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House of Cards: Chapter 58 / Season: 5 / Episode: 6 (00050006) (2017)
Production Code: 00050006
May 30, 2017
Claire becomes Acting President of the United States until the House votes again. Frank congratulates her on the position, even if it's just for a few weeks. Durant informs the Underwoods that a research facility in Antarctica has been taken over by an unidentified military group, suspecting the Russians. Meanwhile, it appears that Aidan has been kidnapped and may be forced to reveal secrets. The Congressional Black Caucus considers supporting Conway instead of Frank, but the meeting goes very poorly. On a plane back to New York, Conway berates the pilot for not giving him the controls and declares maniacally that he will be President. Hammerschmidt discovers that Sean visited Lisa, prompting Hammerschmidt to fire him. He later investigates the death of Zoe Barnes. To avoid a mixed-ticket White House, Frank and Claire are able to convince Conway's campaign manager, Mark Usher, to support new elections in Ohio and Tennessee, so long as the Speaker approves. Claire, Frank, and Cathy learn it is the Russians who have kidnapped Aidan.