The cards have changed – why House of Cards: Season 6 is one ‘not to be missed’

The sixth and final season of House Of Cards, an American political drama, is a culmination of the entire television series, which explains why it is only eight episodes. Each of seasons one to five consists of 13 episodes. Anyone who has watched the past seasons will find the sixth thrilling because season five leaves one curious about what happened to Frank Underwood. Most film enthusiasts are accustomed to movie series that end with the death of the main character. Apparently, one expects the same with House of Cards. However, with a review of the storyline, particularly the developments through the previous seasons, season six leaves a charisma vacuum as Frank dies off-screen and a new protagonist comes up.

In season one, Frank schemes and finds his way up to the position of the vice president. He is power hungry and ready to do anything to achieve his ambitions. He had been the South Carolina’s congressional representative from the Democratic Party. In season two, he schemes and uses treachery tactics to ascend to power as the 46th President of the United States. He is ready to murder anyone who may block his way. Eventually, Frank has to resign as the president to pave the way for the Justice Department to investigate the relationship and association between the White House and controversial businesspersons: Feng and Tusk.

Season three reveals that Frank’s family is under tension as Claire, the wife, discloses her intention to quit the marriage. The tensions persist in the fourth season as Claire runs for Congress in Dallas, and Frank expresses support for her opponent (Celia) publicly. The country is going for the 2016 elections, where Frank faces tough competition from Conway. Following manipulation of the voting process, none of the two candidates attains the requisite votes, and the election remains unresolved. However, Frank and Claire assume office as president and vice president, respectively, after a controversial special election. Soon, Frank schemes a plan that sees him resign, and Claire becomes the 47th President of America. As the president, Claire is reluctant to pardon Frank, which was a crucial element of the agreement behind the resignation scheme.

House of Cards does what any other show would do if given a truncated final run: create the anticipated climax whatsoever. The absence of Frank Underwood, often called off-screen death, leaves the show with a charisma vacuum although the audience strives to connect the dots to find out how and who killed him. As the president, Claire spends a great deal of her time trying to get over and distance herself from Frank’s bad deeds. However, without Frank, the show feels muddled even as characters speak his audio dairy loudly.

In overview, the sixth season of House Of Cards is thrilling to viewers as one is curious to find out more about Claire and Frank’s fate. The previous season ended with great suspense pertaining to Frank’s life. However, as he dies before season six, Claire is poised to take over the main character’s position, which does not feel forced considering that she had taken over the presidency from Frank. Similar to Frank, Claire has learned to survive in style amidst the turmoil that surrounds the presidency and the struggle for power. Although season six leaves a charisma vacuum following the off-screen death of the initial protagonist, it is a perfect development with the creation of a new one, which gives the American political drama a unique ending.

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