Ever since the very first season of House of Cards hit binge-watchers' pupils in 2013, it's been increasingly obvious that Robin Wright's Claire Underwood is meant for so much more than just playing second fiddle to her husband, Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood. Now, in the sixth and final season, due to a cliffhanging fifth season finale, as well as Netflix's announcement that accused sexual abuser Spacey would not appear in the final season, and, of course, Claire's own bloodthirsty ambition, the former First Lady and vice president is finally ready to take her rightful place as president of the (fictional) United States.
The first teaser trailer for the sixth season, released by Netflix during Sunday night's 2018 Oscars, confirms as much. Much of the 45-second clip follows young staffers through a bustling West Wing before landing on Wright in the Oval Office, where she spins around in her chair, stands up, and, directly addressing the camera, says, "We're just getting started."
As House of Cards fans are well aware, breaking the fourth wall was a privilege that belonged solely to Frank until the very end of the fifth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At one point, with her husband's political future in major upheaval, Claire finally turned to the camera and confessed that although she had always known there was someone watching beyond the fourth wall, she distrusts whoever it is; a few episodes later, after (spoiler alert!) she takes over for Frank as POTUS in the season finale, she turned to camera to say, "My turn."
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