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Claire, meanwhile, enters several scenarios as victim but with a few knowing twists of the blade, throws her opponent to the floor. While Frank's quest is simply for naked power, Claire's motivations are murkier and more multitextured as is her relationship with her husband. Like season one, which, after a big brash opener dwindled down to a fairly predictable if still enjoyable Beltway drama, this 12-episode story line is driven by performance more than plot. Spacey is just having such a good time playing with the camera and everyone around him that you continually want to hand him a towel and a beer but it's Wright's character and performance that remains the fascinating center of the show. What sort of person is Claire Underwood remains just about the only question to which we don't pretty much know the answer. Fortunately, it's a very good question. Netflix, any time starting Friday.