Recap from chapter 51 (episode 12)
the Underwoods are still campaigning
ICO is a prominent issue in the campaign
The leader of ICO has been captured
A family has been taken hostage by (what seems to be) two lone wolves
Tom (the journalist) is about to hit Frank with the truth
it seems that how Conway and Underwood handle the crisis is going to determine who wins the election
Last episode of the season - Lots of things going on and lots of stories to wrap up
Underwood talking to the hostage takers : if they release the Millers they get to talk to their leader.
They have 10 seconds to make the decision
" We show good will when you show good will" - F. Underwood
You managed to get the president of the United states, not one but twice. You will release the mother and the daughter - F. Underwood
The leader of ICO has been brought to the White House
" Mr. Alamadi, you can shower upstairs, there are fresh clothes in the closet" - Claire Underwood
Conway seems to be in a bit of a mess. Headline reads " Conway lied, Intelligence Committee member claims"
Claire is talking to ICO's leader
"How are we humiliating you?" - CU
"I am sitting across from a woman" - A
" You just use Islam and the caliphate to radicalize soldiers" - CU
" Just as you with democracy and freedom" - A
"So now we understand each other" - CU
Conway is being grilled by the press about his interference in the Intelligence Committee. He is not happy
Press Secretary received an email from Tom. " I am giving the president the opportunity to respond before the herald publishes the story"
"they go online today whether you comment or not"
to Doug : " This is as much on you"
The president wants to see Tom
" We can't support a theocracy but we can put you in control" - Claire to leader of ICO
they want to give the appearance that they neutralized ICO
If the leader talks to the hostage takers, he will be given power
" We will not destroy you completely but we will make you irrelevant" - CU
Leann asked Yates what is going on between him and Claire
Claire is briefing Frank on what to do during his interview with Tom
Claire to Frank : "are you smoking (...) I can hear it"
He wants everything discussed to be off-the-record. Not surprised?
"you're floating an idea out of thin air" - Underwood to Tom
" I don't give a shit about circulation. The only thing i care about is the truth" - Tom
This is political sabotage according to FU
They have a location to the mother and daughter
FU tells Tom that they are NOT done talking
The mother and daughter have been released - unharmed and healthy
Conway's wife questions his husband. "what if it were me and Lily? Is this how you would think?"
Conway is bitter about the political fallout of the crisis. He knows Underwood is not going to let him take an ounce of credit
"don't get weak on me" - Conway to his wife
Ahmadi says he will go with the plan
The Herald contacted Cathy Durand. She is scared
FU is back in the Lincoln room with Tom
"How do you dare running a story like that in this time of crisis?" - FU
FU wants facts. not quotes
"he had the facts wrong but he had the story right" - FU
Tom is talking about Frank's soul. He is corrupt, ruthless and destroys everything
" Zoe Barnes. I scratched her back and she scratched mine" - FU
Let's be honest, it was more than that
"I have told you the truth" - FU