Did 'House of Cards' hint dead character's return?

A tweet sent out during the Super Bowl has fans wondering

Did 'House of Cards' hint dead character's return?

Kevin Spacey as the duplicitous President Frank Underwood [David Giesbrecht/Netflix]

Fans of House of Cards have been left a bit confused after the show released a very surprising teaser trailer during the Super Bowl, hinting at the potential return of a character. Consider this your spoiler warning...

The very brief teaser shows a movie image of Zoe Barns, the female journalist who fell afoul of Frank Underwood and wound up under a DC metro train in the opening episode of the show’s second season.

But now Zoe can be seen smiling out the window of a car, holding a mobile phone to her ear. The official House of Card’s Twitter profile tweeting the image under the words “Chapter 4,” which got fans excited that the show might be about to do a Patrick Duffy on Kate Mara. 

But eagle-eyed viewers were quick to realise that the Twitter account is actually tweeting images from the individual episodes - or chapters - of the show in the countdown to the fifth season debut, which was revealed to be delayed until May.

"Declaration of Resistance"

Beau Willimon, the writer who turned the cult BBC show into a launch vehicle for Netflix’s global expansion, made headlines over the weekend when he posted a massive 25-point “Declaration of Resistance” to President Trump on social media. Willimon, who has previously worked with a number of Democrat politicians before becoming a screenwriter, asked Americans to join him to “save our Nation from a Tyrant.”

Listing all of Trump’s “crimes,” Willimon calls for the impeachment of Trump and the restoration of American ideals in the highest public office. You can read his full declaration below:

When in the course of American history it becomes necessary for the people to save our Nation from a Tyrant, to safeguard equality for all and their inalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness from bigotry and corruption, to ensure that our Government continues [to] derive its power from the consent of the governed rather than by autocracy, that whenever any President becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to make such demands upon their Congress: Immediate impeachment of the President for crimes committed, or removal from office by way of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.

Donald J. Trump has conducted injuries and usurpations, pursuing the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world —

He has obstructed the Laws for Naturalization of Immigrants, and illegally banned refugees in the need of safe haven.

He has continued to violate federal court orders which require the temporary cessation of this ban, thereby violating his executive oath.

He has dismissed an Attorney General for fulfilling her oath to defend the Constitution, defying the autonomy of the Department of Justice.

He has purged the State Department of its highest level officials without any regard for a responsible continuity of State Affairs.

He has enlisted amateur ideologues — such as the white supremacist Stephen L. Bannon — to make national security decisions.

He has vowed to enact policy and legislation which clearly treat on the separation of church and state.

He has refused to remove or address conflicts of interest regarding both his own business and that of his cabinet and family.

He has hastily signed multiple Executive Orders without the advisement of Congress, policy experts, his cabinet or staff.

He has signed an Executive Order which knowingly deprives the sick of desperately needed healthcare with no concern for their lives.

He has signed an Executive Order permitting a pipeline that tramples on Native American Rights and endangers safe water supply.

He has illegally threatened to cut off funding to Sanctuary Cities which have determined their values through self-governance.

He has knowingly, repeatedly and egregiously misled the public, and directed his staff to do the same.

He has strongly advocated for the silencing and suppression of a Free Press.

He has repeatedly and consistently shown contempt for people based [on] race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and religion.

He has shown disdain and disregard for the judiciary, and the fundamental human rights that are the foundation of justice.

A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. We shall Resist until our Congress uses the mechanisms afforded to [it] by the Constitution to remove this Tyrant from Power. And for the support of this Declaration we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Honor.

Signed. The Resistance.

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