If you love House of Cards and haven’t seen the latest season yet, be warned — there are spoilers ahead! The sixth season of House of Cards brought several interesting new characters to the show, one of which being Patricia Clarkson’s character, Jane Davis. Clarkson’s part on the hit Netflix series was quite small compared to other cast members, but she certainly made her mark in the episodes she was featured in. Overall, I thought it was an excellent episode and would highly recommend it to any fan of House of Cards! Here are some reasons why this episode was such a thriller. Patricia Clarkson’s Episode of House of Cards is a Thriller

Her role on the show

As she recently told Vanity Fair, Davis was originally cast in only one episode: when Frank (Kevin Spacey) needed to get in touch with Russian President Petrov after his trip to Moscow. However, that small role eventually became a recurring one and led to her being featured as Underwood’s right-hand woman. I don’t know what happened, but it was great, said Clarkson.

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A little bit about her career

Patricia Adriana Clarkson (born March 25, 1959) is an American actress. She has starred in leading and supporting roles in many films including Dogfight, The Station Agent, Far from Heaven, High Art, Six Feet Under, The Green Mile and Good Night, and Good Luck. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Pieces of April (2003). Her performance also garnered her nominations for Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Patricia Clarkson's Episode of House of Cards is a Thriller
Patricia Clarkson’s Episode of House of Cards is a Thriller

The plot behind her character

In Season 5, Claire and Frank realize they need to enlist more support in their quest for power. They do so by putting together an unofficial team of political advisors consisting of Jane Davis, LeAnn Harvey, Doug Stamper and Freddy Hayes. While these characters are great assets to Frank’s campaign, none are as valuable as Jane Davis.

Final thoughts

Overall, House of Cards has not only been a success but it has also brought some serious star power to Netflix. Overall, I’d give each season 3.5 stars with season one being better than seasons two and three (but still lacking). In case you are wondering, 4 out of 5 stars is as high as you can go on Letterboxd.

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