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Lucas Goodwin
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Name: Lucas Goodwin
Status: Alive, Imprisoned
Age: 31
Date of birth: April 8, 1983
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Residence(s): Washington D.C
Education: New York University
Columbia University
Affiliation: The Washington Herald
Profession: Political Editor
Significant other(s): Girlfriend:
2013:
Zoe Barnes (d. 2013)
Played by: Sebastian Arcelus
Seasons: 1, 2
First episode: "Chapter 1"
Appears in: 2 seasons, 12 episodes
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Lucas Goodwin (born April 8, 1983) is a journalist for the Washington Herald.

BiographyEdit

Lucas is a former editor and national politics reporter for the Washington Herald. He had previous 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 cyberterrorism after attempting to hack into a database in order to retrieve cellphone data.

In Season 1, 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 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 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 cyberterrorism, 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. 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

Lucas Goodwin was portrayed by Sebastian Arcelus 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"

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