Francis “Frank” Underwood, a power-hungry Democratic congressman from South Carolina and House majority whip, celebrates the election of President Garrett Walker, whose campaign he aided to get himself appointed Secretary of State. However, Underwood learns that the president wants him to promote his agenda in Congress and will not honor their agreement. Inwardly seething, Underwood presents himself as a helpful lieutenant to Walker. In reality, Underwood begins an elaborate plan behind the president’s back, with the ultimate goal of gaining a cabinet position.
Format: 60 minutes
Airtime: Thursday, 10:00pm
Rebroadcasts: Saturday, 12:00 am