House of Cards:
Season: 1 / Episode: 12
Date: February 1, 2013
This Television Episode refers to When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bl
Raymond Tusk talks to Frank about the Hermit Thrush, adding that the Walt Whitman poem about Abraham Lincoln's assassination ('When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom'd) refers to a Hermit Thrush.
With Matthews about to win the governor's race, Frank is helping the White House vet VP candidates. The President suddenly sends him to evaluate a new candidate, Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney), a multi-billionaire who lives modestly in St. Louis. But when he arrives Frank finds that the President wants Tusk to vet him for the job. Tusk offers to support him in return for an unspecified favor -- Frank refuses. Meanwhile, Zoe, Lucas, and Janine learn Rachel's identity, and Claire fires Gillian.