Emmy episodes analysis: Robin Wright (‘House of Cards’) fires her cabinet and puts women in charge in ‘Chapter 70’

Emmy episodes analysis: Robin Wright (‘House of Cards’) fires her cabinet and puts women in charge in ‘Chapter 70’
It was a bumpy ride, but “House of Cards” streamed its final season in November 2018. Despite the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the firing of disgraced star Kevin Spacey, Netflix’s political drama managed three Emmy nominations for its farewell, including Best Drama Actress for Robin Wright. This is her sixth bid in this category for playing Claire Underwood, a calculating politician who manipulates her way into the presidency. She also competed in Best Drama Series as a producer on the show in 2016 and 2017.

For her Emmy submission, Wright has chosen the season’s fifth episode, “Chapter 70.” In this installment, Claire must tamp down rampant speculation that she’s unfit for office after disappearing from the public eye for three weeks. She stops her cabinet from invoking the 25th Amendment, fires them and replaces them with an all-female team.

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