Log in or link your magazine subscription, There is no point in attempting to discuss anything in this. Yet, even before he became Frank’s savior, Meechum had a unique position in the Underwoods’ lives. No "House of Cards" fan will forget the intimate scene Meechum had with Frank and Claire in season two. 4 years ago. There was. “It’s a beautiful day,” Frank told Meechum as he got into his car to head off to work. C/F. The way the scene was set up led me to believe something familial. A lot of folks here have mentions how "out of place" the interaction between Frank, Claire and Meechum felt in Chapter 24, and I really do not agree at all. How the two streaming services defied early punditry. Darrow played Meechum with an enigmatic fidelity that bordered on the erotic, as seen when he entered into a Season 2 threesome with Frank and his equally circumspect wife, Claire … I think most people are not as super hetero as you believe. Frank and Claire — who seemed like such a happy, co-jogging, solidly married couple to the Walkers — are solid only because their marriage is not based on actual emotions. But, Meechum cut his hand on a wineglass that Claire dropped and broke, so Frank had to help clean him up. I saw Meechum as a little boy and Frank as the dad with Claire looking on lovingly as the mom. 3 years ago. Why watch the news when you can watch Leslie Jones watching the news? I thought something was up when he bought those fancy cuff links. If you like TVLine, you'll LOVE our weekly newsletter. The latter involved Frank taking a lover, a man who happens to be responsible for shielding Frank from violence on a daily basis. It was more creepy than steamy. That address appears to be the private home where Garrett and Tricia sought marriage counseling, per the advice of Frank and Claire Underwood. share. Press J to jump to the feed. As Frank attempted to treat Meechum’s wound, Meechum exchanged a meaningful glance with Claire, then began to caress Frank’s hand. This. Remember that scene in the first episode of Season Four where Frank asks Ed to keep him company, and Ed offers to stay over, but Frank says no? The latter involved Frank taking a lover, a man who happens to be responsible for shielding Frank from violence on a daily basis. On one hand, the scene played as too obviously provocative, as if the writers were desperate to deliver another gasp equal to the one unleashed earlier this season via the Metro station shoving of Zoe Barnes. They are very turned on by manipulating someone into their service. OnlyFans’s Latest Drama Involves YouTuber Posting Video of Herself As a Toddler. Then it turns into an orgy. Frank and Claire — who seemed like such a happy, co-jogging, solidly married couple to the Walkers — are solid only because their marriage is not based on actual emotions. Claire and Meechum … but probably more importantly shows a very weird, sexual, liberal, and almost sadistic nature the underwoods have, not only in their sexuality but just in the way they conduct their lifestyle all together. “How’s your head?” Frank asked his wife, who said she had taken some aspirin. Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 66,478 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/16/2018 - Published: 5/23/2017 - F. Underwood, Claire - Complete. The Day by chocolate3271. Calculating and Murderous finally coming unglued a bit. Leading up to the scene I thought they were having a bonding time as a loving family. The former incident involved Frank taking violent action against a former lover, literally pushing her out when he perceived that she could not be trusted. Meechum has been unusually loyal to both of them since he started. Remy's relationship with Jackie Sharp causes problems. A lot of questions here, but let’s start with this basic one: Is Frank gay? Meechum? Remember Frank's old friend from college? Just a few anxious moments later, everybody is inexplicably kissing one another. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: The Almighty Power Hour. Once again, a love scene between Rachel and Lisa played like a male sexual fantasy, but at least this one served a purpose: to demonstrate Doug’s increasing isolation and also illuminate the Meechum-Frank-Claire relationship by suggesting there’s some parallelism between the two trios. Megan Hennessey resurfaced in this episode and was super-eager to help Claire with any and all interviews orchestrated to pave a path toward the passage of her military rape bill. Frank, Claire and Emily deal with the ramifications of the CNN interview as well as their rise to the Oval Office. There is no point in attempting to discuss anything in this House of Cards episode without first addressing the Scene. © 2020 Vox Media, LLC. Once Frank began to feel singed by the special prosecutor hot seat, he made it clear that he would extricate himself from the fire at all costs. That marriage is based on exactly what Ashleigh Banfield said it was during that CNN interview with Claire: ambition and a mutual agreement to sacrifice everything for the sake of Capitol Hill advancement. I saw Meechum as a little boy and Frank as the dad with Claire looking on lovingly as the mom. no frank is watching MMF porn when Meechum catches him. I am just so happy that they pulled it off this "casually", without making it seem over-dramatic and all that nonsense. By the way, while we’re on the subject of Megan and military sex abuse: It seemed remarkably, absurdly easy for Seth to convince that New York Times reporter to shift the focus of his story from Claire to Megan, especially considering that the newsworthiness of Claire’s recent adultery scandal would have made Claire the much better story. Coupled with Claire's desire to have a child. But it was clear that President Walker — who popped slightly fewer pills than Megan during this episode — was nervous, and that Dunbar seemed alarmed by what she was seeing in his travel log, and that the sticky marital problems between the Walkers may lead to bigger problems for the president than he imagined. save hide report. “You needed that.” In other words: Frank needed a night with Meechum to relieve the stress of everything associated with the Chinese money laundering investigation, which is rapidly ballooning into a serious White House scandal. Rounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week. In Season 2's "Chapter 24," Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) walks in on a drunk Claire (Robin Wright) and Meechum (Nathan Darrow) at home. Unlike Remy and Doug, Megan hadn’t succumbed to, if I may put this in Steve Miller Band terms, “the pompatus of love.” But as her pill-popping and manic behavior demonstrated, she had gotten out of control. Just put some blush on my cheeks, toss some reds and blues down my gullet, and point me in the direction of the first human being you see with a reporter’s notebook and a recording device.” She was definitely on uppers, if not, specifically, Effie’s diet pills from that Family Ties episode where Alex P. Keaton started taking amphetamines so he could get more studying done. but i really think its just a mix of showing michum's infatuation with the underwoods in the sense of loyalty and more as being a unconditional secret servicemen. There's nothing unusual about a secret service agent spending time with the VP and his wife alone behind closed doors. But by episode’s end — with the focus starting to shift to the president and Frank feeling renewed by the Meechum experience — he was back to his confident, chilly-to-the-bone self. “I slept like a baby,” he said. I used the word sinister before, and that’s really the best word for the vibe of that bizarre mini-make-out session. Or all of this could mean that he’s a closeted gay man who married Claire for the sake of appearances, and had sex with Zoe as part of a mutual power game they were playing. How Frank was trying to clean Meechum's wound. I think the build up was obvious but what it got built into caught most people by surprise. What do you mean by situationally bisexual? Instead, he opted to work out an arrangement with Frank that will allow him to have a backup plan if Raymond comes out a loser in his ongoing battle with the VP. Everything that happened in the adjacent story lines in this episode further supported that premise. Meechum was drugged. Gabi DeMartino has been suspended from the content-subscription platform. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. You know exactly which scene I mean without my having to say it, much the way Edward Meechum knew it was okay to press his lips against the flesh of Frank Underwood and Claire Underwood without anyone speaking loud. Sort by. As Frank attempted to treat Meechum’s wound, Meechum exchanged a meaningful glance with Claire, then began to caress Frank’s hand. For me, it was some kinda strange incestual-but-not-at-all tinge to the scene. That’s how a classic Meechum Threesome works: Words are never uttered, especially after much alcohol has been consumed and blood from a hand wound has already been spilled. That’s how a classic Meechum Threesome works: Words are never uttered, especially after much alcohol has been consumed and blood from a hand wound has already been spilled. Implying that sleeping with Meechum was an act to benefit Frank more than herself. Meechum obediently sits in silence while Frank works, coyly watching his former lover. Did anyone else find it interesting that the morning after the 3-way Claire says to Frank "you needed that." Stamper's relationship with Rachel continues. They stand as proof that the best way to get ahead in Washington — or at least the Washington in House of Cards — is to avoid all those pesky, messy human feelings and just keep both pairs of eyes on the political prize. Frank appoints him head of Claire's security detail after an attempt on her life is stopped, refusing to hire anyone who could be more qualified. How Frank was trying to clean Meechum's wound. Claire visits him twice in hospital, and he confessed that he had 'hated' Frank for the eight years he has been working for the Underwoods, and secretly loved Claire. As for Frank? Then it turns into an orgy. The weird, vaguely sinister circle of sexual trust built in this episode by Frank, Claire, and their most reliable bodyguard may have caught some viewers off-guard even though little details — the FU cufflinks, Meechum’s insistence on working around the clock, the porn interruptus and beer toast incidents from episode ten, not to mention internet spoilers — served as foreshadow-y bread crumbs that led directly to that hat trick of a hookup. That’s because on initial viewing, what happened definitely looked like the prelude to three-way sex. They were building towards some reveal about those two all season.