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Edward Meachum
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Name: Edward Meechum
Alias(es): Ed, Meechum
Status: Alive
Age: 34
Date of birth: March 4, 1980
Birthplace: Pasadena, California
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Residence(s): Washington, D.C.,
United States of America
Education: Stanford University
Affiliation: United States Marine Corps
United States Capitol Police
United States Secret Service
Profession: Bodyguard
Significant other(s): Ex-lovers:
Claire Underwood
Frank Underwood
Played by: Nathan Darrow
Seasons: 1, 2
First episode: "Chapter 3"
Appears in: 2 seasons, 9 episodes
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Edward Meechum is Frank Underwood's current bodyguard. He was hired as a temporary replacement to protect Frank and Claire Underwood, after Steve was befallen with sickness. Steve was later diagnosed with cancer and eventually died, and Meechum was made permanent. When a brick, thrown by Doug Stamper, landed in the Underwood's house, he got fired for firing a gun in the open street. After talking with Meechum's boss, Frank got him re-hired. He showed himself valuable for Frank after revealing that one of his friends could find most people. Because of this, Frank wanted to keep him as bodyguard, after his nomination for vice president.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Prior to joining the Capitol Police, Meechum was in the U.S. Marines and then the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia. While in the Marine Corps, he did two tours of duty overseas - first in Bahrain and then Afghanistan. His second tour was mostly in the Korangal Valley.

Working for UnderwoodEdit

Death of Jessica MastersEdit

Meechum was assigned to protect Frank Underwood when Steve becomes ill. At first, Frank was sceptical, but Doug Stamper assured him that Meechum was okay. Chapter 3

Meechum drove Frank to Gaffney, after Jessica Masters drove off the road looking at the Peach Tower. At the memorial for Jessica Masters, Meechum told Frank that he couldn't go into the crowd alone, but Frank talked Meechum down, and eventually went anyway, along with Gene Clancey. Chapter 3

Brick incidentEdit

Claire Underwood invited Meechum into the house for coffee and while he was inside a vandal threw a brick into the Underwood home. Meechum ran outside to try and catch the vandal. When Meechum saw him running away, he fired one shot at the vandal. Meechum came under fire for the incident and it was presumed he would lose his job because he fired his gun in a residential area. Meechum then appealed to Frank Underwood to help him save his job. Frank decides to call Meechum's boss, Cardiff, to save Meechum's job. Frank's reasoning was that it required so little of him to do something so big for Meechum. Meechum resumes his duty with Frank's detail. Come to find out it was actually Stamper who threw the brick as per Frank's direction to lure the teacher's union into a deal. 

At CharlestonEdit

Meechum drove Doug, Frank and Claire to Charleston, where the library on The Sentinel was going to be named after Frank. Chapter 8

Claire's absenceEdit

Relationship with the UnderwoodsEdit

By Season 2, Francis and Claire began to love and trust Meechum. Claire noticed Francis finally calling him by his first name Edward. In Episode 11 "Chapter 24," at the end of his shift Meechum is accidentally cut by a broken glass that Claire helps bandage. Claire and Meechum then get drunk together, and Francis finds them laughing. As Francis helps Claire to re-bandage Meechum's hand, Claire kisses it. Meechum then kisses Claire on the neck, then turns to Francis and they kiss on the mouth. The next morning, Meechum holds the car door for Francis and they talk normally.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Edward Meechum was portrayed by Nathan Darrow in Seasons 1 and 2 of House of Cards.

AppearancesEdit

Season 1
"Chapter 1" "Chapter 2" "Chapter 3" "Chapter 4" "Chapter 5"
"Chapter 6" "Chapter 7" "Chapter 8" "Chapter 9" "Chapter 10"
"Chapter 11" "Chapter 12" "Chapter 13"
Season 2
"Chapter 14" "Chapter 15" "Chapter 16" "Chapter 17" "Chapter 18"
"Chapter 19" "Chapter 20" "Chapter 21" "Chapter 22" "Chapter 23"
"Chapter 24" "Chapter 25" "Chapter 26"

TriviaEdit

  • Of all the main characters, Edward has only met Frank, Claire, Doug, Remy and Zoe.
    • He saw Lucas, but never met him.
  • Nathan Darrow previously acted with Kevin Spacey in a tour of Richard III.

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