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The Ins and Outs of ‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Finale, Episodes 10-13

Out: Claire’s ambassadorial dreams

With tensions between the US and Russia at a season high in Episode 10, Frank flies to the Jordan Valley to confront President Petrov face-to-face and demand that the latter leader withdraw his troops from the region. Surprise, surprise, that weird plan to bring peace to the Middle East via Russian and US occupation did not quite work. Petrov eventually agrees to leave, but he gives Underwood a non-negotiable condition: Claire must step down as Ambassador.

The problem, you see, is that Claire is a woman, controlled by her emotions and therefore easy to manipulate. Which is something Petrov totally did, orchestrating an elaborate ploy to feed her information via his ambassador. What a dick.

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