15 Times Claire Underwood Is Deliciously Ruthless
Behind every great man, there's a great woman. And behind every treacherous man, there's a similarly cold-hearted woman. In Frank Underwood's case, Claire Underwood (played by the Emmy-nominated Robin Wright) is the one keeping him honest — sort of. After supporting him absolutely, Claire finally takes her life into her own hands in season four of House of Cards. While Frank is like a political wrecking ball, Claire is a wicked genius in a way that makes us root for her. Here's just a sampling of the times she commands power over the course of the show.
When She Is Literally About to Bury Someone
When She Reminds Someone That She Is Not to Be Trifled With
When She's Not Afraid to Make Someone Suffer
When She's an Independent Woman and You're Like, "Yas Claire"
When She Says Really Scary Things
When She Throws Subtle but Potent Shade
When She Can't Even Bother With Those Beneath Her
When She Talks About Fire but Is Really Talking About So Much More
When She Lays the Hammer Down on Francis
When She (Rightly) Claims Credit For Francis's Wins
When She's a Smart and Self-Assured Politician
When She Refuses to Be a Victim
When She Passes Her Wisdom On to Others
When She Is the Shrewdest of the Shrewd
When She Refuses to Let Francis Think He's a Good Person
Both, Frank, both.