Frank Underwood is out, Claire Underwood is in.
In the sixth and final season of Netflix's political drama House of Cards, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) has been placed at the center of the show while Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has been written out following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor. The streaming giant cut ties with Spacey in November 2017 when details of sexual assault accusations emerged, which resulted in a delay in production. Instead of outright canceling the series like fans feared, Netflix placed Claire in the Oval Office — a move the platform should have made a long time ago.
The sixth season — which includes eight episodes instead of the usual 13 — is now available to stream on the platform, and based on initial fan reactions, Claire is the change everyone has been waiting for.
For starters, her first order of business is to fire all the incompetent men in her cabinet and replace them with a diverse group of powerful, qualified women. On top of fixing all the damage Frank has done in the White House, Claire is determined to discredit the misconceptions people have about women in politics — the idea that women are too emotional to make big decisions or that they're too weak to command a room.
Fans of the show took to Twitter to express their excitement and delight over the way Claire is running the White House.
It's Claire's world now. We're all just living in it.
After five seasons of Frank, Season 6 means we finally get to see Claire kick ass and take names. She's no longer playing second fiddle to her husband (or anyone). It's her turn now. It's her time to disrupt American politics as the first female president. We wish there were more than eight episodes so we could watch her dominate the Oval just a little bit longer, but hey, we'll take what we can get.
Have you seen the sixth and final season of House of Cards? What do you think about Claire Underwood's leadership? Do you also think she should have been the president all this time? Let us know in the comments below!