The story picks up immediately after the events of Season 3. Season 4 opens with Claire joining Frank as he stumps in South Carolina, but he doesn't trust her. A disastrous scandal blindsides Frank's campaign on primary day.
A fast and furious romp through the first six episodes that should keep bingers - and fans - happy. (Six episodes were made available for critics' advance screening; all 12 episodes are available today for streaming.)
Heavy-handed symbolism, bloody MacBethian imagery and a recurring nightmare launch the tale into a hyper-real version of U.S. politics, where murder is a tactic along with gladhanding and kissing babies.