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Chapter 44 is the fifth episode of Season 4 of House of Cards. It aired on March 4th, 2016, along with the rest of season 4.

Synopsis

Claire helps acting President Blythe on how to deal with President Petrov; Lucas Goodwin's accusations are brought to light.

Summary

The FBI tells Stamper that Lucas left behind a suicide note detailing out his belief that Frank killed Zoe Barnes and Peter Russo (in Season 1), and that the note was already entered as evidence and could not be hidden away. Stamper tells Claire about the note and she asks for a copy.

Blythe is preparing to speak with Petrov about the Milkin situation, and asks Claire for help. She offers to sit in on the call, but he tells her Durant would object. Claire then offers to secretly listen in on the call and text him advice on how to respond to Petrov. During the call, Blythe tells Petrov that Frank may not survive, and so the two of them need to learn how to negotiate with each other.

Claire addresses the press about Frank's health, and also explains away Lucas' accusations as "mental illness". Following up on the story, Kate Baldwin tracks down Tom Hammerschmidt, and he reiterates that he does not believe Lucas' allegations either. Meanwhile, Frank suffers hallucinations as his health continues to deteriorate. The doctors tell Stamper it is too late for a living donation, and that Frank needs a liver transplant to live.

Credits

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: S1S2S3S4S5

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