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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from seasons one through five of House of Cards.]
The end is near for House of Cards — but what will it look like?
When Netflix announced that the sixth season of the political drama starring Robin Wright would be its last, the countdown clock began on the series finale for the streaming giant's first original series. Then, everything changed when Kevin Spacey, the show's former star and executive producer, was fired behind-the-scenes over sexual assault allegations. House of Cards halted production to re-work the season and the result is an elevation of Wright's character, the new President Underwood, as the star of the series.
Season five ended with Spacey's anti-hero, Frank Underwood, ceding the power he has fought so ruthlessly — and killed — for since the start of the Beau Willimon-created series and leaving it in the hands of his wife. The finale saw Claire Underwood (Wright) fully emerge from her husband's shadow as the new and first female president on the series, marking her turn at the Oval Office for the show's final run.
When speaking with Wright after her game-changing finale, the producer, director and star told The Hollywood Reporter, "I would personally like [Claire] to be the greatest president we've ever had."
With all eyes readying to see how the show will handle the loss of its former star when season six launches on Nov. 2, THR predicts how the soapy thriller will play out its last term below.
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