment bill didn't pass all part of Underwood's master plan, or was that a twist he did not anticipate? And if he didn't anticipate it, what role would the bill's passage have played in what he was trying to accomplish?
The way it played out to the viewer, it really seemed that Francis was taken by surprise it didn't pass - he seemed blindsided by what Claire did and genuinely angry. We never got a fourth-wall moment with him revealing he asked her to get involved knowing she'd work against what he ostensibly wanted. If the two votes came in yes and things went the other way - which presumably would have made Russo a stronger candidate for governor - would Francis' road toward the Vice Presidency nomination have played out differently? Or would the entrapment situation to knock Russo off the wagon still had happened, just with him having further to fall?