No one is safe from the ruthless politics of Netflix’s House of Cards – not even the man who used to run them on-screen. In a new teaser for the drama’s upcoming final season, we get a glimpse of the unceremonious exit bestowed upon Kevin Spacey’s character, former President of the United States Frank Underwood.
With zero background information given, we see Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) talking to someone or something off-screen: “I’ll tell you this though, Francis. When they bury me it won’t be in my backyard. And when they pay their respects they’ll have to wait in line.”
As she walks away, the camera pans out to reveal Frank’s tombstone bearing Spacey’s birth year and the year his career ended. The entire scene is easily viewed as a parallel to damage done to Spacey and his legacy after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct came out against him, including one from actor Anthony Rapp that allegedly happened when he was just 14. Watch, below.
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— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) September 5, 2018
The final season of House of Cards will premiere just before the November 2 midterm elections.