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* Claire's panic attack [[spoiler:after meeting her college rapist for the first time in several decades.]] And Frank's reaction to this, and their conversation later that night...basically everything regarding that situation.

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* Claire's panic attack [[spoiler:after after meeting her college rapist for the first time in several decades.]] decades. And Frank's reaction to this, and their conversation later that night...basically everything regarding that situation.



* Walker's wife phones Claire and calls her a good person [[spoiler:as the Walkers are finalizing their departure from the White House, an exit engineered by Frank and Claire.]] Claire doesn't take it well.
* Rachel being forced to [[spoiler: break up with Lisa, the one person she'd managed to forge an intimate connection with since the series' premiere, all because Doug felt disconcerted by the relationship. Worse because when she breaks up with Lisa, she's not allowed to tell her the real reason for it, with [[BlatantLies Rachel instead saying that she never loved her]], sending her over the DespairEventHorizon]].
* Lucas' conversation with Janine before [[spoiler: he's about to serve his term in prison]].
-->'''Lucas''': [[spoiler: He's going to get away with it, isn't he?]]\\
'''Janine''': (beat, tears in her eyes) [[KarmaHoudini Yeah.]]

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* Walker's wife phones Claire and calls her a good person [[spoiler:as as the Walkers are finalizing their departure from the White House, an exit engineered by Frank and Claire.]] Claire. Claire doesn't take it well.
* Rachel being forced to [[spoiler: break up with Lisa, the one person she'd managed to forge an intimate connection with since the series' premiere, all because Doug felt disconcerted by the relationship. Worse because when she breaks up with Lisa, she's not allowed to tell her the real reason for it, with [[BlatantLies Rachel instead saying that she never loved her]], sending her over the DespairEventHorizon]].DespairEventHorizon.
* Lucas' conversation with Janine before [[spoiler: he's about to serve his term in prison]].
-->'''Lucas''': [[spoiler:
prison.
-->'''Lucas:'''
He's going to get away with it, isn't he?]]\\
'''Janine''':
he?\\
'''Janine:'''
(beat, tears in her eyes) [[KarmaHoudini Yeah.]]



* [[spoiler: The murder of Rachael Posner. After spending the season trying to find her, Doug kidnaps her and brings her to the middle of the desert. She then tries to scream for help, only for Doug to coldly remind her than no one can hear her. She then tries to convince him not to kill her and promises she's going under a new identity. [[HopeSpot At first, he does decide to let her go after all,]] but then he just decides to kill her anyway.]]

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* [[spoiler: The murder of Rachael Posner. After spending the season trying to find her, Doug kidnaps her and brings her to the middle of the desert. She then tries to scream for help, only for Doug to coldly remind her than no one can hear her. She then tries to convince him not to kill her and promises she's going under a new identity. [[HopeSpot At first, he does decide to let her go after all,]] but then he just decides to kill her anyway.]]



* [[spoiler:The death of Ed Meechum when he's killed during Lucas Goodwin's assassination attempt hits hard, considering that Frank saw in Meechum some real, honest to god innocence and naivety. Not the usual kind that he could regularly exploit or manipulate (although he obviously did do it when he first met Meechum), but the kind that he could use as a sort of conduit to let his own hair down and have a little bit of carefree fun, e.g., the baseball throwing or when Frank traced around his hand on the wall. The latter is more depressing when Frank finds out that Meechum's handprint was painted over.]]
* Lucas Goodwin returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, to forgive one another and get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Lucas' actions. Just when it finally looked like Frank, Claire, Doug, etc. were finally going to answer for their sins...]]
** Lucas' mental state is worth extra mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd low-paying jobs, has to live on the down low in order to avoid appearing on Frank's radar, and even ends up having to perform sex acts on his boss just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]

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* [[spoiler:The The death of Ed Meechum when he's killed during Lucas Goodwin's assassination attempt hits hard, considering that Frank saw in Meechum some real, honest to god innocence and naivety. Not the usual kind that he could regularly exploit or manipulate (although he obviously did do it when he first met Meechum), but the kind that he could use as a sort of conduit to let his own hair down and have a little bit of carefree fun, e.g., the baseball throwing or when Frank traced around his hand on the wall. The latter is more depressing when Frank finds out that Meechum's handprint was painted over.]]
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* Lucas Goodwin returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, to forgive one another and get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Lucas' actions. Just when it finally looked like Frank, Claire, Doug, etc. were finally going to answer for their sins...]]
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** Lucas' mental state is worth extra mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he he ends up working odd low-paying jobs, has to live on the down low in order to avoid appearing on Frank's radar, and even ends up having to perform sex acts on his boss just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]



* The finale reveals that [[spoiler: ''Doug Stamper'' killed Frank Underwood. As he reveals it, he tearfully explains how he had to do what he did in order to save Frank's legacy from an impulsive murder that would tarnish it forever. He ultimately dies by Claire's hand, fighting for Frank to be recognized as the one who put her in office.]]

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* The finale reveals that [[spoiler: ''Doug Stamper'' killed Frank Underwood. As he reveals it, he tearfully explains how he had to do what he did in order to save Frank's legacy from an impulsive murder that would tarnish it forever. He ultimately dies by Claire's hand, fighting for Frank to be recognized as the one who put her in office.]]


'''Janine''': (beat, tears in her eyes) Yeah.

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'''Janine''': (beat, tears in her eyes) Yeah. [[KarmaHoudini Yeah.]]


* [[spoiler: The murder of Rachael Posner. After spending the season trying to find her, Doug kidnaps her and brings her to the middle of the desert. She then tries to scream for help, only for Doug to coldly remind her than no one can hear her. She then tries to convince him not to kill her and promises she's going under a new identity. [[HopeSpot At first, he does decide to let her go after all,]] but then he just decides to kill her anyway.]]





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[[folder:Season Six]]
* The finale reveals that [[spoiler: ''Doug Stamper'' killed Frank Underwood. As he reveals it, he tearfully explains how he had to do what he did in order to save Frank's legacy from an impulsive murder that would tarnish it forever. He ultimately dies by Claire's hand, fighting for Frank to be recognized as the one who put her in office.]]
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[[folder:Season Five]]
* Frank's college lover Tim disappears on his boat, and while he tries to act like he's not affected, he slowly breaks down until near the end of the episode he stops dead in the middle of one of his chats with the audience and whispers "Damn it, Tim."
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* Watching Freddy chew out Frank for trying to help him, and revealing how much he hated him, should be satisfying to see someone finally stand up to Frank, but this is clearly a punch to the gut for Frank, who tried to do as much as he could for Freddy. He looks so wounded to see someone he actually cared about go at him like Freddy did.


* President Walker's resignation speech. He was so close to saving his presidency only for him to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to Frank's letter.

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* President Walker's resignation speech. He was so close to saving his presidency only for him to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to Frank's letter. This is made all the more difficult to watch when one considers that Walker is arguably one of the more morally upright characters on the show.

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* Though show doesn't go into too much detail about it, what we see of the Supreme Court Justice succumbing to the early stages of Alzheimer's is sad to watch. One scene in particular when he's talking to Heather Dunbar and admits that although he knows who she is, at that moment, he can't remember her name. The look on his face gives away how hard he's concentrating to keep it together.

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**If you think about it, Lucas' chance of having a normal life died with Zoe. It wasn't just Zoe's death that broke him though. It was the fact that as a reporter, the truth meant everything to him. He was one of the only people that knew all the Underwoods have done. Yet there was no way to make anyone believe him. Everything in his life was stripped away from him in the pursuit of exposing the truth. Zoe, his job, his freedom, everything was taken from him. Hell, even ''his name'' was taken away from him (due to the witness protection program.) He ended up with absolutely nothing left to lose.


* [[spoiler:The death of Ed Meechum when he's killed during Lucas Goodwin's assassination attempt hits hard, considering that Frank saw in Meechum some real, honest to god innocence and naivety. Not the usual kind that he could regularly exploit or manipulate (although he obviously did do it when he first met Meechum), but the kind that he could use as a sort of conduit to let his own hair down and have a little bit of carefree fun, e.g., the baseball throwing or when Frank traced around his hand on the wall (which ends up getting painted over).]]

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* [[spoiler:The death of Ed Meechum when he's killed during Lucas Goodwin's assassination attempt hits hard, considering that Frank saw in Meechum some real, honest to god innocence and naivety. Not the usual kind that he could regularly exploit or manipulate (although he obviously did do it when he first met Meechum), but the kind that he could use as a sort of conduit to let his own hair down and have a little bit of carefree fun, e.g., the baseball throwing or when Frank traced around his hand on the wall (which ends up getting wall. The latter is more depressing when Frank finds out that Meechum's handprint was painted over).over.]]

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* President Walker's resignation speech. He was so close to saving his presidency only for him to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory thanks to Frank's letter.


* Michael Corrigan's suicide

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* Michael Corrigan's suicidesuicide.



* [[spoiler:The death of Ed Meechum when he's killed during Lucas Goodwin's assassination attempt hits hard, considering that Frank saw in Meechum some real, honest to god innocence and naivety. Not the usual kind that he could regularly exploit or manipulate (although he obviously did do it when he first met Meechum), but the kind that he could use as a sort of conduit to let his own hair down and have a little bit of carefree fun, e.g., the baseball throwing or when Frank traced around his hand on the wall.]]
* Lucas Goodwin returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, to forgive one another and get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Luca's actions. Just when it finally looked like Frank, Claire, Doug, etc. were finally going to answer for their sins...]]
** Lucas's mental state is worth extra mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd low-paying jobs, has to live on the down low in order to avoid appearing on Frank's radar, and even ends up getting raped just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]

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* [[spoiler:The death of Ed Meechum when he's killed during Lucas Goodwin's assassination attempt hits hard, considering that Frank saw in Meechum some real, honest to god innocence and naivety. Not the usual kind that he could regularly exploit or manipulate (although he obviously did do it when he first met Meechum), but the kind that he could use as a sort of conduit to let his own hair down and have a little bit of carefree fun, e.g., the baseball throwing or when Frank traced around his hand on the wall.wall (which ends up getting painted over).]]
* Lucas Goodwin returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, to forgive one another and get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Luca's Lucas' actions. Just when it finally looked like Frank, Claire, Doug, etc. were finally going to answer for their sins...]]
** Lucas's Lucas' mental state is worth extra mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd low-paying jobs, has to live on the down low in order to avoid appearing on Frank's radar, and even ends up getting raped having to perform sex acts on his boss just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]


** Russo's attempt at sobriety and faithfulness, inspired by Francis, being undone slowly during a conversation with Rachel, culminating in him giving in on both booze and lust after finally getting his life together and getting things right.

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** Russo's attempt at sobriety and faithfulness, inspired by Francis, Frank, being undone slowly during a conversation with Rachel, culminating in him giving in on both booze and lust after finally getting his life together and getting things right.



* Lucas returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, to forgive one another and get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Luca's actions. Just when it finally looked like Frank, Claire, Doug, etc. were finally going to answer for their sins...]]
** Lucas's mental state bares extra mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd jobs that barely pay, has to live on the down low in order to avoid Frank and his goons killing him, and even ends up getting raped just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]

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* Lucas Goodwin returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, to forgive one another and get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Luca's actions. Just when it finally looked like Frank, Claire, Doug, etc. were finally going to answer for their sins...]]
** Lucas's mental state bares is worth extra mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd jobs that barely pay, low-paying jobs, has to live on the down low in order to avoid Frank and his goons killing him, appearing on Frank's radar, and even ends up getting raped just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]


* Lucas returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Luca's actions.]]
** Lucas's mental state bares mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd jobs that barely pay, has to live on the down low in order to avoid Frank and his goons killing him, and even ends up getting raped just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]

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* Lucas returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, to forgive one another and get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Luca's actions. Just when it finally looked like Frank, Claire, Doug, etc. were finally going to answer for their sins...]]
** Lucas's mental state bares extra mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd jobs that barely pay, has to live on the down low in order to avoid Frank and his goons killing him, and even ends up getting raped just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]

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* Lucas returns in this season, only to [[spoiler:end up dying for his efforts. His noble crusade to finally bring down Frank and his administration, built on the bodies of three people (one of which was his girlfriend) and a multitude of lies, ends up failing when he hits rock bottom and ultimately decides to shoot Frank, as he had nothing else left to lose. Frank doesn't even die from the bullet wound and Lucas inadvertently gets both Frank and Claire, who were at each other's throats, get back together. Worse his research is dismissed as the ramblings of a "disturbed" man and Dunbar's campaign ends up taking the heat for Luca's actions.]]
** Lucas's mental state bares mentioning: at the beginning of the series, he was a smart, clean, respectable young journalist. After Zoe's death, his obsession with taking down Frank starts weighing him down and ultimately gets him arrested for his troubles. When he's finally let out, [[spoiler:he ends up working odd jobs that barely pay, has to live on the down low in order to avoid Frank and his goons killing him, and even ends up getting raped just to get a workable car. Meeting with Dunbar and pleading with her was his last hope but Dunbar inadvertently ends up crushing his hopes when she voices out loud that she wanted nothing to do with him. The tears and despair in Lucas' voice and facial expression drive home the unfairness of how much Frank has screwed him over, which led to Lucas trying to shoot Frank as a last resort.]]


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