Chapter 51 is the twelfth episode of Season 4 of House of Cards. It aired on March 4th, 2016, along with the rest of season 4.


Frank asks Conway to help him handle extremists who are about to murder hostages. Hammerschmidt investigates the allegations against Frank.


Frank, Claire, Conway, and Brockhart hold a debate while Aidan runs his algorithms on their talking points. Conway and Brockhart deny Frank's accusation that they worked to block the use of Russian troops against ICO. Stamper pressures a reluctant congressman Wallach to publicly state that they did.

ICO has taken three hostages, the Miller family from Knoxville. They demand a withdrawal of U.S. troops, the release of ICO's captured leader, and will only speak to Conway. Stamper brings FBI and Homeland Security to Aidan's office, and they are able to identify the hostage takers. Frank calls Conway in to help talk to the hostage takers, but the crisis remains unresolved.

Hammerschmidt tells former President Walker that Frank conspired to have him impeached, and asks him to help expose Frank's crimes. Remy and Jackie meet and discuss Hammerschmidt's investigation, and Jackie says she wants to go on record about Frank.

Claire asks Stamper to work on an unrevealed plan for the next morning. In the meantime, he goes home to rest and Laura cooks him dinner.


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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