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Lucas Goodwin
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Name: Lucas Goodwin
Status: Incarcerated
Age: 38
Date of birth: April 8, 1977
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Residence(s): Washington, D.C.
Education: New York University,
Columbia University
Affiliation: Washington Herald
Profession: Former Editor in Chief of The Washington Herald, former Political Editor
Significant other(s): Girlfriend:
Zoe Barnes (d. 2013)
Played by: Sebastian Arcelus
Seasons: 1, 2
First episode: "Chapter 1"
Last episode: "Chapter 19"
Appears in: 2 seasons, 12 episodes

Lucas Goodwin (born April 8, 1977) is a former journalist and Editor in Chief of the Washington Herald. As of Season 2 he is incarcerated.


Lucas is a former editor and national politics reporter for the Washington Herald. He had previously worked at the paper's crime beat and still has contacts within the police force. As of the finale of Season 2, he is currently serving a ten year sentence for cyber-terrorism after attempting to hack into an AT&T database in order to retrieve cellphone data.

Season 1Edit

Lucas becomes romantically involved with Zoe Barnes after she quits her job at the Herald and begins working for Slugline. Lucas was previously her colleague and boss at the Washington Herald, and his personal feelings for her often allowed her to cut corners. After they begin living together, Zoe shares that she has been sleeping with Majority Whip and Congressman Francis Underwood in order to benefit her career. Lucas, along with former colleague, Janine Skorsky, help Zoe collect information to expose Underwood's wrong doing. After the Herald's owner Margaret Tilden forces Tom Hammerschmidt to resign, Lucas takes over as Editor in Chief.

Season 2Edit

After Zoe's death in Season 2, Lucas attempts to pick up where Zoe left off in exposing the crimes of the now Vice President Underwood. He ventures into deep web in order to enlist the support of hacktivists in acquiring Zoe's phone records, which would prove the intimacy of the relationship between Zoe and Underwood. Doug Stamper becomes aware of the activity through a connection in the FBI and initiates a plan to quietly dispatch Goodwin, directing Gavin Orsay, a former black-hat hacker currently controlled by the FBI. Orsay lures Lucas into participating in an act of cyber-terrorism, writing code that would ostensibly allow him access to AT&T's server farm. Arrested in the sting and manipulated by Stamper through the FBI contact, Goodwin accepts the plea deal they offer after consulting with former colleagues Tom Hammerschmidt and Janine Skorsky. The plea sentences him to 10 years in prison with eligibility of parole after 7 years. Goodwin tries, to no avail, to get his former colleagues to research his theories further. But without Rachel Posner and Roy Kapeniak, their story would be dismissed as another conspiracy theory. Skorsky is also forced to sign an affidavit testifying against Lucas' credibility.

Behind the ScenesEdit


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"

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