Homecoming of Terror

Homecoming of Terror

The much awaited Season 5 of House of Cards will be aired on Saturday, 3rd June 5 pm onwards only on Zee Café #HOConZCafe and like many eager fans of this political drama I also cannot wait to enjoy this Season 5 Premium Marathon.

Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers from the First episode of Season 5 of House of Cards.

The opening episode of the Season 5 gives us a glimpse of the terror storm the Underwood’s are plotting to unleash on the terrified American People.

The episode starts with FLOTUS Claire Underwood’s (Robin Wright) public address that actually was a well-crafted political campaign reminding the people about the domestic terror and the upcoming presidential election where she stood in support of her husband President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey).

While the First Lady was, addressing the nation President Underwood interrupts the congressional session and demands an authorization of war against ICO the Terror organization that has terrified the nation. Frank throws his Power and weight around in a ploy to stop the group from discussing his shortcomings and to focus on the retribution for the home-grown terrorists that murdered Jim Miller, an innocent husband, and father. The Underwood’s are using terror spread among the nation to keep their Power and win the 2016 election.

“I will not yield” Frank Underwood, House of Cards.

In another shocking scene of the first episode, we see that Frank has had the terrorist in custody the entire time.

He looks to the audience and says, “Did you think I didn’t already have him, that I would have left him out there somewhere? I thought you knew me.” This scene shows us the depth of his complex character. Frank Underwood is ruthless, cunning and pure evil that is driven by power and for power.

One Nation...Underwood

One Nation…Underwood

Kevin Spacey as Frank in the First Episode played his role perfectly as ever but from the look of the opening episode of Season 5, I have a feeling that Robin Wright as Claire will take the center stage. She opens the season addressing the people and we can sense that she is going to be on the front end a lot and hopefully (I like her more than Frank) overpower her husband and take his position in the future.

The FLOTUS is powerful because she comes across as refined and calm but she is an opportunistic and a schemer. We see her cold side when she meets Joshua Masterson’s (terrorist) mother and asks her “Didn’t you know what was going on in your own home?” She also persuades her to appeal to her son to surrender.

“You saw what he did, didn’t you? Would you like to see it?” Claire Underwood, House of Cards.

She also visits a burned-out gas station, and calls out Conway for “refusing to acknowledge the seriousness of the threat made here at home”.

My favorite dialog from this episode was right in the beginning where Claire is recording her message for the nation.

She says, “It’s terrifying, isn’t it?” and we cannot help but agree with her.

The political landscape has remarkably changed since the fourth season of House of Cards. The real events have would have some influence on the series but I hope the makers of House of Cards do not change their story to match with the real world.

It amazes me how this show continues to surprise the audience. How they can find new depths of evil and how they come up with so simple yet powerful dialogues that stay with us long after watching the show. The Underwoods have us under an evil spell and from the look of the opening episode, I can safely say season 5 will be a thrilling ride.

Don’t forget “Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5 on Saturday, 3rd June, 5 PM onwards, only on Zee Café! #HOConZCafe”


2 comments on ““Homecoming of Terror”: Review of House of Cards (Season 5 Episode 1)

  1. Joie

    Can’t wait to watch this season. Great article. I like spoilers. I know I am weird.

  2. Neeta

    Nice articl. Liked it very much.

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