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House of Cards: Chapter 65 / Season: 5 / Episode: 13 (00050013) (2017)
Production Code: 00050013
May 30, 2017
Claire protests Frank's resignation, but he concludes it's the best outcome for everyone. Frank reveals that he has been planning this since the weekend retreat before the Ohio and Tennessee elections, where he concluded that the real power is not in who occupies the White House, but who "owns" it. He reveals he is behind the leaks to Hammerschmidt. Claire assumes the presidency and tracks down the elusive ICO terrorist plaguing the U.S. Doug gets interviewed by Hammerschmidt, who is continuing his investigation into Zoe's death. LeAnn is appointed as Claire's Chief of Staff with the agreement that she turn over everything she knew about Aidan to Jane. However, shortly after she does so, Claire, Davis and Usher claim that the impending war means a more experienced Chief of Staff is needed, and LeAnn is presumably fired or forced to resign. That night, on her way to meet with Doug, LeAnn's car is run off the road and she is presumed dead. Seth is also replaced at Claire's behest. Frank asks for a pardon from Claire for both him and Doug. When he calls her to pressure her further, Claire rejects the call, stares towards the audience and declares, "My turn."