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Claire and Frank are so over the line in 'House of Cards' Season 4, the line is a dot to them

Claire and Frank are so over the line in 'House of Cards' Season 4, the line is a dot to them Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Entertainment Like Follow Follow Claire and Frank are so over the line in 'House of Cards' Season 4, the line is a dot to them 2.2k Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? Image: Netflix By Sandra Gonzalez 2016-03-06 17:30:14 UTC Warning: This post contains spoilers about House of Cards Season 4. Yes, the whole thing. Don't read if you haven't finished the season. House of Cards Season 4 began with America's first couple at odds like we've never seen before. After leaving "Francis" at the end of the previous season, Claire started this one by running away to Texas to lay the groundwork for her own political efforts — and conveniently it meant she didn't have to see Frank's stupid condescending face. But by the time Season 4 came to a close, their dynamic had changed dramatically. The big change came after Frank was shot in Episode 4. His near-death experienced changed him dramatically, culminating with an admission to Claire in Episode 6, when he told her, "I said you were nothing without me; it's the other way around." To prove his point, he even went out of his way to make sure Claire was happy and ... attended to. Say hello to Tom Yates, speechwriter/author/Claire's live-in cuddle buddy. Yep. As Season 4 came to a close, not only was Claire Frank's running mate and, thus, the possible future vice president of the United States — a position she scored by screwing over countless people inside and outside of their inner circle — but she was already playing a major role in key policy decisions. She helped broker a major deal with Russia in Episode 6, and at the end of the season, was sent to negotiate with an imprisoned head of a terrorist organization called ICO (the House of Cards universe's version of ISIS). Moreover, when the end of the season left the couple in a rather unfortunate position — her attempt to reason with the ICO head failed and they were facing backlash from a damning article published by the Washington Herald that exposed Frank's crooked path to the White House — they refused to back down. In fact, they decided, it was time for war. "I'm done trying to win people's hearts," Claire told Frank. "Let's attack people's hearts," he said. "We can work with fear." "Yes we can." They decided to have a strong hand — even if it meant sacrificing the life of an innocent American man in the hands of two American terrorists who had sworn loyalty to ICO and sending U.S. soldiers to battle. They only have three weeks to create a culture of fear — the only way they see themselves winning the election. In an address to the American people, Frank promised "a war more total than anything we've waged thus far." "There will be pain. There will be suffering." Thanks for sugarcoating it, Prez. Basically, they are the world's most powerful — and evil — couple. And everyone who has finished the season agrees. And to think, Claire and Frank used to be my relationship goals. #HouseOfCards — Pai-Slay (@heyPAIDA) March 6, 2016 Claire and Frank are savages. — Amber Ray. (@Alynn213) March 5, 2016 Claire and Frank Underwood's relationship is NOT #goals . Claire's wardrobe, however, is a lot of them - #goals — we need new names (@afropolitaine) March 5, 2016 ok well I finished House of Cards and Frank and Claire are terrifying bye — sha (@kanyays) March 5, 2016 Just finished @HouseofCards and all I can say is this is the first time I'm actually scared of Claire and Frank....Dayummmm @netflix — Etoy Ridgnal (@eridgnal) March 5, 2016 There's no doubt that together, Frank and Claire are more powerful than his opponent, Republican nominee Will Conway. But we'll have to wait until next season to see if Frank and Claire think of a way to pull themselves out of a mass of bad press and unfortunate political developments. The one things viewers seem to agree on, though? Either candidate would be better than a President Donald Trump. If I was American I'd vote Frank Underwood before Trump! #tvbinge #HouseOfCards — Brandi miller (@Brandi3Dale) March 6, 2016 House of Cards Season 1: wow Underwood is so evil it's kinda ridiculous. House of Cards Season 4: Would vote for Underwood over Trump. — Phil Hornshaw (@philhornshaw) March 6, 2016 Real life America could do w