The BEST Episodes of House of Cards (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 12, 2020
Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood and his wife Claire stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C.
#1 - Chapter 26
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar. Stamper must tie up loose ends. Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.
#2 - Chapter 14
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
The Underwoods tackle two threats that could bring their plans to ruin. Francis grooms his replacement as Whip. Claire goes on the offensive.
#3 - Chapter 52
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 4, 2016
As the hostage situation continues, Claire secretly negotiates with Yusuf al Ahmadi. Frank confronts Hammerschmidt.
#4 - Chapter 13
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Frank scrambles to keep his plan on track. Gillian is planning to sue Claire. Zoe, Janine, and Lucas investigate Rachel Posner and her relationship with Peter Russo.
#5 - Chapter 43
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 2016
Claire threatens Frank. Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia. An event at a campaign stop changes everything.
#6 - Chapter 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
When the newly elected President reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.
#7 - Chapter 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
The strike between Frank and Marty starts to get out of hand. Russo has decided to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.
#8 - Chapter 17
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
A terror scare at the Capitol traps Francis with a resentful Donald Blythe. Claire gives a live interview that rocks the media.
#9 - Chapter 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Francis and Doug plan to frame Secretary of State nominee, Michael Kern. Meanwhile, Zoe's popularity at the Washington Herald continues to grow.
#10 - Chapter 64
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired May 30, 2017
Frank attempts to stop Cathy from testifying. With Hammerschmidt sniffing out the truth, the Underwoods throw someone close to them under the bus.
#11 - Chapter 49
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 4, 2016
As Frank deals with a new threat to his candidacy, Claire has doubts about their plan. Claire faces a difficult decision concerning her mother.
#12 - Chapter 65
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired May 30, 2017
In the wake of a surprising announcement, everything at the White House is shaken up. A decision must be made about whether to go to war.
#13 - Chapter 11
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Zoe extends her time away from The Hill while Francis tracks down Russo and engages in damage control.
#14 - Chapter 25
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
Francis finds himself shut out and Claire makes a difficult sacrifice. Stamper tries to regain control.
#15 - Chapter 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Francis heads for his hometown to deal with a crisis. Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise. Claire finds herself a new business partner.
#16 - Chapter 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
A feud starts between Francis and Marty Spinella. Russo goes into depression about the job losses at the shipyards.
#17 - Chapter 24
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
A Special Prosecutor interrogates Francis. Remy Danton tries to keep his options open. Stamper wrestles with his demons.
#18 - Chapter 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership. Zoe is offered the promotion of White House Correspondent and doesn't know if she should take it or not.
#19 - Chapter 22
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
Things get personal when Tusk blindsides the Underwoods with a scandal. Freddy and his BBQ joint get caught up in the mix.
#20 - Chapter 9
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Frank tries to do whatever it takes to get the new bill passed in Congress. Russo goes on a bus campaign with the Vice President, but the VP is not making it an easy trip for him. Zoe's relationship with Frank gets a little bumpy.
#21 - Chapter 16
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
Tension rises between Francis and Raymond Tusk as the situation with China deteriorates. A battle in the Senate pits Francis against the Republicans.
#22 - Chapter 21
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 14, 2014
The war with Tusk intensifies. Claire influences Tricia Walker politically and domestically. Francis has a show-down with Linda Vasquez.
#23 - Chapter 51
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 4, 2016
Frank asks Will to help deal with extremists threatening to murder hostages. Hammerschmidt digs deeper into the allegations against Frank.
#24 - Chapter 12
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
The President sends Frank to St. Louis to persuade Raymond Tusk into becoming the new Vice President. Zoe and Janine investigate Peter Russo's death.
#25 - Chapter 10
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.