10:00am PT by Aaron Couch
'House of Cards,' "Chapter 30": A New Threat Rises
To mark the debut of House of Cards season three, THR will be breaking down the biggest moments from each episode every day through March 11. Read the previous breakdowns: Chapter 27, Chapter 28, Chapter 29.
[Warning: spoiler ahead for the House of Cards episode "Chapter 30"]
Now that Frank (Kevin Spacey) has reached the mountain top, his completion is smarter than ever.
While Frank easily outsmarted most people he encountered in the previous two seasons, Solicitor General Heather Dunbar (Elizabeth Marvel) quickly sees through the President's motive for wanting to put her on the Supreme Court (hint: 2016).
But not only that, she may have Doug (MIchael Kelly) on her side. In a game-changing move, Doug — spurned by frank — offers her his slimey services. Will she make a deal with the devil in exchange for the White House?
— Ayla Sayyad (Mozhan Marno) is kicked off the press corps for going after Frank during a White House press conference, suggesting he was dodging the question of his gay marriage stance because he was running in 2016.
—Hacker Gavin Orsay (Jimmi Simpson) is taking his skills offline to find former call girl Rachel (Rachel Brosnahan), infiltrating the support group she used to attend in order to cosy up to her lover Lisa (Kate Lyn Sheil).
—Frank spits on the statue of Jesus … which then crashed to the ground. If this doesn't make Frank believe in omens, nothing will.