When it comes to House of Cards, the odds of remembering every twist and turn is stacked against the average binge-watcher. To help out, EW has gathered all the coverage of the political thriller below, with everything you need to keep up with Frank and Claire Underwood’s manipulations and — every now and then — murders. Happy scheming.
BEFORE YOU BINGE
For more context on the season, catch up on the news about the show with these stories:
The EW review of season 4: TV critic Jeff Jensen offers his take on the first episodes of the season.
Neve Campbell says House of Cards role was “a leap of faith”: The star, who joins the drama this year, details where her Beltway insider character Leann Harvey stands.
DURING YOUR BINGE
Check back in this space while watching as we publish recaps and postmortems.
Episode 1 recap, “Chapter 40”
Episode 2 recap, “Chapter 41”
Episode 3 recap, “Chapter 42”
Episode 4 recap, “Chapter 43”
Episode 5 recap, “Chapter 44”
Episode 6 recap, “Chapter 45”
Episode 7 recap, “Chapter 46”
Episode 8 recap, “Chapter 47”
Episode 9 recap, “Chapter 48”
Episode 10 recap, “Chapter 49”
Episode 11 recap, “Chapter 50”
Episode 12 recap, “Chapter 51”
Episode 13 recap, “Chapter 52”
Michael Kelly talks Doug Stamper’s most “f—ed up” moments from season 4: “At its heart, it’s all about addiction. Frank, work, alcohol, Rachel, everything,” Kelly says.
Nathan Darrow talks Meechum’s big scene. The character brings out “that sweet, light part of Frank,” Darrow says.
In the House of Cards fact-checking guide, experts weigh in on season 4’s biggest political twists.
Robin Wright talks departure of creator Beau Willimon: “I think it’s all gonna be fine,” she says.
NEED TO CATCH UP?
Follow the links below to revisit the past seasons with EW’s recaps (scroll through them here), postmortems, and reviews.
- Season 3 review: TV critic Melissa Maerz gave the start of the season a B+.
- A discussion of all of season 3
- Creator Beau Willimon knows season 3 is polarizing: “That’s a good thing,” he said about viewers’ takes on the season.
- Willimon on Season 3’s back half: “We always like to keep our minds open”
- Postmortem: Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekhina talks acting on her favorite show
- Season 2 review: EW gave the start of the season a B.
- A discussion of all of season 2
- Kate Mara talks The Thing That Happened To Zoe: Remember that scene? Here’s what Mara told EW at the time.
- Nathan Darrow on THAT scene: Darrow, who plays the Underwoods’ bodyguard, Meechum, opened up about the jaw-dropping threesome.
- House of Cards costumer talks Frank and Claire’s presidential makeover
- Season 1 review-cap: EW recapped/reviewed the first two episodes of Netflix’s first original drama.
- Corey Stoll on pretending to be “as drunk as I could possibly be”: The actor, who broke out after his turn on the show, spoke about his tragic character at the time.
- The six episodes you should watch from season 1