So you just finished House of Cards Season 4 and you’re left wondering “Now what?” It probably went by a lot faster than you were expecting and now you’re left wondering about House of Cards Season 5 and all of the crazy drama that’s going to go down.
For the record, House of Cards Season 5 does not have a release date. Other than the fact that it’s happening, no details have been released. Currently there are different theories spinning around the web. Here are five outstanding theories.
1. The House Of Cards Will Come Crashing Down
This theory centers around the numbers in a deck of cards. So far, there have been four seasons of 13 episodes, meaning there have been 52 episodes — the same number of cards in a deck. A Reddit user claimed that because the deck of cards has been set, Season 5 “will be about how the metaphoric house of cards comes tumbling down.” The way Season 4 ended, with the Underwoods threatening to instill terror, it seems very possible that there’s going to be a war coming our way.
2. Claire Will Be In Charge
A Tumblr user suggested that Season 5 could see Claire come into the main protagonist role — which is pretty well-deserved. The theory says that after Season 4, Claire could usurp Frank, turn to the camera and break the fourth wall, then transcending Frank as the protagonist entirely. It’s a solid theory, especially considering that Claire broke the fourth wall for the first time in the Season 4 finale.
3. Frank Is Dead
It’s extreme but another Reddit user suggests that all the comments about Frank’s liver in Season 4 will lead us into a Season 5 funeral for President Underwood. The user notes that Claire’s fourth wall break is opening up the space for her to take over.
4. Frank Might Resign From POTUS
This one suggests that Frank might have to follow his predecessor, President Walker, and resign due to Hammerschmidt’s article. Frank will not resign that easily, but he could be removed from his position and left to leave the presidency to Donald Blythe. Can you imagine?
5. Claire & Frank Will Be United
While we don’t know if Claire will forever speak to us, the audience, through breaking the fourth wall, there is one thing we can learn from the final moments of the season. Claire was able to hear Frank’s private comments to the audience which could mean that these two are completely united and stronger than ever.